Westfield 'Promising' Matildas to play China
The Westfield ‘Promising Matildas’ have arrived in Canberra ahead of an international friendly against China U20 this Thursday at 4.00pm AEST.
The Westfield ‘Promising Matildas- have arrived in Canberra ahead of an international friendly against China U20 this Thursday at 4.00pm AEST.
“Every game that we can play against Asian opponents is important to further our development -particularly when it is against a power nation like China,” said National Women-s Coach, Tom Sermanni.
The Westfield ‘Promising Matildas- squad offers an opportunity for players to further develop their skills and show their capabilities at international level and in a match situation.
The match will provide good preparation for players in the lead up to the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women-s Championships to be held in Ho Chi Minh City next month.
The AFF Women-s Championships will see Australia play against Thailand, Philippines and Singapore.
Joining the Westfield ‘Promising Matildas- in Canberra will be the Westfield Young Matildas (U20) who arrive on Friday for two matches against their Chinese counterparts on Saturday 27 September and Monday 29 September.
Many of the Young Matildas players will be in contention to participate in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U19 Championships to be held in Kuala Lumpur in October/November.
Westfield ‘Promising Matildas-
Goalkeepers - Casey Dumont (Gold Coast), Lydia Williams (Canberra)
Defenders - Brooke Spence (Brisbane), Christine Walters (Canberra), Clare Polkinghorne (Brisbane), Kim Carroll (Brisbane), Lyndsay Glohe (Sydney), Ruth Blackburn (Brisbane)
Midfielders - Amy Chapman (Canberra), Elise Kellond-Knight (Gold Coast), Ella Mastrantonio (Perth), Karina Roweth (Sydney), Lauren Colthorpe (Brisbane), Nicole Sykes (Dubbo), Renee Rollason (Sydney), Tameka Butt (Gold Coast),
Strikers - Ashley Sykes (Dubbo), Servet Uzunlar (Sydney), Angela Fimmano (Adelaide), Leena Khamis (Sydney), Victoria Balomenos (Adelaide),
Westfield Young Matildas
Goalkeepers - Casey Dumont* (Gold Coast), Nikki Dieter (Corowa), Sian McLaren (Adelaide)
Defenders - Alesha Clifford (Sydney), Bronwyn Studman (Canberra), Christine Walters* (Canberra), Jessica Seaman (Sydney), Ruth Blackburn* (Brisbane), Samantha Spackman (Sydney)
Midfielders - Elise Kellond-Knight* (Gold Coast), Ella Mastrantonio* (Perth), Emily van Egmond (Newcastle), Karina Roweth* (Sydney), Linda O'Neill (Sydney), Marianna Tabain (Perth), Nicole Sykes* (Dubbo), Samantha Kerr (Perth), Samantha Wood (Newcastle), Sophie Hogben (Brisbane), Tameka Butt* (Gold Coast), Teresa Polias (Sydney)
Strikers - Angela Fimmano* (Adelaide), Ashleigh Sykes* (Dubbo), Kyah Simon (Sydney), Rachel Quigley (Adelaide)
* staying on after Westfield Promising Matildas camp
Upcoming Match Details
Thursday 25 September * Westfield 'Promising Matildas' v China U20, AIS Canberra, 4.00pm AEST
Saturday 27 September * Westfield Young Matildas v China U20, AIS Canberra, 4.00pm AEST
Monday 29 September * Westfield Young Matildas v China U20, AIS Canberra, 4.00pm AEST