Westfield U14 Girls all set for AFC Festival
Westfield Australian Under 14 Girls Head Coach, Jeff Hopkins, has selected 22 players to represent Australia at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under 14 Girls - Festival of Football
Westfield Australian Under 14 Girls Head Coach, Jeff Hopkins, has selected 22 players to represent Australia at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under 14 Girls - Festival of Football which will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from 26 to 30 June 2009.
Hopkins selected the squad following the National Junior Championships which were held in Canberra in April.
"This festival has a few objectives. It will be good preparation and give the squad an insight for future competitions in Asia," said Hopkins.
"The team will experience differences both on and off the field in Vietnam which will no doubt be a great learning experience when travelling back to compete for opportunities such as qualifying for the AFC Women's Asian Cup and the FIFA Women's World Cup.
"This festival is not about winning, it's about developing as players and learning from the whole international travel experience. We are looking forward to the experience in the days ahead," concluded Hopkins.
Assistant Coach, Nicola Williams, helped prepare the squad in Sydney before their departure to Vietnam this week.
"The squad arrived from different states this week and we had a good chance to prepare as a team for the journey over.
"They have arrived in Vietnam in good shape, all fit and healthy and ready to play," concluded Williams.
Westfield Australian Under 14 Girls football team squad AFC Festival of Football, Vietnam - 26 to 30 June 2009
Adriana Jones (NNSW Emerging Athletes u15A), Alanna Kennedy (NSWIS), Alexandra Natoli (National Training Centre (NTC)), Alisha Bass (North West Sydney Koalas), Allison Clarke (NTC), Annika Clayton (North West Sydney Koalas), Brianna Davey (NTC), Chantelle Ryder (Football Brisbane), Christina Palumbo (Marconi Stallions), Elizabeth Ralston (Macarthur Rams), Grace Macintyre (Hamilton Olympic Boys Under 13), Isobel Cootes (Emerging Athletes), Jessie Williams (Tasmanian Institute of Sport), Jordan Evans (NNSW), Julia Sardo (NTC), Lucy Metcalfe (Central Coast Mariners 08/09 season), Meg McLaughlin (Woden Valley), Melissa Caceres (Marconi Stallions), Mikaela Howell (Emerging Athletes Programme NNSW), Natalie Tobin (North West Sydney Koalas), Shamiran Khamis (Macarthur Rams), Sophie Maguire (Football Brisbane)