Carpenter nominated for prestigious rebel Female Football Award

Westfield Matildas defender Ellie Carpenter has been nominated for a 2020 rebel Female Football Award.

Carpenter, who is currently with the Westfield Matildas preparing for Wednesday night’s Olympic qualifying play-off against Vietnam, has been nominated for the prestigious rebel Role Model Award.

The rebel Female Football Awards recognise the role of women in our great game, not only In the Westfield W-League and Hyundai A-League but also Member Federation and grassroots level.

The awards recognise and acknowledge achievements made in women’s football over the past year and bring together all facets of the women’s game.

And 19-year-old Carpenter is a worthy nomination from the Westfield W-League, where she plays for 2019/20 Premiers Melbourne City.

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Ellie Carpenter helped Melbourne City to the Premiership in her first season with the club
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Carpenter is an excellent role model, mixing her positive attitude and work ethic on the pitch, with her encouragement and support of the growth of female football from the grassroots up.

The all-action right-back, who debuted for the Westfield Matildas as a 15-year-old in 2016, spends a considerable amount of time after matches taking photos and signing autographs for fans.

Carpenter has also been recognised for always displaying good sportsmanship and a fantastic attitude on the pitch.

She is up against six other players in the Westfield W-League who are in the running for the rebel Role Model Award.

The nominations for 2020 are:

  • Chelsie Dawber - Adelaide United
  • Shay Evans - Sydney FC
  • Leticia McKenna – Perth Glory
  • Tessa Tamplin – Newcastle Jets
  • Ellie Carpenter – Melbourne City
  • Indiah-Paige Riley – Brisbane Roar
  • Courtney Nevin –  Western Sydney Wanderers

All award winners will be announced on Friday. Check out all the categories and nominations HERE.

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Next match

Vietnam v Australia (Away Leg)
Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Kick-off: 6.00pm local; 10pm AEDT
Venue: Cẩm Phả Stadium, Cẩm Phả, Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam

International Friendly 
United States of America v Australia
Date: Friday, 10 April 2020 (local time)
Kick-off: To be confirmed 
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah, USA

International Friendly
Canada v Australia 
Date: Tuesday, 14 April 2020 (local time) 
Kick-off: 7.30pm – 12.30pm Wednesday, 15 April 2020 
Venue: BC Place, Vancouver, Canada 

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