'I learn something from everyone': Fowler determined to make the plane for France

Westfield Matildas youngster Mary Fowler says she can learn a bit from everyone in the squad as she makes a bid to make Ante Milicic’s final 23-player squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019tm.

The 16-year old forward was introduced with 15 minutes remaining during the Westfield Matildas’ 5-3 loss to the United States in Colorado.

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Speaking to matildas.com.au, Fowler said she wasn’t just trying to improve her attacking game while in camp.

“I wouldn’t say there’s anyone in particular [learning from],” Fowler said.

“You kind of just work and try to learn something from everyone. Sure I am looking up to Sam [Kerr] and learning things from her but I’m also learning stuff from the defence.

“I’m also a defender as well as an attacker as I defend from the front as well so it’s an all-round thing, I’m learning from everyone.

Mary Folwer strides forward against the United States.

“Every time I come in it’s training at a higher level with the girls so there’s always things you can improve on and things you’re looking to work on while you’re in camp.

“You’re not there forever so you get what you can and as much as you can while you’re there.”

Fowler said that while the result in the friendly wasn’t an ideal one, the progress made would help the side move ahead to France.

“I really enjoyed it, of course the result isn’t what we wanted,” she said.

“We go into every game wanting to win it but we’re a work in progress and we can only get better from here. We’ve got to fix our mistakes and get stronger as a team.”

Fowler goes close for the Westfield Matildas.

June’s showpiece event is one that Fowler desperately wants to be part of and she will get the chance to impress further when she goes away with the Young Matildas for 2019 AFC Women’s Championship Qualification later this month.

For Fowler, however, the work doesn’t stop there.

“When I come back I’ll be going into the Future Matildas, training with them and then also the work that I do with my family,” she explained.

“I learn a lot from my brother Quivi. He’s helped me a lot and he’s taught me pretty much everything I know.”