Westfield Junior Matildas set to assemble for Gold Coast camp

Westfield Junior Matildas Head Coach Rae Dower has selected a 28-player squad that will assemble tomorrow on the Gold Coast, as preparations continue for the forthcoming AFC U-16 Women’s Championship. 

The camp runs from Monday 26 August to Friday 30 August and will be followed by a pre-tournament domestic camp and an acclimatisation camp in Thailand ahead of the Championship, which gets underway in Chonburi on Sunday 15 September.

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Fresh from a successful Pacific Step-Up tour that saw matches played in Tonga, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands, Dower said she’s excited to get the players together again to continue the great preparation they enjoyed on and off the field.

“The players and staff worked very hard over the 2 weeks to reinforce the team culture and standards developed and they adopted the principles of our playing style into international matches in hot and humid conditions.

The Westfield Junior Matildas will be the first Australian national football team to visit the Pacific since the Caltex Socceroos in 2005


“We blooded 6 new players in the Pacific and have developed much depth in the current squad over these past 12 months.”

She added: “As we edge closer to the AFC U-16 Championship in Thailand, this camp provides another opportunity for the players to express themselves and continue our preparations in the warmth of the Gold Coast.”

Football NSW is represented by ten players in the squad, Football Queensland has five, with four apiece from Football Victoria and Northern NSW Football.

The Westfield Junior Matildas will face Japan, Thailand and Bangladesh in Group A of the Championship, with the semi-finals to be played on Wednesday 25 September. The two finalists will play off for the title on Saturday 28 September and will both go on to represent Asia at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020.

Westfield Junior Matildas 28-Player Squad | Domestic Camp (26 August – 30 August 2019 | Gold Coast

Name

Club/Member Federation

Mia BAILEY

Queensland Academy of Sport/Football Queensland

Taneesha BAKER

Football West NTC/Football West

Emma BATES

Newcastle Jets Academy/Northern NSW Football

Georgia BEAUMONT

Queensland Academy of Sport/Football Queensland

Chloe CARMICHAEL

Marconi Stallions FC/Football NSW

Brianna EDWARDS

North West Sydney Koalas/Football NSW

Charlotte FARMER

Queensland Academy of Sport/Football Queensland

Kirsty FENTON

Newcastle Jets Academy/Northern NSW Football

Zarlie GOLDSWORTHY

NSW Country/Football NSW

Bryleeh HENRY

Football NSW Institute/Football NSW

Shay HOLLMAN

Football NSW Institute/Football NSW

Anna HUNT

NSW Country/Football NSW

Emma ILIJOSKI

Gungahlin United FC/Capital Football

Alana JANCEVSKI

NTC Victoria/Football Victoria

Jordan JASNOS

Football NSW Institute/Football NSW

Kahli JOHNSON

Manly United FC/Football NSW

Ruby JONES

Newcastle Jets Academy/Northern NSW Football

Hana LOWRY

Perth Glory FC/Football West

Mia McGOVERN

Canberra United Academy/Capital Football

Claudia MIHOCIC

NTC Victoria/Football Victoria

Josie MORLEY

Newcastle Jets Academy/Northern NSW Football

Jessika NASH

Football NSW Institute/Football NSW

Jamilla RANKIN

Queensland Academy of Sport/Football Queensland

Charlize RULE

Football NSW Institute/Football NSW

Nia STAMATOPOULOS

NTC Victoria/Football Victoria

Jorja THOMSON

Queensland Academy of Sport/Football Queensland

Isabelle WALLHEAD

Football West NTC/Football West

Paige ZOIS

NTC Victoria/Football Victoria


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Upcoming Matches – Westfield Junior Matildas | 2019 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship | Chonburi, Thailand

Japan v Australia
Date: Sunday, 15 September  2019
Location: Chonburi, Thailand 
Kick-off: 4.00pm (local); 7.00pm (AEST) 

Australia v Thailand
Date: Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Location: Chonburi, Thailand 
Kick-off: 7.00pm (local); 10.00pm (AEST) 

Australia v Bangladesh
Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019
Location: Chonburi, Thailand

Kick-off: 4.00pm (local); 7.00pm (AEST)