Westfield Matildas development squad head into camp

The Westfield Matildas development squad has headed to Canberra for a training camp.

A Westfield Matildas development squad will enter their second camp of the year in Canberra today (19-22 April).

Westfield Matildas Head Coach Tom Sermanni has selected a 35-player squad for the three day training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport.

"We had a fantastic camp in Wollongong last month and some of the players that have been brought into the squad have really stepped up to the rigours of national team training well," said Sermanni.

“At this camp we are also bringing in some of our injured players, including Bubs (Melissa Barbieri), Sam Kerr, KK (Elise Kellond-Knight) and Lauren Colthorpe, to monitor their rehab and check on their progress.

“It-s a big squad this time around which means we will be able to try a lot of different things and continue to test out some of the younger players as we move towards our next Asian and World Cup cycle.”

The Westfield Matildas camp also coincides with the FFA National Junior Championships for Girls also held in Canberra.

Westfield Matildas development squad Australian Institute of Sport April 19-22, 2012

ALLEN Teigen ANDREWS Tara (U18) ARNOLD Mackenzie (U18) BARBIERI Melissa BISSET Jennifer BOLGER Nicola BROGAN Danielle BROWN Ashley (U18) BRUSH Ellie BURKE Trudy BUTT Tameka CATLEY Stephanie CHECKER Emma (U18) COLTHORPE Lauren COOPER Caitlin DAVEY Brianna (U18) FOORD Caitlin (U18) GARRIOCK Heather GIELNIK Emily GILL Kathryn GORRY Katrina KELLOND-KNIGHT Elise KENNEDY Alanna (U18) KERR Samantha (U18) MCLAREN Sian PERRY Ellyse POLIAS Teresa ROLLASON Renee SIMON Kyah SLATYER Thea SPENCE Brooke SYKES Nicole UZUNLAR Servet WALSH Sarah YEOMAN-DALE Georgia