Westfield Young Matildas to continue AFC U-19 Women’s Championship preparations in Sydney

Westfield Young Matildas Head Coach Leah Blayney today named a 24-player squad for a training camp in Sydney as Australia prepares to compete at the 2019 AFC U-19 Women’s Championship in Thailand. 

Next month the Westfield Young Matildas will travel to Chonburi where they will compete in Group A of the continental Championship against the host nation, DPR Korea, and Vietnam. 

The Westfield Young Matildas will be seeking to secure a top-three finish at the 2019 AFC U-19 Women’s Championship in order to seal one of Asia’s three qualification slots for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. 

Australia will hold three domestic training camps in quick succession before traveling to Thailand on Monday, 21 October 2019.

The Westfield Young Matildas will then spend a week acclimatising in Chonburi, before taking on DPR Korea in the team’s first Group A game on Sunday, 27 October 2019. 

Additional pool fixtures against Thailand and Vietnam will be held on October 30 and November 2 respectively. 

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“I am looking forward to getting this group of players into camp in early October as we ramp up our preparations for the forthcoming AFC U-19 Women’s Championship,” Blayney said. 

“While I am fortunate to work with many players in the squad with the Future Matildas program in Sydney, there are numerous players who will be joining us from other clubs and programs, so I am excited to see how all the players and staff gel together.”

The 2019 AFC U-19 Women’s Championship will be held between Sunday, 27 October 2019 to Saturday, 9 November 2019. 

Westfield Young Matildas 24-Player Squad | Training Camp – 1-4 October 2019 | Sydney, Australia

Ayana AOYAGI (Gk), Morgan AQUINO (Gk), Chelsea BLISSETT, Isobel DAVY (Gk), Deborah DE LA HARPE, Shadeene EVANS, Ciara FOWLER, Mary FOWLER, Holly FURPHY, Evelyn GOLDSMITH (Gk), Charlotte GRANT, Abbey GREEN, Emily HODGSON, Angelique HRISTODOLOU, Princess IBINI, Leticia MCKENNA, Holly MCQUEEN, Lexi MORENO, Hollie PALMER, Susan PHONSONGKHAM, Indiah RILEY, Sofia SAKALIS, Tessa TAMPLIN, Julia VIGNES 

Upcoming Matches – Westfield Young Matildas | 2019 AFC U-19 Women’s Championship | Chonburi, Thailand

DPR Korea v Australia

Date: Sunday, 27 October 2019
Location: IPE Stadium, Chonburi, Thailand
Kick-off: 4.00pm (local); 8.00pm (AEDT)

Australia v Thailand
Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Location: Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi, Thailand
Kick-off: 7.00pm (local); 11.00pm (AEDT)

Australia v Vietnam
Date: Saturday, 2 November 2019
Location: IPE Chonburi Stadium, Chonburi, Thailand
Kick-off: 4.00pm (local); 8.00pm (AEDT)