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This Wednesday evening Football NSW and Valentine Sports Park will play host to the Westfield Matildas as they continue their preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
On this occasion, the Matildas will be playing a training match against the Under 15 Emerging Jets Boys, as well as participating in a girl’s football skills session involving some of Football New South Wales’ local clubs.
Football NSW will be hosting a small reception where guests can watch, listen and learn from some of the Matilda’s coaching staff during the match, as they explain what is happening, what they are trying to achieve and provide further information regarding their preparations for Rio.
This will provide a valuable learning opportunity for women’s coaches and technical staff that are interested in attending.
Matilda’s Assistant Coach and Emerging Jets Academy Director Gary Van Egmond believes that this match will be a great opportunity for both squads.
“This is a good initiative facilitated by the FFA and Football NSW and I am happy that the Emerging Jets boys can be involved. It will a great hit out between the two teams.”
“It’s another step for the Matildas in regards to their preparation for the Olympics and a game we definitely need prior to the New Zealand matches coming up in Ballarat and in Melbourne,” Van Egmond concluded.
Matilda’s striker Lisa De Vanna will be making a special appearance at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility to train with the Emerging Jets Boys this evening at 4:45pm and will be doing one on one training with Van Egmond tomorrow morning from 7:30-8:30am.
The full details for the match, are as follows:
Who: Westfield Matildas v Newcastle Jets U15 Boys
Where: Valentine Sports Park, Parklea
Kick-off: 7:15pm Wednesday 25-May