Northern NSW Football (NNSWF), the Newcastle Jets Women and the Emerging Jets Girls farewelled Emily van Egmond at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility on Wednesday 13th May ahead of her departure to the final camp preparation for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada.
At the farewell event, NNSWF CEO, David Eland and Emerging Jets Academy Director, Gary van Egmond congratulated Emily on her achievements and wished her the best of luck during the World Cup and addressed Emerging Jets players and parents regarding the player development pathway in NNSWF and the importance of role models such as Emily, to learn from and aspire to take after.
As the only Northern NSW player selected in the 23-player Wold Cup squad, Emily was gracious during the event and advised the attending players to work hard toward their football goals and learn from the players and support staff around them.
The Matildas will compete against USA, Sweden and Nigeria in the group stages and will be looking to improve on their quarter final finish in the 2011 World Cup.
In honour of Emily’s football achievements, NNSWF announced the establishment of the “Emily van Egmond Rising Star Award” which will be awarded yearly to an Emerging Jets player participating in Football NSW competitions. The Emerging Jets 13 Years, 15 Years and 17 Years Girls will be eligible for to win the Emily van Egmond Rising Star Award.
Westfield Matildas FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Canada – Group Matches
USA v Westfield Matildas
Monday 8 June 2015
Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg (Kick-Off 6.30pm local, 9.30am AEST Thursday 9 June)
Westfield Matildas v Nigeria
Friday 12 June 2015
Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg (Kick-Off 4.00pm local, 7.00am AEST Saturday 13 June)
Westfield Matildas v Sweden
Tuesday 16 June 2015
Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton (Kick-Off 6.00pm local, 10.00am AEST Wednesday 17 June)
All matches from the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ will be live on SBS ONE, SBS HD and online, with the only exceptions being the concurrent group stage matches which will be streamed live online at www.sbs.com.au/theworldgame.