Jets Tara Andrews And Georgia Yeoman-Dale Selected For Westfield Matildas AIS Training Camp

November 11th, 2015
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A 23-player squad including Newcastle Jets Tara Andrews and Georgia Yeoman-Dale have assembled at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra today for a four day camp (9-12 November) as the Westfield Matildas continue preparations ahead of February’s Olympic qualifiers.

The squad selected by Westfield Matildas Head Coach Alen Stajcic for the training camp is the latest since the Westfield Matildas returned from China where they played matches against China (D1-1) and England (L0-1) late last month.

Of the players that did not go on the recent trip to China, Stajcic has included Canberra United trio Ellie Brush, Caitlin Munoz and Ashleigh Sykes (but withdrawn for personal reasons), Sydney FC pair Leena Khamis and Teresa Polias, plus 15 year old Western Sydney Wanderers FC defender Ellie Carpenter.

“This camp is another great chance to get the players together and with the Olympic qualifiers just over three months away we need to make the most of every opportunity we get to train together and improve,” said Stajcic.

“A number of players have been impressive in the opening rounds of the Westfield W-League season and deserve their call up into camp, so it will give them a chance to come and be part of the national setup and put their best foot forward.

“We want to build greater depth in this team and have a range of options and players to choose from come the Olympic qualifying tournament, a tournament which we are under no illusions is going to be extremely difficult.”

Elise Kellond-Knight and Emily van Egmond are still in Germany playing with their respective clubs.

Football Federation Australia has also announced that the Westfield Matildas have accepted an invitation to play an international match against the Korea Republic on Sunday 29 November 2015 at Incheon Stadium in Incheon.

“There are limited opportunities to play matches against other countries before the Olympic qualifiers so we’re grateful to be able to have these games and this time over in Korea Republic,” said Stajcic.

“Korea Republic are a high quality opponent and being able to go over there and play against them will be beneficial for our preparations.”

 

Westfield Matildas squad for AIS training camp 9-12 November 2015

 

Name Date of Birth Position Club A International Caps (Goals)
Laura Alleway 28/11/1989 Defender Melbourne City FC 38 (2)
Tara Andrews 13/03/1994 Forward Newcastle Jets 1 (0)
Mackenzie Arnold (gk) 25/02/1994 Goalkeeper Perth Glory 7 (0)
Ellie Brush 19/08/1988 Defender Canberra United 2 (0)
Tameka Butt 16/06/1991 Midfielder Brisbane Roar 51 (7)
Ellie Carpenter 28/04/2000 Defender Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Stephanie Catley 26/01/1994 Defender Melbourne City FC 41 (2)
Larissa Crummer 10/01/1996 Forward Melbourne City FC 8 (1)
Lisa De Vanna 14/11/1984 Forward Melbourne City FC 105 (37)
Casey Dumont (gk) 25/01/1992 Goalkeeper 1 (0)
Caitlin Foord 11/11/1994 Forward Perth Glory 37 (5)
Katrina Gorry 13/08/1992 Midfielder Brisbane Roar 37 (11)
Amy Harrison 21/04/1996 Midfielder Sydney FC 2 (0)
Michelle Heyman 4/07/1988 Forward Canberra United 41 (15)
Alanna Kennedy 21/01/1995 Midfielder Sydney FC 36 (0)
Samantha Kerr 10/09/1993 Forward Perth Glory 43 (7)
Leena Khamis 19/06/1986 Forward Sydney FC 25 (5)
Caitlin Munoz 4/10/1983 Forward Canberra United 56 (13)
Teresa Polias 16/05/1990 Midfielder Sydney FC 10 (0)
Clare Polkinghorne 1/02/1989 Defender Brisbane Roar 80 (5)
Kyah Simon 25/06/1991 Forward Sydney FC 57 (14)
Lydia Williams (gk) 13/05/1988 Goalkeeper Canberra United 48 (0)
Georgia Yeoman-Dale 24/02/1994 Midfielder Newcastle Jets 4 (0)

 

Korea Republic v Westfield Matildas

Sunday 29 November 2015
Incheon Stadium, Incheon
Kick-Off 2:15pm local time (4:15pm AEDT)

 

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