Three Jets Players Selected for Westfield Matildas Squad for Korea Republic Match

November 23rd, 2015
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Westfield Matildas Head Coach Alen Stajcic has named a 20-player squad, including Jets’ Tara Andrews, Georgia Yeoman-Dale and Chloe Logarzo, for a one off international against Korea Republic in what is set to be the squad’s final official hit out before February’s all-important Olympic qualifying tournament.

 

With limited opportunities to test themselves against quality international opposition before the qualifiers in Japan, the match against Korea Republic in Incheon on Sunday 29 November 2015 will provide the Westfield Matildas with some crucial match practise ahead of an extremely difficult Olympic qualifying campaign.

 

The squad that will head to Incheon comprises six players with less than ten Westfield Matildas appearances, while there are six that have played over 50 ‘A’ internationals.

 

German based duo Emily van Egmond and Elise Kellond-Knight, who has been shortlisted for the 2015 AFC Women’s Player of the Year, will join up with the squad in Incheon.

 

Perth Glory forward Samantha Kerr is one player who will be missing from the team after she suffered a foot injury in the Westfield W-League last weekend.

 

Kerr’s absence opens up a spot for 20 year old midfielder Chloe Logarzo who has been rewarded for her impressive form for the Newcastle Jets in the Westfield W-League this season.

 

“Our recent trip to China for matches against England and China showed we have a lot of work to do before February and we need to make the most of this chance to get the squad together and play against a nation that will also be fighting it out for one of the two Olympic spots,” Stajcic said.

 

“A number of the girls have been doing well in the W-League this season but it all goes up to another level when you play internationals so this trip will give us an indication of how we are tracking with our preparations and also find out which players really want to push their claims to be part of the Olympic qualifiers.”

 

“We need to keep building and developing more depth in the squad to make sure we’ve got healthy competition for places which in turn will push players to keep getting better and not rest on their laurels.”

 

The Australian based players will depart for Incheon on Tuesday 24 November and return home on 1 December. The match against Korea Republic on 29 November 2015 kicks off at 4.15pm AEDT.

 

Westfield Matildas squad – Korea Republic Trip

 

Korea Republic v Westfield Matildas

Sunday 29 November 2015

Incheon Stadium, Incheon

Kick-Off: 2:15pm local time (4:15pm AEDT)

 

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)
Tameka Butt 16/06/1991 Midfielder Brisbane Roar 51 (7)
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)
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)
Elise Kellond-Knight 10/08/1990 Midfielder Potsdam FC (Germany) 64 (1)
Alanna Kennedy 21/01/1995 Midfielder Sydney FC 36 (0)
Chloe Logarzo 22/12/1994 Midfielder Newcastle Jets 2 (0)
Caitlin Munoz 4/10/1983 Forward Canberra United 56 (13)
Clare Polkinghorne 1/02/1989 Defender Brisbane Roar 80 (5)
Kyah Simon 25/06/1991 Forward Sydney FC 57 (14)
Emily van Egmond 12/07/1993 Midfielder FFC Frankfurt (Germany) 46 (11)
Lydia Williams (gk) 13/05/1988 Goalkeeper Canberra United 48 (0)
Georgia Yeoman-Dale 24/02/1994 Midfielder Newcastle Jets 4 (0)

 

 

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