Junior Matildas squad gathers for training camp

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New Westfield Junior Matildas Head Coach Rae Dower will get the opportunity to work with her squad for the first time when 23 players assemble for a four day training camp.

The camp, being held at Football NSW headquarters at Valentine Sports Park, is the first of four training camps in preparation for the AFC U-16 Women's Championship 2017 coming up in September.

Dower is excited about the challenge ahead and the responsibility of nurturing Australia’s best young female football talent.

"I'm delighted to invite players from the recently held National Youth Championships and NTC Challenge into our first camp in preparation for the AFC U16 Women's Championships,” said Dower.

“With a short preparation it's important that we hit the ground running and these players have earned their opportunity with great recent performances.

“I look forward to working with them over the coming week and hope they grasp the opportunity with both hands and that they make it hard to leave them out of the final team."

The AFC U-16 Women's Championship 2017 will be the seventh edition of the tournament featuring eight of Asia’s football nations.

The Westfield Junior Matildas were drawn in a tough group alongside DPR Korea, Japan and Bangladesh. For more details on the draw, click here.

The tournament will be held in Thailand between 10–23 September 2017, with the top three teams qualifying for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2018 in Uruguay

Westfield Junior Matildas training camp (1-4 August 2017)

Player

Member Federation

Georgia Iannella

Football Federation South Australia

Emily Heazlewood

Football Federation Tasmania

Madison Chambers

Football Federation Tasmania

Leia Varley

Football Federation Victoria

Lia Muldeary

Football Federation Victoria

Maja Markovski

Football Federation Victoria

Kelly Lam

Football Federation Victoria

Holly McNamara

Football NSW

Lily Ryan

Football NSW

Isabel Gomez

Football NSW

Jayme Millard

Football NSW

Margaux Chauvet

Football NSW

Elli Chapple

Football Queensland

India Kubin

Football Queensland

Indiah-Paige Riley

Football Queensland

Winonah Heatley

Football Queensland

Abbey Green

Football West

Alexia Moreno

Football West

Morgan Aquino

Football West

Hannah Jones

Northern NSW Football

Molly Arens

Northern NSW Football

Susanna Behne-Smith

Northern NSW Football

Tessa Tamplin

Northern NSW Football

Westfield Junior Matildas training camp dates

Camp 1 - Tuesday 1 - Friday 4 August (Valentine Sports Park)

Camp 2: Monday 14 - Friday 18 August (AIS)

Camp 3: Wednesday 23 August - Friday 25 August (AIS)

Camp 4: Monday 28 August - Friday 1 September (AIS)

 

Under 17 Womens National Team Staff

Head Coach – Rae Dower

Assistant Coach – Njegosh Popovich (Capital Football)

Goal Keeper Coach – Aroon Clancy (Capital Football)

Team Manager – Jen Willmott (FFV)

Physiotherapist – Jaclyn Allen (Newcastle Jets Women)

Team Doctor – Dr Brandi Cole

Video Analyst – Kat Smith (Melbourne Victory Women)