Commonwealth Bank Matildas 25-player squad finalised for Republic of Ireland fixture

The Commonwealth Bank Matildas will face the Republic of Ireland at Tallaght Stadium, Dublin as they return to action following a history-making campaign in Tokyo. 

Twenty five players will report for international duty later this month as Commonwealth Bank Matildas Head Coach Tony Gustavsson today announced the finalised squad to take on the Republic of Ireland on 22 September 2021 at Tallaght Stadium, Dublin.   

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The September training camp and friendly marks the beginning of a new international cycle that will include the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ and the Paris 2024 Games. 

Gustavsson and his coaching team have already commenced the work of setting the foundations for the next three years. 


“While there were many aspects of our Tokyo campaign that we were proud of, I share the strong sentiment of the playing group that there is still unfinished business,” said Gustavsson.  

It is what makes our whole team extremely motivated and energised for the next phase of this journey towards the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™.  We have analysed our performances and have some great insights for us to work with.” 

“However, as we keep working to improve all areas of our game, we will ensure that our aggressive pressing game and our attacking mindset will always remain at the heart of who we are.” 

For the training camp and international friendly match against the Republic of Ireland, 18 players from the Tokyo campaign will return.  A cohort of defenders have been added with Emma Checker and Jenna McCormick recalled, while W-League Championship-winning captain Angela Beard, W-League Young Player of the Year nominee Jamilla Rankin and her former Brisbane Roar teammate, Winonah Heatley, have been invited to test themselves in the national team environment.

Midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight and defender Karly Roestbakken will also join the camp in the opening days to undergo assessment from Football Australia’s Sports Science and Sports Medicine team.  Meanwhile forward Caitlin Foord will remain in England to continue her rehabilitation from injury. 

Gustavsson is looking forward to getting the squad together ahead of the international with the Republic of Ireland. 

“The next phase presents a fresh start for all players – whether they are plying their trade in Australia, Europe, Asia, the United States or elsewhere.  We have a long runway to 2023 and we want to utilise every camp, every match, every moment possible to become one day better.

“We have previously stated the importance of presenting players with opportunities to experience the national team environment and, with our scouting network, we will look to continue to do so in a measured manner.”

The squad will start to come together over the weekend ahead of next week’s assembly. 

With Network 10 the new home of the Commonwealth Bank Matildas, the Republic of Ireland match will be broadcast live and free on 10 and simulcast on 10 Play.  Coverage from 3.30am AEST on Wednesday, 22 September 2021, with kick-off at 4am AEST.

Commonwealth Bank Matildas 25-player Squad | September 2021 | Training Camp & International Friendly  




Caps (goals)

Junior Club / Member Fed

Mackenzie Arnold


West Ham United

26 (0)

Burleigh / Football QLD

Angela Beard


Fortuna Hjørring

0 (0)

Bethania Rams / Football QLD

Ellie Carpenter



50 (1)

Cowra and District / Football NSW

Steph Catley


Arsenal WFC

91 (3)

East Bentleigh, SE Cougars / Football Victoria

Emma Checker


Selfos / Melbourne City

7 (0)

Football SA

Kyra Cooney-Cross


Melbourne Victory

9 (0)

Football Victoria

Mary Fowler



15 (2)


Emily Gielnik


Aston Villa

48 (11)

Redlands United / Football QLD

Charlotte Grant


FC Rosengård

0 (0)

Football SA

Amy Harrison


PSV Eindhoven

13 (0)

St Marys Eaglevale / Football NSW

Winonah Heatley



0 (0)

Mossman and Cairns / Football QLD

Alanna Kennedy


Manchester City

98 (8)

Campbelltown Cobras / Football NSW

Sam Kerr



99 (48)

Western Knights / Football West

Chloe Logarzo


Kansas City

53 (8)

Carlingford Redbacks / Football NSW

Jenna McCormick


AGF Fodbold

4 (0)

Blue Lake / Football SA

Teagan Micah


FC Rosengård

7 (0)

Brisbane Blue, Brisbane Central / Football QLD

Courtney Nevin



3 (0)

Oakville Ravens / Football NSW

Clare Polkinghorne


Vittsjö GIK

135 (11)

Wynnum Wolves, Capalaba / Football QLD

Jamilla Rankin


Brisbane Roar

0 (0)

Eureka FC / Northern NSW

Hayley Raso


Manchester City

56 (6)

Banora Point / Football QLD

Kyah Simon


Tottenham Hotspur

101 (26)

Quakers Hill, Hills Brumbies / Football NSW

Remy Siemsen


Sydney FC

0 (0)

Manly United / Football NSW

Emily van Egmond



108 (23)

Dudley-Redhead / Northern NSW Football

Lydia Williams



91 (0)

Tuggeranong, Woden Valley / Capital Football

Tameka Yallop


West Ham United

96 (11)

Mudgeeraba / Football Queensland


Match Details

Republic of Ireland v Commonwealth Bank Matildas
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Venue: Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
Kick Off: 4:00am (AEST)
Broadcast: Live and free on 10 and simulcast on 10 Play. Pre-game coverage from 3.30am AEST. 

Please note that all dates & times listed are AEST. Kick-off in Rep. of Ireland is on Tuesday, 21 September 2021 at 7:00pm local time.