Sermanni names ASEAN tournament squad
Westfield Matildas coach, Tom Sermanni, has named 18 players for the upcoming ASEAN Women’s Football Championships to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, from 9-21 October.
Westfield Matildas coach, Tom Sermanni, has named 18 players for the upcoming ASEAN Women-s Football Championships to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, from 9-21 October.
The squad includes experienced campaigners as well as some of the up-and-coming younger players who recently participated in the international friendly matches against China.
"What is pleasing about the squad is that it highlights just how much talent we have in women's football in Australia," said Sermanni.
"This tournament gives the next generation of players coming through for the Matildas the opportunity to gain some valuable international match experience, as well as step up to the next level."
Sermanni said that it was an exciting time for women's football in Australia with the Westfield W-League set to kick-off soon after the end of the ASEAN Championship on Friday 24 October.
The Westfield Matildas will meet Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore in their group matches. They depart for Vietnam on Monday.
Westfield Matildas Squad
Victoria BALOMENOS - Adelaide - Forward Melissa BARBIERI - Melbourne - Goalkeeper Tameka BUTT - Gold Coast - Midfielder Kim CARROLL - Brisbane - Defender Amy CHAPMAN - Canberra - Midfielder Lauren COLTHORPE - Brisbane - Midfielder Lyndsay GLOHE - Sydney - Defender Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT - Brisbane - Midfielder Leena KHAMIS - Sydney - Forward Ella MASTRANTONIO - Perth - Midfielder Clare POLKINGHORNE - Brisbane - Defender Renee ROLLASON - Sydney - Midfielder Brooke SPENCE - Brisbane - Defender Ashleigh SYKES - Dubbo - Forward Jenna TRISTRAM - Brisbane - Forward Yesim Servet UZUNLAR - Sydney - Midfielder Christine WALTERS - Canberra - Defender Lydia WILLIAMS - Canberra - Goalkeeper
ASEAN Women-s Football Championships 2008
Thailand v Westfield Matildas, Than Long Sports Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Local kick off - 3.30pm (7.30pm AEDT)
Philippines v Westfield Matildas Than Long Sports Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Local kick off time 5.45pm (9.45pm AEDT)
Singapore v Westfield Matildas Than Long Sports Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Local kick off time 5.45pm (9.45pm AEDT)
Semi finals Than Long Sports Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Local kick off time 3.30pm and 5.45pm (7.30pm and 9.45pm AEDT)
3/4 playoff Than Long Sports Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Local kick off time 3.30pm (7.30pm AEDT)
Final Than Long Sports Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Local kick off time 5.45pm (9.45pm AEDT
Aussies Abroad: Taggart strikes again for Suwon Bluewings
Adam Taggart has continued his K-League hot-streak with an equaliser for Suwon Bluewings in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with leaders Jeonbuk Motors. Taggart – who played his first match for Australia in close to five years in the Caltex Socceroos 1-0 loss to Korea Republic earlier this
Copa America 2020 a 'phenomenal opportunity' for Caltex Socceroos: Ryan
Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper Mathew Ryan believes the Caltex Socceroos’ participation in the Copa America 2020 is a ‘phenomenal’ opportunity for Australian football. Australia are heading to the 47th edition of the showpiece South American tournament, to held in Argentina and C
Mooy learns who he'll face in the Championship's opening round
Caltex Socceroos star Aaron Mooy has learned who he’ll face on the opening day of the EFL Championship 2019/20 season with Huddersfield Town. The Terriers – relegated from the Premier League last campaign after two years in the top flight - will host Derby County at The John S