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
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