The Westfield Young Matildas today departed for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to compete in the AFC U19 Women’s Championship 2011 as they battle it out with five other Asian countries to qualify for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup 2012.
The Westfield Young Matildas today departed for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to compete in the AFC U19 Women-s Championship 2011 as they battle it out with five other Asian countries to qualify for the FIFA U20 Women-s World Cup 2012.
Melbourne Victory striker Caitlin Friend was a late call-up into the squad following an injury to Adelaide United-s Katrina Gorry.
The 23-player squad will play their first match against hosts Vietnam on October 6 at Thong Nhat Stadium.
The tournament, which acts as the qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 Women-s World Cup 2012 in Uzbekistan, will be played over a 10 day period (October 6-16) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in a round robin style tournament against China, DPR Korea, Korea Republic, Japan and hosts Vietnam.
Meanwhile the Westfield U17 Australian Women-s National Team have also departed today for New Zealand to play three friendly matches in Auckland.
Westfield Young Matildas squad for AFC U19 Women-s Championship Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 1-17 October 2011
Name Club Teigen Allen Sydney FC Tara Andrews Newcastle Jets Mackenzie Arnold Gold Coast Nicola Bolger Sydney FC Hannah Brewer Newcastle Jets Ashley Brown Melbourne Victory Stephanie Catley Melbourne Victory Brianna Davey (gk) Melbourne Victory Casey Dumont (gk) Brisbane Roar Erika Elze Brisbane Roar Caitlin Foord Sydney FC Caitlin Friend Melbourne Victory Emily Gielnik Brisbane Roar Michaela Hatzirodos Brisbane Roar Kahlia Hogg Canberra United Alexandra Huynh Newcastle Jets Alanna Kennedy Sydney FC Linda O-Neill Sydney FC Vedrana Popovic Brisbane Roar Rebekah Stott Brisbane Roar Marianna Tabain Perth Glory Emily van Egmond Canberra United Brittany Whitfield Sydney
Head Coach: Jeff Hopkins Team Manager: Jo Fernandes Assistant Coach: Nicola Williams Goalkeeper Coach: Paul Jones Doctor: Rachel Taylor Physiotherapist: Katrina Staniforth Equipment/Video: Jo Adams Media Officer: Sally Shipard
AFC U19 Women-s Championship Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 6-16 October 2011
6 October v Vietnam, 4pm, Thong Nhat Stadium 8 October v DPR Korea, 4pm, Thanh Long Sports Centre 10 October v Japan, 4pm, Thong Nhat Stadium 13 October v China, 4pm, Thong Nhat Stadium 16 October v Korea Republic, 4pm, Thanh Long Sports Centre