Australia Westfield Matildas squad on Women's Soccer United

Australia Westfield Matildas Interim Head Coach Alen Stajcic has announced his squad to take part in this month’s AFC Asian Women’s Cup 2014 in Vietnam.

Australia have gone for a mixture of experience and youth in their 23-strong roster looking to defend their AFC Women’s Asian Cup title.

Experienced players included in the Westfield Matildas squad includecaptain Kate Gill and Elise Kellond-Knight.

“During the recent camp I was impressed with the quality and standard of football that the girls produced and we certainly have been blessed with having some really good depth to pick from,” said interim coach Alen Stajcic on the Australia football federation website, who recently took the role from Hesterine de Reus.

“We have only been able to work together for a short time since I came in but we implemented some new things at the camp which they responded well to and I’m confident that this squad has the potential to be successful in Vietnam and give the tournament a good shake.”

Australia are in Group A alongside world champions Nadeshiko Japan, Jordan and host nation Vietnam. Follow updates from the the AFC Women’s Asian Cup.

The top five teams at the tournament will automatically qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

Australia Westfield Matildas squad for AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2014

Goalkeepers:

Brianna DAVEY – (Melbourne Victory)
Casey DUMONT – (Sydney FC)
Lydia WILLIAMS – (Western New York Flash, USA)

Defenders:

Teigen ALLEN – (Western Sydney Wanderers)
Laura ALLEWAY – (Brisbane Roar)
Kim CARROLL – (Brisbane Roar)
Stephanie CATLEY – (Melbourne Victory)
Alanna KENNEDY – (Western Sydney Wanderers)
Clare POLKINGHORNE – (Brisbane Roar)

Midfielders:

Nicola BOLGER – (Sydney FC)
Tameka BUTT – (Brisbane Roar)
Katrina GORRY – (Brisbane Roar)
Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT – (Brisbane Roar)
Samantha KERR – (Western New York Flash, USA)
Teresa POLIAS – (Sydney FC)
Ashleigh SYKES – (Canberra United)
Emily VAN EGMOND – (Western Sydney Wanderers)

Forwards:

Lisa DE VANNA – (Boston Breakers)
Caitlin FOORD – (Sky Blue FC, USA)
Kate GILL – (Perth Glory)
Michelle HEYMAN – (Canberra United)
Leena KHAMIS – (Sydney FC)
Hayley RASO – (Brisbane Roar)

Team Officials

Head Coach: Alen Stajcic
Assistant Coach: Ante Juric
Goalkeeper Coach: Danny Milosevic
Team Manager: Jo Fernandes

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3 Comments
  1. Author
    WSU 5 years ago

    Yeah, a crucial opening match! Can’t wait to see the outcome.

  2. Mia Mon 5 years ago

    Foord vs Kiryu? Sky Blue clash on the first day, awesome! 😀

  3. Author
    WSU 5 years ago

    Versatile defenders Emma Checker and Amy Harrison have been included in the Westfield Matildas’ player register for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2015 which begins in Ho Chi Minh City next week.

    Checker and Harrison were added to the list submitted by Westfield Matildas Interim Head Coach Alen Stajcic after the AFC Women’s Committee amended a regulation to allow participating Member Federations (countries) a total of 25 registered players for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2015, two more than the number originally permitted.

    Source: Football Australia

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