Philippine team for the AFF Women’s Championship 2015
Philippine Women’s National Football Team have named their squad for the AFF Women’s Championship 2015 which kicks off in May.
Philippine WNT are in Group B at the AFF Women’s Championship 2015 alongside Vietnam, Myanmar and Malaysia.
They kick-off their tournament campaign at the Thong Nhat Stadium on 2 May against Malaysia. Take a look at all the AFF Women’s Championship 2015 fixtures
Philippine Women’s National Football Team for the AFF 2015 Women’s Championships:
Nicole Adlawan (University of the Philippines)
Haya Ibarra (Green Archers United)
Inna Palacios (De La Salle), team captain
Pearl Aguilar (University of Sto. Tomas)
Natasha Alquiros (Green Archers United)
Analou Amita (Far Eastern University)
Mea Bernal (Far Eastern University)
Alesa Dolino (Far Eastern University)
Rachelle Labajo (University of Sto. Tomas)
Monica Manalansan (University of the Philippines)
Regine Metillo (De La Salle)
Marie Navea-Huff (University of the Philippines)
Maria Plaza (De La Salle)
Antonette Amoncio (Ateneo)
Sara Castañeda (De La Salle-Zobel)
Kyla Inquig (De La Salle)
Jean Kadil (Far Eastern University)
Raylene Larot (Sacramento State)
Marice Magdolot (University of Sto. Tomas)
Aiza Mondero (University of Sto. Tomas)
Irish Navaja (De La Salle)
Kali Navea-Huff (University of the Philippines)
Hanna Parado (North Florida)
Sharmine Siaotong (Far Eastern University)
Jennizel Cabalan (University of Sto. Tomas)
Joana Houplin (Seattle Sounders, Reign FC Reserve)
Marianne Narciso (University of Sto. Tomas)
Mary Rose Obra (University of the Philippines)
Jesse Shugg (Miami)
*Jennifer Turnek, a midfielder from Northwest United, has trained with the team and will feature in future tournaments.
HEAD COACH: Letecia “Buda” Bautista
ASSISTANT COACHES: Marnelli “Let” Dimzon, Patrice Impelido, Christopher Pedimonte
GOALKEEPER COACH: Anthony Albao
PHYSIOTHERAPIST: Dianne Raper
After hibernating for a whole year last year, the Philippine women’s national football team is back in action and with quite a lot of changes in its program: from the head coach which now features the first ever female coach of a senior national team in the federation’s history (Letecia Bautista) to the makeup of its squad now composing mostly of local collegiate stars (including the most valuable player of the recently concluded collegiate season in Alesa Dolino), a departure from two years ago where overseas based Filipinos (mostly from the United States) headlined majority of the squad. Also of note is 20-year-old goalkeeper Inna Palacios taking over the captain’s mantle.
Video: PFF presents the team to the media
The team will still be reinforced by overseas based players: veterans Joana Houplin (top scorer of the 2013 edition of the AFF Championships), Jesse Shugg, Raylene Larot and newcomer Hanna Parado.
Photo: RJ Co
Big fan of Nadeshiko Japan followed by the French Les Bleues and Danish WNT. Big advocate of women’s sports. Doing all I can for the Philippine WNT and Philippine women’s football/Pinay Futbol!