The team will then embark on a European Tour with international friendly matches against the Netherlands (29th June), Dutch club side Ado Den Haag (2nd July) and world No.5 France (6th July).

The announcement of the Westfield Matildas international match schedule comes after de Reus has held a number of training camps with an extended group of players since March.

De Reus said she looking forward to her first matches in charge of the Westfield Matildas against quality international opposition.

“The first matches against New Zealand are very important to us as the only way to check on our status is by playing international matches,” de Reus said.

“The matches in Europe against the Netherlands and France will be very challenging as these two top teams will be in the final stages of their preparations for the upcoming UEFA Women’s Euro 2013.

“They will both be at the top of their game which again will be good for us to test ourselves.

“The match against Ado Den Haag will be interesting for me to see the players perform on an artificial pitch, similar to what we will experience at the FIFA Women’s World Cup which will be held in Canada in 2015.

A 22-player Westfield Matildas squad will have another four-day training camp this week (25th to 28th April) at the AIS in Canberra.

 

Westfield Matildas – International Friendly Match Schedule – June/July 2013

 

Westfield Matildas V New Zealand
Thursday 13th June 2013
AIS Athletics Track, Bruce, ACT
Kick-Off 5:30pm
Note: this is a closed door match only open to authorised media

 

Westfield Matildas V New Zealand
Sunday 16th June 2013
McKellar Park, Belconnen, ACT
Kick-Off 2:00pm
ticketing details to be announced shortly, please visit www.footballaustralia.com.au/tickets for further details

 

Netherlands V Westfield Matildas
Saturday 29th June 2013
TATA Steel Stadion, Velsen-Zuid, Netherlands
Kick-off – 7:00pm

Ado den Haag V Westfield Matildas
Tuesday 2nd July 2013
Kyocera stadium, The Hague, Netherlands
Kick-off – 6:30pm

 

France V Westfield Matildas
Saturday 6th July 2013
Venue – Angers
Kick-off – TBA

 

Westfield Matildas squad for AIS Training Camp – Canberra – 25–28 April 2013


Teigen Allen
Laura Alleway  
Mackenzie Arnold
Kim Carroll
Stephanie Catley
Amy Chapman
Brianna Davey
Emily Gielnik
Heather Garriock
Kathryn Gill
Katrina Gorry
Michelle Heymen
Elise Kellond-Knight
Alanna Kennedy
Collette McCallum
Teresa Polias
Clare Polkinghorne
Vedrana Popovic
Sally Shipard
Brooke Spence
Marianna Tabain
Emily Van Egmond

Source: footballaustralia.com.au

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  1. Women's Soccer United 7 years ago

    @Gromit – Completely agree with you about it being wrong for personal ‘attacks’, I always try to promote constructive criticism and I know you have mentioned before about the treatment of Bini which sounds very unfair in my opinion. 

    However, I do not think this is the case for what this article is trying to achieve – part of the article is highlighting that if anything in England we actually ‘ignore’ the negative rather than face it and question it, at the risk of offending anyone. It is a very interesting scenario because I can see both positive and negatives.

     

    What is interesting is that on Eurosport the commentators just said that the players have been having private meetings and not allowing any of the managerial staff to be involved.

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