Nine Sydney FC Girls in Matildas Camp

Nine Sydney FC players have been selected in a Westfield Matildas development squad that will take part in a camp in Wollongong this week.

Nine Sydney FC players have been selected in a Westfield Matildas development squad that will take part in a camp in Wollongong this week.

Teigan Allen, Danielle Brogan, Caitlin Foord, Heather Garriock, Teresa Polias, Kyah Simon, Thea Slatyer, Servet Uzunlar and Sarah Walsh were all selected with Leena Khamias not considered as she is currently playing in Denmark between W-League seasons.

Westfield Matildas Head Coach Tom Sermanni selected the 27-player squad with a mix of established and emerging talent for the camp which starts on Thursday and runs through to Sunday.

“This is the start of the next (AFC) Asian Cup and (FIFA) World Cup campaign and a chance to take a closer look at some of the players emerging from the Westfield W-League," said Sermanni. “The plan is to bring in players to experience the camp environment and see how they handle the intensity of the national team setup.

“Over the next 6-12 months we have the opportunity to take a good look at as many players as we can and see how they fit into our structure and certainly this first part of the year will be a chance to look at some of the younger players.”

The Westfield Matildas squad for the camp is: Teigan Allen, (Sydney FC), Tara Andrew (Newcastle Jets), Mackenzie Arnold (Perth Glory), Danielle Brogan (Sydney FC), Ashley Brown (Melbourne Victory), Ellie Brush (Canberra United), Tameka Butt (Brisbane Roar), Catherine Cannuli (Brisbane Roar), Stephanie Catley (Melbourne Victory), Emma Checker (Adelaide United), Lauren Colthorpe (Brisbane United), Caitlin Cooper (Canberra United), Brianna Davey (Melbourne Victory), Caitlin Foord (Sydney FC), Heather Garriock (Sydney FC), Emily Geilnik (Brisbane Roar), Katrina Gordy (Melbourne Victory), Alanna Kennedy (Newcastle Jets), Sian McLaren (Adelaide United), Teresa Polias (Sydney FC), Clare Polkinghorne (Brisbane Roar), Vedrana Popovic (Brisbane Roar), Kyah Simon (Sydney FC), Thea Slatyer (Sydney FC), Brooke Spence (Brisbane Roar), Servet Uzunlar (Sydney FC), Emily van Egmond (Newcastle Jets) and Sarah Walsh (Sydney FC).