Seven Sky Blues In Matildas Training Camp

Seven of Sydney FC's Westfield W-League squad have today been selected by Westfield Matildas Head Coach Alen Stajcic for a January training camp ahead of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Stajcic named a total of 32 players for the squad with the training camp taking place at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra to be held next year from 12 – 15 January.

Captain of Sydney FC's Westfield W-League squad Teresa Polias leads the list of Sky Blues selected, with Casey Dumont, Amy Harrison, Nicola Bolger, Teigen Allen, Kyah Simon and Servet Uzunlar all rewarded for their excellent form during the 2014 season. 

The training camp will be the first in a very important year for the Westfield Matildas that will feature the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup which will be held in Canada from 6 June to 5 July.

This will be the first opportunity for the players to impress Stajcic following the completion of the recent Westfield W-League season.

Stajcic is in the process of confirming the details of the Westfield Matildas preparation program for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and is excited to start off the new year with an intense training camp.

“I’ve had a good look at all the players throughout the Westfield W-League season and I am happy with the group of players that I have selected for this camp,” said Stajcic.

“There is a balance of youth and experience in the squad and it will be a good starting point for our intense preparation period.”

“This is by no means a final squad as there are number of players returning from injury that are still in contention for selection.

“It’s now up to the players to make the step up and show the coaching staff why they deserve to go to the World Cup,” concluded Stajcic.

The Westfield Matildas have been drawn in Group D of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 alongside USA, Sweden and Nigeria.


Westfield Matildas Squad – AIS Training camp - 12 to 15 January 2015

Teigen Allen - Sydney FC

Laura Alleway - Brisbane Roar FC

Melissa Barberi (gk) - Adelaide United

Nicola Bolger - Sydney FC

Danielle Brogan - Adelaide United

Ellie Brush - Canberra United

Tameka Butt - Brisbane Roar FC

Kim Carroll - Brisbane Roar FC

Steph Catley - Melbourne Victory

Emma Checker - Melbourne Victory

Alex Chidiac - Adelaide United

Hayley Crawford - Newcastle Jets

Larissa Crummer - Brisbane Roar FC

Brianna Davey (gk) - Melbourne Victory

Lisa De Vanna - Melbourne Victory

Casey Dumont (gk) - Sydney FC

Caitlin Foord - Perth Glory

Kate Gill - Perth Glory

Katrina Gorry - Brisbane Roar FC

Amy Harrison - Sydney FC

Michelle Heyman - Canberra United

Elise Kellond-Knight - Brisbane Roar FC

Alanna Kennedy - Perth Glory

Teresa Polias - Sydney FC

Clare Polkinghore - Brisbane Roar FC

Hayley Raso - Brisbane Roar FC

Gema Simon - Melbourne Victory

Kyah Simon - Sydney FC

Ashleigh Sykes - Canberra United

Marianna Tabain - Perth Glory

Emily van-Egmond - Newcastle Jets

Servet Uzunlar - Sydney FC

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