Sky Blues Strive for National Team Selection

Sydney FC’s championship winning Westfield W-League team could have up to seven representatives in the Westfield Matildas 2010 AFC Women’s Asian Cup team following Head Coach Tom Sermanni’s final squad announcement today.


Sydney FC-s championship winning Westfield W-League team could have up to seven representatives in the Westfield Matildas 2010 AFC Women-s Asian Cup team following Head Coach Tom Sermanni-s final squad announcement today.

The six day camp, to be held at Carrara Stadium-s Western Fields facilities on the Gold Coast, will consist of 28 players - including five Sydney FC players.

Key Sky Blues duo Heather Garriock and Sarah Walsh will miss the camp as they are currently playing overseas but will rejoin the squad for the May training camp in final preparation for the AFC Women-s Asian Cup 2010.

Young Sydney FC defender Teigen Allen was rewarded for her outstanding W-League season with selection and will be joined in the camp by fellow Sky Blues teammates Leena Khamis, Kylie Ledbrook, Kyah Simon and Sydney FC Player of the Year Servet Uzunlar.

Assisting Sermanni for the camp will be retired Westfield Matilda Di Alagich who comes into the set-up in the absence of regular assistant coach Robbie Hooker who recently became a father to twins.

The 2010AFC Women-s Asian Cup will run from 19-30 May in Chengdu, China.

Also missing from this camp are senior Westfield Matildas Katie Gill and Lisa De Vanna who are also playing overseas.

Westfield Matildas training squad April 15-20, 2010 Carrara Stadium, Western Fields

Teigen ALLEN (U18 Sydney), Laura ALLEWAY (Brisbane), Melissa BARBIERI (Melbourne, Ellie BRUSH (Canberra), Tameka BUTT (Gold Coast), Kim CARROLL (Brisbane), Amy CHAPMAN (Brisbane), Lauren COLTHORPE (Newcastle), Casey DUMONT (Gold Coast), Caitlin FOORD (U18 Sydney), Michelle HEYMEN (Sydney), Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT (Gold Coast), Samantha KERR (U18, Perth), Leena KHAMIS (Sydney), Kylie LEDBROOK (Sydney), Aivi LUIK (Gold Coast), Collette McCALLUM (Perth), Caitlin MUNOZ (Canberra), Clare POLKINGHORNE (Brisbane), Karla REUTER (Brisbane), Sally SHIPARD (Canberra), Kyah SIMON (Sydney), Thea SLATYER (Sydney), Brooke SPENCE (Brisbane), Servet UZUNLAR (Sydney), Emily VAN EGMOND (U18, Canberra), Lydia WILLIAMS (Canberra), Emma WIRKUS (Adelaide)

Head Coach: Tom SERMANNI Assistant Coach: Dianne ALAGICH GK Coach: Paul JONES Doctor: James ILIC Physio: Kate BEERWORTH Physio: Lauren CRAMER Gear Manager: Robert BIRD Team Manager: Jaime GOMEZ Dietician: Nikki JEACOCKE Scholarship Coach: Nicola WILLIAMS