Two Victorians Selected For Young Matildas

Victorian Duo To Play At AFF Championships in Indonesia

Victorian players MelindaJ Barbieri and Kyra Cooney-Cross have been selected for the Westfield Young Matildas to compete in the 2018 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship to be held in Indonesia between 30 June and 13 July.

The 2018 AFF Women’s Championship will see Australia, coached for the tournament by former Westfield Matilda Leah Blayney, come up against the senior national teams of Thailand, Malaysia, Timor-Leste, and Cambodia in Group A of the competition.

All of Australia’s matches at the 2018 AFF Women’s Championship will be played at the Jakabaring Stadium in the city of Palembang, which is the capital of South Sumatra.

The Westfield Young Matildas will kick-off their Group A games with a clash against Malaysia on 30 June. This fixture will be followed by games against Timor-Leste (4 July), Cambodia (6 July), and finally Thailand (8 July).

Australia’s squad for the 2018 AFF Women’s Championship features players hailing from all over the nation, as well as some of whom to have already been capped at senior international level. Such players include Larissa Crummer, Emily Condon, Rachel Lowe, Princess Ibini, and Alex Chidiac.

Blayney said that the tournament will provide a fantastic learning experience for the group.

“We have selected a young squad for the 2018 AFF Women’s Championship in Indonesia,” said Blayney. “We have also opted to select a few overage players for the tournament to help them continue their international football development.”

“Many of Australia’s elite, emerging young female players will be exposed to international competition against senior national women’s football teams from across South-East Asia while we are in Indonesia,” she said.

Westfield Young Matildas Squad for the 2018 AFF Women’s Championship to be held in Indonesia

Name Member Federation
Jada Whyman (Gk) Football New South Wales
Morgan Aquino (Gk) Football West
Annie Grove (Gk) Northern New South Wales Football
Kaitlyn Torpey Football Queensland
Emily Hodgson Football Federation South Australia
Tori Tumeth Football New South Wales
Larissa Crummer Football Queensland
Courtney Nevin Football New South Wales
Karly Roestbakken Capital Football
Beth Gordon Football New South Wales
Taylor Ray Football New South Wales
Susan Phonsongkham Football New South Wales
Kyra Cooney-Cross Football Federation Victoria
Emily Condon Football Federation South Australia
Rachel Lowe Football New South Wales
Princess Ibini Football New South Wales
Mary Fowler Football New South Wales
Alex Chidiac Football Federation South Australia
Amy Sayer Football New South Wales
MelindaJ Barbieri Football Federation Victoria
Cortnee Vine Football Queensland
Holly McNamara Football New South Wales
Angelique Hristodoulou Football New South Wales


2018 AFF Women’s Championship – Westfield Young Matildas Fixtures (Group A)

Malaysia v Westfield Young Matildas
Date: Saturday, 30 June 2018
Venue: Jakabaring Stadium Palembang, Indonesia
Kick-off: 4pm (local); 7pm (AEST)

Westfield Young Matildas v Timor-Leste
Date: Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Venue: Jakabaring Stadium Palembang, Indonesia
Kick-off: 7pm (local); 10pm (AEST)

Westfield Young Matildas v Cambodia
Date: Friday, 6 July 2018
Venue: Jakabaring Stadium Palembang, Indonesia
Kick-off: 4pm (local); 7pm (AEST)

Thailand v Westfield Young Matildas
Date: Sunday, 8 July 2018
Venue: Jakabaring Stadium Palembang, Indonesia
Kick-off: 7pm (local); 10pm (AEST)

 

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