Four to Roar for Young Matildas

Four Brisbane Roar players have been named in Ante Juric's 23-player squad charged with getting the Westfield Young Matildas to next year’s AFC U-19 Women’s Championships in China.

Angela Beard, Larissa Crummer, Sunny Franco and Brooke Goodrich will be part of the squad that leaves for Vietnam later this week for the qualifying tournament in Hanoi, with three tough games in just five days from November 5-9.

Coach Juric is optimistic about the side’s chances in the tournament.

“We’ve had number of high quality training camps in Canberra recently with the majority of players currently involved in the Westfield W-League ,” Juric said.

“In addition I have included a number of the mini-Matildas [Ellie Carpenter, Alex Chidiac, Kobie Ferguson, Princess Ibini-Isei and Hannah Southwell] who recently performed well at the AFC U-16 Championship qualifiers in Malaysia. 

“We are all looking forward to the challenge of the upcoming three matches with the ultimate goal of qualifying for the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship next year.

“I am very confident that this group of players have the necessary qualities to be successful.”

The Westfield Young Matildas kick off the qualifying phase against Hong Kong on Wednesday, November 5, followed by matches against Singapore [November 7] and Vietnam [November 9].

Only the top side in the group will qualify for next year’s AFC U-19 Women’s Championships.

That tournament is being staged in Nanjing in China, from August 19–30 August.

Young Matildas squad: Jordan Baker, Angela Beard, Ellie Carpenter, Emma Checker, Alex Chidiac, Emily Condon, Larissa Crummer, Gabrielle Dal Busco, Kobie Ferguson, Sunny Franco, Beatrice Goad, Brooke Goodrich, Amy Harrison, Isabel Hodgson, Dylan Holmes, Monique Iannella, Princess Ibini-Isei, Chloe O’Brien, Olivia Price, Natasha Prior, Hannah Southwell, Natalie Tobin, Georgina Worth

AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Qualifiers - Group C– Match Schedule

Match Day

Date

Kick-Off Time 
(local)

Kick-Off Time 
(AEDT)

Fixture

Venue

MD1

5-11-2014

13:00

17:00

AUSTRALIA

v

HONG KONG

Vietnam Youth Football Training Center, Hanoi

MD1

5-11-2014

15:15

19:15

VIETNAM

v

SINGAPORE

Vietnam Youth Football Training Center, Hanoi

MD2

7-11-2014

15:15

19:15

HONG KONG

v

VIETNAM

Vietnam Youth Football Training Center, Hanoi

MD2

7-11-2014

13:00

17:00

SINGAPORE

v

AUSTRALIA

Vietnam Youth Football Training Center, Hanoi

MD3

9-11-2014

15:15

19:15

AUSTRALIA

v

VIETNAM

Vietnam Youth Football Training Center, Hanoi

MD3

9-11-2014

13:00

17:00

SINGAPORE

v

HONG KONG

Vietnam Youth Football Training Center, Hanoi

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