Roar dominates Westfield Matildas camp

Brisbane Roar Women’s championship-winning season has paid dividends with an impressive 11 members of Jeff Hopkins’ squad chosen in the first Westfield Matildas selection camp for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Brisbane Roar Women-s championship-winning season has paid dividends with an impressive 11 members of Jeff Hopkins- squad chosen in the first Westfield Matildas selection camp for the FIFA Women-s World Cup.

The 33-player squad, which will be whittled down to 21 (18 outfield players and three goalkeepers) for the tournament in June this year, is dominated by Brisbane players and is justified reward for the club that beat Sydney FC 2-1 in this year-s Westfield W-League decider.

The camp will commence tomorrow at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra and is just the first in a series of camps that will determine the squad who will to travel to Germany for the FIFA Women-s World Cup.

Westfield Matildas Head Coach Tom Sermanni said the high standard of the recently-concluded Westfield W-League season played a large role in his selection process.

“All of these players have just been through a highly competitive Westfield W-League season,” he said.

“I-ve seen a lot of good things in the last four months and have brought in the players selected for this first camp on their performance throughout the season.”

The Westfield Matildas take on Brazil, Norway and Equatorial Guinea in their three Group D matches at the FIFA Women-s World Cup in June/July this year.

WESTFIELD MATILDAS SELECTION TRAINING CAMP 3-6 March 2011 AIS, Canberra

Squad: Collette McCallum (Perth Glory), Samantha Kerr (Perth Glory), Laura Alleway (Brisbane Roar), Karla Reuter (Brisbane Roar), Kim Carroll (Brisbane Roar), Clare Polkinghorne (Brisbane Roar), Brooke Spence (Brisbane Roar), Elise Kellond-Knight (Brisbane Roar), Casey Dumont (gk) (Brisbane Roar), Aivi Luik (Brisbane Roar), Tameka Butt (Brisbane Roar), Lauren Colthorpe (Brisbane Roar) , Lisa De Vanna (Brisbane Roar), Melissa Barbieri (gk) (Melbourne Victory), Lydia Williams (gk) (Canberra United), Emily Van Egmond (Canberra United), Sally Shipard (Canberra United), Caitlin Munoz (Canberra United), Ellie Brush (Canberra United), Michelle Heyman (Canberra United), Ellyse Perry (Canberra United), Servet Uzunlar (Sydney FC), Kyah Simon (Sydney FC), Kylie Ledbrook (Sydney FC), Leena Khamis (Sydney FC), Teigen Allen (Sydney FC), Danielle Brogan (Sydney FC), Caitlin Foord (Sydney FC), Catherine Canulli (Sydney FC), Thea Slatyer (Newcastle Jets), Hayley Crawford (Newcastle Jets), Heather Garriock (Sydney FC), Sarah Walsh (Sydney FC).

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