Matildas prepare for Brazil with training camp

Matildas prepare for Brazil with training camp

Matildas Head Coach Hesterine de Reus has named a 31 player training squad ahead of the two match series with World No. 4 Brazil in April.

The camp, to be held at the Australian Institute of Sport from 22 – 28 March, will be used by De Reus to prepare for Matildas final hit out against the Brazilians before the 2014 Asian Cup.

“It’s fantastic that we have been able to have a number of camps close together over the past couple of months to prepare ourselves,” said de Reus.

“During this camp we will also focus on how to play against Brazil who are a quality opposition.

“I will also be keeping an eye on various players in relation to their possible selection in the final squad for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup,” concluded de Reus.

Missing from the camp squad Caitlin Foord (Sky Blue FC), Sam Kerr (WNY Flash) and Lisa De Vanna (Boston Breakers) who report for pre-season training with their NWSL clubs.  However, De Vanna will return in early April when the Matildas take on Brazil at the Queensland Sports & Athletics Centre in Brisbane on Sunday 6 & Wednesday 9 April 2014 respectively.

Tickets for the Sunday match are available for purchase now. Access to the Wednesday match is by invitation only with no public ticket sales.

The match between the Westfield Matildas and Brazil that will be played on Sunday 6 April will be broadcast live and exclusive on ABC TV.

Matildas Training Squad – Australian Institute of Sport 22-28 March 2014

First Name SURNAME Club
Teigen ALLEN Western Sydney   Wanderers
Laura ALLEWAY Brisbane Roar
Mackenzie ARNOLD (GK) Western Sydney   Wanderers
Melissa BARBIERI (GK) Adelaide United
Nicola BOLGER Sydney FC
Hannah BREWER Newcastle Jets
Tameka BUTT Brisbane Roar
Kim CARROLL Brisbane Roar
Stephanie CATLEY Melbourne Victory
Emma CHECKER Melbourne Victory
Brianna DAVEY (GK) Melbourne Victory
Rhali DOBSON Newcastle Jets
Casey DUMONT (GK) Sydney FC
Emily GIELNIK Brisbane Roar
Kathryn GILL Perth Glory
Katrina-Lee GORRY Brisbane Roar
Michelle HEYMAN Canberra United
Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT Brisbane Roar FC
Alannah KENNEDY Western Sydney   Wanderers
Leena KHAMIS Sydney FC
Chloe LOGARZO Sydney FC
Collette MCCALLUM Perth Glory
Teresa POLIAS Sydney FC
Clare POLKINGHORNE Brisbane Roar
Vedrana POPOVIC Brisbane Roar
Hayley RASO Brisbane Roar
Gema SIMON Newcastle Jets
Nicole SYKES Canberra United
Ashleigh SYKES Canberra United
Emily VAN-EGMOND Western Sydney   Wanderers

Westfield Matildas – International Friendly Match Schedule – April 2014
Westfield Matildas v Brazil

Queensland Sports & Athletic Centre (QSAC), Kessels Road, Nathan, Brisbane
Sunday, 6 April 2014
Kick-Off 3:00pm AEST
Gates Open 2:00pm AEST

Ticket Prices
Adult – $20
Child/Concession – $10
Family – $40

Ticket Prices are inclusive of GST & Booking Fee. Transaction and credit card fees may apply.

Concession (Pensioner, Student, Child)
Pensioner – Aged,TPI (valid ID cards) including seniors cards
Student – Full time tertiary and secondary school students (valid ID required)
Child – 4–16 years inclusive (children 3 years and under are free unless they are occupying a seat)
National Companion Card Accepted
Family Definition: 2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children

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Westfield Matildas v Brazil
Queensland Sports & Athletic Centre (QSAC), Kessels Road, Nathan, Brisbane
Wednesday 9 April 2014
Kick-Off 4:30pm AEST
Gates Open 3:30pm AEST

Please note that access to this match is by invitation only. No public ticket sales.