Matildas Head Coach Alen Stajcic named a 32-player squad for a January 2015 training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.
It will be the first chance for Stajcic to get together with the playing group since his appointment in September 2014.
“I’ve had a good look at all the players throughout the Westfield W-League season and I am happy with the group of players that I have selected for this camp,” said Stajcic.
“There is a balance of youth and experience in the squad and it will be a good starting point for our intense preparation period.”
Stajcic has recalled a number of players including Ellie Brush, Danielle Brogan and Hayley Crawford while 15 year old South Australian Alex Chidiac earns her first call up to a national team training camp.
Meanwhile Kyah Simon returns after a year off due to an ACL injury.
“This is by no means a final squad as there are number of players returning from injury that are still in contention for selection.
“It’s now up to the players to make the step up and show the coaching staff why they deserve to go to the World Cup,” concluded Stajcic.
Stajcic is in the process of confirming the details of the Westfield Matildas preparation program for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and is excited to start off the new year with an intense training camp.
Matildas have been drawn in Group D of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 alongside USA, Sweden and Nigeria.
Westfield Matildas Squad – AIS Training camp - 12 to 15 January 2015
|Teigen Allen||Sydney FC|
|Laura Alleway||Brisbane Roar FC|
|Melissa Barberi (gk)||Adelaide United|
|Nicola Bolger||Sydney FC|
|Danielle Brogan||Adelaide United|
|Ellie Brush||Canberra United|
|Tameka Butt||Brisbane Roar FC|
|Kim Carroll||Brisbane Roar FC|
|Steph Catley||Melbourne Victory|
|Emma Checker||Melbourne Victory|
|Alex Chidiac||Adelaide United|
|Hayley Crawford||Newcastle Jets|
|Larissa Crummer||Brisbane Roar FC|
|Brianna Davey (gk)||Melbourne Victory|
|Lisa De Vanna||Melbourne Victory|
|Casey Dumont (gk)||Sydney FC|
|Caitlin Foord||Perth Glory|
|Kate Gill||Perth Glory|
|Katrina Gorry||Brisbane Roar FC|
|Amy Harrison||Sydney FC|
|Michelle Heyman||Canberra United|
|Elise Kellond-Knight||Brisbane Roar FC|
|Alanna Kennedy||Perth Glory|
|Teresa Polias||Sydney FC|
|Clare Polkinghore||Brisbane Roar FC|
|Hayley Raso||Brisbane Roar FC|
|Gema Simon||Melbourne Victory|
|Kyah Simon||Sydney FC|
|Ashleigh Sykes||Canberra United|
|Marianna Tabain||Perth Glory|
|Emily van-Egmond||Newcastle Jets|
|Servet Uzunlar||Sydney FC|