Commonwealth Bank Junior Matildas Head To South Australia For April Training Camp

CommBank Junior Matildas Head coach Rae Dower continues to widen the net with April’s Commonwealth Bank Junior Matildas training camp set to welcome 30 promising footballers to South Australia.

• 30 CommBank Junior Matildas hopefuls will descend on South Australia for a five-day Training Camp

• Training Camp will culminate in a ‘Green v Gold’ match on ANZAC Day to officially open the new Football SA, State Centre for Football at Gepp’s Cross

The second Training Camp of 2022, with players from across the nation, including WA based players for the first time in two years, have been called in as the national team selectors continue to cast their eye across the next generation of Australian footballers.

Running from 20 – 26 April, the training camp sees the selection of 2005 and 2006 born players with a mix of new and returning players into the U17 environment.

“On the back of a successful camp for 2005 born players recently in Canberra, the upcoming camp in Adelaide gives the staff and I an opportunity to see another 30 players from the playing cohort,” said Dower.

“The message will be consistent as it was for the last camp, to come and soak up as much as they can and take as much as possible away from the experience. They will be encouraged to train and play with freedom and bring their individuality and creativity to the camp, and to enjoy the experience.

CommBank Junior Matildas set to return to camp in April 2022.

“The players will get an opportunity to see where their own game is at, take some feedback away to their training environments, put that into practice daily and work hard to improve themselves, on and off the pitch. Every day is an opportunity to be better than we were yesterday, and that process never ends.”

The Training Camp will culminate in a ‘Green v Gold’ public match at 3 pm (ACST) between the players on ANZAC Day, which will officially open the new Football South Australia State Centre for Football at Gepp’s Cross.

The match will be live-streamed around the country and provide another coach education opportunity around Talent Identification with Dower, the headliner in a Talent Identification Workshop.

“There are so many exciting players in this cohort already, some of the best players I have seen at their age, bar none. It’s our responsibility now to nurture that talent and provide them with the opportunities to continue to grow and develop, on and off the pitch.

“We’ll also be providing some professional development opportunities for the Football South Australia staff who are doing some really great work with these young players, with Adelaide United reaping the rewards in the Liberty A-League Women’s this year by making the finals for the first time.

CommBank Junior Matildas set to return to camp in April 2022.

“We want to continue to send a message to all players that we are looking to unearth talented players who we think can go on and become professionals and Matilda’s of the future. That’s where our gaze is; it’s on the future.”

COMMBANK JUNIOR MATILDAS SQUAD | APRIL 2022 | TRAINING CAMP

Name

Position

Club / MF

Isabella ACCARDO

Defender

Football Victoria NTC / Football Victoria

Ella ABDUL MASSIH

Defender

Football NSW Institute / Football NSW

Alexia APOSTOLAKIS

Defender

Football NSW Institute / Football NSW

Lily BARBER

Midfielder

SA NTC / Football South Australia

Margaret BARRETT

Forward

Football Queensland-QAS / Football Queensland

Tegan BERTOLISSIO

Defender

Football NSW Institute / Football NSW

Zara BOARD

Goalkeeper

Subiaco AFC / Football West

India BREIER

Forward

Football NSW Institute / Football NSW

Ava BRIEDIS

Midfielder

Football Victoria NTC / Football Victoria

Daisy BROWN

Forward

Football Queensland-QAS / Football Queensland

Mila BULIC

Defender

Football Victoria NTC / Football Victoria

Georgia CASSIDY

Midfielder

Hyundai NTC / Football West

Layne CHAPMAN

Goalkeeper

Brothers Townsville FC / Football Queensland

Sasha COOREY

Midfielder

SA NTC / Football South Australia

Jonti FISHER

Forward

Football Queensland-QAS / Football Queensland

Tahlia FRANCO

Goalkeeper

Football NSW Institute / Football NSW

Charlie GIBSON

Defender

Football Queensland-QAS / Football Queensland

Anabelle GHABACH

Midfielder

Football NSW Institute / Football NSW

Lara GOOCH

Midfielder

Newcastle Jets / Northern NSW Football

Zoe KARIPIDIS

Defender

Newcastle Jets / Northern NSW Football

Amali KINSELLA

Defender

Football Queensland-QAS / Football Queensland

Zara KRUGER

Midfielder

Lions FC / Football Queensland

Camila MADRIZ FIGUEROA

Forward

SA NTC / Football South Australia

Maia MARINKOVIC

Forward

Football Victoria NTC / Football Victoria

Avaani PRAKASH

Midfielder

Football NSW Institute / Football NSW

Mary STANIC-FLOODY

Midfielder

Football NSW Institute / Football NSW

Peta TRIMIS

Forward

Football NSW Institute / Football NSW

Chloe WALANDOUW

Defender

Newcastle Jets / Northern NSW Football

Hayley WELLINGTON

Defender

SA NTC / Football South Australia

Grace WILSON

Goalkeeper

SA NTC / Football South Australia

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