Olympic hopefuls base in Blacktown

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Qualifying for the Women’s Olympic soccer tournament got under way early in February with 4 nations hoping to take the next step to Tokyo.

With the Asian Football Confederation deciding to move the Olympic qualification tournament from China to Sydney due to fears over the coronavirus, Western Sydney Wanderers welcomed Chinese Taipei to its new Centre of Football at Rooty Hill.

Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM was on hand to welcome the team as they warmed up for their clash with the Westfield Matildas at Campbelltown Stadium later that week. Mayor Bleasdale and Deputy Mayor Julie Griffiths, a former national representative herself, greeted the whole squad, coaches, trainers and officials in welcoming them to Blacktown City.

Mayor Bleasdale and Deputy Mayor Griffiths were presented with a Chinese Taipei signed jersey.

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