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Murray, Wilson, and Coorey selected for Young Matildas camp

Emilia Murray playing for Adelaide United.

Emilia Murray, Grace Wilson, and Sasha Coorey have been selected by Leah Blayney for an upcoming Young Matildas camp in Blacktown, Sydney.

Blayney has assembled a 31-player squad featuring returning players who participated in August’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022™, members of the 2022 AFF U-18 Women’s championship-winning side and some fresh faces in the new national team set-up.

“It is tremendously exciting to start a new cycle with the CommBank Young Matildas,” said Blayney. “The performances of the players at last month’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup™ demonstrated just how much talent there is in Australian women’s football, and I can’t wait to start harnessing the next cohort.”

“Being our first camp of this cycle, we’re bringing together some of the players we have identified in various spaces over the last 12-18 months. It has been an extensive search with players coming from NPL competitions across the country, 2021/2022 Liberty A-League Women’s environments, school football championships and those who have previously performed well during national team call-ups.”

“This really is a further talent identification opportunity for us and where we can lay some groundwork for what players require in their home environments to ensure when they enter the national team, they are in a position to perform at their best.”

Players born on or after 1 January 2004 are age-eligible for the biennial FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup™ with the next edition held in 2024. The first training camp features 10 players in 2004, 11 in 2005 and 10 in 2006.

September’s initial squad compromises of players from seven different Member Federations with 13 players currently committed to A-League Women’s sides for the 2022/23 season.

NamePositionClub / Member Federation
Sasha COOREY Midfielder Adelaide United / Football South Australia 
Emilia MURRAY Forward Adelaide United / Football South Australia 
Grace WILSON Goalkeeper Adelaide United / Football South Australia 
Ella ABDUL MASSIH Midfielder Western Sydney Wanderers FC / Football NSW 
Claire ADAMS Forward Newcastle Jets FC / Northern NSW Football 
Josie ALLAN Forward Newcastle Jets FC / Northern NSW Football 
Alexia APOSTOLAKIS Defender Western Sydney Wanderers / Football NSW 
Tegan BERTOLISSIO Defender Football NSW Institute / Football NSW 
Ava BRIEDIS Midfielder Melbourne Victory FC / Football Victoria 
Georgia CASSIDY  Midfielder Football West NTC / Football West 
Amy CHESSARI Midfielder Football NSW Institute / Football NSW 
Naomi CHINNAMA Defender Melbourne City FC / Football Victoria 
Claudia CICCO  Defender APIA Leichhardt FC / Football NSW 
Heidi DENNIS  Defender Football Queensland-QAS / Football Queensland 
Jynaya DOS SANTOS  Forward Sydney FC / Football NSW 
Gemma FERRIS  Defender Football NSW Institute / Football NSW 
Tahlia FRANCO Goalkeeper Football NSW Institute / Football NSW 
Daniela GALIC  Midfielder Football NSW Institute / Football NSW 
Sasha GROVE Forward Canberra United FC / Capital Football 
Kahli JOHNSON Forward Western United / Football NSW 
Caitlin KARIC Forward FV Emerging Matildas / Football Victoria 
Zoe KARIPIDIS Defender Newcastle Jets FC / Northern NSW Football 
Zara KRUGER Midfielder Lions FC / Football Queensland 
Tanika LALA Forward Football West NTC / Football West 
Maya LOBO Defender Football NSW Institute / Football NSW 
Chloe LINCOLN Goalkeeper Canberra United FC / Capital Football 
Tijan MCKENNA Midfielder Heidelberg United FC / Football West 
Silver-Bell MORRIS Defender Western United FC / Football Victoria 
Ella O’GRADY Forward Football Queensland-QAS / Football Queensland 
Sienna SAVESKA Midfielder Football NSW Institute / Football NSW 
Peta TRIMIS Defender Football NSW Institute / Football NSW