Wilson selected for CommBank Junior Matildas SA camp

Grace Wilson

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. 

The second Training Camp of 2022 sees players from across the nation, including WA based players for the first time in two years, 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.

“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 3pm (ACST) between the players on ANZAC Day at the new Football South Australia State Centre for Football at Gepps Cross.

The match will be live-streamed around the country and provide another coach education opportunity around Talent Identification.

“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.

“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 Matildas of the future,” she said.


NamePositionClub / MF
Isabella ACCARDODefenderFootball Victoria NTC / Football Victoria
Ella ABDUL MASSIHDefenderFootball NSW Institute / Football NSW
Alexia APOSTOLAKISDefenderFootball NSW Institute / Football NSW
Lily BARBERMidfielderSA NTC / Football South Australia
Margaret BARRETTForwardFootball Queensland-QAS / Football Queensland
Tegan BERTOLISSIODefenderFootball NSW Institute / Football NSW
Zara BOARDGoalkeeperSubiaco AFC / Football West
India BREIERForwardFootball NSW Institute / Football NSW
Ava BRIEDISMidfielderFootball Victoria NTC / Football Victoria
Daisy BROWNForwardFootball Queensland-QAS / Football Queensland
Mila BULICDefenderFootball Victoria NTC / Football Victoria
Georgia CASSIDYMidfielderHyundai NTC / Football West
Layne CHAPMANGoalkeeperBrothers Townsville FC / Football Queensland
Sasha COOREYMidfielderSA NTC / Football South Australia
Jonti FISHERForwardFootball Queensland-QAS / Football Queensland
Tahlia FRANCOGoalkeeperFootball NSW Institute / Football NSW
Charlie GIBSONDefenderFootball Queensland-QAS / Football Queensland
Anabelle GHABACHMidfielderFootball NSW Institute / Football NSW
Lara GOOCHMidfielderNewcastle Jets / Northern NSW Football
Zoe KARIPIDISDefenderNewcastle Jets / Northern NSW Football
Amali KINSELLADefenderFootball Queensland-QAS / Football Queensland
Zara KRUGERMidfielderLions FC / Football Queensland
Camila MADRIZ FIGUEROAForwardSA NTC / Football South Australia
Maia MARINKOVICForwardFootball Victoria NTC / Football Victoria
Avaani PRAKASHMidfielderFootball NSW Institute / Football NSW
Mary STANIC-FLOODYMidfielderFootball NSW Institute / Football NSW
Peta TRIMISForwardFootball NSW Institute / Football NSW
Chloe WALANDOUWDefenderNewcastle Jets / Northern NSW Football
Hayley WELLINGTONDefenderSA NTC / Football South Australia
Grace WILSONGoalkeeperSA NTC / Football South Australia