Andrews selected for women’s talent ID camp


Melissa Andreatta has named an extended 26-player domestic-based squad for the second Women’s Talent Identification Camp to be held in Sydney from 4 – 7 May 2021.

With the Matildas earlier this month drawn in Group G of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Women’s Football Tournament, attention has shifted to focused preparations for the tournament.

The second Women’s Talent Identification Camp assists in that process as Tony Gustavsson and Melissa Andreatta work towards selecting the final 18 player squad for Tokyo.

“Last November we expressed a commitment to craft more opportunities for Australian-based players to demonstrate their ability to enhance the national team and I am delighted that we are able to deliver on this commitment,” Andreatta said.

“Many of the selected players were in contention to be a part of the April FIFA window before the health and safety protocols enforced deemed them ineligible. It has been fantastic to see how they have responded to the disappointment and highlights the character in the group.”

“This Women’s Talent ID Camp is part of raft of initiatives Football Australia have put into effect to create high performance environments to allow for excellence to shine.”

The 26 players selected have been invited on the back of strong performances in the November 2020 camp, eye-catching appearances in the W-League and through the enhanced scouting network – across all age groups – of the women’s national team program.

26-Player Training Squad 

Name. 2020/21 W-League Club. Position. Caps (goals)

Tara ANDREWS Newcastle Jets Forward 2 (0)

Melina AYRES Melbourne Victory Forward –

Melindaj BARBIERI Melbourne Victory Midfielder –

Angela BEARD Melbourne Victory Defender –

Alex CHIDIAC Melbourne City Midfielder 17 (1)

Emily CONDON Adelaide United Midfielder 1 (0)

Kyra COONEY-CROSS Melbourne Victory Midfielder –

Caitlin COOPER Western Sydney Wanderers Defender 10 (2)

Isobel DALTON Brisbane Roar Midfielder –

Lisa DE VANNA Melbourne Victory Forward 150 (47)

Polly DORAN Melbourne Victory Midfielder –

Nickoletta FLANNERY Canberra United Forward –

Winonah HEATLEY Brisbane Roar Defender –

Laura HUGHES Canberra United Midfielder –

Sally JAMES Canberra United Goalkeeper –

Rachel LOWE Sydney FC Forward 1 (0)

Jenna MCCORMICK Melbourne City Defender 4 (0)

Matilda MCNAMARA Adelaide United Defender –

Jessika NASH Canberra United Defender –

Courtney NEVIN Western Sydney Wanderers Defender –

Jamilla RANKIN Brisbane Roar Defender –

Remy SIEMSEN Sydney FC Forward –

Clare WHEELER Sydney FC Midfielder –

Jada WHYMAN Sydney FC Goalkeeper –

Sarah WILLACY Western Sydney Wanderers Goalkeeper –

Georgia YEOMAN-DALE Western Sydney Wanderers Defender 5 (0)