A new era of football furns, Jitka Klimková named the first team to compete in Canada for Olympic champions on October 24th and 27th, with new blood, a familiar face revival, and a future that will characterize 22 teams. It starts with looking.
Six players, Amelia Abbott, Aniera Jensen, Ava Collins, Jackie Hand, Sam Tauhal and Talia Herman Watt, have been nominated for the first time on the Soccer Ferns team. The Canada tour also shows the return of Hanna Blake and Maggie Jenkins, who made their debut against Thailand in November 2017. All eight play in the US college system.
Centurion Rosie White, who returned to training at Club OL Reign, was nominated for the team because he was unable to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to illness.
Due to MIQ considerations, players based in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Australia were not available for this tour selection, but Abby Erceg was not available for personal reasons.
Therefore, while the global situation has raised some challenges in choosing her first football Ferns team, head coach Jitka Klimková is not in a hurry.
“This is the beginning of preparations for 2023. Here we want to expand our player base and consider who can participate within the Home World Cup,” she says.
“We were unable to select some players due to quarantine requirements when returning to New Zealand and Australia, but this opened up opportunities for other players. Give more players the opportunity to enter the Ferns environment. I’m really happy to be there, and see if they are ready to step up to New Zealand International Football. “
Rosie White’s return and the experience she brings are also valuable, says Klimkova.
“I’m particularly pleased that Rosie can be re-elected. Obviously, it was very difficult for her to miss the Olympics. I’m happy to take advantage of her experience in the series with the Olympic champions.
“It’s a shame that Abby can’t take this tour, but I fully understand that she needs to be with the North Carolina Courage Team at this time.”
Many UK-based ferns return to camp with a well-shaped run. Ria Percival has been named twice on the Barclays FAWSL team this week so far this season, and her club Tottenham Hotspur is in third place in the women’s super league international break. Liverpool FC of Mayeira Moore has also started the season strongly, entering the second place international break at the FA Women’s Championship table and chasing the promotion.
North of the border, Olivia Chance settled down in Celtic FC, scoring three goals and scoring three assists in the first season with Gills, who was third in the Scottish Women’s Premier League.
The team also has another member on the Young Football Ferns side who won the bronze medal at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, Ferns Annalito, Gavileny and Maggie Jenkins with midfielder Amelia Abbott capped. Camp newcomer Aniera Jensen was waiting for the historic team.
Klimková is pleased to begin integrating more players from the campaign into the team.
“Whether you have one or 100 caps, this is an opportunity for these young players to come in and play against older players. Being in this camp prepares them to play against the Olympic champions. I will challenge .. “
22 Soccer Ferns Team:
Victoria Esson, Abalsness IL, 3/0
Anna Leat, West Ham United, 5/0
Erin Naylor, not connected, 73/0
CJ Bott, Vålerenga, 27/1
Katie Bowen, KC, 73/3
Tahlia Herman-Watt, Arizona State University, 0/0 *
Maykeila Moore, Liverpool FC, 44/3
Ali Riley, Orlando Pride, 137/1
Amelia Abbott, University of Texas, 0/0 *
University of Michigan Hannah Blake, 2/0
Daisy Cleverly, Georgetown University, 12/2
Betsy Hassett, Stjarnan, 123/13
Aniera Jensen, University of the Pacific, 0/0 *
Ria Percival, Tottenham Hotspur, 153/14
Emma Rolleston, Arna Bjornner, 6/6
Olivia Chance, Celtic FC, 22/1
Ava Collins, St. John’s University, 0/0 *
Jacqui Hand, Colorado College, 0/0 *
Maggie Jenkins, University of Central Florida, 1/0
Gavileny, Indiana University, 3/1
Sam Tauhal, University of Iowa, 0/0 *
Rosie White, OL Reign, 109/24
* Debut Soccer Ferns Team
Match schedule vs CanadaOctober 24, 8 am (NZT), Ottawa, Ontario (TD Place)
October 27, 12:30 pm (NZT), Montreal, Quebec (Saputo Stadium)
Six newcomers nominated by the Football Ferns team to face the Olympic champion
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