Apostolakis named in CommBank Young Matildas squad for August Camp

CommBank Young Matildas head coach Leah Blayney has named a 28-player squad for a six-day training camp commencing today in Sydney.

The assembly presents an opportunity for a host of uncapped youth representative players to show their quality as Australia
commences their preparations for the AFC U-20 Women’s Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2024™.

The U-20 Women’s National Team booked their place in the Finals following victories over Lebanon, IR Iran, and Vietnam
in June to top Group B of the second round of qualification.

Following intensive scouting at July’s NTC Challenge and across the nation over the last eight weeks, Blayney is excited
about the chance to see some new faces in the national team environment.

“Qualification for next year’s tournament now provides us with some valuable time to search the nation for additional players
who can be beneficial to our campaign in Uzbekistan,” Blayney said.

“As the CommBank Matildas’ achievements at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ have shown, there are some incredibly talented young players in Australia and the future is bright. We want to give them the chance to continue developing their qualities in a high-performance environment with staff who deeply care about their progression.”

“It’s also an opportunity for further team cohesion for those players who have been with us consistently since last September. Another focus for us is constructing tactical flexibility within the team as we build towards the AFC U-20 Women’s Asian Cup. A chance to impart and embed our principles early is one we want to fully utilise.”

August’s squad has seven new faces with representation from six different Member Federations and close to 20 different


Josie ALLANForwardNewcastle Jets FC Academy | Northern NSW Football
Alexia APOSTOLAKISDefenderBankstown City Lions FC on loan from Western Sydney Wanderers FC| Football NSW
Tegan BERTOLISSIODefenderMacarthur Rams | Football NSW
Claudia CICCOForwardAPIA Leichhardt FC | Football NSW
Rosie CURTISMidfielderBox Hill United FC | Football Victoria
Anika DOVASTONMidfielderFV Emerging | Football Victoria
Jonti FISHERForwardQAS | Football Queensland
Tahlia FRANCOGoalkeeperFootball NSW Institute | Football NSW
Daniela GALICMidfielderFuture Matildas NSW | Football NSW
Sasha GROVEForwardIllawarra Stingrays FC | Capital Football
Milan HAMMONDForwardNewcastle Jets FC Academy | Northern NSW Football
Fiorina IARIAForwardCalder United | Football Victoria
Kahli JOHNSONForwardManly United FC | Football NSW
Grace JOHNSTONMidfielderWA NTC | Football West
Zoe KARIPIDISDefenderNewcastle Jets FC Academy | Northern NSW Football
Zara KRUGERMidfielderLions FC | Football Queensland
Tanika LALAForwardWA NTC | Football West
Chloe LINCOLNGoalkeeperCanberra Croatia Football Club on loan from Canberra United | Football NSW
Maya LOBODefenderMacarthur Rams | Football NSW
Alana MURPHYMidfielderBlacktown Spartans FC | Football Victoria
Jessika NASHDefenderBulls FC Academy | Football NSW
Ava PIAZZADefenderHeidelberg United FC | Football NSW
Natalie PICAKGoalkeeperCalder United | Football Victoria
Avaani PRAKASHMidfielderBulls FC Academy | Football NSW
Sienna SAVESKAMidfielderFootball NSW Institute | Football NSW
Naomi THOMAS-CHINNAMADefenderBlacktown Spartans FC | Football Victoria
Peta TRIMISForwardBulls FC Academy | Football NSW
Chloe WALANDOUWDefenderNewcastle Jets FC Academy | Northern NSW Football