Hunt named in CommBank Matildas provisional squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™

Football Australia today announced the CommBank Matildas 29-player Provisional Squad that will participate in the final preparations for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™. 

Australia will commence their FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ campaign against the Republic of Ireland on 20 July at Stadium Australia in Sydney before meeting Nigeria (27 July) at Brisbane Stadium, and completing their group play against Canada (31 July) at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. 

CommBank Matildas’ Head Coach Tony Gustavsson said the Provisional Squad reflects a significant commitment and hard work from players and staff over the past two and half years. 

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“From the first day of our first training session in 2021, we said it would take 23 in 23 for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ and everyone would have a role to play in that journey,” Gustavsson said.

“What we have seen is that it has actually taken more than 23 players to bring us to this moment and for that reason I am thrilled to work with the players named in this Provisional Squad during the final phase of our preparation. 

“I have been impressed by their full commitment at every step, and now we have the chance to fine-tune and solidify our gameplan ahead of a phenomenally exciting couple of weeks.”

A general view as players of Australia celebrate after defeating England during the Women's International Friendly match between England and Australia at Gtech Community Stadium on April 11, 2023 in Brentford, England. (Photo: Daniela Torres / SPP)
A general view as players of Australia celebrate after defeating England during the Women’s International Friendly match between England and Australia at Gtech Community Stadium on April 11, 2023 in Brentford, England. (Photo: Daniela Torres / SPP)

“I would like to also take this opportunity to thank the Federation, my dedicated national team staff and the clubs for the support given to provide the players the platform to be as best prepared for the tournament of a lifetime,” Gustavsson concluded.   

Members of the CommBank Matildas Provisional Squad and staff will assemble on the Gold Coast, Queensland, to complete the final preparations for the tournament in a closed high-performance environment. 

Australia will then move to Melbourne where they will host world number five France in their final pre-World Cup tune-up at Marvel Stadium on Friday, 14 July 2023 with the match set to kick off at 7.30 pm AEST. Tickets are still available at ticketmaster.com.au.

Full coverage of the ‘Send Off’ Match will be broadcast live on 10 Bold, 10 Play and Paramount+. 


Mackenzie ARNOLDGoalkeeperWest Ham United FC34 (0)Burleigh / Football Queensland 
Ellie CARPENTERBackOlympique Lyon61 (3)Cowra and District / Football New South Wales
Steph CATLEYBackArsenal FC109 (3)East Bentleigh, SE Cougars / Football Victoria 
Alex CHIDIACMidfielderRacing Louisville FC26 (2)Croydon Kings/ Football South Australia  
Kyra COONEY-CROSSMidfielderHammarby IF27 (0)Bli Bli United FC / Football Queensland
Larissa CRUMMERForwardSK Brann33 (4)Peninsula Power / Football Queensland  
Caitlin FOORDForwardArsenal WFC108 (29)Warilla Wanderers / Football New South Wales 
Mary FOWLERForwardManchester City FC36 (9) Leichhardt / Football Queensland 
Emily GIELNIKForwardUnattached57 (11)Redlands United / Football Queensland
Katrina GORRYMidfielderVittsjö GIK93 (17) Mt Gravatt Hawks / Football Queensland
Charlotte GRANTBackVittsjö GIK18 (1) Cumberland United Women’s FC / Football South Australia 
Clare HUNTBackWestern Sydney Wanderers FC5 (0)Grenfell Junior Soccer Club / Football New South Wales
Alanna KENNEDYBackManchester City FC108 (8)Campbelltown Cobras / Football New South Wales
Sam KERRForwardChelsea WFC120 (63) Western Knights / Football West 
Chloe LOGARZOMidfielderWestern United FC55 (8) Carlingford Redbacks / Football New South Wales
Aivi LUIKBackBK Häcken42 (1)Palm Beach SC / Football Queensland 
Teagan MICAHGoalkeeperFC Rosengård14 (0)Brisbane Blue, Brisbane Central / Football Queensland
Courtney NEVINBackLeicester City on loan from Hammarby IF21 (0)Oakville Ravens / Football New South Wales
Clare POLKINGHORNEBackVittsjö GIK156 (16)Wynnum Wolves, Capalaba / Football Queensland 
Hayley RASOForwardUnattached70 (12)Banora Point / Football Queensland
Amy SAYERMidfielderStanford University6 (0)Northbridge FC / Football New South Wales
Remy SIEMSENForwardLeicester City FC6 (0)Manly United / Football New South Wales
Kyah SIMONForwardUnattached111 (29)Quakers Hill, Hills Brumbies / Football New South Wales
Emily VAN EGMONDMidfielderSan Diego Wave FC127 (30)Dudley-Redhead / Northern NSW Football
Cortnee VINEForwardSydney FC16 (3)Peninsula Power FC / Football Queensland
Clare WHEELERMidfielderEverton WFC13 (0)Adamstown Rosebud / Northern NSW Football
Jada WHYMANGoalkeeperSydney FC0 (0)Tolland football Club / Football New South Wales
Lydia WILLIAMSGoalkeeperBrighton & Hove Albion FC102 (0)Tuggeranong, Woden Valley / Capital Football  
Tameka YALLOPMidfielderSK Brann112 (12)Mudgeeraba / Football Queensland

FIXTURES | GROUP B | FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

Australia v Republic of Ireland
Date: 20 July 2023
Venue:  Stadium Australia, Sydney/Wangal
Kick-off Time: 8:00 pm (AEST)

Australia v Nigeria
Date: 27 July 2023
Venue: Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane/Meanjin
Kick-off Time: 8:00 pm (AEST)

Canada v Australia
Date: 31 July 2023
Venue: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne/Naarm
Kick-off Time: 8:00 pm (AEST)