The Soccer Ferns homecoming squad for 2 matches in Christchurch towards South Korea is headlined by 5 Cantabrians.
The 24-strong squad for the primary video games in New Zealand since 2018 contains Vic Esson, Meikayla Moore, Gabi Rennie, Ashleigh Ward and Kate Taylor will return to their hometown on Soccer Ferns obligation for the primary time.
The Soccer Ferns final performed in Christchurch in 1991.
The November window squad additionally marks a primary senior name up for Wellington Phoenix midfielder Grace Wisnewski.
Wisnewski, who impressed in her first A-League season with the Phoenix, is the most recent member of this yr’s Junior Soccer Ferns squad to obtain a senior call-up.
Wisnewski missed three Phoenix video games for psychological well being causes and when she returned to soccer after a psychological well being break she began all three of the Junior Soccer Ferns’ group matches on the FIFA U-20 Girls’s World Cup in Costa Rica in August, scoring their opening aim of the event.
Head coach Jitka Klimková was trying ahead to welcoming the midfielder to the Soccer Ferns.
“Grace has been a constant performer within the A-League and on the FIFA U-20 Girls’s World Cup. I all the time noticed her as an aggressive defender, however within the World Cup surroundings she additionally confirmed how harmful she goes ahead, particularly towards Colombia,” Klimková stated.
“I additionally wish to commend Grace on her bravery in speaking about her challenges on the finish of the A-League season…she has come again a lot stronger, and is usually a nice function mannequin for different younger gamers coming by means of.”
The Soccer Ferns final performed world 17-ranked South Korea in a two-game collection final November, securing Klimková’s first win as the top coach.
“The group’s trying ahead to attending to Christchurch, and enjoying in a metropolis the place we sadly will not have FIFA Girls’s World Cup video games subsequent yr,” Klimková stated.
“Our aim is to encourage by means of soccer, so having that unfold of video games throughout New Zealand over the subsequent yr will give extra individuals the chance to look at worldwide soccer.”
Soccer Ferns squad November 2022
Elizabeth Anton; Perth Glory, Australia (13/0)
Mackenzie Barry; Wellington Phoenix FC, NZ (1/0)
Katie Bowen; Unattached (85/3)
Claudia Bunge; Melbourne Victory FC, Australia (14/0)
Olivia Likelihood; Celtic FC, Scotland (35/1)
Daisy Cleverley; HB Køge, Denmark (22/2)
Ava Collins; St John’s College, USA (5/0)
Victoria Esson; Rangers FC, Scotland (10/0)
Ally Inexperienced; Vålerenga, Norway (2/0)
Jacqui Hand; Aland United, Finland (10/1)
Betsy Hassett; Wellington Phoenix FC, NZ (135/14)
Grace Jale; Canberra United, Australia (8/2)
Anna Leat; Aston Villa FC, England (9/0)
Meikayla Moore; Glasgow Metropolis FC, Scotland (58/4)
Erin Nayler; Umeå IK, Sweden (78/0)
Gabi Rennie; Arizona State College, USA (16/2)
Ali Riley; Angel Metropolis FC, USA (147/2)
Indiah-Paige Riley; Fortuna Hjørring, Denmark (3/0)
Emma Rolston; Avaldsnes IL, Norway (13/6)
Paige Satchell; Wellington Phoenix FC, NZ (33/2)
Malia Steinmetz; Western Sydney Wanderers, Australia (11/0)
Kate Taylor; Wellington Phoenix FC, NZ (5/0)
Ashleigh Ward; Southampton FC, England (2/0)
Grace Wisnewski; Wellington Phoenix FC, NZ, (0/0)*
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