Harrison Honoured With Young Matildas Role


After impressing in the Westfield W-League 2014 season so far, Sydney FC youngster Amy Harrison has carried her form over to the national stage as she helped steer the Westfield Young Matildas to a convincing win over Hong Kong on Wednesday.

Highlighting the 6-0 victory in the first group match of the AFC U-19 Asian Cup qualifiers, Harrison was handed the captains armband, and the 18 year old spoke of how honoured she was to lead out the national side.

“It’s an amazing honour [to captain the national team],” she said.

“I wasn’t expecting it. Being named captain is something very special, it is amazing and something you can’t describe and put it into words.

“I’m very pleased to get off to a good start. To start with a win is always positive but now we know we have to build on that.

“Realistically this was our first proper game together so it was always going to be difficult combining with each other but we showed we have great potential.”

Harrison has found herself in more advanced positons on the field after a shift in positon during the offseason and the young Sky Blue capped off her first match as captain with a goal as she scored the team’s second of the match. 

The young Sky Blue was on target again two days later as she scored the final goal in the Young Matildas 19-0 rout of Singapore on Friday.

“It’s an amazing feeling, something you can’t really describe but you just take it as it comes,” she said.

“Being an attacking midfielder here you are expected to create chances and take your chances. It’s just about converting them, and luckily I got one.”

Away with Olivia Price and Natalie Tobin, the three Sky Blues are still keeping tabs on their Westfield W-League fortunes. With Sydney FC facing Canberra United at McKellar Park on Sunday (kick off 3pm), Harrison said the girls would be keeping an eye on the match.

“Nat, Liv and I will definitely be watching the game,” she said.

“We all have complete faith in them and know they’ll do well. There’s a few changes but we have no doubt everyone will step up and hopefully take the three points in an important game.”

Sydney FC are next in Westfield W-League action against Canberra United at McKellar Park on Sunday 9th November (kick off 3pm). Catch the match LIVE on ABC 1 or follow @SydneyFC for match updates.