Six Sky Blues named in Australian U23 Women’s Squad

Australian U23 Women’s National Team head coach Melissa Andreatta has named 22 players to a training camp hosted in Brisbane next week and six Sydney FC players feature. 

Congratulations to Kirsty Fenton, Mackenzie Hawkesby, Sarah Hunter, Princess Ibini, Charlotte McLean and Charlie Rule who have been named in the 22 player squad.

Taking place from 8 – 21 May, the assembly will be the first for the team in 2023 and will be held at the CommBank Matildas’ FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ Team Base Camp, Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre.

Mackenzie, Hunter and Ibini all included in squad

Andreatta expressed her anticipation of the domestic-based U23 squad coming together.   

“Watching their strong performances over the 2022/23 A-League Women’s season fills me with excitement to bring this group together for another training camp,” Andreatta said.   

“The U23 program was introduced to provide the education and support to these players to assist them in making the step to senior international football.  A lot has changed since we last met and I have been impressed with how they have grown over the past 12 months and gained invaluable match minutes in their club environments.”  

All 22 members of the squad for the training camp played in the recent A-League Women’s season with nine different clubs represented from across Australia.

Full squad:

Alexia APOSTOLAKIS Defender Western Sydney Wanderers | Football NSW 
Katie  BOWLER Midfielder Adelaide United | Football SA 
Alana CERNE Defender Western United | Football Victoria 
Kirsty FENTON Defender Sydney FC | Northern NSW  
Isabella  FOLETTA Defender Perth Glory | Football NSW 
Daniela GALIC Midfielder Melbourne City | Football NSW 
Annalee GROVE Goalkeeper Adelaide United | Northern NSW 
Mackenzie  HAWKESBY Midfielder Sydney FC | Football NSW 
Bryleeh HENRY Forward Melbourne City | Football NSW 
Laura HUGHES Midfielder Canberra United | Capital Football 
Sarah  HUNTER Midfielder Sydney FC | Football NSW 
Princess IBINI Forward Sydney FC | Football NSW 
Kahli JOHNSON Forward Western United | Football NSW 
Chloe LINCOLN Goalkeeper Canberra United | Football NSW 
Hana LOWRY Midfielder Perth Glory | Football West 
Charlotte MCLEAN Defender Sydney FC | Football NSW 
Holly MCNAMARA Forward Melbourne City | Football NSW 
Jessika NASH Defender Melbourne Victory | Football NSW 
Jamilla RANKIN Defender Brisbane Roar | Northern NSW 
Charlize RULE Defender Sydney FC | Football NSW 
Ella TONKIN Defender Adelaide United | Football SA 
Kaitlyn  TORPEY Defender Melbourne City | Football QLD