CommBank Matildas Squad Update

CommBank Matildas captain Sam Kerr will be unavailable for the final two internationals of 2023 after a foot injury ruled out the forward from Australia’s training camp and two-match series against Canada.

Following the weekend’s Women’s Super League action, Kerr joins Mackenzie Arnold (arm), Charlotte Grant (hamstring) and Holly McNamara (knee) on the sidelines and will remain at Chelsea WFC to receive treatment. 

Replacing Kerr will be midfielder Sarah Hunter with the 20-year-old earning her first senior national team call-up.

A former CommBank Young Matildas FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup captain and Sydney FC Premiership and Championship player, Hunter plies her club trade with UEFA Women’s Champions League side Paris FC.  After a strong start to the French Division 1 Féminine season, Paris FC currently sit second in the league behind Ellie Carpenter’s Olympique Lyon.

We can today confirm that Sam Kerr will not feature in Australia’s forthcoming international fixtures and will remain with the club for treatment on a foot injury.

— Chelsea FC Women (@ChelseaFCW) November 27, 2023

The 20-year-old has been a key member of the U23 Women’s National Team side over the past two years and joins Amy Sayer and Charlize Rule as part of the cohort of strongly performing U23 players to be rewarded with senior call ups.

Australia will take on the world number 10 at Starlight Stadium in Victoria on Friday, 1 December with kick off at 7.30pm PST (2 December at 2.30pm AEDT) before closing out the year at BC Place in Vancouver on Tuesday, 5 December with kick off at 7.00pm PST (6 December at 2.00pm AEDT).

The CommBank Matildas’ final internationals of 2023 will be available in Australia live and free on Network 10 and live on Paramount+.

COMMBANK MATILDAS | NOV/DEC 2023 INTERNATIONALS

Canada v CommBank Matildas  
Date: Friday, 1 December 2023 (local) / Saturday, 2 December (AEDT)  
Kick-off: 7.30pm PST (local) / 2.30pm (AEDT)  
Venue: Starlight Stadium, Langford, BC  
Broadcast: Network 10 and Paramount+

Canada v CommBank Matildas  
Date: Tuesday, 5 December 2023 (local) / Wednesday, 6 December (AEDT)  
Kick-off: 7.00pm PST (local) / 2.00pm (AEDT)  
Venue: BC Place, Vancouver, BC  
Broadcast: Network 10 and Paramount+

COMMBANK MATILDAS | SQUAD | NOV/DEC FIFA INTERNATIONAL WINDOW

NAME POSITIONCLUB CAPS (GOALS)JUNIOR CLUB /  
MEMBER FEDERATION
Ellie CARPENTERBackOlympique Lyon71 (4)Cowra and District JSC / Football New South Wales
Steph CATLEY (C)BackArsenal WFC120 (5)East Bentleigh, SE Cougars / Football Victoria 
Alex CHIDIACMidfielderTigres UANL Femenil32 (2)Croydon Kings/ Football South Australia 
Kyra COONEY-CROSSMidfielderArsenal WFC38 (0) Bli Bli United FC / Football Queensland
Caitlin FOORDForwardArsenal WFC118 (33) Warilla Wanderers / Football New South Wales 
Mary FOWLERMidfielderManchester City WFC46 (13) Leichhardt FC / Football Queensland 
Katrina GORRYMidfielderUnattached103 (17) Mount Gravatt Hawks FC / Football Queensland
Clare HUNTBackParis Saint-Germain FC15 (0)Grenfell Junior Soccer Club / Football New South Wales
Sarah HUNTERMidfielderParis FC0 (0)Northbridge FC / Football NSW
Alanna KENNEDYBackManchester City WFC117 (9)Campbelltown Cobras SC / Football New South Wales
Aivi LUIKBackBK Häcken43 (1)Palm Beach SC / Football Queensland
Teagan MICAHGoalkeeperLiverpool WFC15 (0) Brisbane Blue, Brisbane Central / Football Queensland
Courtney NEVINBackLeicester City WFC26 (0) Oakville Ravens SC / Football New South Wales 
Clare POLKINGHORNEBackVittsjö GIK164 (16) Wynnum Wolves, Capalaba Bulldogs / Football Queensland 
Hayley RASOForwardReal Madrid Femenino80 (15)Palm Beach SC / Football Queensland
Charlize RULEForwardBrighton & Hove Albion FC0 (0)Queens Park FC / Football New South Wales
Amy SAYERMidfielderKristianstads DFF9 (0)Northbridge FC / Football New South Wales
Remy SIEMSENForwardLeicester City FC6 (0)Manly United / Football New South Wales
Emily VAN EGMONDMidfielderNewcastle Jets on loan from San Diego Wave FC137 (31)Dudley Redhead United FC / Northern NSW Football
Clare WHEELERMidfielderEverton WFC17 (1)Adamstown Rosebud / Northern NSW Football
Lydia WILLIAMSGoalkeeperMelbourne Victory FC103 (0) Tuggeranong, Woden Valley / Capital Football  
Jada WHYMANGoalkeeperSydney FC0 (0)Tolland Football Club / Football New South Wales
Tameka YALLOPMidfielderBrisbane Roar FC117 (13)Mudgeeraba SC / Football Queensland 
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