Lady Reds’ 2011/12 squad announced

Football Federation SA is pleased to announce the Adelaide United squad for the Westfield W-League 2011/12 season.

Football Federation SA is pleased to announce the Adelaide United squad for the Westfield W-League 2011/12 season.

FFSA Head of Women-s Football and Adelaide United WWL coach David Edmondson unveiled the squad at the FFSA Women-s and Girls- Awards Night on Friday, October 14. The squad is comprised predominantly of young, local talent, but will be led by three highly experienced internationals.

New Zealand international Abby Erceg was named captain while fellow Kiwi Anna Green will make her debut in the WWL and USA striker Ashleigh Gunning returns for her second season with Adelaide United.

The Lady Reds have a total of 10 players under the age of 21 including Australia Westfield Women-s U17 trio Emma Checker, Grace Henry and Ebony Philcox who are all set to make their national league debut, while Daniela Di Bartolo, Vanessa Reed and Katherine Ebbs have also been selected for their maiden WWL season.

Ruth Wallace, Rachael Quigley, Marijana Rajcic, Angela Fimmano, Donna Cockayne, Georgia Macri, Nenita Burgess, Sian McLaren, Leanne Slater, Greta French-Kennedy and Kristi Harvey all have W-League experience and will be eager to improve on last year-s performance.

Adelaide United kick-off their Westfield W-League campaign against Canberra United on Saturday, October 22 at Hindmarsh Stadium in a curtain raiser to the Hyundai A-League match between Adelaide United and Sydney FC.

Adelaide United 2011/12 W-League Squad Sian McLAREN (gk), Ruth WALLACE, Anna GREEN (NZ), Daniela BARTOLO, Abby ERCEG (NZ), Ebony PHILCOX, Racheal QUIGLEY, Leanne SLATER, Marijana RAJCIC, Angela FIMMANO, Ashleigh GUNNING (USA), Greta FRENCH-KENNEDY, Vanessa REED, Donna COCKAYNE, Emma CHECKER, Grace HENRY, Katherine EBBS, Georgia MACRI, Nenita BURGESS, Kristi HARVEY (gk)