Victory trio named in Matildas World Cup squad
What a fantastic season it was for Melbourne Victory’s W-League team, finishing with a Premiers Plate, Jeff Hopkins being awarded Coach of the Year and Christine Nairn being awarded the Julie Dolan W-League Player of the Year. However, it does not end there. Three of Melbourne Victory’s stars, Laura Alleway, Emily Gielnik and Teigen Allen have been named in the Westfield Matildas 23 player squad for the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup.
This will be Emily Gielnik’s first appearance at the FIFA World Cup, whilst it is Teagan Allen’s second appearance and Laura Alleway’s third.
A fourth Victory player, Kyra Cooney-Cross is on standby for the squad.
Melbourne Victory is very proud of the achievement of these players and look forward to seeing them take on the likes of Italy, Brazil and Jamaica.