Friday, September 26, 2014

Tasmania's Aimee Medwin gains national selection

Photo:  Aimee Medwin (circled) with the Tasmanian NTC Women's squad which will be going on a tour of China soon [PlessPix]

Talented Tasmanian female footballer Aimee Medwin has been selected to represent Australia in Malaysia at the Asian Football Confederation Under-16 Women’s Championships qualifying tournament.
Medwin, a product of Football Federation Tasmania’s successful National Training Centre Women’s Football Program, was one of just 23 players named yesterday by Australia’s head coach, Ante Juric.
The squad has been selected following three selection camps throughout September at the AIS in Canberra.
The tournament will be held in Melaka, Malaysia, from 4-8 October, with the team departing Sydney on Monday, 29 September.
"This is a magnificent achievement and is very significant for women’s football in Tasmania,” said FFT technical director, Spencer Prior. 
Photo:  Aimee Medwin has earned Australian representation [PlessPix]
Medwin is a very talented left-sided player for the NTC but has shown her value as a utility, capable of performing on both sides of the park and in either attacking or defending positions, an attribute that has caught the eye of national selectors after strong performances at the selection camps.
“For Aimee, this is just the beginning of, hopefully, a long journey in international football,” said Prior.
“She deserves this as she is not only a talented footballer but a great kid.
"Michael Edwards’s contribution towards her development shouldn’t go unnoticed as he has played a significant role in guiding her on this journey.
"With the development of women’s football high on FFT’s strategic plan, the appointment of Rani Cavarretta and the restructuring of the technical department around women’s football, it shows that there are opportunities for female footballers to be identified on the national stage if they apply themselves to their game the same way Aimee has.”

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