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Bridge Announces Roster For Italy Series

Posted on 24 May 2002 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Ottawa, Ontario - Canada's Women's Under-19 Head Coach Ian Bridge today announced his 20-player roster for a training camp and three-game series against Italy in the Toronto area from May 26-June 5.

The Canadians will play their first of nine warm-up games for the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship on May 30 in Burlington, Ontario followed by games on June 2 in Vaughan, Ontario and June 4 in Oshawa, Ontario. All three games will be against the Italian Under-19 national team.

"Italy has consistently been one of the powers in Europe,” said Bridge. “They only missed out on playing in the final round of the UEFA Championships through a 3-2 loss to France - the runner up to Germany in the final qualifying round. So this series of three games will give me a chance to see how we are progressing, and how we will compete against a top European team. I look forward also to having Christine Sinclair available for her first international games with the U-19s as well as all the players who have gained invaluable experience this spring playing with the senior World Cup team.

When I first learned that Canada had been awarded the U-19 World Championships, my plan was to have our preparation for the tournament as a series of international games right across Canada, preferably in cities that have not hosted international games before. Now that the draw has been made and we know our opponents in Edmonton, we can very soon finalize our program of games. This spring and summer will be an exciting time for women's soccer not just in Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria, but right across Canada."

The FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship takes place from August 17 - September 1 in Edmonton, Victoria and Vancouver.

Canada's game schedule:

Thursday, May 30 vs Italy\t- Sherwood Forest Park, Burlington, ON (7:00 pm)
Sunday, June 2 vs Italy - Dufferin District Park, Vaughan, ON (2:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, June 4 vs Italy - Civic Stadium, Oshawa, ON (7:30 p.m.)

UNDER-19 WOMEN'S TEAM ROSTER
Name\tPos.\tHometown\tD.O.B.
Erin McLeod\tGK\tCalgary, AB\t02/26/83
Jessica Hussey\tGK\tKanata, ON\t09/02/83
Sasha Andrews\tD\tEdmonton, AB\t02/14/83
Robin Gayle\tD\tMississauga, ON\t10/31/85
Christina Kahlina\tD\tSherwood Park, AB\t03/29/83
Erin MacCallum\tD\tCalgary, AB\t08/26/83
Heather Smith\tD\tNew Westminister, BC\t07/26/83
Myriam Gousse\tM\tBrossard, QC\t05/23/85
Sarah Kozey\tM/F\tHalifax, NS\t04/16/84
Caroline Vaillancourt\tM/F\tCharlesbourg, QC\t02/02/85
Melanie Booth\tM\tBurlington, ON\t08/24/84
Candace Chapman\tM/F\tAjax, ON\t04/02/83
Clare Rustad\tM\tSalt Spring Island, BC\t04/27/83
Kara Lang\tF\tOakville, ON\t10/22/86
Amy Vermeulen\tF\tSaskatoon, SK\t11/23/83
Carmelina Moscato\tF\tMississauga, ON\t05/02/84
Britanny Timko\tF\tCoquitlam, BC\t09/05/85
Michelle Rowe\tF\tCalgary, AB\t05/17/84
Christine Sinclair\tF\tBurnaby, BC\t06/12/83
Katie Thorlakson\tM\tLangley, BC\t01/14/85
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STAFF
Clive Wilkinson\t\tHead of Delegation
Ian Bridge\t\tHead Coach
Lewis Page\t\tAssistant Coach
Shel Brodsgaard\t\tGoalkeeper coach
Madeline Hunter\t\tPhysiotherapist
Cristy Cunningham\tManager
Sophie Drolet\t\tObserver

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