Glory trio make Westfield Matildas squad

Westfield Matildas coach Tom Sermanni has selected three Perth Glory Women players in his 18-player squad to compete in the upcoming Peace Queen Cup.

Westfield Matildas coach Tom Sermanni has selected three Perth Glory Women players in his 18-player squad to compete in the upcoming Peace Queen Cup.

Katie Gill, Westfield Matildas vice-captain Collette McCallum and U20 Australian Footballer of the Year Sam Kerr will all take part in the six nation tournament to be held in Korea.

The team will then have a friendly against reigning FIFA Women-s World Cup champions Germany in Wolfsburg on October 8.

The Westfield Matildas will face Mexico and Taiwan in Group B at the 2010 Peace Queen Cup with Korea Republic, England and New Zealand making up Group A.

The winners from each group will advance to the Final in Suwon.

Sermanni says the Peace Queen Cup and Germany friendly will serve as great preparation for next year-s FIFA Women-s World Cup.

“All of our players are in full training for the Westfield W-League so the team is fit and ready to play,” said Sermanni.

“Hopefully our European based players come back fresh as the team will only have a couple of days to prepare before the first match against Mexico on October 17.

“This should be a good test for us as Mexico are in final preparations for their World Cup qualifiers and of course Germany will be our biggest test since the Asian Cup and will give me a good understanding of where we stand and what we need to focus on before June 2011.”

Perth Glory Women-s opening match in the 2010/11 Westfield W-League season will be at home to Canberra United at Inglewood-s 6PR Stadium on Sunday November 7.

Westfield Matildas squad for 2010 Peace Queen Cup and Germany friendly

1. Melissa BARBIERI (captain) - Melbourne Victory 4. Clare POLKINGHORNE - Brisbane Roar 5. Lauren COLTHORPE - Fortuna Hjørring /Brisbane Roar 6. Servet UZUNLAR - Fortuna Hjørring /Sydney FC 8. Caitlin MUNOZ - Canberra United 12. Kathryn GILL - LdB Malmo /Perth Glory 13. Thea SLATYER - Newcastle Jets 14. Collette MCCALLUM (vice-captain) - Perth Glory 15. Sally SHIPARD - Canberra United 16. Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT - Brisbane Roar 17. Kyah SIMON - Sydney FC 18. Lydia WILLIAMS - Canberra United 19. Leena KHAMIS - Sydney FC 22. Samantha KERR - Perth Glory 23. Kim CARROLL - Brisbane Roar 24. Tameka BUTT - Brisbane Roar 27. Aivi LUIK - Brisbane Roar 31. Teigen ALLEN - Sydney FC