FFA Podcast: In conversation with ... 2006 Westfield Young Matildas
Leah Blayney, Sally Shipard, Kim Carroll and Danielle Brogan came together to share some laughs and memories of their 2006 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup campaign.
In 2006, Australian football entered a new era by joining the Asian Football Confederation. With it came opportunities not just for the senior national teams, but also the youth national teams.
Following a hard tough tournament and last gasp winner against Japan in the third place match of the 2006 AFC U19 Women's Championships, the Westfield Young Matildas became the first Australian side to qualify for a FIFA tournament through the AFC.
It was a squad that had incredible talent and would produce 15 senior Westfield Matildas including Clare Polkinghorne, Lydia Williams, Servet Uzunlar and Leena Khamis.
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Hosted by current Westfield Young Matildas head coach Leah Blayney, she is joined by former 2006 teammates Shipard, Carroll and Brogan to relive the path to Russia 2006 and the lessons taught by football at an early age.