Isabella Walker set to play in World Cup in Colombia (NSW)


Australian Women's Soccer Rep Isabella Walker

Australian Women’s Soccer player Isabella Walker
in Turramurra. Photo by Jeremy Piper.

Walker, 18, of Wahroonga, is the youngest member of the team which will take on 15 of the world’s best in Colombia.

The Australians have drawn Canada, Morocco and hosts Colombia in their pool and Walker said she couldn’t wait to take on the Colombians in front of their passionate fans.

“It should be an incredible experience,” she said.

“The organisers are expecting a capacity crowd for that game.

“Our Australian men’s team just got back from the World Games over there, and they said the noise from the crowd was so loud that the players could hardly hear each other.”

The UTS Northside Futsal Club member is a former Australian Under-17s futsal representative.

A pivot or flanker, the former Pymble Ladies’ College student said the Aussies were confident of qualifying for the knockout finals.

“I think if we play to our best, we are capable,” she said.

“I think we have a really strong team, it’s just a matter of how we gel as we haven’t been together for a long time.”

Walker plays for Manly United in outdoor football and was a former Australian Schoolgirls representative.

Her UTS Northside clubmates Tiarn Powell and Beth Sweeny are also in the Australian futsal team.

“I can’t wait to get over there and having two of my club teammates in the Australian side with me is a bonus,” she said.

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