Montemurro’s assistant Aaron D’Antino is also from Down Under [as is the club’s General Manager, Lauren Chester]. striker scored for @ArsenalWFC in their fifth round win over Lewes pic.twitter.com/8U5GhtMGKp, — The Women's FA Cup (@TheWomensFACup) August 14, 2020, Caitlin is relishing the Champions League ‘bubble’ tournament in the Basque country, starting [and hopefully not ending!] The FA Women's Super League  returned after a short break for the international window and Women's FA Cup fixtures. NSW 2000, Australia, © 2019 Football Federation Australia ABN 28 106 478 068 | All Rights Reserved. Sydney South,

Arsenal's Caitlin Foord (right) battles for the ball with Tottenham Hotspur's Anna Filbey before scoring her side's third goal of the game during the FA Women's Super League match at Meadow Park, London. “She had a spare room and invited me to move in with her and that meant we could train together, because you could only train with your household. Wij willen hier een beschrijving geven, maar de site die u nu bekijkt staat dit niet toe. Debut: 12-May-2011 v New Zealand (in Gosford) Friendly (W3-0) age 16, Major Tournaments: 2011 FIFA World Cup (Germany), 2014 AFC Asian Cup (Vietnam), 2015 FIFA World Cup (Canada), 2016 Olympic Games (Rio de Janeiro), 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup (France), Previous Clubs: Sydney FC, Sky Blue FC, Vegalta Sendai, Portland Thorns, Caitlin Foord discusses her latest move to Women's Super League outfit Arsenal and how she's settling in after a fantastic start to the season. For me, I’m just really looking forward to the to the challenge and just experiencing this with the team.”. Foord was among the first people in the country asked to quarantine when she landed back in London. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Tottenham Hotspur 4 - 0 London City “Lia has helped me massively coming into the team and I’m very fortunate and thankful. Arsenal vs Tottenham  Two of those have signed for Arsenal in the shape of left-back Steph Catley and goalkeeper Lydia Williams, who have played for manager Joe Montemurro at Melbourne City. “It’s always great to have two familiar faces around and two Aussies more as well.

Alanna Kennedy scored her first goal for Tottenham with a trademark free-kick on the hour mark against Lon. Over in England, Arsenal moved clear at the top of the table and Lyon continued their winning ways in France. It’s been like a prep school heading into the game.”. “Playing, the Cup games and now Champions League games and not making my debut in the league yet is a bit weird because that’s not normally the way things go and with the lockdown it’s a very unique situation!”, ? @CaitlinFoord made a big impact on the #WomensFACup, The ?? To send a link to this page you must be logged in. What a way to kick-off the, The FAWSL got underway and from goals to saves to assists, the Westfield Matildas were in the thick of the action.

Foord has been in red hot form since making the move from Sydney FC to Arsenal … So my obvious first question to Caitlin is whether, given everything that has happened in the past few months, she feels like she has been in London forever! “I’m just enjoying myself, taking every opportunity to play for a club like this and play with the players I’m surrounded by,” Foord told Matildas.com.au. Altered from a home-and-away tie to a straight knock-out tournament due to COVID-19, the weekend action saw, Locked Bag A4071 “I love the way we play at Arsenal and I love who I’m playing with. “Yeah, we’ve definitely started. Foord has been in red hot form since making the move from Sydney FC to Arsenal this year with her record in front of goal proof that, The weekend action saw Katrina Gorry and Clare Polkinghorne move to within striking distance of the Norwegian title. Foord scored a double last time out in the north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur and also claimed an assist as she was named in the team of the week. The NWSL season runs from April–October with each team scheduled for 24 regular season games.

It’s been a strange year for Caitlin Foord. “I know I’m not exactly there yet but I’m definitely moving in the right direction.”. This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. In Australia, the W-League season only lasts for three months, meaning top-class Australian players have been splitting their time between Australia’s W-League and the NWSL in the US, which run concurrently. Speaking about her move to Arsenal from Sydney FC she said: “I came off a weird stage in my career so I just knew I had to focus on my game and the players I’m surrounded with.”. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community. These are three talking points from the weekend that was. Caitlin Foord relishing life at the Gunners Caitlin Foord discusses her latest move to Women's Super League outfit Arsenal and how she's settling in after a fantastic start to the season. The Westfield Matildas were part of the action with several players making their impact felt for their teams. During the lockdown period she was living alone and I was living alone. Westfield Matildas forward Caitlin Foord believes that new head coach Tony Gustavsson may be the final piece the team requires to achieve success in the coming years. “I think that’s helped get me back to where I know I can be and where I want to be.

The Swede will lead the Westfield Matildas for the next four years which includes a major tournament every ye, Hayley Raso's Everton have qualified for their first FA Cup final in six years after they saw off Birmingham City 3-0 on Thursday morning. Since Foord and Kerr arrived in January, they have been followed by a further six Australian players in the WSL. She has now been joined by long-time international teammates Steph Catley and Lydia Williams, further boosting the Oz contingent in North London.

Arsenal Women head coach, Joe Montemurro said, “I’m very pleased that Caitlin has joined us. We look ahead to Arsenal taking on Tottenham and Everton hosting Chelsea in Quarter Final action. Another round of the FA Women's Super League has come and gone with plenty of action taking place. “I think the move to Arsenal really helped, it was a bit of a scary move but I’m so proud that I made that move and I’m here because I’ve found my love for the game again and I think that is really the key and I hope it stays that way, which I think it will.”. ... ‘It’s been like a prep school’ Caitlin Foord reflects on settling in... among the first people in the country asked to quarantine, Long read: Arsenal’s incredible 2019-20 season – Part 2, Joe Montemurro reacts to victory over London City Lionesses, London City Lionesses v Arsenal Match Preview, Arteta backs return of five subs after spate of injuries, Arteta: I didn’t expect such good starts by the new boys, Arteta brushes off Keane accusation of player disrespect. Click the link in the orange box above for details. Foord then flew off to play for Australia in Vietnam. ... In January, Foord and her international strike partner Sam Kerr set a trend when they stepped off the NWSL / W-League treadmill and moved to the WSL. It’s just nice to not be the only one anymore!” However, it is Foord’s friendship with Swiss midfielder Lia Wälti that came to define her experience of lockdown in a new country. “If anything, I think the lockdown period gave me the opportunity to integrate into the team a bit more. Foord had never played under Joe Montemurro prior to signing for Arsenal nevertheless his accent was a familiar one. “It’s the freedom and the flow which Joe Montemurro gives us within the game to be able to express ourselves. Foord signed in January but couldn’t make her debut for the club until February as the Matildas finished their Olympic qualifiers. Caitlin Foord is loving life at Arsenal after a frantic start to the 2020/21 campaign.

One fixture was unable to take place with a positive coronavirus case postponing Aston Villa's clash with Chloe Logarzo's Bristol. If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ham&High. It’s been a strange year for Caitlin Foord. “I’ve said that in the past, I know I play my best when I enjoy myself and I know I’m happy and I guess in a way I lost that over the last couple of years and it’s really been difficult for me to be able to find that again. The FA WSL's twelve teams have attracted dozens of top players from around the world ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, with the A, Three Westfield Matildas made their UEFA Women's Champions League debuts over the weekend as the prestigious club competition was whittled down to the final four teams. It was great to have someone to train with, then just to have company because that would have been a very, very long time to be by myself. “Playing so far with Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead upfront we can all play number nine, we can all play as wingers so it gives us the freedom to be able to move amongst ourselves and I think that’s enjoyable for us to be able to get a go at each position.

With PSG having a recent game against Lyon [in the Coup de France Final] as well, it was it was a good game just to see. The Westfield Matildas made an impact on Match Day 1 of the Women's League Cup.

Would love your thoughts, please comment. I’ve got to know her and a lot of the girls more on a personal level through her as well. In a weird way it’s actually been a good outcome in the sense of feeling part of the group.”, A quirk of the lockdown period means that Foord will have played in the FA Cup, the Conti Cup and she will certainly play in the Champions League against PSG on Saturday- but she has yet to make her WSL debut.

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