Martin off to AFC champs

Annabel Martin in training with the Young Matildas ahead of the AFC under 19 women’s championships in China starting next week.

Annabel Martin in training with the Young Matildas ahead of the AFC under 19 women’s championships in China starting next week.

SUNRAYSIA soccer export Annabel Martin is one of only two Victorians in the Young Matildas squad for the Asian Football Confederation under 19 women’s championships in China starting on Monday.

Geelong Galaxy United and Melbourne Victory star Martin, a former Three Colours player and Sunraysia Academy of Sport alumni, and South Melbourne’s Melina Ayers will don the green and gold as the state’s two representatives in the 23-player squad for Nanjing.

Speaking before the team’s departure, head coach Gary van Egmond said he believes his squad is well prepared for the tournament.

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