Girls Elite

Four 'Caps called up to Canada U-17 camp in Portugal


Canada Soccer have announced that four players from the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Academy have been called up to the squad for the upcoming women’s under-17 camp in Portugal. The roster includes defenders Keira Martin and Bridget Mutipula, midfielder Emily Wong, and forward Kaylee Hunter.

Canada’s 21-player squad, coached by Emma Humphries, will come together for a training camp in Troia, Portugal, from November 14-19, and then travel to Lisbon to play Portugal on November 21 and 23. Both matches will take place at Cidade do Futebol, the National Training Centre for the Portuguese Football Association.

"I’m really excited for this camp! We have a talented group of young players that are ready for a test against an experienced European opposition. This camp is all about assessing where the team and players are at and growing from the experience as we head towards the Concacaf qualification tournament in the new year.”​

​- Emma Humphries, women’s u-17 national team head coach

This will be the first time Canada Soccer’s women’s under-17 team come together since qualifying for the 2024 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship this past August, when Canada finished first in the three-nation round robin Group F series by winning 21-0 against Dominica and 9-0 against Bermuda. The 2024 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship will act as a qualifying competition for the 2024 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, and will see Canada face Puerto Rico on February 2, Panama on February 4, and the United States on February 6 in Toluca, Mexico.

This 21-player roster will see 17 returning players from the U17 Concacaf W Preliminary Round earlier this year, with the addition of four new faces in goalkeeper Sierra Gallant, defenders Mutipula and Katherine Ozard, and midfielder Wong.

This camp will provide some of Canada’s exceptional young players an opportunity to be together for 10 days and work towards the Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship, the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, and ultimately Canada Soccer’s women’s national team.

​GK- Olivia Busby | CAN / NDC-CDN Ontario
​GK- Khadijah Cissé | CAN / Académie CF Montréal / NDC-CDN Québec
​GK- Sierra Gallant | CAN / Suburban FC
​CB- Reese Kay | CAN / NDC-CDN Ontario
​CB- Keira Martin | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC / NDC-CDN British Columbia
​CB- Bridget Mutipula | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC / NDC-CDN British Columbia
​CB- Katherine Ozard | CAN / NDC-CDN Ontario ​
​FB- Mya Angus | CAN / NDC-CDN Ontario 
​FB- Inès Nourani | CAN ​ / NDC-CDN Québec
​M- Olivia Chisholm | CAN / NDC-CDN Ontario
​M- Teegan Melenhorst | CAN ​ / NDC-CDN Ontario
​M- Juliette Perreault | CAN / Académie CF Montréal / NDC-CDN Québec
​M- Liana Tarasco | CAN / Académie CF Montréal / NDC-CDN Québec
​M- Marée-Anne van Doesburg | CAN / NDC-CDN Québec
​M-Emily Wong | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC / NDC-CDN British Columbia
​F- Adriana Bianchin | CAN / NDC-CDN Ontario
​F- Annabelle Chukwu | CAN / NDC-CDN Ontario
​F- Isabelle Chukwu | CAN / NDC-CDN Ontario
​F- Bryana Gaynor | CAN / NDC-CDN Ontario
​F- Kaylee Hunter | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC / NDC-CDN British Columbia
​F- Nikolina Istocki | CAN / NDC-CDN Ontario

​Player | Birth year | City in which they grew up | Notable youth clubs*
​Nom de la joueuse | Année de naissance | Lieu où elle a grandi | Début d’activité/premier club
​Angus, Mya | 2008 | Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa TFC
​Bianchin, Adriana | 2007 | Oakville, ON, CAN | Oakville SC
​Busby, Olivia | 2008 | Markham, ON, CAN | Unionville-Milliken SC, Markham FC
​Chisholm, Olivia | 2008 | Toronto, ON, CAN | North Toronto SC
​Chukwu, Annabelle | 2007 | Gravesend, Kent, ENG & Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa South United SC
​Chukwu, Isabelle | 2007 | Gravesend, Kent, ENG & Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa South United SC
​Cissé, Khadijah | 2008 | Montréal, QC, CAN | Notre dame de grace soccer association 
​Gallant, Sierra | 2007 | Fall River, NS, CAN | Oakville SC
​Gaynor, Bryana | 2007 | Whitby, ON, CAN | Ajax Azzurri SC
​Hunter, Kaylee | 2008 | Calgary, AB, CAN | Calgary West FC, Calgary Blizzard SC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC**
​Istocki, Nikolina | 2007 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Mississauga Falcons SC
​Kay, Reese | 2008 | Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa South United
​Martin, Keira | 2007 | Langley, BC, CAN | Langley United SC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC
​Melenhorst, Teegan | 2007 | Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa Nepean Hotspurs SC
​Mutipula, Bridget | 2008 | Burnaby, BC, CAN | Halifax Dunbrack, Vancouver Whitecaps FC
​Nourani, Inès | 2007 | Québec, QC, CAN | Première Seigneurie
​Ozard, Katherine | 2007 | Stouffville ON, CAN
​Perreault, Juliette | 2007 | Saint-jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, CAN | AS Haut-Richelieu Tarasco, Liana | 2007 | Montréal, QC, CAN | CS Les Étoiles de L’Est
​van Doesburg, Marée-Anne | 2007 | Montréal, QC, CAN | CS Pierrefonds
​Wong, Emily | 2007 | Coquitlam, BC, CAN | Coquitlam, BC, CAN | Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC