March 31, 2022
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Jale named in NZ women football

Grace Jale, who has links to Fiji has been named in the New Zealand Women's final squad for the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ Series.
 
The four-cap Football Fern, Jale returns to the squad for the first time since 2018 following an outstanding first professional season as a midfielder with Wellington Phoenix scoring six goals in the club's inaugural A-League Women season.
 
Born and raised in Auckland to a Fijian father and New Zealand mother, Jale started playing football at age 7.
 
She has attended Mt Albert Grammar School where she helped the team to a national First XI championship.
 
She also played for the Eastern Suburbs premier women's team.
 
During her first year playing for the Bay Olympic Club Team, she was named Player of the Year and was awarded a Variety Gold Heart Scholarship.
 
The two games will be played on the 8th and 12th of April.
 
By Romeka Romena  


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