Libby Davy Selected for National Goalkeeper Development Camp

Following an impressive performance at the 2018 National Youth Championships for Girls in July, young South Australian goalkeeper Libby Davy will spend this week honing her skills alongside some of the most promising players in the country.

Libby will take part in a three-day development camp starting today, led by Socceroos goalkeeper coach Tony Franken, held at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra.

Libby Davy
Libby Davy in action at the National Youth Championships (Image: Instant Photos Australia)

Speaking with the young talent ahead of the camp, Libby was eagerly anticipating her time in Canberra.

“I was surprised and excited to get the news about the AIS camp.  I think it will give me an insight into what it would be like to play at the top level and will be a fun and challenging experience.  I'm also looking forward to meeting other goalkeepers from around Australia.”

Jonathan Ruse, U15 Girls State Team Head Coach, said Libby’s selection for the camp was testament to her hard work on the training track this year. 

“Libby has made excellent progress this year. She has shown great dedication this season on and off the pitch. We are very pleased she has earned this well-deserved opportunity to work with National team coaches and other up and coming goalkeepers as she continues her development journey as an exciting young player.”

Libby spent the 2018 season with the FFSA U15 Girls State Team, playing two years above her age group. Through her continued growth and development this season, Libby earned the opportunity to play for the NTC Girls on multiple occasions, also participating in a recent trial game with the Adelaide United W-League squad.

Looking ahead to 2019, Libby has her eyes set on playing at the highest level possible.

“Next year I plan to continue in the program and improve my skills.  I will continue to push myself as a goalkeeper and hope to play at an elite level in the future.”

Football Federation South Australia wishes Libby all the best for her time at the National Goalkeeper Development Camp.