Bridgette Armstrong

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Bridgette Armstrong
Personal information
Full name Bridgette Kate Armstrong
Date of birth (1992-11-09) 9 November 1992 (age 21)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Glenfield Rovers
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008- New Zealand U-17
2008- New Zealand U-20 13 (1)
2009- New Zealand 3 (1)
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 October 2010

Bridgette Kate Armstrong (born 9 November 1992), is a member of the Football Ferns, the New Zealand women's national football team.[1]

She was a member of the New Zealand squad in the inaugural FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup,[2] playing all three group games; a 0–1 loss to Canada,[3] a 1–2 loss to Denmark,[4] and a 1–3 loss to Colombia.[5]

Armstrong also represented New Zealand at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile,[6] again playing all three group games; a 2–3 loss to Nigeria,[7] a 4–3 win over hosts Chile,[8] and scored New Zealand's goal against England before England equalised late in injury time to eliminate New Zealand from the tournament.[9] In 2010 she represented New Zealand at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Germany, appearing in all three group games.[10]

Armstrong made her senior international debut as a substitute in a friendly against Japan on 14 November 2009, and scored her first international goal in a 7–0 win over Tahiti on 3 October 2010.[11]

Armstrong's family is well represented in international football. Her grandfather father Ken Armstrong was a dual international representing both England and New Zealand. Father Ron Armstrong and uncle Brian Armstrong also represented New Zealand.[12]

Armstrong attended Long Bay College.[13][14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  2. ^ "FIFA Under 17 Women's World Cup, New Zealand 2008 – Team – New Zealand". FIFA. Retrieved 27 Feb 2009. 
  3. ^ Match Report - New Zealand v Canada
  4. ^ Match Report - New Zealand v Denmark
  5. ^ Match Report - Columbia v New Zealand
  6. ^ "FIFA Under 20 Women's World Cup, Chile 2008 – Team – New Zealand". FIFA. Retrieved 27 Feb 2009. 
  7. ^ Match Report - New Zealand v Nigeria
  8. ^ Match Report - Chile v New Zealand
  9. ^ Match Report - England v New Zealand
  10. ^ "FIFA Under 20 Women's World Cup, Germany 2010 – Team – New Zealand". FIFA. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  11. ^ "A-International Line-ups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 15 November 2009. 
  12. ^ "NZ girl will continue family football dynasty at under 17 World Cup". 3News (New Zealand). 23 Oct 2008. 
  13. ^ "Bridgette Armstrong". New Zealand Football. Retrieved 2010-06-09. [dead link]
  14. ^ Ruane, Jeremy. ""Army" Keen To Maintain The Family Tradition". Soccer. SportsWeb. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  15. ^ Maddaford, Terry (11 August 2007). "Soccer: Another Armstrong aims high". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 

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