Katie Kitching has received a call-up to New Zealand’s squad for the Oceania Football Confederation Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Samoa.
The tournament is set to take place in Samoa between February 7 and 19, with New Zealand looking to secure qualification for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.
Subsequently, Kitching will be unavailable for the Lasses’ fixtures against Chelsea on February 7 and the league match against Lewes on February 18.
The Ferns are in Group B with the following fixtures scheduled to take place:
New Zealand vs Tonga – February 7, 1pm NZT
New Zealand vs Samoa – February 10, 5pm NZT
New Zealand vs Vanuatu – February 13, 4pm NZT
Providing they advance through the group, the semi-finals will be played on February 16, with the final on February 19.
Best of luck, Kitch!