Australia women's national under-17 soccer team

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Australia under-17
Nickname(s) Mini Matildas
Association Football Federation Australia
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation AFF (South-East Asia)
Head coach Raeanne Dower
FIFA code AUS
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Australia 1 – 2 South Korea 
(Sydney, Australia; 17 January 2007)[1]
Biggest win
 Australia 28 – 0 Palestine 
(Hanoi, Vietnam; 25 August 2016)[1]
Biggest defeat
 Australia 0 – 7 North Korea 
(Chonburi, Thailand; 14 September 2017)[1]

The Australian women's national under-17 soccer team represents Australia in international women's under-17 soccer. The team is controlled by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006. The team's official nickname is the Mini Matildas.

History[edit]

The first Australian women's national under-17 team was assembled in 2007 following Australia's entry into the Asian Football Confederation.[2]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Australia Raeanne Dower [3]
Assistant coach Australia Njegosh Popovich

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for 2017 AFC U-16 Women's Championship.[4] Caps and goals correct as of 17 September 2017.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Annalee Grove 5 0 Australia Northern NSW Football
12 1GK Olivia Riddel 2 0 Australia Capital Football
18 1GK Morgan Aquino 0 0 Australia Football West

2 2DF Tessa Tamplin 5 0 Australia Northern NSW Football
3 2DF Angelique Hristodoulou (Captain) (2001-09-17) 17 September 2001 (age 17) 6 1 Australia Sydney FC
4 2DF Tori Tumeth 4 0 Australia Football NSW
5 2DF Jayme Millard 1 0 Australia Football NSW
13 2DF Alyssa Rose 7 1 Australia Football NSW
14 2DF Cecilija Matic 4 0 Australia Capital Football
23 2DF Winonah Heatley 2 0 Australia Football Queensland

6 3MF Taylor Ray 3 0 Australia Football NSW
8 3MF Amy Sayer 6 3 Australia Football NSW
9 3MF Laura Hughes (2001-06-06) 6 June 2001 (age 17) 5 2 Australia Canberra United
10 3MF Sofia Sakalis (2002-07-11) 11 July 2002 (age 16) 8 12 Australia Melbourne City
15 3MF Molly Arens 4 1 Australia Emerging Jets
16 3MF Karly Roestbakken (2001-01-17) 17 January 2001 (age 17) 7 4 Australia Canberra United
17 3MF Alexia Moreno 1 0 Australia Football West
20 3MF Hannah Jones 1 0 Australia Northern NSW Football
21 3MF Sarah Morgan 1 0 Australia Capital Football

7 4FW Julia Vignes (2002-01-25) 25 January 2002 (age 16) 7 4 Australia Sydney FC
11 4FW Kyra Cooney-Cross (2002-02-15) 15 February 2002 (age 16) 6 7 Australia Melbourne Victory
19 4FW Abbey Green 1 0 Australia Football West
22 4FW Indiah-Paige Riley 1 0 Australia Football Queensland


Recent results and fixtures[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
New Zealand 2008 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 2010
Azerbaijan 2012
Costa Rica 2014
Jordan 2016
Uruguay 2018
Total 0/6 0 Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0

AFC U-16 Women's Championship[edit]

AFC U-16 Women's Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Malaysia 2007 Group stage 5th 2 0 1 1 1 3
Thailand 2009 Fourth place 4th 5 3 0 2 19 11
China 2011 Fifth place 5th 5 1 0 4 4 9
China 2013 Group stage 5th 2 1 0 1 8 2
China 2015 Did not qualify
Thailand 2017 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 3 14
Total 5/6 0 Titles 17 6 1 10 35 39

AFF U-16 Women's Championship[edit]

AFF Women's Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Myanmar 2009 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 45 1
Total 1/1 1 title 5 5 0 0 45 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Fixtures and results". Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 17 September 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "WU17 History". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rae Dower named Westfield Junior Matildas coach". Football Federation Australia. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Junior Matildas squad named for AFC U-16 Championship". Football Federation Australia. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 

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