Australia women's national under-20 soccer team

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Australia under-20
Nickname(s) Young Matildas
Association Football Federation Australia
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation AFF (South-East Asia)
Head coach Spencer Prior
FIFA code AUS
First colours
Second colours

The Australian women's national under-20 soccer team represents Australia in international women's under-20 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 Young Matildas.

History[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Australia Ante Juric
Assistant coach Australia Kean Marshall

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were called up for the 2017 AFC U-19 Women's Championship qualification which took place 29 October–6 November 2016.[1] Caps correct as of 6 November 2016.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jada Mathyssen-Whyman (1999-10-24) 24 October 1999 (age 17) 5 0 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
36 1GK Georgia Boric (1998-07-17) 17 July 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Australia Canberra United
1GK Annalee Grove (2001-06-15) 15 June 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Australia Emerging Jets

2 2DF Natasha Prior (1998-01-20) 20 January 1998 (age 19) 2 0 Unattached
3 2DF Grace Abbey (1999-01-22) 22 January 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Australia Adelaide United
6 2DF Hannah Bacon (1998-03-06) 6 March 1998 (age 19) 4 0 Australia Sydney FC
8 2DF Clare Wheeler (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 19) 6 1 Australia Newcastle Jets
17 2DF Sophie Nenadovic (1998-04-08) 8 April 1998 (age 18) 4 1 Australia Newcastle Jets
20 2DF Ellie Carpenter (2000-04-28) 28 April 2000 (age 16) 9 0 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
2DF Annabel Martin (1998-10-23) 23 October 1998 (age 18) 6 0 Australia Melbourne Victory

10 3MF Alex Chidiac (Vice-Captain) (1999-01-15) 15 January 1999 (age 18) 15 9 Australia Adelaide United
11 3MF Georgia Plessas (1998-10-02) 2 October 1998 (age 18) 5 2 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
14 3MF Hayley Richmond (1999-02-01) 1 February 1999 (age 18) 3 0 Australia Melbourne City
19 3MF Grace Maher (Captain) (1998-04-18) 18 April 1998 (age 18) 4 1 Australia Canberra United
22 3MF Amy Sayer (2001-11-30) 30 November 2001 (age 15) 2 2 Australia Football NSW
23 3MF Emily Condon (1998-09-01) 1 September 1998 (age 18) 8 7 Australia Adelaide United
28 3MF Ashleigh Lefevre (1999-08-27) 27 August 1999 (age 17) 3 1 Australia Melbourne Victory
44 3MF MelindaJ Barbieri (2000-05-16) 16 May 2000 (age 16) 5 4 Australia Melbourne Victory

4 4FW Remy Siemsen (1999-11-10) 10 November 1999 (age 17) 2 10 Australia Sydney FC
5 4FW Rachel Lowe (2000-11-19) 19 November 2000 (age 16) 1 0 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
7 4FW Princess Ibini (2000-01-31) 31 January 2000 (age 17) 15 7 Australia Sydney FC
9 4FW Cortnee Vine (1998-04-09) 9 April 1998 (age 18) 5 4 Australia Brisbane Roar
16 4FW Nickoletta Flannery (1999-02-26) 26 February 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Australia Canberra United

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months and remain eligible for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Hannah Southwell (1999-03-04) 4 March 1999 (age 18) 3 0 Retired 2016 AFF Women's ChampionshipRET, 27 July–4 August 2016

DF Brooke Miller 3 0 Australia Newcastle Jets 2016 AFF Women's Championship, 27 July–4 August 2016
DF Clare Hunt (1999-03-12) 12 March 1999 (age 18) 2 0 Australia Canberra United 2016 AFF Women's Championship, 27 July–4 August 2016
DF Olivia Ellis 2 2 Australia Melbourne City 2016 AFF Women's Championship, 27 July–4 August 2016
DF Hannah Bourke 2 0 Australia Newcastle Jets 2016 AFF Women's Championship, 27 July–4 August 2016

MF Ally Green 2 3 Australia Manly United 2016 AFF Women's Championship, 27 July–4 August 2016
MF Eliza Ammendolia 1 3 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers 2016 AFF Women's Championship, 27 July–4 August 2016
MF Ashlee Brodigan 0 0 Australia Newcastle Jets 2016 AFF Women's ChampionshipINJ, 27 July–4 August 2016
MF Katelyn Leadbeatter 0 0 Australia Illawarra Stingrays 2016 AFF Women's ChampionshipINJ, 27 July–4 August 2016

FW Melina Ayres (1999-04-13) 13 April 1999 (age 17) 4 3 Australia Melbourne City 2016 AFF Women's Championship, 27 July–4 August 2016
  • INJ Withdrew due to an injury.
  • RET Retired from international football.

Recent results and fixtures[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Canada 2002 Quarterfinals 5th 4 1 1 2 8 9
Thailand 2004 Quarterfinals 7th 4 1 0 3 6 8
Russia 2006 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 4 3
Chile 2008 Did not qualify
Germany 2010
Japan 2012
Canada 2014
Papua New Guinea 2016
France 2018 To be determined
Total 3/8 0 Titles 11 3 2 6 18 20

OFC U-20 Women's Qualifying Tournament[edit]

OFC U-20 Women's Qualifying Tournament record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Tonga 2002 Winners 1st 4 4 0 0 45 0
Papua New Guinea 2004 Winners 1st 2 2 0 0 27 1
Total 2/2 2 Titles 6 6 0 0 72 1

AFC U-19 Women's Championship[edit]

AFC U-19 Women's Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Malaysia 2006 Third place 3rd 5 4 0 1 29 6
China 2007 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 3 4
China 2009 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 6 3
Vietnam 2011 Fifth place 5th 5 1 0 4 7 12
China 2013 Fifth place 5th 5 1 0 4 6 12
China 2015 Fifth place 5th 3 1 0 2 3 4
Thailand 2017 Qualified
Total 7/7 0 Titles 24 9 1 14 51 40

AFF Women's Championship[edit]

AFF Women's Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
20062012 See Australia women's national soccer team
Myanmar 2013 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 2 0 12 5
Vietnam 2015 Third place 3rd 5 4 0 1 15 4
Myanmar 2016 Fourth place 4th 5 2 1 2 26 4
Total 3/3 0 titles 16 10 3 3 53 13

Honours[edit]

OFC Women's U-20 Qualifying Tournament

AFC U-19 Women's Championship

References[edit]

External links[edit]