Clare Wheeler

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Clare Wheeler
Personal information
Full name Clare Wheeler
Date of birth (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 20)
Place of birth Australia
Playing position Fullback / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Newcastle Jets
Number 18
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Newcastle Jets 33 (0)
National team
2015– Australia U20 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 October 2017

Clare Wheeler (born 14 January 1998) is an Australian football (soccer) player who currently plays for Newcastle Jets in the Australian W-League.[1] She has represented Australia on the Australia women's national under-20 soccer team.[2]

Early life[edit]

Wheeler began playing soccer at age ten for a local club, the Adamstown Rosebud.[3] At the age of 13, she was selected for the state youth league, Northern NSW.[3] She was later selected for the Emerging Jets Program.[3]

Playing career[edit]


Newcastle Jets, 2013–[edit]

In 2013 at the age of 15, Wheeler was selected to play for the Newcastle Jets for the 2013–14 Newcastle Jets W-League season.[3] She made six appearances for the club playing primarily as a defender.[4]The Jets finished in last place during the regular season with a 0–11–1 record.[5] During the 2014 season, Wheeler made five appearances.[4] The Jets finished in fifth place with a 5–5–2 record.[6][7]

During the 2015-16 season, Wheeler made 11 appearances for the Jets.[4] The club finished in sixth place with a 3–5–4 record.[8] Returning to the Jets for the 2016-17 season, Wheeler made appearances in 11 of the 12 regular season matches.[4] The Jets finished the season in fifth place with a 4–5–3 record.[9]


In 2015, Wheeler was selected for the Young Matildas (under-20 national team) to compete at the 2015 AFC U-19 Women's Championship tournament in China.[10][11]


  1. ^ Kerry, Craig (7 November 2016). "Newcastle Jets products part of Young Matildas success run to under-19 Asian Cup". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Kerry, Craig (5 August 2015). "Jets girls out in force for new wave of Matildas". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d "On the bench with Clare Wheeler". Northern NSW Football. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d "C. Wheeler". SoccerWay. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "2013/2014 W-League". Soccer Way. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "2014-15 W-League". SoccerWay. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  7. ^ Valentine, Renee (16 October 2016). "Young Matildas set for take-off with Jets". Newcastle Star. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "2015-16 W-League". Soccer Way. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "2016-17 W-League". Soccer Way. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  10. ^ Callinan, Josh (24 October 2016). "Newcastle Jets selected in Young Matildas squad for Under-19 AFC Championship qualifiers in China". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  11. ^ "Young Matildas squad named for AFC U19 Championship". Four Four Two. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2017.