The 16-year-old made three appearances for the Matildas before she was made unavailable for a call-up ahead of the two-match series against Chile in November. 

Instead of pulling on the green and gold, she trained alongside her siblings Quivi, Louise, Ciara and Seamus in Europe, with Cristiano Ronaldo's former speed coach Mick Clegg.

This decision concerned many Matildas fans as Mary had the ability to also represent the Republic of Ireland due to her father being born there.

Her two older siblings, Quivi and Ciara had already represented Ireland at a youth level. 

After the situation, then head coach Alen Stajcic labelled the Fowler family as living an “alternative lifestyle” but also believed Mary was one of the best young talents. 

However, it was reported by the Sydney Morning Herald that the family were upset about the comments.

Matildas coach Ante Milicic also thought Mary was a bright talent and worked on trying to bring her back into the national team fold once again.

“I don’t think you need to do a sell job when it comes to representing the national team,” he said.

“With no disrespect to other national teams and players, you see it often in the men’s game, have sometimes a difficult decision to make but I’m very delighted that she’s interested to play for Australia.

“She’s been part of the setup before and for her now to commit to playing for Australia is fantastic news.