Here are three players that are apart of the next generation of world-beating Matildas. 


Do you remember what was on your plate when you were 16? 

I was in the middle of an existential crisis believing dropping maths for drama at school was going to lead me to international stardom. 

And while I wait for Hollywood to carry me into the stars, Mary Fowler has already swept football off its feet. 

She's achieved what young footballers across Australia could only dream of. 

The teenagers exploits for the Illawarra Stingrays and Bankstown City caught the eye of Matildas head coach Alen Stajcic. Since then it's been one wild ride. 

While a spat between Stajcic, the FFA and Fowler's family regarding her training escalated, Fowler decided herself represent Australia. 

Stajcic handed her a debut on the big stage, at 15 against Brazil at the Tournament of Nations.

Ante Milicic echoed the praises of his predecessor, selecting her for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, becoming the youngest player to be selected for the tournament for Australia. 

It's no secret that Fowler has the makings of another Sam Kerr, but there is much to learn before she takes the football world by the scruff of the neck.