The tournament, which will be held in Indonesia between 30 June and 13 July, will see Australia face Thailand, Malaysia, Timor-Leste, and Cambodia in Group A.

The Young Matildas will be coached by former Matilda Leah Blayney. 

Blayney has been working closely alongside a number of players included in the side as a coach with the Future Matildas program.

“We have selected a young squad for the 2018 AFF Women’s Championship in Indonesia,” said Blayney.

“We have also opted to select a few overage players for the tournament to help them continue their international football development,” she said. 

In the 2016 edition of the tournament, Australia finished fourth after losing 1-0 to Myanmar in the third-place playoff.

Seven players from that tournament, which was a U20's side, have been selected this time round including Chidiac, Jada Whyman, Annie Grove, Emily Condon, MelindaJ Barbieri, Princess Ibini and Cortnee Vine.

The Young Matildas will need to finish in the top two of Group A to advance to the semi-finals. 

The Westfield Young Matildas will kick-off their campaign against Malaysia on 30 June.

Young Matildas squad:

Jada Whyman (Gk)

Morgan Aquino (Gk)

Annie Grove (Gk)

Kaitlyn Torpey

Emily Hodgson

Tori Tumeth

Larissa Crummer

Courtney Nevin

Karly Roestbakken

Beth Gordon

Taylor Ray

Susan Phonsongkham

Kyra Cooney-Cross

Emily Condon

Rachel Lowe

Princess Ibini

Mary Fowler

Alex Chidiac

Amy Sayer

MelindaJ Barbieri

Cortnee Vine

Holly McNamara

Angelique Hristodoulou

Young Matildas Fixtures 

Malaysia v Young Matildas
Date: Saturday, 30 June 2018
Kick-off: 4pm (local); 7pm (AEST)

Westfield Young Matildas v Timor-Leste
Date: Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Kick-off: 7pm (local); 10pm (AEST)

Westfield Young Matildas v Cambodia
Date: Friday, 6 July 2018
Kick-off: 4pm (local); 7pm (AEST)

Thailand v Westfield Young Matildas
Date: Sunday, 8 July 2018
Kick-off: 7pm (local); 10pm (AEST)

All game to be played at Jakabaring Stadium Palembang, Indonesia.