Young Matildas Head Coach Gary van Egmond has named a 23-player squad for the upcoming AFC U-19 Women’s Championship 2017 Qualifiers to be held in Nanjing, China from 2-6 November 2016.

Matildas defender and Rio 2016 Olympian Ellie Carpenter headlines a squad that includes 19 players set to play in the 2016/17 W-League season.

“The standard of the training camp we held at Valentine Sports Park this week has been at a really good level and we have high expectations heading over to China,” said van Egmond.

“We need to make sure we’re focussed and approach both matches with the right attitude to ensure we give ourselves every chance of making it to the next stage of qualifying.”

The squad also includes 14 members of the team that finished fourth in the AFF Women's Championships in August 2016.

“The players know the privilege of what it means to represent your country and they are determined to put their best foot forward. I’m confident that with the talent we have in this group we can perform well and be successful.”


Van Egmond and the Young Matildas will complete one final camp at the AIS before departing for Nanjing to compete for a place in next year's AFC U19 Championships.

Australia will be joined by Jordan and Northern Mariana Islands in round robin group play, with the winner of the group advancing to the October 2017 Tournament.

Young Matildas squad – AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers

Grace Abbey (Canberra United), Hannah Bacon (Sydney FC), MelindaJ Barbieri (Melbourne Victory), Georgia Boric (gk), (Canberra United), Ellie Carpenter (Western Sydney Wanderers), Alex Chidiac (Adelaide United), Emily Condon (Adelaide United), Nickoletta Flannery (Canberra United), Annalee Grove (gk) (Emerging Jets), Princess Ibini-Isei (Sydney FC), Ashleigh Lefevre (Melbourne Victory), Rachel Lowe (Football NSW NTC), Grace Maher (Adelaide United), Annabel Martin (Melbourne Victory), Jada Mathyssen (gk) (Western Sydney Wanderers), Sophie Nenadovic (Newcastle Jets), Georgia Plessas (Western Sydney Wanderers), Natasha Prior, Hayley Richmond (Melbourne City), Amy Sayer (Football NSW NTC), Remy Siemsen (Sydney FC), Cortnee Vine (Brisbane Roar), Clare Wheeler (Newcastle Jets)

Match Fixtures

Northern Mariana Islands v Australia

Jiangsu Football Training Centre Stadium, Manama

2 November 2016

Kick-Off: 3.00pm local

Australia v Jordan

Jiangsu Football Training Centre Stadium, Manama

6 November 2016

Kick-Off 4.00pm local