Australia women's national under-17 soccer team

Australia under-17
Nickname(s) Mini Matildas
Association Football Federation Australia
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation AFF (South-East Asia)
Head coach Ante Juric
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Australia 1 - 2 South Korea 
(Sydney, Australia; 17 January 2007)[1]
Biggest win
 Australia 28 - 0 Palestine 
(Hanoi, Vietnam; 25 August 2016)[1]
Biggest defeat
 Australia 0 - 6 United States 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 29 January 2008)[1]

The Australian women's national under-17 soccer team represents Australia in international women's under-17 soccer. The team is controlled by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006. The team's official nickname is the Mini Matildas.


The first Australian women's national under-17 team was assembled in 2007 following Australia's entry into the Asian Football Confederation.[2]

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head coach Australia Ante Juric
Assistant coach Australia Leah Blayney


Current squad

The following players were called up for 2017 AFC U-16 Women's Championship qualification.[3] Caps and goals correct as of 3 September 2016.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Grove, AnnaleeAnnalee Grove 2 0 Australia Northern NSW Football
18 1GK Riddel, OliviaOlivia Riddel 2 0 Australia Capital Football
21 1GK Friske, ShekinahShekinah Friske 1 0 Australia Football Queensland

2 2DF Johns, GracieGracie Johns 3 1 Australia Football NSW
3 2DF Tumeth, ToriTori Tumeth (Captain) 3 0 Australia Football NSW
4 2DF Matic, CecilijaCecilija Matic 3 0 Australia Capital Football
5 2DF Tamplin, TessaTessa Tamplin 2 0 Australia Northern NSW Football
12 2DF Dribbus, AshleyAshley Dribbus 3 2 Australia Football NSW
13 2DF Hristodoulou, AngeliqueAngelique Hristodoulou 3 1 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
14 2DF Rose, AlyssaAlyssa Rose 4 1 Australia Football NSW
15 2DF Meads, JessJess Meads 3 1 Australia Football NSW
22 2DF Vignes, JuliaJulia Vignes 4 4 Australia Football NSW

6 3MF Arens, MollyMolly Arens 4 1 Australia Emerging Jets
8 3MF Sayer, AmyAmy Sayer 3 3 Australia Football NSW
11 3MF Nevin, CourtneyCourtney Nevin 3 10 Australia Football NSW
16 3MF Iannella, GeorgiaGeorgia Iannella 4 1 Australia Football Federation South Australia
17 3MF Roestbakken, KarlyKarly Roestbakken (2001-01-17) 17 January 2001 4 4 Australia Canberra United
23 3MF Hughes, LauraLaura Hughes (2001-06-06) 6 June 2001 3 1 Australia Canberra United

7 4FW Cooney-Cross, KyraKyra Cooney-Cross 3 6 Australia Football Federation Victoria
9 4FW Kell, LucyLucy Kell 2 1 Australia Northern NSW Football
10 4FW Sakalis, SofiaSofia Sakalis 5 11 Australia Football Federation Victoria
19 4FW Kubin, IndiaIndia Kubin 3 8 Australia Football Queensland
20 4FW Galabadaarachchi, JacyntaJacynta Galabadaarachchi 3 6 Australia Melbourne City

Recent results and fixtures

Competitive record

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
New Zealand 2008Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 2010
Azerbaijan 2012
Costa Rica 2014
Jordan 2016
Uruguay 2018To be determined
Total0/50 Titles000000

AFC U-16 Women's Championship

AFC U-16 Women's Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Malaysia 2007Group stage5th201113
Thailand 2009Fourth place4th53021911
China 2011Fifth place5th510449
China 2013Group stage5th210182
China 2015Did not qualify
Thailand 2017Qualified
Total5/60 Titles145183225

AFF U-16 Women's Championship

AFF Women's Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Myanmar 2009 Champions1st5500451
Total1/11 title5500451


  1. 1 2 3 "Fixtures and results". Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 17 September 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  2. "WU17 History". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  3. "Juric names squad for AFC U-16 qualifiers". Football Federation Australia. 4 August 2016.

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