Young Matildas depart for AFF Women’s Championship


Emma Checker in action for the Westfield Matildas at last year's AFC Women's Asian Cup.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Staff writer
The Young Matildas (U20s) have flown out for Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam to compete at the eighth edition of the AFF Women’s Championship, which runs from 1-10 May 2015.

Young Matildas Head Coach Ante Juric named a 22-player squad for the tournament which sees eight countries split into two groups with the winners and second placed teams from each group progressing to the semi finals.

The squad includes capped Westfield Matildas Alex Chidiak, Emma Checker and Amy Harrison, the trio headlining a team that will be hoping to go one better than the Young Matildas’ second place finish in 2013.

Juric will use the AFF Women’s Championship as an important step towards the upcoming AFC U19 Championships in China in August, which serves as the qualifiers for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup 2016.

The Young Matildas have been grouped alongside Thailand, Indonesia and Laos, while the other group comprises hosts Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia and the Philippines.

The Young Matildas’ first match of the tournament is against Thailand on Friday.

Young Matildas – AFF Women’s Championship squad



Jordan Baker NSW
Angela Beard QLD
Ellie Carpenter NSW
Emma Checker VIC
Alex Chidiac SA
Emily Condon SA
Gabrielle Dal Busco (GK) WA
Julia De Angelis ACT
Kobie Ferguson NSW
Sunny Franco QLD
Beatrice Goad VIC
Brooke Goodrich QLD
Amy Harrison NSW
Monique Ianella SA
Princess Ibini NSW
Kally Lewis NSW
Annabel Martin VIC
Teagan Micah (GK) QLD
Chloe O’Brien NSW
Panagiota Petratos NSW
Olivia Price NSW
Natalie Tobin NSW

AFF Women’s Championship 2015

Group A





Group B





Young Matildas Group Matches

Thailand v Young Matildas

Friday 1 May 2015

Thong Nhat Stadium (Kick-Off 4pm local time)

Young Matildas v Laos

Sunday 3 May 2015

Thong Nhat Stadium (Kick-Off 4pm local time)

Young Matildas v Indonesia

Tuesday 5 May 2015

Thong Nhat Stadium (Kick-Off 6.30pm local time)


Friday 8 May

Group A Winner v Group B Runner Up

Group B Winner v Group A Runner Up

Sunday 10 May

Loser Semi Final 1 v Loser Semi Final 2

Winner Semi Final 1 v Winner Semi Final 2