The Australian women's national under-17 football team represents Australia in international women's under-17 football.
The team is controlled by the governing body for football 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 Junior Matildas.
Westfield Junior Matildas off to positive start in Thailand
The Westfield Junior Matildas' 2019 AFC U-16 Championship campaign got off to a positive start in Chonburi, Thailand on Sunday with Rae Dower's youngsters securing a 0-0 draw against Japan. Australia, who are not only fighting for continental glory in Thailand but also seeking
Vanuatu’s U-19s team reap benefits of recent Junior Matildas tour
The Westfield Junior Matildas' recent Pacific tour continues to benefit the local communities, including the Vanuatu national team. On the back of Australia's visit to the country in August, the nation's Ministry of Education organised a fundraiser to support Vanuatu's Under-1
Westfield Junior Matildas squad named for AFC U-16 Women’s Championship
Westfield Junior Matildas Head Coach Rae Dower today confirmed Australia's 23-player squad for the 2019 AFC U-16 Women's Championship, which will be held in Chonburi, Thailand. Dower's squad will compete in Group A of the competition alongside hosts Thailand, Japan, and Bangla
Westfield Junior Matildas set to assemble for Gold Coast camp
Westfield Junior Matildas Head Coach Rae Dower has selected a 28-player squad that will assemble tomorrow on the Gold Coast, as preparations continue for the forthcoming AFC U-16 Women's Championship. The camp runs from Monday 26 August to Friday 30 August and will be followe
Pacific conditions are test Junior Matildas need, says Assistant Coach Popovich
The Westfield Junior Matildas' Pacific tour is proving to be the ideal preparation for the 2019 AFC U-16 Women's Championship, according to Assistant Coach Njegosh Popovich. Head coach Rae Dower's side will compete against the cream of the Asian continent in September, where t
‘This is good for the next generations’: Tongan women’s football on the rise
On the outskirts of Nuku'alofa, the capital city of Tonga, M.J.?a centre-back for Tonga's U-19 Women's National Team - is preparing for training. Her purple Nike football boots take pride of place on the outdoor table, which has been moved just far enough away to avoid any rog