Westfield Junior Matildas to meet Myanmar in two matches

The Westfield Junior Matildas’ preparations for their forthcoming 2019 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship qualifiers in Vientiane, Laos have received a boost, with confirmation that Australia will play two friendly matches against Myanmar in Queensland over the coming days.

On Friday Rae Dower’s side will play a training match against Myanmar at Lions FC Stadium in Richlands from 6pm (local), before playing Myanmar in an international friendly at Gold Coast Knights FC Stadium in Carrara on Sunday from 6.30pm (local). 

Both matches will be open to the public, with Sunday’s fixture also to be streamed live on the Westfield Matildas’ official website. 

With games coming up in March against IR Iran (3 March), Vietnam (5 March), and Laos (7 March), Westfield Junior Matildas Head Coach Dower said the two matches against Myanmar represent great preparation for her squad. 


"As a team we're really looking forward to hosting matches against our neighbours Myanmar throughout our camp on the Gold Coast,” Dower said. 

“Having watched them [Myanmar] in a training game already they will provide us with really strong opposition as preparation for our tournament. They have some very skilful players, are very fit and fast, and will present us with some football problems like those we'll come up against in the tournament [in Laos].

“It will also be very exciting for the football community to watch the next crop of talented young players from across the country play international football in their own backyard. I'd like to thank Ken Stead, Runaway Bay Super Centre, Lions FC, Gold Coast Knights FC, and the FFA for the support they've shown to assist this opportunity to happen.

“I would encourage everyone that can make it to the games or tune in to watch the live stream of the second match to do so to see just how outstanding these young players are.” 

Australia will require a top two finish in their pool in Laos to advance to the 2019 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship, which will be held in September this year. 

The 2019 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship will serve as the qualification process for the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. 

Westfield Junior Matildas 23-Player Squad | 2019 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Qualification – Round 2 (Vientiane, Laos)

Name

Member Federation / Club

Emma ILIJOSKI

Capital Football / Canberra United Academy

Charlie RULE

Football NSW / FNSW Institute

Jessika NASH

Football NSW / FNSW Institute

Darcey MALONE

Football NSW / FNSW Institute / Sydney FC

Kahli JOHNSON

Football NSW / Manly United Football Club

Chloe CARMICHAEL (Gk)

Football NSW / FNSW Institute

Anna HUNT

Football NSW Country / NSW Western Mariners

Jordan JASNOS

Football NSW Country / FNSW Institute

Charlotte FARMER

Football Queensland / Brisbane Roar NTC

Georgia BEAUMONT

Football Queensland / Brisbane Roar NTC

Jamilla RANKIN

Football Queensland / Brisbane Roar NTC

Mia BAILEY (Gk)

Football Queensland / Brisbane Roar NTC

Grace TARANTO

Football Victoria / NTC Victoria

Paige ZOIS

Football Victoria / NTC Victoria

Alana JANCEVSKI

Football Victoria / NTC Victoria

Nia STAMATOPOULOS

Football Victoria / NTC Victoria / Melbourne City FC

Hana LOWRY

Football West / Perth Glory

Isabella WALLHEAD

Football West / Perth Glory

Tijan MCKENNA

Football West / Perth Glory / Cockburn City

Josie MORLEY

Northern NSW Football / Newcastle Jets Academy

Kirsty FENTON

Northern NSW Football / Newcastle Jets Academy

Ruby JONES (Gk)

Northern NSW Football / Newcastle Jets Academy

Teagan DOUGLAS

Northern NSW Football / Newcastle Jets Academy


Upcoming Matches | Westfield Junior Matildas

Westfield Junior Matildas v Myanmar – Training Match

Date: Friday, 15 February 2019
Venue: Lions FC Stadium, Richlands, Queensland
Kick-off: 6.00pm (local); 7.00pm (AEDT)
Note: Open to public

Westfield Junior Matildas v Myanmar – International Friendly
Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019
Venue: Gold Coast Knights FC Stadium, Carrara, Queensland 
Kick-off: 6.30pm (local); 7.30pm (AEDT)
Note: Open to public and live streamed on the Westfield Matildas’ official website

Westfield Junior Matildas v IR Iran – 2019 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Qualification (Round 2)
Date: Sunday, 3 March 2019
Venue: New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane, Laos
Kick-off: 3.00pm (local); 7.00pm (AEDT)

Vietnam v Westfield Junior Matildas – 2019 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Qualification (Round 2)
Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Venue: New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane, Laos
Kick-off: 3.00pm (local); 7.00pm (AEDT)

Westfield Junior Matildas v Laos – 2019 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Qualification (Round 2)
Date: Thursday, 7 March 2019
Venue: New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane, Laos
Kick-off: 6.30pm (local); 10.30pm (AEDT)