WU17 History

While only a recent inclusion into the Australian sporting lexicon, the Westfield U17 Women’s National Team has helped continue the strong growth seen in women’s football in Australia since the beginning of the millennium.

Following Australia’s entry into the Asian Football Confederation in 2007 the move to create a team that can compete in more regular matches and continue to qualify for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup was paramount to the growth of the sport internally and most importantly on home shores.
The first match ever played by the recognised Westfield U17 Women’s National Team was against Korea Republic at Valentine Park, Sydney and included such players as current Westfield Matildas stars including Kyah Simon, Emily van Egmond, Tameka Butt and Casey Dumont.

The team has since seen a progression of excellent players come emerge through the Westfield U17 Women’s National Team and help continue the career pathway for elite women’s football in Australia.

The Westfield U17 Women’s National Team is currently coached by Melbourne Victory Women’s Team coach Vicki Linton and Nicola Williams.