Griffith’s footballing prodigy Jordan Jasnos has been names in the 23-player Junior Matildas squad to head to Laos for the upcoming 2019 AFC under 16s Women Championship qualifiers at the beginning of March.
The squad will be looking to continue their good form they showed in the first phase of qualifying which saw them travel to Bishkek in Kyrgyz Republic as they won all four of their games.
Australia’s squad will enjoy a strong lead up to the second stage of qualifying to be held in Vientiane, with a training camp on the Gold Coast to take place prior to a camp in Laos ahead of their qualification matches against IR Iran on March 3, Vietnam on March 5 before finishing with a game against Laos on March 7.
“I’m excited to announce the team for the upcoming round two qualifiers to be held in Laos in early March,” Junior Matilda’s coach Rae Dower said.
““We’ve seen the players at a hotly contested training camp recently at the AIS in Canberra, and in an internal match at Valentine Sports Park.
“I’m really looking forward to getting the team together for our upcoming camp in Queensland before we head off to Laos. We’ll all be working hard in preparation with our sights firmly set on the Iran match on 3 March.”
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.