Soccer Thailand test
HAMILTON Hill’s Isabella Wallhead, Coogee’s Hana Lowry and goalkeeper Miranda Templeman, of Brentwood, are in Thailand this week helping Australia attempt to qualify for next year’s FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup.
The trio of teenagers, along with fellow West Australians Taneesha Baker and Tijan McKenna, are playing for Australia at the 2019 AFC U16 Women’s Championship.
Under the leadership of head coach Rae Dower, the Junior Matildas fought a 00 draw with Japan on Sunday and were due to play the host country yesterday.
Their final Group A match is against Bangladesh on Saturday.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals. Should Australia reach the final of the championship, they will qualify as one of Asia’s representatives for next year’s FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, which will be hosted by India.
Football West head of development Jamie Harnwell said it was great to see five West Australian girls earn national selection.
Taneesha Baker, Miranda Templeman, Hana Lowry, Isabella Wallhead and Tijan McKenna.