New Zealand U-20 women’s squad named for series against Australia

A 26-player New Zealand squad has been named for the two-match U-20 women’s series against Australia in Wellington.

Leon Birnie. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Of the squad, 16 play for New Zealand-based clubs, while 10 are registered with overseas clubs.

Both teams are preparing for this year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Colombia.

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New Zealand U-20 women’s head coach Leon Birnie said: “It’s excellent to confirm these matches as part of our ongoing preparations for Colombia.

“Australia should be a good test for us and it will be great for the team to be able to play in front of a home crowd, so we look forward to seeing the people of Wellington at the game.”

Thursday’s first match will have free admission for spectators at Porirua Park, Wellington, and will be streamed live and free by FIFA+.

The second match will be played behind closed doors at the NZ Campus of Innovation and Sport, Upper Hutt.

Meanwhile, the Australia squad includes a strong contingent of players from women’s A-League clubs.

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New Zealand U-20 squad

Jasmine Barney (Nelson Suburbs, New Zealand)
Amber Bennett (Cashmere Technical, New Zealand)
Zoe Benson (Eastern Suburbs, New Zealand)
Kiara Bercelli (U.C. Sampdoria, Italy)
Daisy Brazendale (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Lara Colpi (BSC Young Boys, Switzerland)
Alexis Cook (Auckland United, New Zealand)
Amy Danieli (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Charlotte Eagle (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Manaia Elliott (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Helena Errington (Bentleigh Greens SC, Australia)
Ella Findlay (Eastern Suburbs, New Zealand)
Marie Green (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Suya Haering (FFC Turbine Potsdam, Germany)
Olivia Ingham (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Madeleine Iro (NC Fusion, United States)
Juliette Lucas (Chattanooga FC, United States)
Ella McCann (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Zoe McMeeken (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Ella McMillan (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Charlotte Morlock (Northern Tigers, Australia)
Ruby Nathan (Auckland United, New Zealand)
Olivia Page (Sheffield United, England)
Emma Pijnenburg (Feyenoord, Netherlands)
Phoebe Riley (Northern Tigers, Australia)
Rebekah Trewhitt (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)

Friendly fixtures

Game to be played on Thursday July 11, 2024

New Zealand v Australia
Jerry Collins Stadium, Porirua, 2.30pm

Game to be played on Sunday July 14, 2024

New Zealand v Australia
NZCIS, Upper Hutt, 2.30pm (behind closed doors)

This story was first published on July 8, 2024.

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