Young Footballer of the Year & title winner headline Aussie U23 squad stacked with Liberty A-League stars

Australia’s Under-23 Women’s team will feature in the Four Nations Tournament in Sweden this month and it will feature almost two dozen of the most exciting players in the Liberty A-League.

Of the 24-player squad set to face Sweden (May 29), Germany (June 1) and Poland (June 4) in Vaxjo, 21 are from the A-Leagues.

Melissa Andreatta’s roster is headlined by Boost Young Footballer of the Year Daniela Galic, who helped Melbourne City win the Premiership and reach the Liberty A-League Grand Final.

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The teenage sensation and Young Matildas star is one of five City players in the squad, which also boasts Sydney FC Championship winner Shay Hollman and this season’s Liberty A-League Goalkeeper of the Year Morgan Aquino of Perth Glory.

Central Coast Mariners young gun Peta Trimis will also be involved in Europe.


“This is a squad of players that have put their hand up for this fantastic opportunity to play high-quality nations through their performances in the recent A-League Women and European football seasons,” said head coach Melissa Andreatta.

“That 10 of the 12 A-League clubs are represented speaks to the evenness of the competition this season and is recognition of the developmental work that is being undertaken week in and week out.

“Excitingly, with this roster, there are a significant number of players that are in form and showing high potential to be a future CommBank Matilda. Now it is about taking this opportunity to challenge and test themselves against some of the best in Europe, which has been at the global forefront of women’s football development in recent years.”

Andreatta added: “With Sharn Freier and Kaitlyn Torpey making their debuts in the last two FIFA international windows, recently we have seen the U-23 program demonstrating its purpose in developing players and giving them the skills physically mentally, technically and tactically to step into the senior team environment.

“To bring the group together as we prepare for three strong matches will be a brilliant experience for the players and will expose them to what is required to push on in their careers.

“We hope through the hard work of the staff and the players themselves, we can give more players the opportunity to perform at a high level and to earn future senior national team recognition down the track.”



Sweden U23 v Australia U23
Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2024 / Thurs, 30 May 2024 (AEST)
Time: 7.00pm (local) / 3.00am (AEST)
Venue: Visma Arena, Växjö, Sweden

Australia U23 v Germany U23
Date: Saturday, 1 June 2024 / Sun, 2 June 2024 (AEST)
Time: 6.00pm (local) / 2.00am (AEST)
Venue: Värendsvallen, Växjö, Sweden

Australia U23 v Poland U23
Date: Tuesday, 4 June 2024
Time: 1.00pm (local) / 9.00pm (AEST)
Venue: Värendsvallen, Växjö, Sweden