New Zealand women's national under-17 football team

The New Zealand women's Under-17 Football Team, informally known as the 'Young Football Ferns', is the representative team for New Zealand in international Under-17 association football tournaments. The Young Football Ferns were the host team for the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

New Zealand Women's U-17
Nickname(s)Young Football Ferns
AssociationNew Zealand Football
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachLeon Birnie
CaptainTBD
Most caps
Top scorer
FIFA codeNZL
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Australia 4–0 New Zealand 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 8 December 2007) [1]
Biggest win
 Tonga 0–18 New Zealand 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 16 April 2010)
Biggest defeat
 New Zealand 0–6 Japan 
(Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago; 13 September 2010)
OFC U-17 Women's Championship
Appearances4 (first in 2010)
Best resultChampions (2010, 2012, 2016, 2017)
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Appearances6 (first in 2008)
Best resultThird place (2018)

The Young Football Ferns compete in the OFC U-17 Women's Championship, the bi-annual confederation championship to decide who represents Oceania Football Confederation at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. The inaugural tournament was held in 2010.

OFC Championship RecordEdit

OFC U-17 Women's Championship
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  2010 Champions 3 3 0 0 37 0 +37 9
  2012 Champions 3 3 0 0 29 1 +28 9
  2016 Champions 5 5 0 0 55 0 +55 15
  2017 Champions 5 5 0 0 47 1 +46 15
Total 4 16 16 0 0 168 2 +166 48

U-17 World Cup RecordEdit

By TournamentEdit

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  2008 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
  2010 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 2 11 −9 0
  2012 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0
  2014 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
  2016 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 5 7 -2 3
  2018 Third-place 6 3 1 2 6 7 -1 10
Total 6 21 5 2 14 21 44 −23 17

By MatchEdit

2008
2010
2012
2014
2016
2018

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.[2]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Anna Leat (2001-06-26)26 June 2001 (aged 17)   East Coast Bays AFC
20 1GK Georgia Candy (2001-04-29)29 April 2001 (aged 17)   Hamilton Wanderers AFC
21 1GK Blair Currie (2001-05-04)4 May 2001 (aged 17)   Cashmere Technical

2 2DF Mackenzie Barry (2001-04-11)11 April 2001 (aged 17)   New Plymouth Girls' High School
3 2DF Hannah Mackay-Wright (2001-01-08)8 January 2001 (aged 17)   Forrest Hill Milford
4 2DF Aneka Mittendorff (2001-08-06)6 August 2001 (aged 17)   Forrest Hill Milford
5 2DF Marisa van der Meer (1999-01-09)9 January 1999 (aged 19)   FC Twenty 11
14 2DF Laney Strachan (2001-12-12)12 December 2001 (aged 16)   Glenfield Rovers
15 2DF Genevieve Ryan (2001-05-28)28 May 2001 (aged 17)   Western Springs AFC

6 3MF Macey Fraser (2002-07-11)11 July 2002 (aged 16)   Waimakariri United AFC
8 3MF Amelia Abbott (2001-07-22)22 July 2001 (aged 17)   Nelson Suburbs FC
9 3MF Maggie Jenkins (2001-06-14)14 June 2001 (aged 17)   Glenfield Rovers
12 3MF Jayda Stewart (2002-03-08)8 March 2002 (aged 16)   Waimakariri United AFC
16 3MF Maya Hahn (2001-02-07)7 February 2001 (aged 17)   Western Suburbs
18 3MF Rose Luxton (2001-02-06)6 February 2001 (aged 17)   Forrest Hill Milford

7 4FW Gabi Rennie (2001-07-07)7 July 2001 (aged 17)   Waimakariri United AFC
10 4FW Grace Wisnewski (2002-06-28)28 June 2002 (aged 16)   Hamilton Wanderers AFC
11 4FW Kelli Brown (2001-02-21)21 February 2001 (aged 17)   Hamilton Wanderers AFC
13 4FW Britney Cunningham-Lee (2001-03-04)4 March 2001 (aged 17)   Papakura City FC
17 4FW Ayla Pratt (2001-02-15)15 February 2001 (aged 17)   Three Kings United
19 4FW Arabella Maynard (2001-08-08)8 August 2001 (aged 17)   Forrest Hill Milford


Previous squadsEdit

2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup[3]
2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.ultimatenzsoccer.com/OtherNZWomensTeams/young_ferns.htm
  2. ^ "Birnie names balanced squad for U-17 WWC". New Zealand Football. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  3. ^ U-17 squad named for Costa Rica

External linksEdit