Ellie Carpenter

Growing up in Cowra, Ellie left her hometown in 2011 to chase her dreams with the bold decision paying off as she has since gone on to represent both the Young Matildas and Westfield Matildas.

An extremely talented youngster, Ellie joined the Wanderers on the back of a Player of the Tournament award in the 2015 NTC Challenge as well as Player of the Tournament in the Bull Turner Cup.
 
The Pemulway resident was also the youngest member of the U20’s squad who qualified for a spot in the AFC U-20’s Championshi and, was a part of the U19s squads who narrowly missed out on the semi-finals of the 2015 AFC Championship.
 
Before being announced as a Western Sydney Wanderers signing for the Westfield W-League 2015/16 season, Ellie played for the NSW Institute team in the NPLW.
 
Ellie made her Westfield W-League debut against Adelaide United in Round 1 and began the season in such strong form that she was called up to a Matildas training camp at the conclusion of Round 4.
 
Playing every minute of her rookie season, Ellie impressed so much she was selected at right back in The Football Sack's Team of the Year and announced as The Women's Game's Best Newcomer in 2016.
 
Matildas coach Alen Stajcic agreed, selecting her in the national team squad for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Japan where she became the first ever millennial to represent the Matildas when she was selected to play against Vietnam on 2 March 2016.
 
Ellie continued her record-breaking exploits as she was selected in the final squad to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games, becoming Australia’s youngest Olympian at Rio, coming off the bench in the team’s third match of the tournament.
 
Following such a phenomenal 12 months, Ellie re-signed with the Wanderers that would see her play the Westfield W-League 2016/17 season in Red & Black.