England drawn with Belgium, Switzerland and Iceland in Elite Round.
UEFA European Women's U17 Championship
Elite Qualifying Round
ENGLAND, Belgium, Switzerland and Iceland
13-18 April 2012
England have been drawn alongside Belgium, Switzerland and Iceland in the Elite Qualifying Round of the UEFA European Women’s U17 Championship.
Belgium will host the round-robin tournament between 13-18 April 2012, and the top-placed nation in the group will qualify for the Euro semi-finals, which will be held in Nyon, Switzerland in late June 2012.
Lois Fidler’s side qualified for the Elites by winning all three of their First Qualifying Round matches in October, against Israel
, Northern Ireland
, and they will hope to keep this momentum going next week when they take on Denmark twice in three days
The Young Lionesses also know their opponents for next season’s First Qualifying Round and they will once again face Israel and Northern Ireland. Italy complete Group 2. These matches will take place in Northern Ireland between 10-15 September 2012.Squad for Denmark trip:
Sophie Baggaley (Derby County), Rebecca Bull (Arsenal), Jess Myers (Chelsea)Defenders
Molly Bartrip (Arsenal), Aoife Mannion (Aston Villa), Elisha N’dow (Aston Villa), Ellie Stewart (Everton), Paige Williams (EvertonMidfielders
Carla Humphrey (Arsenal), Hollie Kelsh (Blackburn Rovers), Frances Steele (Arsenal), Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Aston Villa), Katie Zelem (Manchester United)Forwards
Rosella Ayane (Chelsea), Olivia Fergusson (Aston Villa), Beth Merrick (Aston Villa), Claudia Walker (Stoke City), Lucy Whipp (Everton)