Lois Fidler selects 18 players for final qualification stage.
UEFA European Women’s U17 Championship
Second Qualifying Round
Friday 13 April – Wednesday 18 April 2012
ENGLAND, Belgium (hosts), Iceland, Switzerland
Lois Fidler has named her 18-player England squad for the final qualifying round of the UEFA European Women’s U17 Championship.
The Young Lions made it through to this final stage of qualification by topping their First Round group with three wins from three, over Finland, Israel and Northern Ireland.
Now they will face Iceland (on Friday 13 April), host nation Belgium (Sunday 15 April) and Switzerland (Wednesday 18 April), with only the top-placed team in the group making it through to this summer’s Euro Finals which are being staged, as ever, in Switzerland.
Fidler has called upon 14 of the players that helped get England to this stage, including prolific midfielder Katie Zelem (four goals in three First Qualifying Round matches), while Arsenal’s Emily Auld and Manchester United’s Natasha Flint are first time call ups.
Squad in full
Sophie Baggaley (Derby County), Jess Myers (Chelsea)
Molly Bartrip (Arsenal), Elisha N’dow (Aston Villa), Aoife Mannion (Aston Villa), Ellie Stewart (Everton), Paige Williams (Everton)
Emily Auld (Arsenal), Frances Steele (Arsenal), Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Aston Villa), Leah Williamson (Arsenal), Katie Zelem (Manchester United)
Rosella Ayane (Chelsea), Natasha Flint (Manchester United), Carla Humphrey (Arsenal), Hollie Kelsh (Blackburn Rovers), Beth Mead (Sunderland), Lucy Whipp (Everton)