Squads named for England Women's U19 training camps later this month
In preparation for another big year of international football, England Women's U19 Head Coach Mo Marley will bring 42 players to St. George’s Park later this month for two separate training camps.
The first group will convene on 20 January for three days and the second set will be together from 22 January until 25 January.
A number of the 42 have plenty of international experience at U15, U17 or U19 level, but Marley will also get the opportunity to look at a number of uncapped players, such as Stoke’s Emily Horton and Yeovil’s Grace Rapp.
The Young Lions’ ultimate aim is to make it to the Euro Finals which are being staged in Wales in August.
Their Elite Round qualifying campaign begins on 4 April when they take on Serbia. Then it’s Hungary two days later before rounding things off against Elite hosts Norway.
England have an excellent recent record in this competition, having been semi-finalists in 2002 and 2003, before reaching three Finals in four seasons.
They finished runners-up in 2007 and 2010 either side of the historic 2009 triumph, when they defeated Sweden in the Belarus showpiece courtesy of goals from former U19 captain Jordan Nobbs and recent senior team debutant Toni Duggan.
Last year’s crop of U19s reached the Finals in Turkey but narrowly failed to make it beyond the group stage.
Squad: 20-22 January
Jess Myers, Megan Walsh
Emily Clements, Martha Harris, Aoife Mannion, Anne Meiwald, Meaghan Sargeant, Lucy Sowerby, Paige Williams
Maddy Cusack, Sherry McCue, Frances Steele, Abbey-Leigh Stringer
Hannah Blundell, Natasha Flint, Melissa Lawley, Beth Mead, Nikita Parris, Keira Ramshaw, Lucy Whipp, Katie Wilkinson
Squad: 22-25 January
Alex Brooks, Emily Horton
Rosella Ayane, Jade Bailey, Molly Bartrip, Vyan Sampson, Katy Thornton, Olivia Wild
Emily Auld, Bianca Bragg, Hollie Kelsh, Abigail Lee, Karin Muya, Nicole Pepper, Katie Zelem
Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah, Bethany Donoghue, Bethany England, Chontele Lawrence, Grace Rapp, Emily Roberts