The FA has won its bid to host the Second Qualifying Round of the 2003 UEFA Unde
The FA has won its bid to host the Second Qualifying Round of the 2003 UEFA Under-19 European Championships. England won their First Qualifying Group back in October, beating hosts Bulgaria, Lithuania and the Faroe Islands.
The FA has won its bid to host the Second Qualifying Round of the 2003 UEFA Under-19 European Championships.
England won their First Qualifying Group back in October, beating hosts Bulgaria, Lithuania and the Faroe Islands.
England will now host the Second Group Qualifier in April, at venues to be confirmed shortly. England will battle against Denmark, the Republic of Ireland and Spain for the right to compete in the eight-nation Finals, which will be hosted by current champions Germany in July.
England gave their best ever performance in the annual competition last year, progressing to the semi-finals where they lost 1-0 to eventual winners Germany. That result saw them qualify for the inaugural FIFA U19 World Championship. Held in Canada in August 2002, England went through to the quarter-finals before losing to the hosts in front of 24,000 fans.
In preparation for the qualifier, a dual England Under-17 and England Under-19 training camp will be held this month. The dual meet-up will give coaches the chance to assess some new players, while training the current crop in the tactics of playing international football.
The squads will meet up on Sunday 16th February in Reading and will have four days of coaching until Thursday 20th.National Women's Coach Hope Powell OBE will be present, along with Assistant National Coach Brent Hills. Other coaches working with the age groups will be Jane Ebbage, Mo Marley, Josie Clifford, Julie Chipchase and Lois Fidler.
Under-19 squad in full:
Catherine BEAVER - Huyton
Rachelle HOULDSWORTH - Sheffield Wednesday
Julie SPEARINK - Loughborough Students
Georgie ADAMS - Arsenal
Anita ASANTE - Arsenal
Annie BARRETT - Barnet
Faye CARDIN - Birmingham City
Shelly COX - Leeds United
Laura FROGGATT - Portsmouth
Leanne GRIFFIN - Birmingham City
Michelle HICKMOTT - Birmingham City
Laura HUSLEBEE - Wolves
Leanne SEVERNS - Sheffield Wednesday
Joanne TRAYNOR - Everton
Claire BRIDGETT - Sunderland
Natasha CASWELL - Reading Royals
Nicole EMMANUEL - Arsenal
Louise HUTTON - Bristol Rovers
Kelly McDOUGALL - Everton
Jodie McGUCKIN - Birmingham City
Jo POTTER - Birmingham City
Alex SCOTT - Arsenal
Bethany SIMS - Wimbledon
Sheuneen TA - Arsenal
Emily WESTWOOD - Wolves
Jo GARDINER - Barnet
Kim HOLDEN - Tranmere Rovers
Emily LOWN - Ipswich Town
Breanne MABBERLEY - Wolves
Lindsey ROE - Southampton Saints
Roschelle SHAKES - Arsenal
Jodie TAYLOR - Tranmere Rovers
Katy WARD - Birmingham City