The next generation of talented female players step into the spotlight on 27 October.
With England teams on the qualification trail for both the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2006 UEFA European Women's U19 Championship, it is the turn of the U17s to step into the spotlight when they take on Switzerland on 27 October.
Head Coach Jane Ebbage works at The FA's National Player Development Centre at Loughborough University, and along with Lois Fidler, plays an integral role in preparing some of the country's most talented female players for the international stage.
"The U17s in the past three years have provided the international debuts for both Eniola Aluko and Karen Carney and we have some players in this squad who with the right dedication and preparation could well go on to emulate their achievements," Jane told TheFA.com .
Last October the same two sides met at the same age group and drew 0-0, with the Swiss side providing a strong, physical challenge in Sempach.
Six players from last year feature in the squad to take on the Swiss at Woking on 27 October, with Sophie Bradley of Nottingham Forest and Jess Clarke of Leeds United having already represented England this season at U19 level.
Both clubs have been praised by Ebbage for the focus given to developing their own youth set-ups, with Leeds featuring four players in the 18-player squad.
"The success that Nottingham Forest have had so far this season has been largely built on developing their own players, and the quality of players now all the way from U15 level is testament to the investment made by so many clubs in their Centres of Excellence" said Jane.
All eighteen players selected in the England squad have progressed through The FA's Player Development pool and another of the players to have earned some early season rave reviews has been Ellen White of Chelsea`.
"Ellen made the move at the end of last season from Arsenal to Chelsea and has hit a good vein of form in a side that has had to handle the transition to a higher level" added Jane.
"I am really excited about working with all these players as there is a lot of quality in all positions.
"After the success of Euro 2005 and the impact that players from the U19s made in the Nordic Cup this summer with the U21s, all these players can see the trail for progression, if they continue to work hard.
"With hopefully a good, vocal crowd behind us in Woking, we can begin our preparations with a positive result ahead of next Easter's U17 International Tournament."
Helen Alderson (Sunderland), Remi Allen (Leicester City), Penny Andrea (Birmingham City), Sophie Bradley (Nottingham Forest), Jessica Clarke (Leeds United), Elizabeth Edwards (Chelsea), Gilly Flaherty (Arsenal), Kate Longhurst (Colchester United), Faye McCoy (Everton), Emily Morphitis (Millwall Lionesses), Natalie Poole (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Lyndsey Shaw (Everton), Melissa Sutcliffe (Leeds United), Olivia Thackray (Leeds United), Carla Tomkins (Nottingham Forest), Sophie Walton (Leeds United), Ellen White (Chelsea), Lizzy Wicks (Arsenal)