Fidler names England U17 squad for Euro Finals

Thursday 07 Nov 2013
England Women's U17 Head Coach Lois Fidler
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Lois Fidler has named her England squad to compete in the UEFA European Women’s U17 Championship Finals on home soil later this month.

The Head Coach has called upon an experienced band of players as all 18 have previously represented their country at this level – including Arsenal defender Leah Williamson, who scored twice in their recent 5-0 win over Wales.

The tournament will take place across four venues – Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium, Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium, AFC Telford United’s New Bucks Head Stadium and Hinckley Stadium in Leicestershire.


U17 Euros

26 November – 8 December
Chesterfield FC
Burton Albion FC
AFC Telford United
Hinckley Stadium



The Young Lions will take on Italy (Tuesday 26 November), Austria (Friday 29 November) and Portugal (Monday 2 December), with all four nations vying for one of the top two spots in the group and a subsequent semi-final berth.

Germany, France, Spain and Scotland will go head-to-head in the tournament's other group.

The two finalists and the winner of the third-place play-off will qualify for the U17 World Cup in Costa Rica next year.

Fidler said: "Holding the finals in England provides our young stars with a real chance to shine and I'm confident the clubs and partners will attract lots of fans to see the games.

"This is a big stage for our players and they will embrace the opportunity."

England squad in full

Kirstie Levell (Everton), Sian Rogers (Birmingham City)
Phillipa Cowley (Arsenal), Gabrielle George (Manchester United), Alice Hassall (MK Dons), Jemma Purfield (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Ella Williams (Chelsea), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)
Jenna Legg (Chelsea), Sarah Mayling (Aston Villa), Lucy Porter (Aston Villa), Mollie Rouse (Aston Villa), Sophie Stamp (North Yorkshire)
Evie Clarke (Arsenal), Chloe Kelly (Arsenal), Ashleigh Plumptre (Derby County), Keira Walsh (Blackburn Rovers), Ellie Wilkinson (North Yorkshire).

By Glenn Lavery