England Women's U19s squad named for Euro finals

Tuesday 01 Jul 2014
Midfielder Fran Steele has been selected in the England U19s Euro squad

England’s squad for this month’s UEFA Women’s U19 Championship in Norway has been named.

Two members of the 18-strong party, Kirstie Levell and Jemma Purfield, helped the Young Lions finish fourth at last year’s U17 Euros.

FA WSL 1 trio Birmingham City, Arsenal and Chelsea each provide three players, as do FA WSL 2 side Aston Villa.

England's Euro schedule

v Sweden, Tuesday 15 July
v Republic of Ireland, Friday 18 July
v Spain, Monday 21 July

Brent Hills will take charge of England as they face Sweden (on 15 July), Republic of Ireland (18 July) and Spain (21 July).

They qualified for the finals by topping their qualification group after defeating Denmark, Serbia and Finland in April.

The U19s have an excellent recent record in this competition, having won the Euros in Belarus in 2009 and been runners-up three times in the last seven seasons.

Squad in full

Sophie Baggaley (Birmingham City), Kirstie Levell (Everton)

Rosella Ayane (Chelsea), Molly Bartrip (Reading), Rebecca Lloyd (Birmingham City), Ashleigh Mills (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Elisha N’Dow (Aston Villa), Vyan Sampson (Arsenal)

Jodie Brett (Chelsea), Maddy Cusack (Aston Villa), Jenna Dear (Chelsea), Fran Steele (Arsenal), Millie Turner (Everton)

Coral Haines (Birmingham City), Carla Humphrey (Arsenal), Sarah Mayling (Aston Villa), Jemma Purfield (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Claudia Walker (Liverpool).

By Glenn Lavery