Jade Moore says England will reap SGP benefits

Wednesday 20 May 2015
Jade Moore has earned 16 England caps

Jade Moore believes England Women's pre-World Cup training camp at St. George's Park will be instrumental in their Canada campaign next month.

The squad of 23 are from a variety of clubs but the Birmingham City midfielder expressed the importance of building bonds and friendships heading into the first game against France on Tuesday 9 June.

Moore said: “I think it's about coming together as a team and putting club rivalries behind us.

“The Women’s Super League season is done for now, we stepped away from our clubs and met here at St. George's as team-mates.

“I think that's a key factor in the time we have together.

“Then we must concentrate on the World Cup, our first game and our group. We need everyone in sync for the first game against France – and these 10 days together have helped us work through things we needed to in the build up to that.”


The England squad that will compete at the 2015 World Cup

England will be hoping to make history in the tournament as they bid to reach the semi-finals for the first time, having fallen just short on the last three occasions after being eliminated in the last eight.

However, Moore, who will be experiencing her first senior World Cup in Canada, believes the squad has “quality in abundance”, leaving her confident of the team's chances.

The 24-year-old added: “It's about going out there and doing something we haven't done before.

“Another quarter final in a World Cup would be a big statement but anything past that would be a huge achievement.

“We're all going out there to win it but we want to make sure we get out of the group and push on.

“Our group's a tough group and each team poses a different challenge, which will only help us.

“Once you get through the group, there's a little relief, then you start to push on as a team and use the momentum to see how far you can get.”

After France, England take on Mexico on 13 June and Colombia on 17 June.

The World Cup Final takes place in Vancouver on 5 July.

By FA Staff