Wales pick experienced squad for U-19 Elite Round

Boston United goalkeeper, Olivia Clark, is among the Wales U-19 squad. (Photo: bostonunited.co.uk)

Wales U-19’s squad playing in next week’s UEFA Elite Round will feature eight players with senior caps, as they aim to qualify for the European Championship finals, reports faw.cymru.

The squad reached the Elite Round after finishing third in their qualifying group last year.

Wales will face hosts Portugal, Serbia and Denmark in the Elite Round. The winner of the group will go through to the last knockout stages which take place in Switzerland in July.

After being part of the senior squad in this year’s Cyprus Cup; Amina Vine, Gwen Davies, Ellie Lake and Chloe Chivers will be part of the U-19 squad.

Alice Griffiths and Elise Hughes will join up with the squad after the senior team’s match against England.

Manager Jayne Ludlow will be away with the senior squad who face England at the same time, but coach Kat Lovett will be in charge during the tournament.

Wales U-19 squad:

Olivia Clark (Boston United), Emma Gibbon (Eastern Suburbs FC, Australia), Amina Vine (Bristol City), Shannon Dukes (Everton), Tamsyn Sibanda (Arsenal), Lucia Carpanini (Bristol City), Amelia Ritchie (Brighton & Hove Albion), Shaunna Jenkins (Cardiff City LFC), Ellie Lake (Cardiff City LFC), Ella Powell (Cardiff City LFC), Alice Griffiths (Wales Performance Squad), Elise Hughes (Everton), Emily Poole (Cardiff City LFC), Gwennan Davies (Cardiff City LFC), Cassia Pike (Liverpool), Emily Jones (Everton), Lily Woodham (Bristol City), Bronwen Thomas (Brighton & Hove Albion), Grace Horrell (Cyncoed), Chloe Chivers (Oxford United).