Ludlow names Wales Women’s squad for opening #WEURO2021 qualifiers

Jayne Ludlow leads out Wales team
Photo: Will Cheshire

Wales manager Jayne Ludlow has named a 22-player squad for the opening matches of her side’s Euro 2021 qualifiers, with the whole campaign receive live coverage on the BBC.

The FAW website reports that Ludlow welcomes back midfield stalwarts Angharad James and Rachel Rowe to face the Faroe Islands and Northern Ireland on 29 August and 3 September respectively. James was rested for Wales’ 1-0 win against New Zealand in June while Rachel Rowe returns from a lengthy layoff but Jess Fishlock is now unavailable until 2020 due to an ACL injury.

Fifteen-year old Carrie Jones will be the youngest member of the squad after receiving her first senior team call-up. The midfielder from Newtown has previously trained with the senior squad and has captained Wales at U-17 level.

Wales will begin their qualifying journey by travelling to the Faroe Islands for the opening match in Torshavn on Thursday 29 August. Five days later captain Sophie Ingle and her team-mates will be playing their first home match of the campaign at Rodney Parade, Newport against Northern Ireland.

Tickets for the Northern Ireland match are still available and can be purchased here.

Wales squad

Laura O’Sullivan (Cardiff City LFC), Claire Skinner (Cardiff City LFC), Olivia Clark (Huddersfield Town), Sophie Ingle (Chelsea), Hayley Ladd (Manchester United), Loren Dykes (Bristol City), Gemma Evans (Bristol City), Rhiannon Roberts (Liverpool), Charlie Estcourt (Charlton Athletic – On loan from Reading), Anna Filbey (Tottenham Hotspur), Angharad James (Reading), Elise Hughes (Everton), Rachel Rowe (Reading), Carrie Jones (Cardiff City LFC), Natasha Harding (Reading), Emma Jones (Lewes), Megan Wynne (Tottenham Hotspur), Helen Ward (Watford), Kayleigh Green (Brighton & Hove Albion), Lily Woodham (Charlton Athletic – On loan from Reading), Kylie Nolan (Cardiff City LFC), Ella Powell (Lewes)

BBC coverage

BBC Cymru Wales will broadcast every game of the qualifying campaign live, with home matches on BBC Two Wales, and every home and away match live on BBC Radio Wales. There will also be coverage online on the BBC Sport website and on BBC Cymru Fyw, starting with a live stream of the Faroe Islands against Wales in Torshavn on 29 August.