Wales Women’s U-19s host double header against Northern Ireland

Adran League's top-scorer, Phoebe Poole.
Cardiff City FC’s Phoebe Poole – top scorer in the Adran Leagues – called up to Wales U-19s. (Duncan Thomas/Majestic Media)

Wales Women U-19’s head coach Nicola Anderson has selected a 20-player squad to face Northern Ireland at Colliers Park in Wrexham.

The first match is today (Wednesday 15 September) with a 4pm kick-off, the second at 11am on Saturday 18 September.

Following inclusions in the senior team squad this year, Maria Francis-Jones and Bethan Roberts have been selected as they look to gain valuable game time, while Cardiff City FC striker and the top scorer of the Adran Leagues, Phoebie Poole, has also been selected. Team-mate Amelia Forkings and Jessie Taylor of Port Talbot Town, will also be representing the league.

The camp will be the squad’s final preparation ahead of the U-19 EURO qualifying round which gets underway in October, as Wales face Albania, Moldova and hosts Andorra in League B, Round 1.

Wales U-19 squad: Elen Valentine (Birmingham City), Amelia Forkings (Cardiff City FC), Lucy Farrell-Shrouder (Burnley), Maria Francis-Jones (Manchester City), Bethan McGowan (Arsenal), Bethan Roberts (Reading), Scarlett Williams (Tottenham Hotspur), Amy Meadows  (Manchester City), Ella Humphrey (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ella Hilliard (Bristol City), Phoebie Poole (Cardiff City FC), Hollie Smith (Cardiff City LFC), Zoe Smith (Cardiff City LFC), Mary McAteer (Aston Villa), Jessie Taylor (Port Talbot Town), Sophie Phillips (Birmingham City), Megan Curran (Brighton & Hove Albion), Lauren Purchase (Aston Villa), Megan Lewis (Cardiff City LFC), Taylor Reynolds (Birmingham City).

Wales Women’s World Cup qualifiers will all be live on the BBC

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