England u19 will have their traditional January camp with a double header against Norway.
Mo Marley has selected six Arsenal Ladies players and two former youngsters for the games. Goalkeeper Sian Rogers, defender Taylor Hinds and Anna Patten, Midfielders Rianna Dean and Charlotte Devlin alongside forward Chloe Kelly are in the squad. If you add Lucy Parker and Georgia Allen who know study in the USA, it is a sizable Arsenal contingent for the double header.
The games will be played on 19th and 21st January and as usual will be played behind closed door at St George’s Park guaranteeing no fans watching on.
In term of logictics it does make sense to play at SGP as everything is on site: hotel pitches, gym etc, and preventing fans from attending the game is the traditional FA stance, but it does not make it right.
Invited guests are actually allowed ie friends and family and club representatives, so there are always about 100 spectators for those games despite being closed.
This year U19 finals will be played in Northern Ireland and will act as a qualifier for the FIFA u20 WWC that will take place in France in 2018. Four UEFA teams will qualify alongside France who qualify as hosts.
The full England squad is:
Goalkeepers: Sandy MacIver (Clemson University), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City), Sian Rogers (Arsenal).
Defenders: Megan Finnigan (Everton), Grace Fisk (Penn State University), Taylor Hinds (Arsenal), Sian Johnson (Birmingham City), Mayumi Pacheco (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Lucy Parker (Arsenal), Anna Patten (Arsenal), Sam Tierney (Doncaster Rovers Belles).
Midfielders: Georgia Allen (East Tennessee State University), Niamh Charles (Liverpool), Zoe Cross (Chelsea), Rianna Dean (Arsenal), Charlie Devlin (Arsenal), Chloe Peplow (Birmingham City), Ashleigh Plumptre (University of Southern California), Mollie Rouse (Aston Villa), Alessia Russo (Chelsea), Connie Scofield (Birmingham City), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City).
Forwards: Rinsola Babajide (Millwall Lionesses), Ellie Brazil (Birmingham City), Chloe Kelly (Arsenal), Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City).