The Development team that will play in the 2016/17 FA WSL Development League will be travelling to France at the end of the month.
The team is pictured below with the 2016/17 kit:
The girls will take part in the 3rd International Women’s u19 tournament to be played in Sable Sur Sarthe in France. The tournament takes place over the week-end of 25/26 of June and there will be 16 teams involved.
It will be a tournament of the highest quality with big names involved.
The following teams that are competing in the tournament have won the UEFA Women’s Champions League: FFC Frankfurt, Olympique Lyonnais, Turbine Potsdam, Arsenal Ladies,
PSG were runner-up in the 2014/15 Champions League edition, FCF Juvisy reached the semi-finals of 2012/13 edition, while Rosengard and Barcelona reached the quarter-finals of the 2016/17 edition.
Group A : FC Bayern Munchen, Chelsea Ladies, AS St-Etienne, Toulouse FC
Group B : FC Turbine Postdam, FC Rosengard, FC Valence, Girondins de Bordeaux
Group C : FC Barcelona, PSG, FFC Frankfurt, FCF Juvisy
Group D: Arsenal Ladies, Olympique Lyonnais, FC Koln, En Avant Guingamp
Arsenal will open their tournament on Saturday morning against En Avant Guingamp, then will play FC Koln in the early afternoon and will play their final, and toughest, group game against Olympique Lyonnais late in the afternoon.
The quarter-finals will be played in the evening, while the Semi-Finals and the Final will be played on Sunday.
This will be an exciting tournament and will help the players to develop their football skills against opponents from different countries.