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England Under-17
« on: July 22, 2007, 08:53:08 PM »
England U17s Host Tournament
22/07/2007
 
England are to host a four-team FA Girls Under-17 International Tournament from August 29th to September 2nd.

England will be up against Italy, Turkey and Northern Ireland, with the games being staged at Luton Town, Brentford, Wycombe Wanderers, Aldershot Town and Staines Town.

Italy and Turkey kick-off the tournament at Staines Town FC's Wheatsheaf Lane ground in Middlesex on Wednesday 29th August (3pm). The action then moves to Brentford's Griffin Park at 7.45pm, when England meet Northern Ireland.

Two days later, Northern Ireland face Italy at Aldershot Town FC (3pm) and England play again in the evening, versus Turkey at Wycombe Wanderers FC.

The final round of games take place at 3pm on Sunday 2nd September, with Turkey taking on Northern Ireland at Staines Town FC and England entertaining Italy at Luton Town's Kenilworth Road ground.

Tickets for England's match at Luton cost just 50p each (for groups of 15 or more - at least one adult per ten children). Normal price for the tickets will be £3, with entrance on the day £5.

Fixture Schedule:
Wednesday 29th August
Italy v Turkey (Staines Town FC, 3pm)
England v Northern Ireland (Brentford FC, 7.45pm)

Friday 31st August
Northern Ireland v Italy (Aldershot Town FC, 3pm)
England v Turkey (Wycombe Wanderers FC, 7.45pm)

Sunday 2nd September
Turkey v Northern Ireland (Staines Town FC, 3pm)
England v Italy (Luton Town FC, 3pm)

http://www.fgmag.com/news/index.php?&newsmode=FULL&nid=4012
« Last Edit: July 22, 2007, 08:56:15 PM by redrobin »

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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2007, 01:29:14 PM »
Any idea where the Under-17 England-Norway match is being played on August 23?   There is an England Under-17 page on the FA's web site, last updated June 1, no sign of this fixture.

As far as the british media and the FA are concerned the fixture doesn't exist.  I only found out about it from Norway, but there's no information about a venue.

As far as the FA is concerned the last Under-17 game was on October 24 2006.  Maybe they have played in the last 10 months, will someone who knows please tell the FA?  When will the FA start treating this sport seriously?
« Last Edit: August 22, 2007, 01:46:01 PM by Alan »
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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2007, 03:31:12 PM »
It is a behind closed doors training camp for all the games. I enjoyed the Easter 2006 tourney and made enquiries about this one but was told that it is strictly not for ordinary fans. The other dates mentioned in this thread are the male equivalent team.

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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2007, 05:37:06 PM »
OK, thanks, I guess they figure that once they have security, gate staff, litter collectors and all the rest, it wouldn't play for itself with a limited size of crowd
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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2007, 05:39:36 PM »
Fair enough if there are no more than 20 people cost would not be met ?

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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2007, 09:23:10 AM »
You could be right . . I just think it's a pity that we have to find out about an England women's match from the Norwegian media
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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2007, 10:31:10 AM »
Absolutely, saying that the French FA does not do a lot better to be fair.

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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2007, 07:23:26 PM »
England's Under-17 girls are playing under a news blackout by the FA who decreed that today's match should be played behind closed doors.  But news has leaked out in the Norwegian media that England Under-17s beat Norway 1-0 in a training match that kicked off today at 12.30 on a pitch somewhere near London.

At the moment it has not been possible to find out where the match was played or any other details.
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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2008, 03:16:53 PM »
Carter brace seals points
Wednesday, 26 March 2008.

UEFA European Women’s U17 Championship,
2nd Qualifying Round, Group 1
Tuesday 25 March   
England 4 Czech Republic 0
Rebecca Jane 3', Danielle Carter 49' 60', Jessica Holbrook 80'

Lois Fidler's side got off to the best possible start in their attempts to qualify for the inaugural UEFA European U17 Women's Championship
when they defeated the Czech Republic 4-0 on the outskirts of Prague.

Chelsea's Rebecca Jane got The Three Lions off to a perfect start with a goal in the third minute. Leyton Orient's Danielle Carter added a brace after half-time, and on the final whistle, Everton's Jessica Holbrook added a fourth.

In the other game in Group One, The Netherlands and Belgium drew 1-1, and it is the Belgian's who will next face England at AFK Libčice tomorrow afternoon.

The first UEFA European Women's U17 Championship final tournament will be held at the Colovray Stadium in Nyon, Switzerland with the teams competing for the trophy below. (image courtesy of uefa.com)

Located opposite UEFA headquarters, the venue will stage the semi-finals on Tuesday 20 May and the third-place match and final three days later.

The Colovray Stadium previously staged the 2004 men's U19 final, marking UEFA's golden jubilee. Due to exceptional circumstances, this is the first time the UEFA administration has acted as a final tournament host, and the top three finishers will qualify for the inaugural FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand from 28 October to 16 November.

England Squad:
Lauren Davey, Lucy Bronze, Rachel Daly, Jessica Holbrook, Gemma Bonner, Gilly Flaherty, Isobel Christiansen (Lucy Staniforth 73mins)
Jordan Nobbs, Toni Duggan, Danielle Carter (Sarah Wiltshire, 65mins), Rebecca Jane

Unused Subs:
Stephanie Marsh, Amy Carr, Jodi Jacobs, Naomi Chadwick, Rachel Pitman

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandU17/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2008/03/Carter_brace_sealspoints.htm


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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2008, 03:36:11 PM »
It's impressive to notice that there are 3 premier league regulars in this team : Duggan Bonner and Flaherty

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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2008, 12:21:44 PM »
Lions get physical
by Alex Stone
Thursday, 27 March 2008.

England 3 Belgium 1
Flaherty (19), Daly (40), Carter (80)

UEFA European Women’s U17 Championship,
2nd Qualifying Round, Group 1
Thursday 27 March

Lois Fidler's young Lions secured a second victory in two days to place them in pole position to reach the UEFA U17 European Championship Finals.

Starting the game against a Belgium side who had drawn their first Second Round qualifier on Tuesday, there was all to play for, and it took a while for England to get into their stride.

Lois spoke to TheFA.com just after the final whistle clearly tired by the game she had just seen.

"That was tough" she said. "Belgium were a very physical side and it took a while for us to work things out, relax and then start playing our football."

After a tense opening period, centre back Gilly Flaherty put England ahead from a set-piece, and immediately the young Lions became more effective.

With half-time looming, England got a crucial second goal, right back Rachel Daly going on a surging run from the back and finishing with aplomb.

"The start of the second half became more open," continued Lois. "Belgium had to chase the game.

"They pulled one back and then it was a real test of character for our young girls. Although it wasn't nice being on the bench after their goal, myself and the coaching staff were waiting to see how our girls would react, and they showed fantastic resilience.

"We had to weather a bit of pressure, but then Sarah Wiltshire came on, got down the wing and Danielle Carter scored her third goal in two games, which also are her first two games at this level."

With Holland defeating the Czech Republic 2-0 in the group's other game, England have maximum points, with the Dutch on four points, meaning a draw or victory will see England through.

"We'll recover tonight, I'll be looking at the video of today's game and then we'll be preparing for the final game" said Lois.

"No-one is getting carried away. We have a group of players who are very honest and want to learn, and the experiences they have had so far are a long way from Centre of Excellence football.

"We've done well so far and have to make sure that we continue to be professional as a group to give us the best chance of reaching the Championship semi finals in May."

England: Davey, Daly (Bronze, 80mins), Flaherty, Bonner, Marsh, Holbrook (Nobbs, 53mins), Christiansen, Duggan (c), Jane (Wiltshire, 76mins), Carter, Staniforth.

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandU17/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/Belgiumreport.htm

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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2008, 01:20:38 PM »
Lions reach U17 Euros
Monday, 31 March 2008

UEFA European Women’s U17 Championship,
2nd Qualifying Round, Group 1
Sunday 30 March

England 0 Holland 0

England held the Netherlands to a goalless draw in the Czech Republic today, to secure top spot in their qualifying group.

The result means England have claimed one of only four places at the inaugural UEFA Women's U17 Championship Finals, to be staged at the Colovray Stadium in Nyon, Switzerland. England will face France in the semi-finals on May 20th, with the final three days later.

The Dutch had needed a win to overhaul England, who were in a strong position having defeated both Belgium and the Czechs. The Netherlands finished second in the group, with the hosts taking third spot with a 3-1 victory over Belgium.

Lois Fidler's side joins France and Denmark in the finals, the Danes having qualified after a 2-0 defeat of Russia saw them top Group 4.

The final berth at Nyon will be decided in mid-April, when Germany hosts the Group 3 fixtures in Essen and Bottrop, with Poland, Sweden and Switzerland their opponents.

Five teams remained in contention in second qualifying round Groups 1 and 4 and in both cases the outcomes went to the wire.

England:
Lauren Davey, Gilly Flaherty, Isobel Christiansen, Gemma Bonner, Toni Duggan, Lucia Bronze, Rachel Daly (Sarah Wiltshire, 41mins), Jodi Jacobs, Jess Holbrook, Jordan Nobbs, Danielle Carter (Lucy Staniforth, 75mins)

http://www.fgmag.com/news/index.php?&newsmode=FULL&nid=4824

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandU17/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2008/03/England_reach_U17_Euros.htm
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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2008, 03:10:18 PM »
Impressive result by the U17, World Cup is getting closer.

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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2008, 07:47:30 PM »
Powell hails Hat Trick

Wednesday, 02 April 2008.

FIFA have confirmed that Lois Fidler's England U17s will play in the augural U17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand later this year.

After reaching the final four of the European U17 Championship at the weekend, Europe will now receive four places for the FIFA U17 World Cup, meaning that England qualify irrespective of their semi final against France next month.

The achievement marks an unprecedented period for England's women.

The senior side reached the World Cup in China for the first time in twelve years - bowing out at the Quarter Final stage to the USA - whilst the U19s reached their European Championship final in Iceland, finally losing to Germany in extra-time. That performance saw Mo Marley's side qualify for the FIFA Women's U20 World Cup in Chile, to be contested this November.

"The seniors qualifying for China and the focus that created around the women's game was a watershed moment," Head Coach Hope Powell told TheFA.com.

"Watching the tournament on television, the atmosphere at the grounds and the performances of our players, as well as the likes of Marta and Birgit Prinz was undoubtably inspiring and motivational for our younger international players.

"We've come a long way over the last ten years, and whilst a huge amount of credit has to go to the Coaching staff, including Mo Marley and Lois Fidler [this is Lois's first major tournament], I also have to acknowledge the commitment of players across the age groups, as they are constantly being challenged and stretched."

The success of the U17s means that between October and December, English interest will be focused on the U17 World Cup in New Zealand, followed almost immediately after by the U20 World Cup in Chile.

"During the past decade, the women's game has seen the introduction of Football Development Officers at County FA's and the strengthening of Centres of Excellence.

"For a lot of those people who aren't directly involved in working with one of the teams, they should take a great deal of pride too in the major contributory role they are playing in the advancement of the sport.

"The FA have continued to place ever bigger resources at our disposal and that too has been key to the progress we've been making at every level. No-one would say that we've 'made it', but our players are now challenging some of the undisputed superpowers of women's football in a way that would have been unthinkable in the early/mid nineties."

Ten of the first-ever FIFA U17 Women's World Cup participants are now known, with the European trio joining Korea DPR, Japan, Korea Republic, Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay and, of course, the Kiwi hosts in confirming their participation.

The European champions will be crowned on 25 May and, within a week, all eyes will turn to Wellington, which was confirmed last Thursday as the venue for New Zealand 2008's Official Draw.

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandU17/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2008/04/Powell_hails_HatTrick.htm

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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2008, 09:24:04 PM »
Two games from glory
Wednesday, 14 May 2008.

UEFA European Women's U17 Championship, Semi Final
Tuesday 20 May, 18:00 (local time)
England v France
Colovray Stadium, Nyon, Switzerland

Forty UEFA member associations set out on the road to the UEFA European U17 Women's Championship final tournament, with two qualifying rounds played to decide the four final-round teams; Denmark, England, France and Germany.

Those four teams have now qualified for the first FIFA U17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand between 28 October and 16 November this year.

A major promotional drive is underway in order to attract a maximum number of spectators to the stadium. "We hope to profit from the enthusiasm generated by UEFA EURO 2008™ among the local population," Negroni explained. The EURO final round in Switzerland and Austria begins on 7 June, and nearby Geneva is one of the eight venues.

Training grounds have been found in the nearby town of Morges, with promotional work involving the sending of more than 400 letters to football clubs, schools and tourist offices in the region, as well as in neighbouring areas in France.

Posters and tournament programmes are also being prepared in abundance and entry to matches will be free of charge, with 5,000 tickets available for each encounter.

The winners of the final (kick-off 13:00 local time) will be presented with the trophy by Michel Platini in the stand immediately after the match. "We would urge as many people as possible to come along to the matches and create a great atmosphere for the players," said Negroni.

England U17 Squad

Gemma Bonner (Leeds United)
Lucy Bronze (Sunderland)
Danielle Carter (Leyton Orient)
Naomi Chadwick (Hull City)
Isobel Christiansen (Everton)
Naomi Cole (Arsenal)
Rachel Daly (Leeds United)
Lauren Davey (Watford)
Jessica Holbrook (Everton)
Jodi Jacobs (Chelsea)
Rebecca Jane (Chelsea)
Stephanie Marsh (Everton)
Jordan Nobbs (Sunderland)
Rachel Pitman (Plymouth Argyle)
Jemma Rose (Plymouth Argyle)
Lucy Staniforth (Sunderland)
Sarah Wiltshire(Arsenal)                                                   

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandU17/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2008/05/Two_games_from_glory.htm

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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2008, 11:16:13 PM »
No Gilly Flaherty ? that's good for us in the semi final  ;D

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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2008, 12:19:36 PM »
No Gilly Flaherty ? that's good for us in the semi final  ;D
She's injured.
She was in the crowd yesterday at Shenley and the question was asked why she wasn’t out with the rest of the squad and she was quoted as saying “got run over by a car yesterday”. Not sure how true that was but she did have a wound to her knee. Anyway that’s probably the reason why she’s not been included in the latest England squad.

An article on her might appear on the Arsenal website sometime in the near future as Matt Fortune, the Arsenal.com reporter, was interviewing her by the side of the pitch during the match yesterday.
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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2008, 04:24:22 PM »
a big blow for england U17 side indeed

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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2008, 07:57:53 PM »
Hope England make the Final as this will be shown live on Eurosport on Friday at midday u k time.

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Re: England Under-17
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2008, 08:24:14 PM »
I hope not, I hope we will beat them ;D