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Reading FC Women on the international stage

8 April 2016

A round up of RFC Women stars in action for their country

Over the past several days, seven players from the Reading FC Women’s team have been selected to represent their country in international competitions, qualifiers and training camps.

Helen Ward, Rachel Rowe and Charlie Estcourt: Wales
Next Tuesday on April 12th, Wales’ UEFA Woman’s Euro qualifying match with Kazakhstan gets underway, and winger Helen Ward, left-back Rachael Rowe and central midfielder Charlie Escourt have all been selected to represent their country.

Kazakhstan are currently bottom of qualifying Group 8 with just the sole point from five matches, meanwhile Wales lie third with four points from four matches, with five points separating them and second placed Norway. Last time the two teams met back in November, Wales were the victors in a 4-0 scoreline with Helen Ward netting a second-half hat-trick. 

Grace Moloney: Republic of Ireland
On the subject of UEFA European qualifiers, goalkeeper Grace Moloney has been selected for the Republic of Ireland and was an unused substitute in their 5-0 drubbing of Montenegro who currently lie bottom of Group 2 with zero points.

Following that victory yesterday they now travel to Madrid where they face group leaders Spain on April 12th. The Republic of Ireland will be looking to go one better than second placed Finland who play Montenegro on the same day. 

Jade Boho-Sayo: Equatorial Guinea
On a different continent, Strike Jade Boho-Sayo is currently taking part in the Africa Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon where she is representing Equatorial Guinea. Last Wednesday they faced Mali in a Second Round qualifier and drew the game 1-1.

The second-leg of that tie will be held on Sunday 10th April, with the winners of that outing will qualify as one of the final eight teams of the tournament, which will get underway in Cameroon towards the end of the calendar year. 

Molly Bartrip and Chloe Sansom: England U20s
In addition to those stepping out for their country, defender Molly Bartrip and goalkeeper Chloe Sansom have both been called up for the England U20s training camp.  The Lionesses' camp takes place at St George’s Park between Monday 11th and Wednesday 13th April.

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