A total of 10 first team players from Reading FC Women and six members of their Academy have been called up to international duty.
That means the Royals will be represented across seven different countries when they embark on the international break at the end of the month.
Jade Moore receives a call-up for the Lionesses for their duo of away friendlies against Belgium and Norway on August 29th and September 3rd, respectively. It will be England’s first match since they finished fourth in the Women’s World Cup earlier this summer, Moore being a prominent member of the team throughout the tournament.
A trio of first-team players have made the Welsh national squad for their opening round of Euro 2021 qualifiers. Angharad James and Natasha Harding receive call-ups, as well as on-loan Royals Charlie Estcourt and Lily Woodham, both currently on spells at Charlton Athletic. Wales are away to the Faroe Islands on August 29th before hosting Northern Ireland on September 3rd, where they will come up against Reading teammate Rachel Furness who makes the 22-woman squad for the Northern Ireland campaign.
As well as battling Welsh Royals on the pitch, Furness takes on teammates Amalie Eikeland and Kristine Bjørdal Leine as Northern Ireland host Norway on August 30th. Both summer signings Leine and Eikeland have represented their native Norway previously, Eikeland recently playing against Jade Moore in the Quarter Final of the Women’s World Cup, a fixture that will be repeated as Norway take on England in the previously-mentioned friendly on September 3rd.
Defender Sophie Howard looks to receive her 17th cap for Scotland as they take on Cyprus on August 30th in a Euro 2021 qualifier and Reading’s number one, Grace Moloney, makes the Republic of Ireland squad for their own competitive match against Montenegro.
Wrapping up the first team call-ups, left-back Maz Pacheco makes the England Under-21s squad for a trio of fixtures between the August 28th and September 2nd when the young Lionesses take on Sweden, USA and Norway, whereas new signing Maxime Bennink will attend the Netherlands Under-23s international training camp.
England Under-18s and Under-19s are represented by Academy players, as Mia Cruickshank, Sophie Quirk and Georgina Eden Hasler attend the U18 training camp and Kiera Skeels and Rose Kite receive call-ups for the U19s. Niamh Reynolds will represent Republic of Ireland at U19 level as they look forward to two different games against Austria.
Jade Moore – England
- August 29th v Belgium (a)
- September 3rd v Norway (a)
Angharad James, Natasha Harding, Charlie Escourt, Lily Woodham – Wales
- August 29th v Faroe Islands (a)
- September 3rd v N. Ireland (h)
Sophie Howard – Scotland
- August 30 v Cyprus (h)
Rachel Furness – N. Ireland
- August 30th v Norway (h)
- September 3rd v Wales (a)
Grace Moloney – Republic of Ireland
- September 3rd v Montenegro
Amalie Eikeland, Kristine Leine – Norway
- August 30th v N. Ireland (a)
- September 3rd v England (h)
Maz Pacheco – England Under 21s
- August 28th v Sweden
- August 30th v USA
- September 2nd v Norway
(All games at Loughborough University Sports Campus)
Maxime Bennink – Netherlands Under 23s
- Training Camp
Niamh Reynolds – Republic of Ireland Under-19s
- August 29th v Austria
- September 1st v Austria
Kiera Skeels Rose Kite – England Under-19s
- Fixture Camp August 27th – 30th
Mia Cruickshank, Sophie Quirk, Georgina Eden Hasler – England Under-18s
- Training Camp August 27th – 31st