The international break in women’s football rolls around again and no fewer than 11 Reading FC Women have been called-up to represent their respective countries.
The Welsh quintet of Royals skipper Natasha Harding, Rachel Rowe, Lily Woodham, Angharad James and Jess Fishlock have all been named in the squad for their country’s UEFA European qualifiers against Faroe Islands and Norway in Group C.
Striker Amalie Eikeland makes the Norway squad that will take on her Welsh counterparts on 27th October at the Cardiff City Stadium.
The two sides met last month when Norway won 1-0 in Oslo to remain undefeated at the top of Group C. Wales sit just below them in 2nd place with two wins, two draws and a loss so far, edging ever closer to qualification.
Defender Emma Mitchell will represent Scotland in Group E action when they take on Albania on 23rd October in Edinburgh and Finland on 27th October in Helsinki.
Scotland are currently in 2nd place in Group D behind Finland, but have only played two games compared to Finland’s four. Scotland are undefeated so far, racking up huge 8-0 and 5-0 wins over Cyprus and Albania, respectively.
Royals goalkeeper Grace Moloney makes the Republic of Ireland squad that travel to Ukraine on October 23rd in Group I.
In a trend, Republic of Ireland also sit in 2nd position in their group, behind an undefeated Germany side, with 13 points from six games so far in the competition.
The Young Lionesses are also represented, as three Royals make the England Under-19 training camp. Sophie Quirk, Rhiannon Stewart and recent first-team debutant Emma Harries all receive a call-up for the camp, between the 20th and 27th of October.
Reading FC Women are next in action this Sunday when Manchester City visit Madejski for a 2pm kick-off in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.