Essex Quartet Get England Girls Call-Up


Essex’s Girls Regional Talent Club (RTC) coaches have congratulated four talented players who have all been selected to attend the latest England Under 16s Training Camp at St George’s Park from Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th August.

The selection of Maria Boswell, Eloise King, Paige Peake and Blue Wilson follows a successful 2016/17 season where all four players were regulars in the RTC’s Under 15s, which included the quartet being capped against Belgium.

Steve Downey, Essex RTC Technical Director, commented: “This is fantastic news for our RTC! All four of the girls attended a season of training camps as Under 15s and played in fixtures against Belgium over Easter 2017. Blue also captained the squad. I’m really pleased that they’ve been called up for the Under 16s under John Griffiths.”

“This is a testament to our commitment to the long-term development of young female players, where the learning environment is player-centred. This achievement has not happened overnight. The players and the staff have worked incredibly hard over many years. I must thank all our staff for their consistent work in developing players.”

“The journey in becoming an international is a long one, but it is achievable by attending an RTC. That is my job, with the great support from all our staff. I feel there is so much potential in Essex and neighbouring counties, but some players, for whatever reason, have not made themselves know to us."

“We continue to offer all grassroots coaches developing young females an opportunity to nominate players with potential and to attend our training sessions and fixtures so they can see the great work that is taking place here at the Essex County FA’s RTC.”

The Essex County FA Regional Talent Club are still seeking Under 16s goalkeepers. Player recommendations can be sent to Further information on the club can be found in the menus above, by following @EssexCountyFA on Twitter and by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.

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