Cymru squad announced to face New Zealand
International
20 June 2022

Cymru squad announced to face New Zealand

Gemma Grainger has announced a 25-player squad for her side’s match against New Zealand in Pinatar, Spain on Tuesday 28 June (KO 18:00 BST).

2023 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifier

Cymru v Slovenia

  • 19:15 Tuesday 6 September
  • Cardiff City Stadium
  • Tickets available here

Cymru will travel to Pinatar with a near full strength squad, with Manchester United and Cymru WU19 goalkeeper Safia Middleton-Patel receiving her first call up to the senior team. Jess Fishlock won’t join the squad, with Gemma Grainger allowing her to rest at the mid-way point of an intense NWSL season in the USA with OL Reign.

Cymru last faced New Zealand in June 2019, where a late Kayleigh Green goal secured a 1-0 win at the Leckwith Stadium.

Ahead of the main squad travelling to Spain, there will be a two-day development camp at the FAW’s HQ in the Vale. Several new faces will join the Cymru senior setup for the first time including Bethan McGowan and Phoebie Poole, who have both played in the Genero Adran Premier in recent years.

The match will be the side’s final preparations ahead of the two remaining FIFA World Cup qualifiers in September, away to Greece (Thursday 2 September) and home to Slovenia (Tuesday 6 September). Cymru will be playing for their first ever spot in the play-offs and tickets for the match against Slovenia at the Cardiff City Stadium start at only £2 (group bookings) and £4 (individual bookings) for kids, available at faw.cymru/tickets.

Cymru Squad: Laura O’SULLIVAN (Cardiff City Ladies), Olivia CLARK (Coventry United), Poppy SOPER (Unattached), Safia MIDDLETON-PATEL (Manchester United), Rhiannon ROBERTS (Liverpool), Josie GREEN (Unattached), Hayley LADD (Manchester United), Gemma EVANS (Reading), Rachel ROWE (Reading), Lily WOODHAM (Reading), Sophie INGLE (Chelsea), Anna FILBEY (Unattached), Angharad JAMES (Orlando Pride), Georgia WALTERS (Sheffield United), Carrie JONES (Manchester United), Ffion MORGAN (Bristol City), Megan WYNNE (Unattached), Elise HUGHES (Unattached), Kayleigh GREEN (Brighton & Hove Albion), Helen WARD (Watford), Natasha HARDING (Unattached), Ceri HOLLAND (Liverpool), Chloe WILLIAMS (Manchester United), Morgan ROGERS (Tottenham Hotspur), Chloe BULL (Bristol City).

Development Camp Squad: Laura O’SULLIVAN (Cardiff City Ladies), Olivia CLARK (Coventry United), Poppy SOPER (Unattached), Safia MIDDLETON-PATEL (Manchester United), Morgan ROGERS (Tottenham Hotspur), Maria FRANCIS-JONES (Manchester City), Bethan ROBERTS (Reading), Rachel ROWE (Reading), Ella POWELL (Bristol City), Anna FILBEY (Unattached), Ellen JONES (University of Colorado), Gwen DAVIES (Bristol City), Chloe BULL (Bristol City), Charlie ESTCOURT (Coventry United), Carrie JONES (Manchester United), Chloe WILLIAMS (Manchester United), Ffion MORGAN (Bristol City), Megan WYNNE (Unattached), Hannah CAIN (Leicester City), Elise HUGHES (Unattached), Georgia WALTERS (Sheffield United), Alice GRIFFITHS (Southampton), Lauren THOMAS (Blackburn Rovers), Josie LONGHURST (Brighton & Hove Albion), Bethan MCGOWAN (Arsenal), Phoebie POOLE (Cardiff City Women).

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