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Thursday 29 Feb 2024
Northern Ireland WU15s to face Republic

Northern Ireland’s Women’s Under-15 development team are set to face the Republic of Ireland U15 Schoolgirls’ team in a friendly this weekend.

The game is being staged at Newforge in south Belfast on Sunday (3 March) and will kick off at 1pm.

Four of the 18 players in the panel for the Republic game have also been chosen to represent Northern Ireland in March at a UEFA development tournament for Women’s Under-16 teams which is being hosted in Belfast by the Irish Football Association.

They are Crusaders Strikers defender Chloe Beckinsale, Linfield Women midfielder Charlotte Havern, Linfield Women striker Ava Hurl and Crusaders Strikers forward Maja Stachura.

The WU15 panel features nine players from Linfield Women and seven from Crusaders Strikers.

Stephen Graham is head coach for the WU15 team, while the assistant coach is Heather Mearns.

Northern Ireland WU15 squad to face ROI:

Goalkeepers – Madison Bell (Linfield Women), Zara McAvoy (Crusaders Strikers).

Defenders – Chloe Beckinsale, Daisy Moore and Holly Hilton (all Crusaders Strikers), Grace Campbell (Linfield Women).

Midfielders – Charlotte Havern, Abbie Smyth and Mirijana Karrabecaj (all Linfield Women), Heidi Curran and Emilee Leacock (both Crusaders Strikers), Jemima Hernen (Stoke City Women).

Forwards – Ava Hurl, Grace McAllister, Aoife Gargan and Ruby Adair (all Linfield Women), Maja Stachura (Crusaders Strikers), Sophie Graham (Craigavon City).

Image: Striker Maja Stachura in action for Northern Ireland WU15s against Scotland earlier this month.