CHELSEA LADIES DUO EARN ENGLAND EURO CALL-UP
Chelsea will be represented at this month's UEFA Women's Under-17 European Championships with Girls Centre of Excellence duo Ella Williams and Atlanta Primus in Lois Fidler's England squad.
Williams and Primus were originally joined in the squad by Jenna Legg and Mahlah Catline before injury forced the latter pair to withdraw from the competition, which gets underway in Telford on 26 November.
Hosts England have been drawn in Group A alongside Italy, Austria and Portugal, while Scotland face Germany, France and Spain after the draw was made for the first eight-team event at this level.
England open up their campaign against Italy, before facing Austria in Chesterfield on Friday 29 November and finally Portugal three days later in Burton.
Should they progress Williams and Primus, daughter of former Portsmouth defender Linvoy, will line up in their semi-final on 5 November, before a potential final at Chesterfield's Proact Stadium on Friday 8 November.
Chelsea Under-17 head coach Keith Harmes was delighted to have not only two players, but four from his squad recognised by England manager Fidler.
'To have players going away and gaining such invaluable experiences is fantastic,' he said.
'And while it is desperately unfortunate that both Mahlah and Jenna have had this setback, I have no doubts that they will be involved again in the very near future.
'We are extremely proud of all of the girls, and it speaks highly of the entire squad that these four players received such recognition.
'We mustn't forget that we have also had Megan Smith on standby for recent camps, and Charlie Estcourt has represented Wales for some time.
'We wish the girls every success and best wishes for the Championships.'