Six Villa Ladies called up for England training camp
Boss Joe Hunt spoke of his immense delight as six Villa Ladies were called up for an England training camp.
Aoife Mannion, Megan Walsh, Sherry McCue, Abbeyleigh Stringer, Maddy Cusack [pictured] and Mel Lawley will all report to St George's Park in Burton on Sunday January 20 for the week-long U19s camp until Friday January 25.
Laura Cooper is also on stand-by as well as U17s goalkeeper Caitlin Leach.
Hunt said: "I'm over the moon for the girls. They work so hard at their games and deserve this recognition.
"They have all been in and around England for a while but are always striving to be better.
"The girls are the not just the future of Aston Villa Ladies but also the present.
"They have all contributed to our season so far with some extremely mature performances.
"It's exciting times at Aston Villa with this crop of players mixed in with the experienced ladies.
"The future is very bright and credit to all the girls and staff at the club who put the hours in on the training field to get to where we are now.
"This will give another boost to the girls and hopefully I'll see it with their performances on Sunday!
"Caitlin deserves a mention as she is still in the U17s but she is a quality goalkeeper.
"She has got better and better this season and fully deserves this recognition."
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