Jersey FA name women’s Games squad

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PLAYERS from seven clubs far and wide will reunite for a trip to Ynys Mon next month, as Jersey Women chase Games glory once again.

Former Jersey Footballer of the Year Holly Muirhead, now playing for Worthing FC, is among those included in the 18-strong squad Picture: ROB CURRIE

Yeovil Town junior Megan Wood, Southampton goalkeeper Sara Luce and Worthing FC midfielder Holly Muirhead are all included in an 18-strong squad picked by joint-coaches Fiona MacKinnon-Fox and Chad Morris, with eight gold medallists from the 2015 NatWest Island Games set to travel to the 2019 Inter Games tournament on the Welsh isle. Six teenagers have been named, including 16-year-old Rozel Rovers midfielder Daisy Jackson.

Luce, who was on the bench for Southampton when they claimed the Southern Region Women’s Premier Division title last month, is joined by fellow shot-stopper Amy Tierney in the squad, while Loughborough student Emma Dempsey is also included.

Jersey Women have been drawn against Isle of Man and Gibraltar in the group stage of the tournament, which begins on Sunday 16 June.

The event has been organised separately from the mainstream Island Games this year, due to a lack of pitches in Gibraltar.

More in Thursday's JEP.

Jersey Women: Sara Luce (Southampton), Amy Tierney, Lauren Quémard, Libby Barnett, Natasha Keen, Abigail Scandrett, Eve Watson (all JTC Jersey Wanderers), Sophie Botterill, Sylvia Spinola, Rosie Corbett (all St Lawrence), Tiffany Sundby, Anita Tavares, Daisy Jackson, Jodie Botterill, Ciara Giles (all Rozel Rovers), Emma Dempsey (Loughborough University), Holly Muirhead (Worthing FC), Megan Wood (Yeovil Town).

Jason Fox

By Jason Fox

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