Wales national semi-professional football team

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Wales Semi-Pro
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Dragons
Association Football Association of Wales
Head coach Wales Terry Boyle
First colours
Second colours

The Wales National Semi-Professional Football Team is a football team that represents Wales at non-league level. Players with a Welsh qualification, under 23 years of age and who play for clubs outside of the English Football League are eligible. The squad is normally made up of players from the Welsh Premier League and the Conference National league. Many players who have been capped for the Wales Semi-Pro team have gone on to play at a higher level.

Home matches are played at various grounds around the country. The Wales Semi Pro team compete in both the Four Nations Tournament and the International Challenge Trophy. The team is managed by former Wales international Terry Boyle.

Recent results[edit]

2011–13 International Challenge Trophy[edit]

5 October 2011
Estonia Estonia U-23 1–2 Wales Wales Semi Pro
(Report)
Tallinn, Estonia


16 October 2012
Wales Semi Pro Wales 0–5 Turkey Turkey A2
(Report),
(2nd Report)
Goal 45'53' Sercan Yıldırım
Goal 76'81' Cenk Tosun
Goal 82' Sefa Yılmaz

Friendly[edit]

14 September 2010
England England C 2–2 Wales Wales Semi Pro
Kyle McFadzean
Alex Rodman
(Report) Craig Moses
Lee Surman

2009–11 International Challenge Trophy[edit]

24 November 2009
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland U-23 2–2 Wales Wales Semi Pro
Jay Magee
Daryl Fordyce
(Report)
Shamrock Park, Portadown, Northern Ireland

3 March 2010
Portugal Portugal U-23 7–2 Wales Wales Semi Pro
(Report)
Portugal

13 October 2010
Wales Wales Semi Pro 0–2 Poland Poland U-23
(Report)
Wales

2007–09 International Challenge Trophy[edit]

14 November 2007
Italy Italy Lega Pro U-21 4–2 Wales Wales Semi Pro
9 Dionisi
47 60 Sarno
55 Oliveiri
(Report) 76 Edwards
81 Price

20 February 2008
England England C 2–1 Wales Wales Semi Pro
39 Mitchell Cole
51 Michael Morrison
(Report) 49 Alex Lawless

18 November 2008
Wales Wales Semi Pro 0–1 Finland Finland U-23
(Report) Petrescu

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad to face Turkey A2 in Port Talbot on 16 October 2012.[1] Shane Sutton and Ben Swallow were subsequently added to the squad.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Steven Cann (1988-01-20) 20 January 1988 (age 26) Wales Carmarthen Town
1GK Lee Idzi (1988-02-08) 8 February 1988 (age 26) Wales Bangor City
2DF Kai Edwards (1991-01-29) 29 January 1991 (age 23) Wales The New Saints
2DF Ryan Edwards* (1988-06-22) 22 June 1988 (age 26) Wales Bangor City
2DF Andrew Hughes (1992-06-05) 5 June 1992 (age 22) Wales Newport County
2DF Jack Lewis (1988-05-18) 18 May 1988 (age 26) Wales Airbus UK Broughton
2DF Curtis McDonald (1988-03-24) 24 March 1988 (age 26) England Brackley Town
2DF Mike Pearson (1988-01-19) 19 January 1988 (age 26) England Barrow
2DF Shane Sutton (1989-01-31) 31 January 1989 (age 25) Wales Newtown
3MF Scott Barrow (1988-10-19) 19 October 1988 (age 26) England Tamworth
3MF David Brooks (1989-05-19) 19 May 1989 (age 25) Wales Port Talbot Town
3MF Aeron Edwards (1988-02-16) 16 February 1988 (age 26) Wales The New Saints
3MF Ashley Evans (1989-07-18) 18 July 1989 (age 25) Wales Llanelli
3MF Lee Evans (1994-07-24) 24 July 1994 (age 20) Wales Newport County
3MF Chris Jones (1989-09-12) 12 September 1989 (age 25) Wales The New Saints
3MF James Owen* (1991-01-14) 14 January 1991 (age 23) England Barrow
4FW Luke Bowen (1988-03-07) 7 March 1988 (age 26) Wales Llanelli
4FW Alex Darlington (1988-12-26) 26 December 1988 (age 25) Wales The New Saints
4FW Jordan Follows (1990-03-23) 23 March 1990 (age 24) Wales Llanelli
4FW Ben Swallow (1989-10-20) 20 October 1989 (age 25) Wales Newport County
  • * Withdrew from squad

Managers[edit]

Under 18 Squad[edit]

The FAW runs a semi-professional Under 18 squad using players primarily drawn from Welsh Premier League clubs.

Notable players[edit]

Neil Taylor

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]