England women's national under-17 football team

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England Women's U-17
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Young Lionesses
AssociationThe Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachLydia Bedford
FIFA codeENG
First colours
Second colours
UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
Appearances7 (first in 2008)
Best resultThird place (2016)
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2008)
Best resultFourth place (2008)

The England women's national under-17 football team, also known as the Young Lionesses, represents England in association football at an under-17 age level and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England. England women's national under-17 football team best achievement is a third-place finish at the 2016 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship.[1]

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup[edit]

The team has competed at two FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup tournaments.[2][3]

Year Result GP W D* L GF GA
New Zealand 2008 Fourth place 6 2 1 3 7 10
Trinidad and Tobago 2010 Did not qualify
Azerbaijan 2012
Costa Rica 2014
Jordan 2016 Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 5 7
Uruguay 2018 Did not qualify
India 2020 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
India 2022 TBD
Total 2/6 10 3 3 4 12 17
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shoot-outs.

UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship[edit]

The team has participated in seven UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship tournaments.[4]

Year Result GP W D* L GF GA
Switzerland 2008 Fourth place 2 0 0 2 2 7
Switzerland 2009 Did not qualify
Switzerland 2010
Switzerland 2011
Switzerland 2012
Switzerland 2013
England 2014 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 8 6
Iceland 2015 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 7
Belarus 2016 Third place 5 4 0 1 24 8
Czech Republic 2017 Group stage 3 1 0 2 6 4
Lithuania 2018 Fourth place 5 1 1 3 8 14
Bulgaria 2019 Group stage 3 2 0 1 4 5
Sweden 2020 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Faroe Islands 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022 TBD
Total 7/12 26 11 3 12 56 51
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shoot-outs.
**Red border colour denotes tournament was held on home soil.

Current squad[edit]

The following 20 players were named to the squad for the U17 UEFA Qualification first round in October 2021.[5]
Head coach: Lydia Bedford

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1GK Grace Pilling England Manchester City
1GK Hannah Poulter England Reading

2DF Daisy Burt England Sunderland & Gateshead College
2DF Isabel Milne England Chelsea
2DF Evie Rabjohn England Aston Villa
2DF Katie Ramsden England Leeds United
2DF Jessica Simpson England Manchester United
2DF Mackenzie Smith England Leicester City
2DF Ella Wilson England Sunderland & Gateshead College

3MF Jemima Dahou England Manchester City
3MF Ruby Doe England Arsenal
3MF Madison Earl England Arsenal
3MF Grace Ede England Sunderland & Gateshead College
3MF Keira Flannery England Arsenal
3MF Shauna Guyatt England Chelsea

4FW Keira Barry England Manchester United
4FW Aimee Claypole England Chelsea
4FW Mia Enderby England Sheffield United
4FW Freya Godfrey England Arsenal
4FW Virginia Lackey England Manchester City

Recent callups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the England U17 squad within the last twelve months.

This list may be incomplete.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jennifer Handy England Sheffield United v.  Russia, 4 October 2021 TRA

DF Beth Strutton England Manchester City v.  Russia, 4 October 2021 TRA

MF Ruby Clarke England Sheffield United v.  Russia, 4 October 2021 TRA
MF Rebecca Ferguson England Newcastle United v.  Russia, 4 October 2021 TRA

  • TRA = Training player

Previous squads[edit]

2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

Recent schedule and results[edit]

This list includes match results from the past 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2021[edit]

4 October 2021 U17 UEFA Qualification Round 1 England  0–2  Russia Wrocław, Poland
Report
  • Svistunova 70', 75' (pen.)
Stadium: Stadion Wrocław
Referee: Deborah Anex (Switzerland)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's Under-17 2016". Uefa.com. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  2. ^ FIFA U-17 History
  3. ^ FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
  4. ^ European Women's U-17 Championship
  5. ^ "England women's under-17 squad announced for triple header in Poland".