National Teams

WU17 NT Coach Vince Galea announces squad for UEFA U17 Championship

Published: 28-09-2023 08:35
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Malta Under 17 Women's Team Coach Vince Galea has unveiled a 20-player squad set to represent Malta in Group B3 in the upcoming UEFA U17 Women's Championship hosted in Croatia.

The UEFA U17 Championship 2023/24 is all set to kick off, with Round 1 matches scheduled between the 1st and 9th of October. This tournament marks the commencement of an enthralling journey that will culminate in the final tournament held in Sweden in May.  Malta will be playing against Croatia on October 2nd (kick-off 12:00), meet Luxembourg on October 5th (kick-off 15:30) and finally play Azerbaijan on October 8th (kick-off 12:00).

This year's UEFA U17 Championship will see the participation of 22 teams in League B. This includes sides that were relegated from League A during the 2022/23 season, as well as the welcomed return of Andorra and Malta to the competition. All teams are eager to prove their mettle and vie for promotion to League A. The format consists of six groups, each showcasing the talent and potential of these young players.  The primary objective for the teams in League B is to secure promotion to the prestigious League A. To achieve this, they will engage in fierce competition within their respective groups. 

The squad is made up of the following players:

Goalkeeper

Erika Muscat (Birkirkara), Maya Muscat (Hibernians),

Defender

Ilona Abela (Swieqi), Ylenia Azzopardi (Birkirkara), Leanne Frendo (Swieqi United), Amber Galea (Hibernians), Aisha Micallef (Swieqi United), Thea Ida Scicluna (Swieqi United)

Mdifielder

Nilayzia Attard (San Gwann), Francesca Bartolo (Valletta), Stella Cecilla Francalanza (Birkirkara), Ema Micallef (Swieqi United), Kaysia Micallef (Swieqi United), Amelia Vassallo (Birkirkara)

Forward

Lisa Calleja (No Club), Nyorah Celeste (Hibernians), Lexine Farrugia (no club), Suzanne Farrugia Sacco (Valletta), Maia Gauci (Birkirkara), Sara Saliba (Pomigliano Calcio)