Jones and Francis-Jones earn Wales U17s calls

TWO Mid Wales players have been called up for Wales’ Women’s Under 17s European Championship qualifiers next week.

Coach Lauren Smith, formerly of Newtown, has selected Newtown’s Carrie Jones and Maria Francis-Jones of Llanidloes in a 20 player squad to face Denmark, Russia and North Macedonia.

Jones and Francis-Jones are both on the books of Cardiff City and joined in the Welsh squad by Malaysia based Lauren Purchase who qualifies through her Llanfair Caereinion raised parents.

Meanwhile Berriew Football Club hosts a women’s five a side and girls festival on Sunday, October 13 from 2-4pm.

Under 8, 10, 14 and 16 age grade festivals will take place alongside a women’s five a side for players aged 16 or older.

Organiser Paul Inns said: “All abilities are welcome.”

For further information contact Paul Inns on or 07801240097.