Wales U15 coach proud of performances at St George's Park

Playing Scotland and England gave the girls a great experience

Wales U15 were beaten by Scotland and England in the Home Nations tournament but their coach insists they're on course to achieve their objectives this season.

Despite two disappointing results, coach Matthew Clement saw encouraging signs during the two games at this very early stage of the girls' introduction to international football.

He said: "These two games were all about experience.

"The girls gained valuable experience of international football what it takes to compete at this level."

The team are building up to Bob Docherty Cup in April, which Wales won last year, under the tutelage of Clement and co-manager Kat Lovett.

Clement said: "I’m proud of how the girls built-up play. There were no gaps between the units, no teams played through us, they had to go around us.

"The players need to keep developing and be the best that they can be.

"They need to keep challenging themselves to improve and develop the great work-rate they already have."

The girls come together for two more camps before their next international match, against Brittany in February.

A few weeks later they head to Northern Ireland to defend the trophy they won in Dublin last season.

He said: "We’re on track for where we want to be – everything we do with this group is building towards the Bob Docherty Cup.

"This is a starting point for us. It's the first camp for a lot of players and we think we’re in a very good place to go on and progress from."


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