Riise using England Women camp to fine tune Team GB for Tokyo Olympics


ngland Women head coach Hege Riise has included goalkeepers Carly Telford and Hannah Hampton in her 21-man squad for this month’s international camp.

The other 19 players of the squad are made up of those selected to represent Team GB Football at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Lionesses are due to assemble at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre on Sunday 6 June for a six-day training camp.

Olympique Lyonnais’s Nikita Parris will be fully integrated into the majority of the squad’s activities, but will be rested from travelling to Bisham Abbey for the training camp in order to manage her load after a long and demanding season.

Riise said: “Whilst this is purely an England camp, it felt sensible to really focus in now on preparations for the Olympics with the English players who have been selected for Team GB.

“Scotland’s Kim Little and Caroline Weir and Wales’ Sophie Ingle will potentially be in action when the two nations meet in this international window.

“We will watch that match with great interest as well as ensuring we keep in regular touch with them before we meet for the first GB Football camp on 17 June.

“Whilst England men begin their UEFA EURO campaign at St. George’s Park, we are excited to be basing ourselves at Bisham Abbey and look forward to making full use of their acclimation chambers as part of our work to prepare players for the hot and humid conditions we will face in Japan.

“I also look forward to seeing Carly Telford and Hannah Hampton on this camp. They narrowly missed out on selection for Team GB but they both have a very exciting future with England as we look ahead to the home UEFA Women’s EURO next summer and the FIFA Women’s World Cup beyond that.”

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