Swans And Bluebirds Players In Welsh Junior Squad

Swansea City and Cardiff City have players in the Wales Under-15 squad to play Ajax and the Aspire Academy in Qatar at the end of this month.

Defender Tivonge Rushesha, winger Luke Motruk and striker Bradley Gibbings are the Swans including in a 16-player Welsh group, while Eli King and Cavan Williams represent the Bluebirds.

Swansea have also had Will Richard and Josh Thomas called up to a Wales development squad for fixtures in France.

Head of youth development Jon Grey said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for these young players to further their development with their national side.

“Including Will (Richard) and Josh (Thomas), our academy has five players representing Wales at this level.

“Their call ups are testament to the hard work they continue to put in at the academy on a daily basis. It will give them a good insight into how the group will look to play going into their upcoming Victory Shield campaign.”

The group will travel to the Middle East at the end of the month before playing the games in Doha over a five-day period.

Aspire are a Qatari based coaching group.

Wales under-15 squad: David Robson (Hearts), Cian Tyler (Coventry City), Ollie James-Denham (Manchester United), Jamie Taylor (Bristol City), Corey Glaves (Sheffield Wednesday), Tivonge Rushesha (Swansea City), Vinnie Dwyer (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Eli King (Cardiff City), Dan Malone (Stoke City), Chem Campbell (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Callum King-Harmes (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Owen Beck (Liverpool), Luke Rees (Hull City), Luke Motruk (Swansea City), Bradley Gibbings (Swansea City), Cavan Williams (Cardiff City).

Cardiff City came out on top during an under-15 Football Association Invitational Tournament at St Georges Park, winning all five of their matches without conceding a goal.

The Bluebirds’ under-13 team fought out a close match against Arsenal in the National Cup quarter-finals before being edged out 4-2.

Coach Dane Facey’s under-16 Cardiff City team won 2-1 against Bristol City with Knott scoring both goals.

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