Le Tissier’s next step towards senior England squad

MAYA LE TISSIER is ‘honoured’ to have been called up to the England Women’s Under-23 squad for a match against Belgium later this month.

Maya Le Tissier playing for Brighton & Hove Albion this season in the WSL. (Picture by Paul Hazlewood / BHAFC, 29982437)
Maya Le Tissier playing for Brighton & Hove Albion this season in the WSL. (Picture by Paul Hazlewood / BHAFC, 29982437)

The Guernsey teenager, who has been an ever-present for Brighton & Hove Albion in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League this season, has previously captained the England U17s and last year was named in the top 10 best young footballers in the world in the prestigious Goal’s 2021 NXGN awards.

She is one of four Brighton players selected for the U23s along with Ellie Brazil, Katie Robinson and loanee Fran Stenson.

‘We’re delighted for all four players who have been selected,’ said the club’s head coach Hope Powell, a former England manager.

‘This is the next step in their journey towards being a full international and I’m sure they will relish the experience. We wish them all the best.’

Current England Women’s manager Sarina Wiegman is looking to increase opportunities for promising players in the senior pathway.

The U23s will travel to the Stade Leburton in Tubize for the international fixture on 25 October (kick-off 1.30pm), with experienced coach Mo Marley returning to guide the squad on a consultancy basis.

The training camp prior to departure will be at St George’s Park under the guidance of Marley, who will mentor Emma Coates and England’s most capped player, Fara Williams, alongside goalkeeper coach Tom Pressman to complete the coaching team.

‘Sarina and her staff want to bridge the gap between the age groups and the seniors and after 18 months of limited international football in the women’s game, we can start to make up for lost opportunities,’ said Kay Cossington, head of women’s technical.

‘Emma and Fara will benefit greatly from working with Mo on this camp, as part of our commitment to helping our young coaches to get as much varied experience as possible.

‘I am sure the players will relish the chance to be involved in international football and show what they can do.’

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