Jessica Rogers

4 Ospreys named in Wales U18s squad

WRU Female Age Grade Lead, Liza Burgess has named four young Ospreys in her 45- strong wider training squad for the Wales u18s Women. 

Ospreys Captain Jess Rogers has been named alongside fellow regional teammates Dali Hopkins, Hannah Perry and Kaitlyn Prosser. 

Burgess, who is head coach of the U18 side, assisted by Catrina Nicholas-McLaughlin, Oli Wilson, Marc Breeze and Siwan Lillicrap, said, “The build-up to this stage of the season has been brilliant. Firstly, the skills development centres run throughout the autumn, provided a perfect opportunity for players to develop and put their hands up for regional selection. The regional programme was an invaluable step-up from the New Year and the regions were outstanding in terms of the buy-in of the regional staff, coaches and especially the players themselves. The players were given a real taste of a performance programme in terms of quality coaching and conditioning work along with an introduction to other aspects of an elite environment such as analysis, nutrition and lifestyle choices.

“We were all impressed with the quality of rugby we saw from all regions both in training and at the Ystrad Mynach and Merthyr regional festivals and we just can’t wait to work with these young players and give them the tools they need to develop and perform, both at U18 level and beyond."

A reduced Wales Women U18 squad is expected to compete against other Six Nations teams later in the spring, details to be confirmed, while there will also be further opportunities including with the introduction of a Wales U20 set-up.

Wales U18 training squad:

Cagla Buyukertas SCARLETS
Catrin Stewart RGC
Chelsea Chesters SCARLETS
Chloe Thomas Bradley DRAGONS
Dali Hopkins OSPREYS
Erin Jones RGC
Fern Cumine CARDIFF
Georgia Morgan CARDIFF
Gwennan Hopkins CARDIFF
Hannah Perry OSPREYS
Izabel Wing CARDIFF
Jess Rogers OSPREYS
Kaitlyn Prosser OSPREYS
Lowri Pritchard SCARLETS
Lowri Williams RGC
Lucy Isaac DRAGONS
Maisie Davies SCARLETS
Mali Edwards RGC
Mia Davies CARDIFF
Milly Summer Webb-Greenslade SCARLETS
Molly Rossiter SCARLETS
Molly Wakely DRAGONS
Nia Powell CARDIFF

Bronwen Griffin SCARLETS
Cadi Williams SCARLETS
Carys Hughes SCARLETS
Gabby Healan CARDIFF
Grace Bellamy CARDIFF
Jenna De Vera SCARLETS
Katie Bevans DRAGONS
Kelsie Webster RGC
Lauren Stevens DRAGONS
Leanna Elizabeth Maybank DRAGONS
Lowri Elias SCARLETS
Mollie Wilkinson WALES EXILES
Molly Powell DRAGONS
Molly Reardon CARDIFF
Natalia Barnes DRAGONS
Nel Metcalfe RGC
Nell Powell CARDIFF
Rachel Thomas-Evans CARDIFF
Savannah Picton-Powell DRAGONS
Sian Jones RGC