Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 2:06PM BST, Monday, 12 September 2011
The Charlton Women’s team will have four players representing the England under 19s at their forthcoming training camp in Maidenhead.
Charley Clifford, Fliss Gibbons, Ellie Bailes and Courteney Gibson have all been called up by manager Mo Marley for the camp, which will take place between Sunday 18 September and Friday 23 September.
The latter three were included in the last U19 camp last month, with Gibbons also attending one at the tail end of last season, while Clifford has already gained nine caps in the last year.
Clifford also bagged a goal last season, against Sweden, and is looking forward to getting back into the international fold this campaign.
“It is great to be back and it will be nice to go back and see everyone,” she said. “It will be like we haven’t been away really because everyone gets on really well and that translates onto the pitch.
“We didn’t qualify for the European Championships last year so, hopefully, with the younger players coming through we can push on and improve.”
Fliss had an outstanding first season in senior football last term, winning the Manager’s Player of the Year award and has taken that form into the new campaign, netting in the Addicks’ recent 5-3 win over Reading.
Speaking about her England experiences after the Reading game, she said: “I probably enjoyed my second camp more than the first because I knew more girls and I felt like I had improved since the last one.
“I know Ellie and Courteney enjoyed it last time as well. As we are from a younger age group, it was a good experience for all of us.
“It is going to be hard to establish myself in the squad, because of being in a younger year and there are girls that are Charley’s age that have been through it all before, but I think it will only help me to improve.
“The first time it seemed like there was so much to learn and by the time the second one came round I felt like I had improved and I had begun to understand my position a bit better.”