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Footballer to kick off for England


A talented University of Wolverhampton footballer has been selected to play for the English Universities squad.

Student Lowri Walker is captain of the WLV Women’s team who recently won the BUCS Conference Cup.

The 21-year-old Sports Scholar will earn her first cap for The English Universities Women’s Football team at the Home Nations Tournament in Cardiff this month.


Lowri, from Aberystwyth, is in her third year of a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science at the University’s Walsall Campus.

The central midfielder said: “I’m delighted to have been selected for the English Universities Team and look forward to meeting up with the girls on the 15 April in Cardiff. I have worked hard this year for club and University so it is really nice it has paid off and I impressed at the trial the other week.”

Lowri was one of a select group of leading footballers from women’s football clubs at UK universities who recently visited Barcelona to take part in a programme of events, tours and training focused on leadership.

The Women in Football event, organised by Santander Universities, was designed to help build critical thinking and management skills for female talent, both through sporting and wider leadership activity.

The Home Nations is a university sports competition between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It sees teams competing in a selection of sports across two days to crown an overall nation as champion. 

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Date Issued: Monday, 08 April 2019

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