Lake gets Wales Women call

14th February 2018

​​​​​​​Swans Ladies defender Ellie Lake has been called up to represent Wales Women for the upcoming Cyprus Cup.

Selected in the 23-woman squad to travel to Cyprus later this month, Lake will be looking to earn her first senior Welsh cap.

Lake captained the Wales Women’s under-19s in October of last year as the side qualified for the Uefa Women’s Under-19 Elite Round. She also trained with the Wales Women’s senior squad at a training camp last month.

“It feels amazing to get a call-up for the senior squad, it is very unexpected. It has always been a goal of mine to one day get into the Welsh senior squad,” said Lake, who signed for the Swans Ladies from Cardiff City Ladies last summer.

“I’m hoping that I will earn my first senior cap during the Cyprus Cup.”

Lake, 19, has become a regular feature in Ian Owen’s side in the Welsh Premier Women’s League and featured in the Uefa Women’s Champions League in Romania in August 2017.

Wales will kick off their Cyprus Cup tournament against Finland on February 28. In addition to Finland, Wales have been drawn in a group alongside Italy and Switzerland.