Swans Ladies in friendly action

20th July

The Swans Ladies are to face pre-season friendlies against Sheffield FC Ladies and Aberystwyth Town as they prepare for the Uefa Women’s Champions League.

First up, Ian Owen’s side will travel to Sheffield on July 29, with the WSL 2 side expected to provide a tough test ahead of the Swans' third Champions League tournament.

The Swans will then host Welsh Premier Women’s League rivals Aberystwyth Town Ladies on August 6.

Aberystwyth finished in ninth last season with the Swans Ladies winning both their league meetings, by 6-0 and 3-0.

That game will be the Swans’ final stop before travelling to Romania where they will face Champions League ties against hosts Olimpia Cluj-Napoca, Scottish side Hibernian Ladies and Ukrainian champions WFC Zhytlobud-2 Kharkiv between August 22-28.

Swans midfielder Sophie Hancocks said: “It feels great to be back, preparing for the Champions League.

“It’s something I’ve wanted for a long time and now it’s finally here it feels surreal. As a team we will be looking to challenge the other sides and make a good impression.

“We’re relishing the opportunity to hopefully gain a lot of experience to take into the new season and retain our title.”

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