Leicester City Women Football Club

International Round Up: Week One

Leicester City Women’s Nat Johnson made her senior debut for Northern Ireland against Jordan as a number of players featured for their countries this week.

  • Defender Nat Johnson became Leicester City’s first senior international
  • Rachel Brown’s Scotland U19s beat Switzerland in the opening game of a friendly tournament
  • Charlotte Clarke and Sarah Jackson won the Roma Caput Mundi with the English Colleges FA
  • Lucy Johnson and Libby Smith both attended Lionesses’ training camps

Leicester City Women’s Nat Johnson made history yesterday as she became the first player to play for a senior international side whilst with the Foxes.

In the past fifteen years, Leicester City Women have been represented internationally by 29 different players at various youth levels, but yesterday, Defender Nat Johnson became the first to earn a senior cap, coming off the bench for the final fifteen minutes against Jordan for her Northern Ireland debut.

Northern Ireland are playing in the Alanya Gold City Cup in Turkey and got off to the perfect start in the competition off with a comprehensive 6-0 win over Jordan thanks in-part, to a hat-trick from Reading’s Rachel Furness.

Nat Johnson will be looking for her second cap later today, as Northern Ireland take on holders France B in Alanya at 14:30PM GMT.

Earlier in the week, Charlotte Clarke and Sarah Jackson helped the English Colleges FA to victory in the Roma Caput Mundi tournament, winning all four of their matches to become champions for the first time.

Charlotte Clarke started the opening game of the tournament as well as the final and kept clean sheets in both games including the 1-0 win over the Welsh Colleges FA in the final.

Defender Sarah Jackson was on the coaching staff for the English Colleges FA, having joined the group as a performance analyst for the tournament.

Defender Rachel Brown started for Scotland Under 19s in their friendly against Switzerland, playing all 90 minutes as the two sides played out a goalless draw.

With Scotland hosting this summer’s EUFA Women’s Under-19 European Championships, Pauline Hammill’s side are taking part in a friendly tournament in La Manga and will face the Netherlands and China in the Spanish resort before the end of the international break. 

Pauline Hammill’s side are next in action on Saturday as they take on the Netherlands with Rachel Brown looking to earn her fifth cap for her country.

Leicester City Women youngsters Libby Smith and Lucy Johnson were both also called up to the Lionesses for the Under 18s and Under 17s respectively, with both taking part in training camps ahead of Elite Qualifying matches next month.

Charlotte Clarke and Sarah Jackson with the English Colleges FA Squad after winning the Roma Caput Mundi Tournament in Rome. Photo: ECFA