WELSH Women's football team manager, Jayne Ludlow visited a Barry primary school to announce her Euro 2021 qualifier squad.

Ms Ludlow visited Ysgol Gymraeg Gwaun y Nant, in Gibbonsdown, Barry, to announce her squad of 20 players for the upcoming qualifier in Belarus, on Thursday, September 26.

Her side began the campaign with an emphatic 6-0 win, in the Faroe Islands, before being held to a 2-2 draw by Northern Ireland at Newport’s Rodney Parade while Belarus also started by beating Faroes 6-0.

The countries last met in a World Cup qualifier in 2014 where Wales secured a 3-0 victory

Year 5 pupils became journalists for the morning as they joined the press pack in asking the Welsh manager questions about the up- coming game as well as her career to date.

As a midfielder, Ludlow represented Arsenal for 13 years, and captained the Welsh national team until her international retirement in 2012.

Ludlow also skippered the Gunners and is also Arsenal Ladies' highest goal scorer of all time.

Izzy Hazelwood, nine, said: “It was really inspiring to listen to Jayne speak about football.

“The thing I remember the most is that she told us that winning is not always important, but enjoying playing always is.”

Ieuan Eveleigh, nine, said: “It was really good to get the opportunity to be a journalist for the morning.

"I really enjoyed asking questions”

And Charlee Jones, nine, added: “Jayne told me to always try something new because if you don’t you’ll never now if you’ll enjoy it.

“I think more girls should have a go at playing football.”

Head teacher, Rhydian Lloyd said: “We are honoured that the Welsh FA chose us as their venue for the squad announcement.

“The event tied in nicely with some work that our children have recently being doing around Women Who Inspire.

“It was very kind of Jayne to give her time and prove to our pupils that when you really put your mind to things great things are achievable.

“Hopefully she will have inspired some of our girls to join a local club and get involved in sport.”