Potential England stars of the future met the stars of the present when Staffordshire Wildcats went along to St George’s Park, near Burton-on-Trent.
England Women have been preparing for their assault on Euro 2017 at St George’s Park in Staffordshire.
Chris Eagles hit a stunning goal to give Port Vale a 1-0 away win over Walsall and keep the Valiant’s season alive for the last game of the season.
It was a clean, crisp strike from inside the penalty box and the ball sailed past the outstretched arms of Walsall’s Craig MacGillivray into the right-side of the net.
Port Vale have sold out their ticket allocation for the final game of the season in League One against promotion chasers Fleetwood Town.
Fans booked their tickets in advance as it was hinted it could be one of the biggest games in the club’s recent history.
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says he believes Saido Berahino’s claim that his drugs ban was a result of a spiked drink in a nightclub.
Hughes insists that the club have always known the background to the situation.
Port Vale’s new signing André Bikey is aiming to have as sizeable an impact in the dressing room as on the pitch.
The 32-year-old joined the Valiants on a deal until the end of the season earlier this month after a spell with Indian Super League side Pune City, where he didn’t make a single competitive appearance due to injuries.
Port Vale chief executive Colin Garlick hopes the club can encourage the England’s senior women’s team to use their facilities again in the future.
Vale Park will host the Lionesses’ international friendly against Italy on April 7 (7:45pm kick-off) as part of their preparations for UEFA Euro 2017.
Port Vale manager Michael Brown has warned that his side that they face a stiff test against AFC Wimbledon this Saturday (3pm kick-off).
The Valiants are languishing in the League One relegation zone, albeit with a game in hand, having won just three of 16 league matches since losing 4-0 to the Dons in their previous meeting in mid-December.
Former Port Vale manager Rob Page has been appointed as the new manager of Wales’ under-21s, according to the Football Association of Wales.
Page, who played for Wales himself, will take charge of the youth setup for the national side with immediate effect and will look after the under-21s, as well as the under-19s and under-17s.
Former Port Vale and Stoke City striker Martin Paterson has made his way to America as he has signed a full contract with USL side Tampa Bay Rowdies.
The 29-year old signed for the American side just before the end of the transfer window for the league and is eligible to start the season with his new club.