Russia U19 stage the training camp in Sochi
On 17 - 27 March the Russian Women's U19 team will take part in the traditional international women's U19 tournament Kuban Spring in Sochi. Russia will face Belarus, Azerbaijan and Romania at the group stage.
Our team will gather on 14 March and will set off for Sochi where they will stage a short training camp ahead to the Kuban Spring 2017. The training camp will take place at the Sputnik Sport national teams development center which will further host the matches of the tournament. The players' list consists of 19 players including one newbie - WFC Sparta Moscow player Anna Rodina.
Alexander Shagov, Russia Women's U19 Head coach:
- Ahead to the Kuban Spring we will traditionally stage a training camp in Sochi. Nineteen players will take part in it and further in the tournament. Last year we finished as the runners-up at the tournament after having claimed the title for two years running. We hope that this time we will do better and will manage to become three time title holders of the Kuban Spring. It shall be noted that this year the elite round of the UEFA European Women's U19 Championship 2017 will take place only at the end of May whereas it used to be staged early April before. After the tournament in Sochi we will have two more training camps that is why we have an opportunity to make certain experiments at the Kuban Spring. As for our opponents, these are very good serious teams. The games versus them are a valuable experience.