26 Dec 2008

Four teenagers to make step up to full national side

10:33 am on 26 December 2008

Fifteen-year-old Rosie White, who scored a hatricks at the recent under 17 and under 20 women's football world cups is one of four teenagers to earn their first senior call-ups to the New Zealand team.

White, Sarah McLaughlin and Hannah Wall have capped a rapid rise, graduating from the under 17 side to the full national team along with under 20 play Liz Milne for a four nations tournament in China next month.

Two other age-group players have also earnt recalls to the top side. Under 17 playmaker Annalie Longo already has 15 senior caps while Caitlin Campbell hasn't played for the national team since her debut tour as a 15-year-old in 2006.

The quadrangular tournament includes host nation China along with Finland and the Korea Republic.