Welsh international Chloe Williams will win her first full cap for Great Britain and Ireland after being selected for the Great Britain & Ireland team which defends the Astor Trophy in Australia next January.

Williams received the call after Ireland’s Leona Maguire withdrew from the team for educational reasons. Williams has an impressive record in matchplay, having won 11 out of her 12 matches in the Home Internationals in the past two seasons and was unbeaten in 6 matches at the European Team Championships.

She also has recent experience of playing in the Australian summer heat, having been part of the gold medal winning Great Britain team in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in 2013, where she finished third in the individual event behind the winner Georgia Hall.

International Team Captain Elaine Farquharson-Black said, “I’m delighted to welcome Chloe to the team – she knows the other players well and will, I am sure, delight in the challenge of retaining the Astor Trophy. Chloe is a bubbly and enthusiastic person and will make a great contribution both on the course and in the locker room.”

The GB and I team of five will take on the top amateur players from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa at the Grange, Adelaide, from January 12 to 16, 2015 for the coveted Astor Trophy, formerly the Commonwealth Tournament.

The event is held every four years and Great Britain & Ireland are the reigning champions, having claimed victory in 2011 at Fairhaven Golf Club, Lancashire.

The five player GB&I team for The Astor Trophy is: Hayley Davis (Ferndown), Connie Jaffrey (The Ladies’ Club, Troon), Bronte Law (Bramhall), Charlotte Thomas (Singapore), Chloe Williams (Wrexham). Team Captain: Elaine Farquharson-Black.

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