A teenager from Oswestry has been selected to play in the forthcoming Homeless World Cup.

Reanna Walker will be part of the Welsh Warriors women's football team who will compete in the tournament that kicks off in Cardiff at the end of July.

The 18-year-old is currently waiting to be housed with her boyfriend and six-month-old baby who are all currently living in one room.

Reanna was selected to play in Mexico last year but had to drop out the night before the tournament as she was not well. It turned out she was in fact full-term pregnant and while the team were in Mexico she gave birth to her surprise baby, Spencer.

Reanna’s ambition in life is to get a house and a job.

Director of Street Football Wales Keri Harris, said: “This is my 17th year with the Homeless World Cup, since the very first one in Graz, Austria in 2003. But to host it in Wales is something very special indeed.

“When we heard the news that the Homeless World Cup 2019 was to be hosted in Wales the entire Street Football Wales community blew up with excitement and as a result competition to be a part of this year’s squads was more fierce than ever before.

“Wednesday’s squad selection day in Newport gave me and my training staff a lot to think about but we’re confident that our 16 selected squad members will do not only Street Football Wales and Wales, but more importantly themselves, proud."

The Homeless World Cup has separate competitions for men’s/mixed teams and women’s teams, with matches consisting of two seven minutes halves played on one of three 22m x 16m specially constructed pitches.

Defending champions of both the men’s/mixed and women’s titles are Mexico.