AN OSWESTRY-born footballer is set to represent her country in this year’s 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 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.

Her father, Alan Walker, has spoken of his pride after they found out she had been selected.

He said: “I’m so chuffed for her. Before she was expected to travel to Mexico, Reanna was taken to hospital to give birth, so it wasn’t a bad reason to miss the tournament.

“For her to be asked to play for them again this time round is just great.

“I was born in Wales myself, and so was her little one, so to see her representing the country we were born in is fantastic.

“Reanna is very excited, especially with the host country being her own.”

Reanna began playing football at the Venue for The New Saints girls’ team.

After playing 5-a-side on a Monday evening, where she was the only girl playing, she got involved with the Wrexham Inclusion Football Team.

After taking part in a tournament in Colwyn Bay, Reanna was picked for the Wales squad by one of the Wales representatives who was at the tournament.

Alan added: “I’ll be heading down to Cardiff to watch her which will be a great experience. I think with the tournament being in Wales, it may get quite a lot of coverage this time round.

“Hopefully, we can do exactly what Mexico were able to do and win the tournament in front of a home crowd, that would be amazing.”

After she was initially selected for the 2018 Homeless World Cup Wales squad, Reanna said: “I’m really excited to be heading over to Mexico with the Wales squad.

“I’m really proud to be representing my country.

“I’ve been playing for three years now after playing at TNS and then for Wrexham Inclusion Football Club.

“I played in a tournament in Colwyn Bay where several players were asked to go along to a day full of trials in Newport.

“The coach from the Wales squad phoned up after the trials to say I’d got in – I’m really looking forward to going now.

“There are a few cups up for grabs each year. we can win while we’re out there, so hopefully we can bring something back with us ahead of next year’s World Cup in Cardiff.”

The 2019 Homeless World Cup takes place in Cardiff between Saturday, July 27 and Saturday, August 3, and will see more than 500 players representing more than 50 countries.