WEYMOUTH youngster Bailey Rowe has been called up for the British Virgin Islands national team for an international training camp and a friendly away against St Martin.

The side will train for five days before the friendly but BVI assistant manager Dan Neville hopes it will be turned into a competition with further matches.

The side will fly out from the July 22, train until July 28 before the friendly and after that their next match will be a nations league qualifier against Martinique.

Rowe has previously featured for the side in a training camp in Milton Abbey earlier this year, which featured a friendly against Weymouth at the Bob Lucas Stadium, which Weymouth won 6-1 with Rowe featuring for the BVI after coming on in the 29th minute.

Neville said: “I thought that he showed maturity throughout the camp, I thought his performance when he came on against Weymouth I thought we were a better side. He is always likely to get you a goal and I think his call-up has been justified.

“I thought he was very good, he is still very young so we will have to manage him, Charles (Medway, from Bournemouth) as well is 16.

“We are going to stick to our blueprint of promoting youth and the 2026 World Cup is the one we are looking to qualify for. They will be 24 by then with lots and lots of experience.”

Rowe plays for the Weymouth under-16s side that finished fourth in Division One of the Dorset Youth Football League.

Rowe played in the CONCACAF Under-15s’ Championship for the British Virgin Islands under-15s’ side in Florida last year.