The selection for the 2021 Roses Academy took place this past weekend at Loughborough University. It was a competitive weekend and 29 athletes have been selected.
The selected athletes are:
|Arabella Baylis||Saracens Mavericks||Bethan Lount||Loughborough Lightning|
|Bridget Morgan||Manchester Thunder||Ella Bowen||Loughborough Lightning|
|Ellie Harding||Wasps||Ellie Heyes||Manchester Thunder|
|Emma Rayner||Manchester Thunder||Freya Henshall||London Pulse|
|Georgina Brock-Taylor||Loughborough Lightning||Georgina Forde-Wells||Loughborough Lightning|
|Harriet Jones||Manchester Thunder||Hannah Diamond||Manchester Thunder|
|Isabelle Eaton||Severn Stars||Kaedin Gumbs||Manchester Thunder|
|Lydia Harrison||Leeds Rhinos||Megan Thorne||Wasps|
|Millie Van Nierop||Loughborough Lightning||Molly Hole||Team Bath|
|Peace Akinyemi||London Pulse||Pippa Dixon||Saracens Mavericks|
|Poppy Baker||Wasps||Rae Williams||Manchester Thunder|
|Savannah Dada-Mascoll||Manchester Thunder||Silvia McCarthy||Manchester Thunder|
|Sophie Kelly||Surrey Storm||Stacey Tankoua||Manchester Thunder|
|Tabitha Tooms||Loughborough Lightning||Yasmin Roebuck||Manchester Thunder|
|Yomi Eza-Wilson||Manchester Thunder|
The selected athletes will attend camps in May and July with the aim to be selected for competitive competition in July.
Sheonah said: “The Roses Academy trial was full of exceptional talent and the long squad’s development both on and off the court, over the last four months, was demonstrated over the weekend.
“The athletes in the long squad have all shown outstanding resilience in this time, as well the drive to adapt to the environments we have had to create, and a testament to the work within the pathway. I look forward to seeing them all develop in their franchises over the next couple of months.
“This new selected group of athletes will face another camp in May before a competition in July, and the team and I look forward to this next part of the Roses Academy 2021.”
The Roses Academy long squad was first selected in December 2020 allowing more athletes than ever before, the opportunity to experience the Roses Academy programme. The group trained together virtually and had access to educational sessions on Zoom throughout lockdown, as well as coming together for a day camp in March.
The selection for the Roses Academy 2021/22 will be in August.