England line up announced for Netball Europe Open

England Netball is delighted to reveal the 12 athletes selected to represent England at the Netball Europe Open championships.

The highly anticipated competition will take place from 27 – 29 September at the Antrim Forum in Belfast and will see the England side face the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales on court.

The players selected to compete are as follows:

Halimat Adio

Severn Stars

WD/GK/WD 

Rebekah Airey*

Manchester Thunder 

GD/GK

Iona Christian (C)

Severn Stars

C/WA

Zara Everitt (VC)

Loughborough Lightning 

GD/WD/GK

Funmi Fadoju

London Pulse

GD/GK

Ally Housley

Surrey Storm

GD/WD

Berri Neil

Manchester Thunder

GA/GS/WA

Jasmin Odeogberin

London Pulse

GD/WD

Yasmin Parsons (C)

Surrey Storm

C/WA

Emilia Roscoe

Manchester Thunder

GS/GA

Kira Rothwell

London Pulse

GA/WA

Sienna Rushton

Wasps Netball

GA/GS

* Subject to Fitness

The England side will be led by England Netball Futures Head Coach Sam Bird, alongside Emily Perry as Assistant Coach.

Sam commented: “Emily and I are delighted to be heading to the Netball Europe Open for what I’m sure is set to be an exciting few days of netball with these fantastic athletes.

“Last year, England came home champions and we are keen to return with that title once again. We have a great mix of talent within this 12-strong squad and I’m looking forward to seeing how we stand against these other teams.”

The fixtures for the Netball Europe Open are listed below:

Date

Fixtures and timings

Location

Friday 27 September  

England v Republic of Ireland (13.30)  

Northern Ireland v Wales (15.30)

Antrim Forum

Saturday 28 September 

Wales v England (11.30)

Republic of Ireland vs Northern Ireland (1.30) 

Antrim Forum

Sunday 29 September

Wales v Republic of Ireland (9.30)

Northern Ireland v England (11.30)

Antrim Forum

You can follow all of the results via the official England Netball Twitter and Facebook pages.

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