Goal Defence Goal Keeper
Jayda Pechova is a rising star in the world of netball with 2022 a particularly memorable and whirlwind year for her.
Pechova was selected for the Future Roses programme for the first time for the 2022-23 season having impressed internationally at U19 and U21 level, helping England win the Europe Netball title in both age groups.
She also made her Netball Super League (NSL) debut for London Pulse and was a key figure in their successful NPL Grand Final-winning team before joining Team Bath for the 2023 NSL campaign.
Pechova, who studies Sports Performance at the University of Bath and is part of the BUCS 1st team squad, featured in the England squad as the Fast5 World Netball Series returned in November 2022.
To top off her impressive year, the defender was not only shortlisted in the top 10 from a raft of 1,000 young athletes for the SportsAid One-to-Watch Award, but was also named on the ten-strong shortlist for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award.
“I’m just excited for what’s to come, just to keep pushing forward, just keep training with incredible people and learning from them” – source: Yahoo Sport
On 27 September 2023, Pechova came off the bench to make her senior debut for the Vitality Roses in the second test of the Taini Jamison Trophy against the New Zealand Silver Ferns.
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