A 12-strong squad has been selected to compete at U21 Europe Netball on the Isle of Man from 12-14 November 2021.
The team, captained by Molly Hole alongside experienced vice-captain Hannah Diamond, will be led by Head Coach Sheonah Forbes and Assistant Coach Lesley Blair as they look to defend their title.
It’s the first competitive international opportunity the young Roses have had to represent their country since March 2020.
The athletes selected to face Isle of Man, Wales and Northern Ireland are:
|Bella BAYLIS||CENTRE COURT||SARACENS MAVERICKS|
|Ella BOWEN||DEFENCE||LOUGHBOROUGH LIGHTNING|
|Hannah DIAMOND||CENTRE COURT||MANCHESTER THUNDER|
|Isabelle EATON||SHOOTER||SEVERN STARS|
|Kaedin GUMBS||CENTRE COURT||MANCHESTER THUNDER|
|Molly HOLE||DEFENCE||TEAM BATH|
|Sophie KELLY||SHOOTER||SURREY STORM|
|Bridget MORGAN||SHOOTER||MANCHESTER THUNDER|
|Jayda PECHOVA||DEFENCE||LONDON PULSE|
|Halee ROBINSON||CENTRE COURT||SEVERN STARS|
|Emma THACKER||SHOOTER||LONDON PULSE|
|Aliyah ZARANYIKA||DEFENCE||SARACENS MAVERICKS|
Reserves: Pippa DIXON, Lydia HARRISON, Isabelle HOWSE, Phoebe MASLEN
Discussing the squad, Forbes said: “I’m super excited by the selected group and look forward to seeing the netball they can produce in a short space of time.
“It’s a brilliant opportunity for this group to gain experiences through being exposed to different styles of play.
“We’ll have limited time together, but I have no doubt that they will show great resilience and determination to perform fantastically for the whole nation.”
The full competition schedule is as follows:
|Date||Fixtures and Timings|
|Friday 12 November||Isle of Man vs. England (14:00)
Wales vs. Northern Ireland (16:00)
|Saturday 13 November||Wales vs. Isle of Man (12:00)
England vs. Northern Ireland (14:00)
|Sunday 14 November||Wales vs. England (10:00)
Isle of Man vs. Northern Ireland (12:00)
Award presentation (approx. 13:50)
We will confirm nearer the event if live streaming will be available.