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England line up announced for Netball Europe Open

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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

Rebekah Airey*

Iona Christian (nee Darroch) – Captain

Zara Everitt (Vice-Captain)

Funmi Fadoju

Ally Housley

Berri Neil

Jasmin Odeogberin

Yasmin Parsons – Captain

Emilia Roscoe

Kira Rothwell

Sienna Rushton

*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:



Friday 27 September

England v Republic of Ireland (1.30pm)

Northern Ireland v Wales (3.30pm)

Saturday 28 September

Wales v England (11.30am)

Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland (1.30pm)

Sunday 29 September

Wales v Republic of Ireland (9.30am)

Northern Ireland v England (11.30am)

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

Courtesy of England Netball