Source: England Netball

England squad selected for Netball Europe U21 Championships

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Karen Greig, the England U21 Head Coach, has named her first U21 competition squad who will be looking to defend their title at the Netball Europe U21 Championships.

The 12-strong team will head to the University of Worcester Arena to compete against Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland from 4 – 6 October.

Ten of the athletes selected are part of the U21 long squad working towards the World Youth Cup in 2021, while Grace Mills and Megan Thorne were recently named in the Roses Academy squad for the 2019/20 season.

Hannah Williams, returning to the England set-up for the first time since rupturing her ACL in April 2018, will captain the side.

All players who take to the court during the competition will win their first caps for the U21s.

The England U21 squad is as follows:

Hannah Williams (C) Manchester Thunder WA/C
Alice Harvey (VC) Loughborough Lightning GK
Funmi Fadoju London Pulse GD/GK
Rachael Fee Team Bath GD/GK
Ruth Hughes Wasps Netball WA/C
Grace Mills Manchester Thunder GA/WA
Berri Neil Manchester Thunder GA/GS/WA
Yasmin Roebuck Manchester Thunder C/WD/WA
Emilia Roscoe Manchester Thunder GS/GA
Alicia Scholes Manchester Thunder WA/C
Stacey Tankoua Manchester Thunder WD/GD/C
Megan Thorne Wasps Netball GS/GA

Karen Greig commented: “We are very much looking forward to defending our title at the highly anticipated U21 Netball Europe Championships. It will be a brilliant chance for the public to see some of our rising stars in action whilst they face Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales’ emerging talent on court. It’s going to be an exciting and jam-packed few days.”

The full competition schedule is as follows:

Date Fixtures and timings Location
Friday 4 October Scotland v Wales (17.00)

England v Northern Ireland (19.00)

Worcester Arena
Saturday 5 October Northern Ireland v Scotland (16.00)

Wales v England (18.00)

Worcester Arena
Sunday 6 October Northern Ireland v Wales (10.00)

England v Scotland (12.00)

Award presentation (13.45)

Worcester Arena

It’s set to be an unmissable competition as the best young players from around the UK go head-to-head across three days of exhilarating netball.

Tickets are available to purchase via the England Netball Box Office.

Courtesy of England Netball