England named for Netball Europe
The new Roses team taking part in Netball Europe has been announced
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 Atrim 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:
Friday 27 September
England v Republic of Ireland (13.30)
Northern Ireland v Wales (15.30)
Saturday 28 September
Wales v England (11.30)
Republic of Ireland vs Northern Ireland (1.30)
Sunday 29 September
Wales v Republic of Ireland (9.30)
Northern Ireland v England (11.30)