England U17 Netball Europe Squad announced

England Netball is delighted to announce the U17 squad selected to take part in the upcoming Netball Europe U17 Championship.

After holding trials in Warwick, a squad of 12 athletes have been chosen to represent England U17 at the forthcoming event in Wales from 6-8 March.

England will face off against Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Switzerland in a bid to win gold.

The athletes selected for the Netball Europe U17 Championship are as follows:

Peace Akinyemi (London Pulse)
Bella Baylis (VC) (Saracens Mavericks)
Georgie Brock-Taylor (Loughborough Lightning)
Libby Burgess (Saracens Mavericks)
Eva Chater (Saracens Mavericks)
Savannah Dada-Mascoll (Manchester Thunder)
Hannah Diamond (Manchester Thunder)
Kaedin Gumbs (Manchester Thunder)
Molly Hole (C) (Team Bath)
Sophie Kelly (Surrey Storm)
Bethan Lount (Loughborough Lightning)
Silvia McCarthy* (Manchester Thunder)
Reserves: Bridget Morgan (Manchester Thunder)* & Evelyn McCagherty (London Pulse).

*Subject to Fitness

The squad will be led by Head Coach Victoria Burgess and Assistant Coach Sheonah Forbes.

Head Coach Victoria Burgess said: “Netball Europe is a fantastic competition for the girls selected to gain exposure and understand what it is like to represent your country.

“We have an exciting group of athletes selected and I look forward to seeing our young Roses develop and perform at the competition.”

England won the previous edition of the tournament in 2019 at the University of Huddersfield, completing a clean sweep en route to the trophy.