Harrison named in 2021 Roses Academy squad selected

Congratulations to Rhinos Pathway player Lydia Harrison who has been named in the 2021 Roses Academy squad.

The selection for the 2021 Roses Academy took place this past weekend at Loughborough University. It was a competitive weekend and 29 athletes have been selected.

The selected athletes are:

Arabella BaylisSaracens MavericksBethan LountLoughborough Lightning
Bridget MorganManchester ThunderElla BowenLoughborough Lightning
Ellie HardingWaspsEllie HeyesManchester Thunder
Emma RaynerManchester ThunderFreya HenshallLondon Pulse
Georgina Brock-TaylorLoughborough LightningGeorgina Forde-WellsLoughborough Lightning
Harriet JonesManchester ThunderHannah DiamondManchester Thunder
Isabelle EatonSevern StarsKaedin GumbsManchester Thunder
Lydia HarrisonLeeds RhinosMegan ThorneWasps
Millie Van NieropLoughborough LightningMolly HoleTeam Bath
Peace AkinyemiLondon PulsePippa DixonSaracens Mavericks
Poppy BakerWaspsRae WilliamsManchester Thunder
Savannah Dada-MascollManchester ThunderSilvia McCarthyManchester Thunder
Sophie KellySurrey StormStacey TankouaManchester Thunder
Tabitha ToomsLoughborough LightningYasmin RoebuckManchester Thunder
Yomi Eza-WilsonManchester Thunder

The selected athletes will attend camps in May and July with the aim to be selected for competitive competition in July.https://39d13a308d6acf89b450b075c484313d.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

Sheonah said: “The Roses Academy trial was full of exceptional talent and the long squad’s development both on and off the court, over the last four months, was demonstrated over the weekend.

“The athletes in the long squad have all shown outstanding resilience in this time, as well the drive to adapt to the environments we have had to create, and a testament to the work within the pathway. I look forward to seeing them all develop in their franchises over the next couple of months.

“This new selected group of athletes will face another camp in May before a competition in July, and the team and I look forward to this next part of the Roses Academy 2021.”

The Roses Academy long squad was first selected in December 2020 allowing more athletes than ever before, the opportunity to experience the Roses Academy programme. The group trained together virtually and had access to educational sessions on Zoom throughout lockdown, as well as coming together for a day camp in March.

The selection for the Roses Academy 2021/22 will be in August.

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