Harrison, Tolson and Howse selected for 2021-22 Roses Academy squad

Congratulations to Leeds Rhinos Pathway players Lydia Harrison, Jess Tolson and Isabelle Howse on their selection for the Roses Academy programme in 2021-22.

Over 150 athletes from all over the country attended positional days led by Vitality Netball Superleague coaches in August where they had the opportunity to learn and develop specifically around their main positions.

A final selection weekend then took place on 18-19 September at Loughborough University with all the athletes in contention for a place in the Roses Academy.

NAMEFRANCHISENAMEFRANCHISE
Peace AKINYEMILONDON PULSENiamh KILGALLENWASPS NETBALL
Kelechi AMBROSLONDON PULSEDaisy LEESMANCHESTER THUNDER
Hannah ANYANWULONDON PULSEPhoebe MASLENWASPS NETBALL
Poppy BAKERWASPS NETBALLJess MONTHELOUGHBOROUGH LIGHTNING
Hannah DIAMONDMANCHESTER THUNDERBridget MORGANMANCHESTER THUNDER
Pippa DIXONSARACENS MAVERICKSRuby PARKERMANCHESTER THUNDER
Isabelle EATONSEVERN STARSEmily PAWLETTMANCHESTER THUNDER
Darcie EVERITTSARACENS MAVERICKSJayda PECHOVALONDON PULSE
Yomi EZA-WILSONMANCHESTER THUNDERRegan PETERSSURREY STORM
Tori FISHERSARACENS MAVERICKSIsabella PHILLIPSLONDON PULSE
Kaedin GUMBSMANCHESTER THUNDERJade POPOOLALONDON PULSE
Lydia HARRISONLEEDS RHINOSHalee ROBINSONSEVERN STARS
Freya HENSHALLLONDON PULSESophia SHALABILONDON PULSE
Eden HILLSARACENS MAVERICKSLily SMITHWASPS NETBALL
Lydia HINEMANCHESTER THUNDERJess TOLSONLEEDS RHINOS
Molly HOLETEAM BATHAnya WILLIAMSMANCHESTER THUNDER
Isabelle HOWSELEEDS RHINOSElla WILLIAMSTEAM BATH
Sophie KELLYSURREY STORMMillie VAN NIEROPLOUGHBOROUGH LIGHTNING

This cohort will attend monthly camps with the aim to be selected for Netball Europe U17 in February 2022, as well as an U19 tour next summer subject to Government guidance and COVID-19 restrictions.

Discussing the athletes selected, Roses Academy Head Coach Sheonah Forbes said: “I was very impressed by the energy, attitude and skillsets of all the athletes invited to our positional days and final selection weekend.

“It’s fantastic to have such a growing pool of up-and-coming talent in England, but it does make our job as selectors extremely difficult.

“I’m excited to work with the selected group of athletes, as well as their club coaches, and seeing them develop over the coming 12 months.”

A huge thank you to all the Vitality Netball Superleague coaches who supported the positional days and congratulations to all athletes selected.