Harrison and Howse named for England Invitational Squad

A 12-strong England U17 squad will be looking to defend their title at the Europe Netball U17 Championship from 25-27 February in Newcastle. 

England won the previous edition of the tournament in 2020, completing a clean sweep en route to the trophy. 

They will face Scotland and United Arab Emirates (UAE) U17 squads and, due to other nations being unable to participate, an England Invitational squad.  

The England Invitational squad will be made up of 12 Roses Academy athletes, who will gain valuable experience on an international stage.  

Both squads will assemble for a pre-competition camp in Newcastle. 

Discussing the squads selected and the upcoming competition, Roses Academy Head Coach Sheonah Forbes said: “Congratulations to all of the athletes selected to represent England as part of the U17 or Invitational squads at the upcoming Europe Netball U17 Championship. 

“It’s so exciting to be able to name two such strong squads and indicates the talent we have coming through the Roses Academy. 

“Europe Netball is a fantastic opportunity for the girls selected to gain experiences through playing other nations in an international arena and understand what it is like to represent your country. 

“After seeing the Vitality Roses in action at the Netball Quad Series, as part of the Vitality Netball International Series, I’m looking forward to seeing our young Roses take their chance to develop and perform in competition.” 

England U17 Squad: 

NAME FRANCHISE 
Darcie EVERITT LONDON PULSE  
Victoria FISHER SARACENS MAVERICKS 
Eden HILL SARACENS MAVERICKS 
Lydia HINE MANCHESTER THUNDER 
Isabelle KAYE WASPS 
Daisy LEES  MANCHESTER THUNDER  
Emily PAWLETT (vc) MANCHESTER THUNDER 
Regan PETERS SURREY STORM 
Isabella PHILLIPS (c) LONDON PULSE 
Lily SMITH WASPS 
Anya WILLIAMS MANCHESTER THUNDER 
Ella WILLIAMS BATH  

Head Coach: Sheonah Forbes  

Assistant Coach: Francine Hall  

Reserves: Jess MONTHE, Sophia SHALABI, Holly THOMPSON, Jess TOLSON  

England Invitational Squad 

NAME FRANCHISE 
Kelechi AMBROS LONDON PULSE 
Pippa DIXON SARACENS MAVERICKS  
Lydia HARRISON LEEDS RHINOS  
Freya HENSHALL LONDON PULSE 
Isabelle HOWSE LEEDS RHINOS  
Sophie KELLY SURREY STORM 
Niamh KILGALLEN WASPS 
Phoebe MASLEN WASPS 
Ruby PARKER (vc) MANCHESTER THUNDER 
Jayda PECHOVÁ (c) LONDON PULSE  
Jade POPOOLA  LONDON PULSE 
Halee ROBINSON WASPS 

Head Coach: Lesley Blair  

Assistant Coach: Sheonah Forbes  

Reserves: Bridget MORGAN, Kaedin GUMBS, Bella BAYLIS, Hannah DIAMOND  

England U17 Fixtures: 

Friday 25 February 2022 17:00 England U17 vs. England Inv 
Saturday 26 February 2022 14:00 UAE vs. England U17 
Saturday 26 February 2022 16:00 England Inv vs. Scotland U17 
Sunday 27 February 2022 10:00 UAE vs. England Inv 
Sunday 27 February 2022 12:00 England U17 vs. Scotland U17 

U17 Europe Netball will be closed to spectators aside from family members.