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:
|Darcie EVERITT||LONDON PULSE|
|Victoria FISHER||SARACENS MAVERICKS|
|Eden HILL||SARACENS MAVERICKS|
|Lydia HINE||MANCHESTER THUNDER|
|Daisy LEES||MANCHESTER THUNDER|
|Emily PAWLETT (vc)||MANCHESTER THUNDER|
|Regan PETERS||SURREY STORM|
|Isabella PHILLIPS (c)||LONDON PULSE|
|Anya WILLIAMS||MANCHESTER THUNDER|
Head Coach: Sheonah Forbes
Assistant Coach: Francine Hall
Reserves: Jess MONTHE, Sophia SHALABI, Holly THOMPSON, Jess TOLSON
England Invitational Squad
|Kelechi AMBROS||LONDON PULSE|
|Pippa DIXON||SARACENS MAVERICKS|
|Lydia HARRISON||LEEDS RHINOS|
|Freya HENSHALL||LONDON PULSE|
|Isabelle HOWSE||LEEDS RHINOS|
|Sophie KELLY||SURREY STORM|
|Ruby PARKER (vc)||MANCHESTER THUNDER|
|Jayda PECHOVÁ (c)||LONDON PULSE|
|Jade POPOOLA||LONDON PULSE|
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.