England announce squad for the Netball World Cup

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The England Roses
The Netball World Cup can be held in Liverpool this July (Image: Eliza Morgan)

England Netball has introduced its 12-strong squad that can be competing in the Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool from the 12th July.

The Roses can be captained by Serena Guthrie, who made her debut in opposition to Malawi in 2008 and at present has 90 caps to her title.

Guthrie will symbolize her nation alongside vice-captain Jade Clarke, Eboni Usoro-Brown, Joanne Harten, Helen Housby, Geva Mentor, Natalie Haythornthwaite and Chelsea Pitman who had been all part of England’s gold medal successful second at the 2018 Commonwealth Video games.

‘Being selected and asked to be captain is a proud moment for me,’ says Guthrie.

‘It’s going to be an actual honour for us all to step out in entrance of the nation. After our triumph at the Commonwealth Video games final 12 months the strain is on to try to safe gold on a worldwide stage once more.

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‘The competition is tighter than ever but it is a huge comfort to be playing on home soil and to have the nation behind us. I can’t wait.’

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Serena Guthrie
Serena Guthrie is the new England captain (Image: Rob Smedley)

Layla Guscoth has additionally been named in the line up, alongside Rachel Dunn, who has 86 caps underneath her belt and helped the Roses safe victory in opposition to Australia in the January Netball Quad Collection.

The England Roses World Cup squad

Helen Housby (GA, GS)

Joanne Harten (GS, GA)

Natalie Haythornthwaite (WA, GA)

Rachel Dunn (GA, GS)

Serena Guthrie (C, WD)

Jade Clarke (C, WD)

Chelsea Pitman (WA)

Natalie Panagarry (C, WD)

Layla Guscoth (GD, WD)

Eboni Usoro-Brown (GK, GD)

Geva Mentor (GK)

Francesca Williams (GD, WD)

As well as, rising stars Francesca Williams and Natalie Panagarry can be competing of their first ever Netball World Cups.

‘I’m delighted to have been chosen to compete in my first World Cup, it’s one thing I’ve all the time dreamt about and it nonetheless doesn’t really feel fairly actual. I’m actually proud to be representing my nation amongst the superb athletes that make up the squad,’ says Williams.

Head Coach Tracey Neville added: ‘There have been some actually powerful selections to make in choice.

‘The World Cup is a difficult competitors attributable to its format and the potential opposition we might come up in opposition to.

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Helen Housby
Helen Housby has been named in the squad (Image: Eliza Morgan)

‘All of the gamers chosen are at their bodily peak and have proven via the worldwide and Vitality Netball Superleague season that they’re able to persistently carry out properly underneath excessive strain, which is essential main into July.

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‘It’s implausible to see the versatility now we have amongst the ultimate 12, plus the emergence of two excellent leaders in Serena Guthrie as captain and Jade Clarke as vice-captain. Not solely are they world class gamers however collectively they’ve set the normal inside our Roses programme each on and off the court docket.

‘Our final 12 have shown that they’re able to carry out and wish to win. I’m excited to see these gamers compete in a house World Cup.’

That is the third time in historical past that the Netball World Cup can be held in England, the first being in 1963 in Eastbourne and the second in Birmingham in 1995.

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