Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Wales set for major championships in Scotland

The Welsh netball squad for the forthcoming European Championships in Aberdeen has been selected.

Head coach Melissa Hyndman picked 12 players plus two non-playing training partners for the campaign. Nia Jones is the only uncapped player included in the squad.

The annual event kicks off on Friday and runs till Sunday, seeing Wales face England, Scotland and Northern Ireland in a bid to lift the main prize. There is also the chance to gain ranking points to ensure qualification for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Hyndman said: “I’m really excited coming off a very successful NSL season. I'm happy NSL has finished, and we can take that energy and everything we’ve learned forward into Netball Europe.

“This is more important than NSL because we need to get the points to qualify for [the] Commonwealth Games. I have never been this confident going into a European Championship.”

Wales squad in full:
Sara Hale (co-captain), Rosie Pretorius, Stephanie Williams, Nia Jones
Mid court:
Suzy Drane (co-captain), Nichola James, Kyra Jones, Sophie Morgan
Chelsea Lewis, Cara Lea Moseley, Rebecca James, Emma Thomas
Training partners:
Bethan Dyke, Kylie Painter

Head coach: Melissa Hyndman,
Assistant coach: Laura Williams
Technical coach: Sophie Baxter
Team manager: Wendy Pressdee
Video analyst: Liz Bealing

Physiotherapist: Chris Lewis


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