England Netball is delighted to confirm the touring England squad selected for the upcoming Netball Quad Series and three-match International Series against the New Zealand Silver Ferns.
The England Roses squad selected is as follows;
Ama Agbeze (c), Jade Clarke (vice-captain), Joanne Harten (vice-captain), Sara Bayman, Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Eleanor Cardwell, Beth Cobden, Kadeen Corbin, Stacey Francis, Jodie Gibson, Serena Guthrie, Helen Housby, Geva Mentor, Chelsea Pitman
Reserves: Summer Artman, Sasha Corbin, George Fisher, Natalie Haythornthwaite
Tracey Neville will once again lead the team with newly appointed Tania Obst joining as Assistant Coach and Colette Thomson supporting as Performance Coach.
First of all the Roses head to Brisbane on Saturday 26th August when they take on the Australian Diamonds in a rematch of their classic encounter from London in January.
On that occasion the reigning Quad Series champions took the victory by one goal with England pushing them all the way. It should be a fascinating start to this edition of the tournament.
The team then heads across the Tasman Sea to take on the New Zealand Silver Ferns on Wednesday 30th August in Auckland as the Quad Series continues.
The competition comes to a close for the Roses in Invercargill when they face off against the South Africa Spar Proteas on Sunday 3rd September.
Following the Netball Quad Series, the Roses will continue their tour of New Zealand as they take on the Silver Ferns in a three-match International Series for the Taini Jamison Trophy.
The Roses will be in action on the following dates – all times are BST.
Netball Quad Series
Saturday 26th August: Australian Diamonds v England Roses, Brisbane, 6am
Wednesday 30th August: New Zealand Silver Ferns v England Roses, Auckland, 8:30am
Sunday 3rd September: England Roses v South Africa Spar Proteas, Invercargill, 3am
Taini Jamison Trophy
Thursday 7th September: New Zealand Silver Ferns v England Roses, Porirua, 8:45am
Sunday 10th September: New Zealand Silver Ferns v England Roses, Napier, 3am
Wednesday 13th September: New Zealand Silver Ferns v England Roses, Hamilton, 8:30am
England defeated New Zealand 49-46 to level up the three-match Series at 1-1 heading into the deciding match on Wednesday morning.
Sloane Stephens advanced to her first Grand Slam final at the US Open on Thursday night