TeamBath have named an 18-strong squad to contest the forthcoming Netball Talent League.
The team will be coached by Denise Ellis, who has returned to TeamBath after a spell coaching the Welsh national team.
The squad includes 11 players who featured in TeamBath’s 2008/9 National Talent League (NTL) campaign, when TeamBath finished fourth.
Shooter Rosie Allison, who has also played for both the TeamBath Superleague team and the England Under-21 team at this year’s World Youth Championships, features in the squad.
The full squad is: Rosie Allison, Katie McGinley, Becky Cantin, Neala Brennan, Lottie Richardson, Sarah Riddoch, Sophie Freemantle, Kate Jeffries, Maria Colmer, Yasmin Parsons, Danielle Cain, Lois Rideout, Phoebe Watson, Alex Sinclair, Sam Cook, Lucy Ricketts, Jess Preece and Millie Grey.
Head coach Denise Ellis, who also continues in her role as England Netball’s regional development coach for the south west, said: “I’m happy to be back involved with the TeamBath franchise after a period away.
“The squad is a blend of experienced players at NTL, plus some exciting newcomers. This is also reflected in the new management team line-up for the coming season.
“We are all excited about the prospect of the coming season and are relishing the opportunity to take to the court and compete well.”
Emily Flavell continues her role as assistant coach of TeamBath’s NTL team.
Jess Garland, TeamBath’s head netball coach, said: “Denise has a wealth of experience both nationally and internationally and works closely developing the talent in the south west region in her role as talent coach. It’s great to welcome her back to TeamBath and she will also play a strong mentoring role within her position.
“Denise will be supported by Emily Flavell who continues in the role of assistant coach having progressed and developed last season.”
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