Home News Product Reviews Health & Fitness Features Healthy Eating


If it is not your content, try to search here:
Netball - 18. April 2007.

Young England players make the grade

Young England players make the grade

Sasha Corbin (19) and Sara Bayman (23) are the surprise names included in England Netball’s 12 player squad to face Australia and New Zealand in a tri-series to be held in England during May. Corbin and Bayman, who were both members of England’s silver medal winning squad at the World Youth Championships in 2005, were called up to the England long squad following outstanding performances this season for Netball Superleague leaders TeamBath.

“Sasha and Sara have both impressed during the Superleague season,” says England head coach Margaret Caldow, “and their performances during trials have been consistently good. Both bring something new to our squad mix, and thoroughly deserve their chance against the toughest of opposition. I am looking forward to seeing how they both respond to the challenge.”

Loughborough Lightning’s Ama Agbeze completes her return from a serious injury to be recalled to the England squad. The full line up for the test series is: Amanda Newton (captain), Ama Agbeze, Karen Atkinson, Sara Bayman, Louisa Brownfield, Jade Clarke, Pamela Cookey, Sasha Corbin, Rachel Dunn, Tamsin Greenway, Geva Mentor, Sonia Mkoloma.

Meanwhile, the England A squad which will also be taking part in the test series has been announced, and features a line up which balances youth and experience. Open squad members Jo Binns, Clare Elsley, Chioma Ezeogu, Naida Hutchinson and Naomi Siddall are joined by a exciting group of young players who have registered some impressive performances in this season’s Superleague competition. And, as England A coach Maggie Jackson explains, the series offers a great opportunity for the players to prove themselves:

“The chance to play against the world’s best does not come up very often,” she explains, “and this series will give England A’s promising group of players the chance to demonstrate their skills in a high pressure situation. We have a great squad, packed with talent.!”

The full England A squad is: Eboni Beckford Chambers, Jo Binns, Clare Elsley, Chioma Ezeogu, Gemma Fletcher, Stacey Francis, Joanne Harten, Naida Hutchinson, Natalie Seaton, Naomi Siddall, Gemma Wiseman, Monique Woods.

Matches and venues for the series are as follows:

13 May 2007 England A vs Australia England vs New Zealand

MEN Arena, Manchester

15 May 2007 England vs England A Australia vs New Zealand

NIA, Birmingham

17 May 2007 England A vs New Zealand England vs Australia

Earl’s Court, London

Tickets are available at all venue box offices now. For further information, please visit www.englandnetball.co.uk

Thank you so much, if you tweet or share
14. March 171
Women sport news - Katie Walsh wins on 25/1 shot Relegate in Champion Bumper
13. March 107
Women sport news - First Day of Cheltenham

First Day of Cheltenham

Results 14.10

Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (Class 1)

T: W P MullinsJ: R Walsh

Brain Power
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville 
My Stable

Petit Mouchoir
T: H de BromheadJ: D N Russell

Results 13.30pm

Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (Class 1)

Summerville Boy
T: T R GeorgeJ: N D Fehily

T: Miss Amy MurphyJ: Jack Quinlan

Mengli Khan
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy

10. March 179
Women sport news - PyeongChang 2018: Henrieta Farkasova first Paralympic champion

PyeongChang 2018: Henrieta Farkasova first Paralympic champion

Slovakian alpine skier narrowly beats Millie Knight to capture gold photo Getty Images

Have you read it?
Bridget Andrews wins the County Hurdle in Cheltenham
Elisa Longo Borghini: “If I’m In The Game I Just Like To Play!”
Please follow us