Posted 1st Dec 2022

Super League and international players among talented Team Bath Netball age-group squads selected for 2022-23 season

England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Wales senior and age-group internationals are among the 69 players selected in Team Bath Netball’s Netball Performance League (NPL) and Player Development Programme (PDP) squads for the 2022-23 season.

The U21s, looking to build on last season’s double bronze-medal success in the national league and knockout competitions, include four members of Team Bath’s Super League squad – goal-keeper Jayda Pechova, mid-courter Phoebe Maslen and attackers Sophie Kelly and Lily Jones.

Pechova made her senior England debut at this month’s Fast5 Netball World Series in New Zealand, while Kelly and Maslen are both in the Roses U19s programme. Jones – who, like Pechova and Kelly, began studying at the University of Bath this semester – is one of three English Universities players in the U21 squad, along with Layla Brough and Scarlett Creasey.

Charlotte Jennings-Evans is a member of the Welsh Feathers senior long squad, while Deni Agnew, Esme Cornelius and Alanah Heath-Drury are all part of the Wales U21 National Academy.

The Team Bath Netball U21 squad for the 2022-23 NPL season

Shooter Sarie Watkins, who made her senior international debut for Wales against Uganda in October, is named in Team Bath’s U19 NPL squad along with England U19 player Ella Williams.

Both the U21s and U19s begin their NPL campaigns on Saturday 3rd December with matches against North East Phoenix at the David Ross Sports Village in Nottingham.

The Team Bath Netball U19 squad for the 2022-23 NPL season

Team Bath’s U17s, who compete in the NPL South Division, have four league matches in 2023, two of which are at the Team Bath Sports Training Village – against London Pulse on 19th February and Surrey Storm on 19th March.

The squad includes Millie White and Zoe Maynard, who are Wales and Northern Ireland U17 Academy players respectively.

The Team Bath Netball U17 squad for the 2023 NPL season

For the second successive season, Team Bath have also selected a U18 player development squad to provide a link between the U17 and U19 age groups. The squad, which includes Republic of Ireland U19 player Roisin O’Rourke and U19/U21 Welsh National squad player Elizabeth Hardie, will play a series of local development matches as well as fixtures at the Sports Training Village against Surrey Storm and Celtic Dragons U19.

The Team Bath Netball U18 squad

Many of the players selected supplement their club training by attending a Team Bath Netball Athlete Development Centre in their local area, with ADCs situated in each region from Gloucester in the north to Cornwall in the south. The talent-development network is supported by Haines Watts, Team Bath’s principal partner.


Team Bath age-group squads 2022-23

U21 NPL squad: Deni Agnew, Layla Brough, Esme Cornelius, Scarlett Creasey, Ife Danso, Ellie Ervine, George Ford, Ellie Gabriel, Alanah Heath-Drury, Amaya Herold, Charlotte Jennings-Evans, Lily Jones, Sophie Kelly, Phoebe Maslen, Jayda Pechova, Effie Robinson, Olivia Selby, Poppy Tydeman.
Head coaches: Natalie Roddy, Anya Le Monnier.
Team manager: Vicky Carnell.

U21 fixtures
3/12/22: Team Bath v North East Phoenix (11am, David Ross Sports Village, Nottingham)
7/1/23: Team Bath v Loughborough Lightning (3pm, Team Bath Sports Training Village)
15/1/23: Surrey Storm v Team Bath (4.30pm, Surrey Sports Park)
4/2/23: Leeds Rhinos v Team Bath (2.45pm, University of Huddersfield Sports Centre)
19/2/23: Team Bath v London Pulse (2.30pm, Team Bath Sports Training Village)
25/2/23: Severn Stars v Team Bath (3pm, University of Worcester Arena)
5/3/23: Team Bath v Central Warriors (10.30am, Team Bath Sports Training Village)
18/3/23: Manchester Thunder v Team Bath (1.30pm, Droylsden Academy)
1/4/23: Team Bath v Saracens Mavericks (11am, David Ross Sports Village, Nottingham)


U19 NPL squad: Isobel Bailey, Lucy Chatwin, Alice Clark, Anya Datson, Daisy Harrison, Becca Hinkins, Faye Kinsella, Fearne Maine, Lara Makin, Bryony O’Hare, Lareesa Parrott, Erin Peshkin, Thea Rhodes, Charlotte Steer, Holly Thompson, Sarie Watkins, Ella Williams.
Head coach: Kara Gonzalez.
Assistant coaches: Holly Duerden, Layla Slade.
Team manager: Roni Peck.

U19 fixtures
3/12/22: Team Bath v North East Phoenix (2.30pm, David Ross Sports Village, Nottingham)
7/1/23: Team Bath v Loughborough Lightning (4.30pm, Team Bath Sports Training Village)
15/1/23: Surrey Storm v Team Bath (2.30pm, Surrey Sports Park)
4/2/23: Leeds Rhinos v Team Bath (1pm, University of Huddersfield Sports Centre)
19/2/23: Team Bath v London Pulse (12.30pm, Team Bath Sports Training Village)
25/2/23: Severn Stars v Team Bath (1pm, University of Worcester Arena)
5/3/23: Team Bath v Central Warriors (12.30pm, Team Bath Sports Training Village)
18/3/23: Manchester Thunder v Team Bath (11.30am, Droylsden Academy)
1/4/23: Team Bath v Saracens Mavericks (2.30pm, David Ross Sports Village, Nottingham)


U17 NPL squad: Izzy Baker, Bessie Blake, Ashleigh Browne, Camille Collins, Emily Cox, Sascha Dale, Ané De Wet, Amalia Eneanya-Bonito, Mae Haines, Sope Ilelaboye, Sophie Lock, Zoe Maynard, Neve Mortimer, Fechi Okafor, Olivia Pitt, Alice Potter, Lily Rutland, Poppy Slingsby, Martha Vujicic, Millie White.
Head coach: Chantelle Cox.
Assistant coach: Brittany Johnson.
Team manager: Kelly Browne.

U17 fixtures (NPL South)
4/2/23: Severn Stars v Team Bath (11am, University of Worcester Arena)
19/2/23: Team Bath v London Pulse (10.30am, Team Bath Sports Training Village)
19/3/23: Team Bath v Surrey Storm (12.30pm, Team Bath Sports Training Village)
1/4/23: Team Bath v Saracens Mavericks (2.30pm, David Ross Sports Village, Nottingham)


U18 PDP squad: Alice Hines, Jess Lewis, Isabelle Baylis, Emily Churchill, Molly Goult, Elizabeth Hardie, Florence Jackson, Tori Jacobs, Sienna Le Moine, Madison Lewis, Roisin O’Rourke, Poppy Sawyer, Amber Tiley, Ffion Windsor.
Head coach: Maddie Heywood.
Assistant coach: Hazel Davidson.

U18 key fixtures
4/2/23: Leeds Rhinos v Team Bath
19/3/23: Team Bath v Surrey Storm (10.30am, Team Bath Sports Training Village)
21/4/23: Team Bath v Celtic Dragons U18 (4.30pm, ahead of Super League fixture, Team Bath Sports Training Village)
20/5/23: Central Warriors tournament

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