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    April 15, 2024

Wales U19 and U21 Squad Announcements 

Exciting news for netball fans! We are excited to announce that Wales U19 and U21 teams will be playing against Scotland U19 and U21 in Cardiff, ahead of the LexisNexis Cardiff Dragons’ game against Surrey Storm on the 19th of April.  The match timings are below: 

  • Wales U19’s v Scotland U19 – FCP at 2:20pm  
  • Wales U21 v Scotland U21 – FCP at 4:20pm  

The matches will feature some of the most talented age-grade athletes from Wales and Scotland, and it promises to be an exhilarating and competitive event. The selected squads are as follows: 

Wales U19 Squad 

Management 

Jo Ricketts – Head Coach 

Rhian Davies – Assistant Coach 

Anna O’Brien – Team Manager 

Squad  

Izzy Affley (GK, GD)  

Nia Bullen (GD, GK) 

Megan Cottrell (WA, C) 

Darcy Hastings (GA, WA) 

Nia Jones (GS, GA) 

Maddi Lovett (WA, C) 

Lottie Moffat (GD, WD) 

Taylor Ratcliffe (WD, GD) 

Thea Rhodes (C, WD) 

Olivia Sutton (GA, WA) 

Annie Taylor (GD, WD) 

Emily Taylor (GS, GA)  

Reserves 

Caitlin Blanks (GK, GD) 

Holly Jenkins (WA, GA) 

Eluned Owens (C, WD) 

Wales U21 Squad 

Management  

Sarah Lewis – Head Coach 

Jen Barrett – Assistant Coach  

Nicola James – Team Manager 

Ffion Hopkins – Physiotherapist 

Squad  

Katie Aindow (GD, WD) 

Ellie Blackwell (GD, GK) 

Lowri Broughton (GK, GD) – Captain 

Isabel Burgess (GA, WA) 

Ffion Evans (GA, GS) 

Jasmine Franks (GD, GK) 

Georgia Hellerman (C, WD) – Vice-Captain 

Holly Jones (GS, GA) 

Ellie Macauley (GA, GS) 

Isabella Morris (WD, GD)  

Ella Smith  (WA, C) 

Sarie Watkins (GS, GA) 

Reserves 

Ada Horsman (GK, GD)  

Iola-Belle Lake (WA, GA) 

Hana Wiley (C, WD, WA)  

Sarah Lewis, the Head Coach of the Wales U21 squad, expressed her confidence in the selected squad for their upcoming U21 fixture against Scotland. She said, “These athletes have demonstrated the skill, dedication, and teamwork that is required to take on the Scottish squad, and we are confident in their ability to represent Wales U21 proudly on the court, showcasing the depth of talent that we have in Wales.  

Jo Ricketts, Head Coach of the Wales U19 squad, also expressed her excitement about working with this group of athletes, many of whom are new to the performance pathway this season. “The athletes work hard and are eager to learn, and this game will be a great chance for us to test ourselves and to see the progress we have made.” 

You can support the Wales age group squads, on the international stage by purchasing your tickets here. Don’t miss out on the chance to witness some of the most talented young netball athletes from Wales and Scotland compete in this exciting event! 

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