On Sunday 24 June Wales Netball hosted open trials for the Wales senior long squad. Wales Netball received a lot of interest and would like to thank trialists for participating in the day. As a result, we would like to announce that 12 new players will join the senior long squad:

Cathy Bastian

Brook Collett

Betsy Creak

Lydia Hitchings

Catrin Bowen

Lucy Howells

Harriet Skinner

Rebecca Baker

Emily Holland

Celyn Emanuel

Lowri Jenkins

Chantelle Walker-Jones

Wales Netball’s Head of Performance, Rosie Pretorius said: “The open Wales trials were a success with over 30 athletes attending from across the country. It was a great opportunity to unearth new talent and we are excited to develop these young athletes as we look towards our long-term goal of competing in the 2022 Commonwealth Games.”

She added: “The successful triallists will now join the current Welsh squad with a summer training programme ready to start their squad sessions in September. This is an opportunity for us to rebuild and implement much needed improvements to the performance pathway. I look forward to seeing this group develop and excel.”

Wales Netball would like to congratulate the successful trialists and wish them well on the next stage of their careers within the performance pathway.