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Yasmin Parsons has been selected for the Vitality Roses programme.

Vitality Netball SuperLeague Opener 2020

Fourteen Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) players have been selected for a Vitality Roses programme agreement for the 2020/21 international season.

England Netball’s announcement saw 16 players selected for the Vitality Roses programme via the P1 route which is designed for UK based athletes.

A further eight players have been selected via the P2 route which includes athletes playing abroad in the Australian Suncorp Super Netball League.

Of the P1 players, 14 were named in VNSL squads for the 2020 campaign with Serena Guthrie and Beth Cobden also selected. Guthrie has spent her year-long break as an off-court ambassador for Team Bath.

In total, six Superleague clubs are represented in the squad. The 14 VNSL players named in the P1 route are:

Jodie Gibson (Saracens Mavericks), Vicki Oyesola (Team Bath), Razia Quashie (Saracens Mavericks), Imogen Allison (Team Bath), Gabriella Marshall (Saracens Mavericks), Sophie Drakeford-Lewis (Team Bath), Kadeen Corbin (Saracens Mavericks), Natalie Panagarry (Loughborough Lightning), Francesca Williams (Wasps Netball), George Fisher (Saracens Mavericks), Jade Clarke (Wasps Netball), Yasmin Parsons (Surrey Storm), Eleanor Cardwell (Manchester Thunder), and Laura Malcolm (Manchester Thunder).

Jess Thirlby, Vitality Roses Head Coach, said: “I am really excited to be revealing the names of the athletes that I’ll be working closely with throughout the 2020-21 international season.

“It is wonderful to see some experienced names coming back into the programme after taking a well-deserved break following the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup, including the likes of Jo Harten and Serena Guthrie.

“We have a real mix of new and experienced talent in this group, from rising stars like Razia Quashie, to Jade Clarke who has 176 caps for England under her belt. It’s a really strong and diverse group to be working with, which is exciting and shows the strength in depth we have in character and ability.

“We are working hard to establish clarity regarding what will happen with 2020-21 international fixtures due to the current climate and as soon as we can safely all come back together, we will be raring to get back out there in front of the Netball Family.”

Eight VNSL players have also been selected or the Roses Futures programme which is designed to develop athletes towards the Vitality Roses programme. All eight players saw court-time in the first three rounds of the 2020 campaign.

The players named in the Roses Futures programme are:

Amy Carter (Manchester Thunder), Beth Ecuyer-Dale (Saracens Mavericks), Kira Rothwell (London Pulse), Olivia Tchine (London Pulse), Zara Everitt (London Pulse), Jessica Shaw (Team Bath), Iona Christian (Wasps Netball), and Halimat Adio (London Pulse).

Fixtures for the next international season have not yet been confirmed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, however we are planning for a number of return to court scenarios whilst following Government guidance closely. The Vitality Roses’ return to training roadmap will be released soon.

For further information on the announcement and to get to know your Vitality Roses better, visit England Netball’s website.

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