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Scottish Thistles squad announced.

Scottish Thistles Head Coach Tamsin Greenway has announced her squad for the upcoming 2021/22 season with 12 Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) stars included.

Of those who featured in the 2021 season Emma Barrie, Bethan Goodwin, Niamh McCall, Lynsey Gallagher, Emma Love, Nicola McCleery, Iona Christian, Hannah Leighton, Sarah MacPhail, Emily Nicholl, Lauren Tait and Rachel Conway made the squad.

Three Superleague teams including Strathclyde Sirens, Surrey Storm and Wasps have at least one representative in the 16-player squad.

A number of other players such as Claire Maxwell – who captains the side – as well as Kelly Boyle, Hayley Mulheron and Ella Gibbons also have previous VNSL experience.

The Scottish notably line-up features former Roses Future Iona Christian for the first time after another productive season with Wasps.

Sirens players Cerys Cairns and Caitlin Pringle, meanwhile, have made the Scotland A squad.

Head Coach Tamsin Greenway said: “After a successful summer programme, we have selected both the Thistles and Thistles A squad for the 2021/22 season.

“It’s such a huge honour for the team as they build towards the Commonwealth Games next summer and we are excited about the talent and experience we have through both groups.”

The full squad is as follows:

  • Emma Barrie (Strathclyde Sirens)
  • Bethan Goodwin (Strathclyde Sirens)
  • Niamh McCall (Strathclyde Sirens)
  • Lynsey Gallagher (Strathclyde Sirens)
  • Emma Love (Strathclyde Sirens)
  • Kelly Boyle
  • Nicola McCleery (Strathclyde Sirens)
  • Iona Christian (Wasps)
  • Hannah Leighton (Wasps)
  • Sarah MacPhail (Strathclyde Sirens)
  • Claire Maxwell
  • Emily Nicholl (Strathclyde Sirens)
  • Lauren Tait (Surrey Storm)
  • Rachel Conway (Strathclyde Sirens)
  • Hayley Mulheron
  • Ella Gibbons

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