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England squad featuring NSL stars selected for Vitality Netball Nations Cup

Amongst a strong 14 squad selected, 10 NSL stars have been chosen to represent their country at the beginning of the new year.

Held across the weekends 20-21 and 27-28 January at OVO Arena Wembley and the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England will face New Zealand, Australia and Uganda in a four-day tournament in what is set to be an incredible showcase of international netball to start the New Year.

Netball World Cup captain, Manchester Thunder skipper and fan favourite, Nat Metcalf makes her return to the squad after her extended break, whilst her new teammate Imogen Allison also comes back in the new year.

2023 season winner with Loughborough Lightning, Hannah Joseph will also feature in the squad, alongside former Lightning teammate Fran Williams, who has since left the franchise and heading to Australia to represent West Coast Fever in 2o24.

You can see the full squad below:

Vitality Roses squad for Nations Cup:

Name Franchise Position
Halimat Adio London Pulse GK, GD
Imogen Allison Manchester Thunder WD, C
Eleanor Cardwell GS, GA
Amy Carter Manchester Thunder C, WD
Funmi Fadoju London Pulse GD, GK, WD
Sasha Glasgow GA, GS
Helen Housby GA, GS
Hannah Joseph Loughborough Lightning WA, C
Nat Metcalf Manchester Thunder WA, GA
Berri Neil London Pulse GA, GS
Jayda Pechova Team Bath GD, GK
Razia Quashie Saracens Mavericks GK
Ellie Rattu Saracens Mavericks WD, C
Fran Williams GD, GK, WD

Tickets for the Vitality Netball Nations Cup are available to purchase at englandnetball.co.uk/tickets. 

The full list of fixtures and timings are as follows: 

Saturday 20 January – OVO Arena Wembley, London 

Australia vs. New Zealand – 15:00 

England vs. Uganda – 17:00 

Sunday 21 January – OVO Arena Wembley, London 

New Zealand vs. Uganda – 14:00 

England vs. Australia – 16:00 

Saturday 27 January – First Direct Arena, Leeds 

Australia vs. Uganda – 15:00 

England vs. New Zealand – 17:00 

Sunday 28 January – First Direct Arena, Leeds 

Third-place play-off – 14:00 

Final – 16:15 

FCP = First Centre Pass 

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