Welsh Netball is pleased to announce its squad for the upcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. The squad is as follows:
Fern Davies; Suzy Drane; Bethan Dyke; Kyra Jones; Nia Jones; Chelsea Lewis; Sarah Llewelyn; Kelly Morgan; Cara Lea Moseley; Georgia Rowe; Leila Thomas & Amanda Varey
The squad announcement comes as Julie Hoornweg joins Wales as Interim Head Coach. Rosie Pretorius, Welsh Netball’s Head of Performance shared her thoughts on the announcement.
She said: “We are extremely proud of this group of players and the hard work and dedication they give to the sport. It was a tough selection and the long squad really pushed each other to raise their game and fight for their places.”
“These athletes are great role models, all whom have full time jobs, or are studying full time and dedicate so much time and effort to their intense training and match schedules. These players sacrifice so much and to be able to represent your country at a Commonwealth Games is the pinnacle of their netball careers which they all deserve.”
“With a new management team and invigorated outlook, we know the squad will make us proud. We know our passionate and committed netball community will get behind the team and cheer them on across the pond. Good luck Team Wales!”
Helen Phillips, Chair of the Commonwealth Games Wales Board said:
"Today's squad announcement is another exciting and important step
in Welsh Netball's preparations for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Congratulations to all the players who have made it to the final squad. They
will no doubt be looking forward to representing their nation with pride in
Australia this April. We would also like to
extend a warm welcome to Julie Hoornweg as Interim Head Coach, and wish her and
all the team at Welsh Netball, the very best with the final preparations for
the 2018 Games."