Welsh Netball announce Wales senior squad as they look ahead the the 2022 Commonwealth Games and 2023 World Cup

Wales Netball have finished their trials and announced a squad of 27 (twitter: @WelshNetball)
14:57pm, Fri 06 Dec 2019
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Welsh Netball has finished conducting trials for its 2020 senior squad and named a squad of 27 players who will start training this week.

Full 2020 Squad:

Shooting: Chloe James, Beca Hughes, Morganne Dunne, Eleanor Roberts, Georgia Rowe, Lydia Hitchings, Sarie Watkins, Zoe Matthewman

Midcourt: Beth Dyke, Suzy Drane, Clare Jones, Shona O'Dwyer, Rebecca Baker, Celyn Emmanuel, Beth Johnson, Ellie Merriman, Ellen Morgan

Defence: Leila Thomas, Nia Jones, Lucy Howells, Ella Porter, Millie Carter, Wiktoria Rejniak, Fern Davies, Megan Baker Rees, Carys Allen, Chantelle Walker Jones

Welsh Netball's Head of Performance Rachel Bayley said: "I would like to congratulate all of the athletes who have been selected for the 2020 Wales senior squad and thank everyone who participated in the trials process.

"The coming season will see preparations towards the 2022 Commonwealth Games and the 2023 World Cup escalate and I know that after such a successful 2019, this new group of athletes will be hungry to compete on court and continue our excellent run of form."

Despite not qualifying for the 2019 World Cup, Wales enjoyed a successful year recording a convincing win over hosts Ireland and the Republic of Ireland at the Netball Europe Open Championships as well as a dramatic draw against Commonwealth Champions England.

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The new-look squad will be under new management after Julie Hoornweg's 18-month tenure as head coach came to an end.

Sarah Jones, Welsh Netball CEO said: “Julie has been a true leader for netball in Wales over the last 18 months and has been instrumental in the success that we have seen on and off the court in that time."