England Netball Long Squad Announced ahead of World Cup 2015

Thunder’s Sara Bayman and Helen Housby have been selected in the England long squad for the World Cup.

Black and Yellows captain Bayman and young shooter Housby join 17 others in Tracey Neville’s initial squad for this summer’s tournament in Sydney.

Centre-courter Laura Malcolm, who featured in the series whitewash win over Trinidad and Tobago and England’s victorious Netball Europe competition recently, has made herself unavailable for selection.

England interim coach Neville faces some tough decisions in whittling down this squad to the 12 she will take to the World Cup in August, which is announced at the end of June.

Full England World Cup 2015 long squad:
Ama Agbeze, Sara Bayman, Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Sally Butters, Jade Clarke, Pamela Cookey, Kadeen Corbin, Sasha Corbin, Rachel Dunn, Stacey Francis, Tamsin Greenway, Layla Guscoth, Serena Guthrie, Joanne Harten, Natalie Haythornthwaite, Helen Housby, Lindsay Keable, Geva Mentor, Sonia Mkoloma, Sophia Candappa (training partner).

Thunder reporter Denise Evans will be in Sydney, which begins on August 7, for every England game. Follow her on Twitter @deniseEvansMEN