Five Thunder Players Selected for England U21 Long Squad

Manchester Thunder is delighted to announce that five of their players has been selected for the England U21 long squad, ahead of a tour to Australia in July. The focus for this age group is now the upcoming Netball Europe U21 Championships which is to be staged in Scotland this October.

This will provide an early opportunity for the England U21 squad to come together as they start their journey to the 2017 World Youth Championships which will be held in Botswana. 

These athletes have been invited to take part in a training weekend at the start of April after which the final selection for the tour will take place.

The team will head to Melbourne as guests of Netball Victoria with a proposed competition format including several talented local sides. This will provide an opportunity to experience playing against a different style and intensity of competition.


Rebekah Airey – Loughborough Lightning / Manchester Thunder NPL
Tamikah Campbell – Loughborough Lightning
Rhea Dixon – Surrey Storm
George Fisher – Hertfordshire Mavericks
Brie Grierson – Yorkshire Jets
Rebecca Hoult – Manchester Thunder
Alana John – Surrey Storm
Olivia Leach – Surrey Storm
Gabriella Marshall – Manchester Thunder
Laura Morton – Hertfordshire Mavericks
Vicki Oyesola – Hertfordshire Mavericks
Tash Pavelin – Hertfordshire Mavericks
Jaydene Robinson – Loughborough Lightning
Jess Shaw – Yorkshire Jets
Rebecca Tildesley – Loughborough Lightning
Alice Travis – Manchester Thunder
Lydia Walker – Yorkshire Jets
Georgie Webster – Manchester Thunder
Francesca Williams – Team South