Full-time England Roses squad announced for 2017/18 season
By Sky Sports Netball
Last Updated: 19/06/17 12:23pm
England Netball have confirmed their Roses squad selection for the 2017/18 season, with 24 players awarded full-time contracts and 11 more added to the Futures programme.
Six of the selected players appeared in the 2017 Netball Superleague Grand Final last season, while 12 of the contingent appeared in the top domestic leagues of Australia or New Zealand.
The 2017/18 season will include two editions of the Quad Series, contested between the Roses, Australia Diamonds, New Zealand and South Africa, the 2017 Fast5 tournament, a home International Series later this year and the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
The Futures programme is designed for the next generation of Roses players to continue to develop their skills alongside the Roses programme.
They will attend approximately 40 training and competition days during the season. This may include opportunities to participate in Fast5, Netball Europe and Match Play alongside an upcoming home International Series and the 2018 Quad Series.
The squad announcement comes on the first day of Women's Sports Week 2017.
Ama Agbeze, Summer Artman, Sara Bayman, Eleanor Cardwell, Ella Clark, Jade Clarke, Beth Cobden, Kadeen Corbin, Sasha Corbin, George Fisher, Stacey Francis, Jodie Gibson, Serena Guthrie, Natalie Haythornthwaite, Joanne Harten, Helen Housby, Hannah Joseph, Leah Kennedy, Gabby Marshall, Laura Malcolm, Geva Mentor, Chelsea Pitman, Natalie Panagarry, Razia Quashie.
Rebekah Airey, Halimat Adio, Amy Carter, Brittany Coleman, Amy Clinton, Iona Darroch, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, Zara Everitt, Josie Huckle, Vicki Oyesola, Francesca Williams.
The regular season league home and away matches run from February to June, culminating in semi-finals and a Grand Final to determine the league champion.