Leeds Beckett students score spots on England Netball squads
Current student Natalie Haythornthwaite, studying BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Therapy, and 2013 BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching graduate, Rachel Shaw, have been chosen to face Australia for the England Netball Test Series squad.
As well as being chosen for the test series squad against Australia, Natalie and Rachel will join current students Jess Shaw, Lydia Walker and Brie Grierson as part of the England Netball High Performance Programme.
The high performance squad is considered the feeder team for the semi-centralised squad nurturing the senior England players of the future. These athletes participate in monthly training camps and various overseas tours and practice matches.
Natalie and Rachel will play in the test matches against Australia 20-24 January in London (sold out) and Liverpool. More information or tickets to the Liverpool match can be found here. The matches will also be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
Well done, ladies! We’ll be watching in January and wish you the best of luck!