Wales have named their team for the Netball Europe Under-17 championships to be held in Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent next month.
The Welsh players are intent on more success after winning a silver medal at the 2019 European event at this age level.
England, the 2019 winners, are among the teams competing at Ebbw Vale between Friday, March 6 and Sunday, March 8 along with Northern Ireland, Scotland and newly promoted Switzerland.
Rachel Bayley, Welsh Netball’s head of performance, says: “Firstly I would like to congratulate all of our young athletes on their selection for Wales.
“It is a great honour to play for your country and an exciting opportunity for these exciting netballers.
“The added bonus of playing on home turf in front of a Welsh crowd will make Netball Europe an even more thrilling experience for the team.”
Tickets for the Netball Europe Under 17 Championship are now on sale.
Tickets for individual days of the competition are priced at £10 for adults and £7 for children. A weekend pass is £25 for adults and £15 children and will grant access to all 10 matches and the post-championship presentation.
Netball Europe under-17 Championship fixtures at Ebbw Vale:
10am Scotland v England
Noon Northern Ireland v Switzerland
5pm Wales v Scotland
7pm England v Northern Ireland
10am Switzerland v Wales
Noon Northern Ireland v Scotland
5pm England v Switzerland
7pm Wales v Northern Ireland
11am Switzerland v Scotland
1pm Wales v England
Presentation march at approximately 2.45pm
Wales under-17 squad:
Shooters: Sarie Watkins (CTK); Esme Cornelius (Central NC/Celtic Dragons u-19); Daisy Porter (Saracens Mavericks u-17)
Midcourt: Ellice Gallagher (Mold NC); Alanah Heath-Drury (Loughborough Lightning u-17); Sienna Wilkinson (Loughborough Lightning u-17); Georgia Hellerman (Dinas NC/Celtic Dragons u-17); Holly Mai Bowen (Risca NC)
Defence: Catrin Roy (Millfield School); Ellie Blackwell (Mold NC); Ffion Martin (Chester NC/North Dragons Netball); Tia Davies (RCT Rockets)
Non-travelling Reserves: Katie Aindow (North Dragons NC), Chloe Evans (Cowbridge NC), Carys Roy (Red Dragons NC/Celtic Dragons u-17)
Wales under-16 tournament
Glamorgan Valleys A won the Inter Area under-16 title in Cardiff, finishing the tournament with an unbeaten record.
In the B team section North East Wales took top spot.
Tori Burt Roberts, Welsh Netball’s events and competitions officer, said: “It was an exceptionally busy day and I am grateful for the assistance of all volunteers and officials, who once again helped us put on a great show.
“Congratulations to both Glamorgan Valleys A and North East Wales B.
A Section: 1 Glamorgan Valleys; 2 Cardiff and Vale A; equal 3 South East Wales A; equal 3 North East Wales A; 5 Afan Nedd Tawe A; 6 North West Wales A; 7 West Wales A
B section: 1 North East Wales B; 2 Cardiff and Vale B; 3 Glamorgan Valleys B; 4 South East Wales B; equal 5 North West Wales B; equal 5 Afan Nedd Tawe B; 7 West Wales B; 9 North Powys
Wales under-18 tournament
Welsh Netball hosted the National under-18 Inter Area Competition at Bangor University. Ten teams from across the country competed and North East Wales A were winners with Cardiff & Vale A runners-up.
Final positions: 1 North East Wales A; 2 Cardiff and Vale A; 3 Glamorgan Valleys A; 4 North West Wales A; 5 West Wales A; 6 South East Wales A; 7 Glamorgan Valleys B; 8 Cardiff and Vale B; 9 West Wales B; 10 South East Wales B
Welsh Netball’s next national competition is the under-14 Inter Area competition at Bangor University on March 15.