U21 Team Travel to World Youth Cup   03/07/2017

The U21 Northern Ireland team travel to Botswana today to compete in the World Youth Netball Cup. The team of 12, lead by co-captains Emma Magee and Jenny Lewis will initally be competing against New Zealand, Scotland, Samoa and Sri Lanka in Pool A of the group stages of the tournament. 

The squad:
Management team:
Claire McCammonHead Coach - Jackie Portis
Dearbhla ColemanAssistant Coach - Lisa Bowman
Emma MageeTeam Manager - Margaret McCammon
Fionnuala CrosbiePerformance Analysis - Mark McAreavey
Frances KeenanPhysio - Catherine Ferguson
Isabel Jess
Jenny Lewis
Jessica Copeland
Michelle Magee
Rachel Moore
Rebecca McCullough
Shannon Smith

Netball NI and the squad are indebted to our sponsors, the Northern Ireland netballing community and the family and friends of the squad for helping them to raise the funds required to train and then travel to the event. Particular thanks go to our kit sponsor, BLK who designed and donated 2 bespoke dresses for each squad member; Draynes Farm who sponsored the training wear; McCalls of Lisburn who sponsored the travel and casual wear; and the following sponsors - 

CW Events

HMT Group 

Heron Bros

J&K Coaches

Mary Peters Trust

Belfast City Council

Lisburn City Council

Mid and East Antrim Council

Mid Ulster Council 

Stella Drayne from Draynes Farm presented the dresses to the squad at their final training session on Saturday. She said 'on behalf of Michael and all our staff at Draynes Farm, may I take this opportunity in wishing the U21's a successful and enjoyable World Youth Netball Cup.  May they make new friends, experience new cultures and be the best ambassadors that they can be for Netball NI.'

You can keep track of the U21s' progress on the World Youth Cup Facebook and Youtube pages