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1 Jul 2014

Five Loughborough netball players selected for Glasgow 2014

Joanne Harten - Picture credit
Joanne Harten - Picture credit

Team England has announced that former Loughborough Lightning players and students Jade Clarke, Joanne Harten and Ama Agbeze have been selected for the netball squad that will compete at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Jade Clarke and Jo Harten were both part of the England squad that won the bronze medal at the 2010 Delhi Games.

It has also been confirmed that Jade Clarke will take on the role as captain for the 2014 Games, stepping in to replace the injured Pamela Cookey.

England captain Jade Clarke said:

“The squad can’t wait to get to Glasgow and compete at this year’s Commonwealth Games. This is a huge tournament for us and we hope to do our supporters proud with our performances.

”With the Games taking place so close to home we are hoping for a lot of support in Scotland to inspire us onto achieving our goals. I am very honoured to have been chosen to lead this excellent squad during the competition.”

The competition gets underway for England on Friday 25th July with a clash against Wales, who have Lightning player and University graduate Becky James in their squad.

The fifth Loughborough netball player to be selected is Michelle Drayne, a sports science with management graduate, who is in the Northern Ireland squad.

Over 120 athletes with Loughborough connections have now been selected for the Games, representing eight teams across eight different sports.