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Loughborough Lightning’s Nat Panagarry has been selected for England Netball’s upcoming tour of South Africa.

Lightning’s Panagarry makes the Vitality Roses squad for South Africa tour

Loughborough Lightning’s Nat Panagarry has been selected for England Netball’s upcoming tour of South Africa.

Nat is part of a 14-strong squad who will travel to face the South Africa SPAR Proteas in a three-match test series from 29 November – 1 December, which will be the first time they have played one another since the Vitality Netball World Cup in July.

Head Coach Jess Thirlby’s squad will also feature Loughborough University alumna Jade Clarke.

Despite not being a part of the full-time Roses programme, Jade chose to trial for the highly anticipated international series and was eligible to do so via the P3 route as she has played in more than 65% of games in the Vitality Netball Superleague this year.

Former Lightning goal attack Kadeen Corbin also makes the cut and will travel to Cape Town. 

Thirlby said: “I am really looking forward to heading to Cape Town with the Roses for what is set to be an unmissable series.

“I’m also delighted to be welcoming the likes of Jade Clarke back into the fold after their World Cup campaign and look forward to seeing more of those World Cup athletes returning to the court in 2020.

“The last time the Vitality Roses faced the SPAR Proteas was in Liverpool at the Vitality Netball World Cup when they beat them to the podium in the bronze medal match, so it will be really exciting to see these two strong sides face each other once again.”

The full squad includes:

George Fisher

Natalie Haythornthwaite

Stacey Francis

Eleanor Cardwell

Jade Clarke

Kate Shimmin

Kadeen Corbin

Laura Malcolm

Fran Williams

Sophie Drakeford-Lewis

Natalie Panagarry

Razia Quashie

Gabriella Marshall (training partner)

Summer Artman (training partner)

 

The Vitality Roses will in action on the following dates:

Date

Starting time

29 November 2019

17:00

30 November 2019

13:00

1 December 2019

11:00

Viewers can watch the excitement unfold live on Sky Sports and keep up to date with all the news from the series via the official England Netball Twitter account.

This will be the Vitality Roses’ last tournament before they play New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa in the Vitality Netball Nations Cup on home soil in January 2020. Tickets are available to purchase via the England Netball website.

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