Lightning Academy reveal sides to compete in upcoming NPL Tournament

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Loughborough Lightning Netball Academy is pleased to reveal its age group squads that will take to the court in the upcoming Netball Performance League (NPL) tournaments this summer.

Taking place on 25th- 28th July at The University of Nottingham, Lightning’s U21, U19 and U17 sides, which feature numerous Superleague stars including Lucy Parize and England U19 Captain Annabel Roddy, will travel to Nottingham in the hope of improving on last year’s standings and aim for a coveted top four finish.

Lightning Academy has gone from strength the strength in the past year, with the addition of Pathway Manager Victoria Burgess, who brings to the side, not only a rich playing history, but experience in coaching young sides through her work with the England U19 side. Of the squad announcements Burgess described her delight;

“Loughborough Lightning are delighted to announce the following players will be representing us at the NPL tournament. The future is bright within our pathway and we can't wait to support their journey.”

The tournaments will take place on the following dates:

U21/U19/U17 NPL Tournament

25th – 28th July 2019

The University of Nottingham


U15 Tournament (Part of the National School Games)

August 31 – 1st September 2019



Lightning U21 Squad  

Lauren Ayers

Beth Gabriel

Alice Harvey

Sophie Little 

Suzie Liverseidge

Michelle Mcgee

Hannah Mayers

Lucy Parize

Jade Potter

Lucy Ridley

Annabel Roddy

Chloe Smith 

Training Partner – Laura Baily


Lightning U19 Squad

Ellie Gallacher

Zoe Mathewman

Rachel Duckers

Lucy Alexandar

Gwyn Wallis

Kelsie Taylor 

Georgie Brock-Taylor

Alicia Wood

Corey McGlynn

Abi Hymas

Grace Sullivan

Jasmine Brown

Training partner - Grace Sutton


Lightning U17 Squad

Amy Braithwaite

Gabby Woods

Poppy Baker

Tia Hardcastle

Georgie Forde-Wells

Mae Herrington

Millie Van Nierop (Captain)

Sienna Wilkinson

Savannah-Michelle Henry

Abbie Ward

Bethan Lount

Romily Das

Training Partners – Charlotte Passemore, Molly Kirkbride, Jesse Jardine, Jasmine Fowler, Tabitha Tooms


Lightning U15 Squad

Gabby Woods

Lily Smith

Macy Clipstone

Mia Poole

Sienna Wilkinson

Martha Mae Dawson

Layla Brough

Lois Blake

Gracie Barkworth

Hannah Hicks

Tabitha Tooms

Training Partners - Ania Steer, Ella Aitchison, Edie Jealouse, Holly Styan, Milly Bairstow, Hermione Timms, Saskia Read-Farmer.