Welsh Feathers lead coach Emily Handyside has named her side that will compete in the Vitality Netball World Cup in Cape Town from 28 July to 6 August, the first time ever the World Cup has been hosted on African soil.

Nia Jones will captain the squad as she along with nine other teammates make their World Cup debuts.

Handyside said: “After much careful consideration and deliberation, I am thrilled to announce our squad for the upcoming Vitality Netball World Cup.

“Selection was not easy, which is testament to the talent, hard work, and commitment of all athletes involved.”

“I am confident, that we have assembled a formidable team who will represent Wales with honour and pride.”

“The World Cup is an exciting challenge that we are embracing, and I have complete faith in the team’s abilities to deliver outstanding performances.”

The squad that will represent the Welsh Feathers at the 2023 Vitality Netball World Cup are:

Nia Jones (capt), Bethan Dyke (vice-captain), Lucy Howells, Clare Jones, Nansi Kuti, Zoe Matthewman, Shona O’Dwyer, Ella Powell-Davies, Georgia Rowe, Christina Shaw, Sarie Watkins and Phillipa Yarranton. Reserves: Millie Carter, Celyn Emanuel, Abigail Caple.

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