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Local Netball star on tour of Australia with England’s Young Roses

Bethany Ecuyer-Dale, who came through Otford Netball Club from the age of nine until she was 15, has been selected for the England under-19 Netball Squad for a 2-week tour of Australia.

England Netball held trials back in April at Loughborough University, and having been selected, Bethany is currently now taking part in the 2-week tour to Canberra which started on July 2nd. The England under-19’s will be based at the Australian Institute of Sport and will have the opportunity to test themselves in a number of matches against under-19 teams. The squad will be led by Head Coach Jan Crabtree and Assistant Coach Danni Titmuss.

A statement from England Netball said: “The tour will be a fantastic opportunity for the Young Roses to gain invaluable international experience – for some of the athletes, this will be their first tour with England – and also allow them to put into practise everything they’ve been working on in training and benchmark where they’re at”.

In their first match against an ACT State side they came out with a 64-47 win, with every member of the squad getting on court.

Hester Fletcher, an Assistant Coach at Otford Netball Club said: “It is a huge accolade and very encouraging for our club members to see one of their teammates go on to play at such a high level of netball, playing in the Vitality Superleague which is broadcast by Sky Sports, and it’s a great celebration of all Bethany’s hard work and determination.”

About Bethany Ecuyer-Dale

  • Bethany started netball when she was 9 years old and she played for Otford Netball Club from 9 years old until she was 15. She still helps out where time allows with coaching and umpiring at Otford netball.
  • She was selected into the Netball Satellite programme when she was 14 into county system and progressing through Regional and Regional Performance Academy.
  • She was selected into under 19 National Performance League for Surrey Storm at 16.
  • 2016/2017 she was selected into England under 19 National Academy.
  • In 2016 she was selected as captain for the Benecos Mavericks under 19 National Performance League squad and went on in 2017 to be selected into under 21 Benecos Mavericks NPL squad.
  • In September 2017 she was selected into Benecos Mavericks Super League Squad

ou can also follow the tour via twitter England netball under 19 tour.



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