BAFA Announce GB Lions Women’s Squad To Face Spain

Late last night BAFA released the roster for the GB Lions’ Women’s team that will take on Spain in a friendly fixture on 17 September at Sixways Stadium, Worcester, as part of an exciting weekend of international #Britball 16-18 September.

The Lions’ women have surprised many with their immediate impact on the international scene, including finishing runners-up in the 2015 European Championships.

The announced roster follows a training camp for Lions hopefuls this past weekend, where the National Programme showed its resilience and resourcefulness when it overcame issues with accommodation and training facilities at short notice to still hold a very successful selection camp.

DC joins the #BritballNation in congratulating all those selected to represent their country over this special weekend of #Britball


 

BAFA Women’s Football is pleased to announce the Great Britain Women’s squad that will play Team Spain in the international friendly game on Saturday 17th September 2016. The game will take place at Sixways Stadium, Worcester. Event start-time: 18:30.

Great Britain Team Head Coach, Jim Messenger, said: “The number and quality of players coming forward for national team selection continues to grow. This year’s squad features fourteen new players from the silver medal winning squad that played in IFAF’s European Championships last year. That’s an indication of the rapid growth of the women’s game and the progression of players coming through for selection.”

Great Britain take on Team Spain, hosts and 5th place finishers at the 2015 Women’s European Championships, in the first meeting between the two nations’ national women’s teams.

“We are very much looking forward to hosting the Spanish team”, said Messenger. “They were fantastic hosts last year and certainly have a squad that is better than their results from last year. It should be an exciting game!”

THE 2016 GREAT BRITAIN WOMEN’S PLAYING SQUAD:

OFFENCE:

Quarterbacks

  • Jo Kilby – Birmingham Lions
  • Sydney Green – Sandwell Steelers

 

Running Backs

  • Stephanie De-Haven – Birmingham Lions
  • Melissa Henry – London Warriors
  • Gabrielle Knops – Leeds Carnegie
  • Ruth Matta – Birmingham Lions

 

Wide Recievers

  • Jessica Anderson – Hertfordshire Tornadoes
  • Clare Davies – Hertfordshire Tornadoes
  • Olivia Dalby-Naylor – Leeds Carnegie
  • Sarah Glassborow – Hertfordshire Tornadoes
  • Hannah Pye – Birmingham Lions
  • Stephanie Warren – University of Nottingham

 

Offensive Line

  • Laura Dye – Chester Romans
  • Michelle Gwynne – Birmingham Lions
  • Laura Hill – Farnham Knights
  • Lucy Mott – Hertfordshire Tornadoes
  • Ellie Prendergast – Leeds Carnegie
  • Lindsey Robson – East Kilbride Pirates
  • Danielle Raymont – Derby Braves
  • Aimee Wilson – East Kilbride Pirates

 

DEFENCE:

Defensive Line

  • Aimee Cottingham – Birmingham Lions
  • Jade Leighton – Teesside Steelers
  • Monica Lewinska – Derby Braves
  • Rachael Moody – Edinburgh Wolves
  • Rebecca Martin – Teesside Steelers
  • Lisa Thomas – Leeds Carnegie

 

Linebackers

  • Amanda Humphrey – Hertfordshire Tornadoes
  • Lucy Kirk – Derby Braves
  • Victoria Law – Birmingham Lions
  • Jayne Meadows – London Warriors
  • Charyle Mercer – Portsmouth Dreadnoughts
  • Laura Moore – Birmingham Lions
  • Phoebe Schecter – Birmingham Lions
  • Robyn Jade Steward – Leeds Carnegie

 

Defensive Backs

  • Georgina Day – Edinburgh Wolves
  • Sophie Etheridge – Birmingham Lions
  • Siobhan Henry – Teesside Steelers
  • Nena Killick – Birmingham Lions
  • Joanne Mann – Leeds Carnegie
  • Julia Robinson – Hertfordshire Tornadoes
  • Nancy Stone – Birmingham Lions
  • Collette Wong – Derby Braves

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