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Christina Shaw in action for Wales

Exeter Netball trio to represent Wales at Netball Europe

Current University of Exeter students Christina Shaw, Carys Llewellyn and Clare Jones have all been selected to represent Wales at the Netball Europe Championships in the U21 or open categories.

The Netball Europe Open Championships take place in Antrim from 27th-29th September 2019. Wales open their tournament against Northern Ireland on Friday 27th September at 4pm with live coverage available on Netball Europe’s YouTube channel.

Named in the Welsh Senior side for this weekend’s competition are current first team captain and Sports Scholar Christina Shaw (BSc Biological Sciences) and former 1st team captain and returning Psychology PhD student Clare Jones.

Looking ahead to the tournament Christina commented “I’m very honoured to get this opportunity and to compete with such a great team at Netball Europe. The squad and management have put a lot of hard work in, so hopefully we get the results we are aiming for”.

Clare Jones added I’m delighted to have been selected for the Netball Europe Squad. Having been injured for the summer test series it was a really strong goal of mine to be back in time for Netball Europe. I’m equally over the moon to be back representing Exeter University. They have always been extremely supportive and encouraging of my international aspirations!”

The U21 Championships take place in Worcester from the 4th-6th October 2019. Wales begin their campaign against Scotland at 5pm on Friday 4th October with live coverage available on Netball Europe’s YouTube channel.

First year student Carys Llewellyn (BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences) lines up in the Welsh U21 side and will be hoping to earn her 1st cap for Wales during the tournament. Reflecting on her selection Carys commented “I’m honoured to have been selected for the U21s Netball Europe squad this year and extremely grateful for the opportunities my coaches have given me leading up to this selection. I’m very excited to compete in my first Netball Europe and earn my first cap”.

Netball is part of the University of Exeter Performance Sport programme with the 1st team having been promoted to BUCS Premier South for the upcoming season. In partnership with Exeter Netball Club “Exeter Netball” have started their 1st season in the England Netball Premier 3 league with a number of University of Exeter Netball performance athletes represented in the squad.

Best of luck to Christina, Clare and Carys at Netball Europe from all of us at University of Exeter Sport!

Date: 25 September 2019