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England Netball Choose Jersey As Training Base

England's Netball team will prepare to defend their Commonwealth title with a summer training camp in Jersey.

Islander Serena Guthrie will bring the Roses here at the end of next month.

They will join the British and Irish Lions and Leicester Tigers in basing themselves at the £9 million Strive Academy in St Peter.

Director Ben Harvey says it's an exciting time for sports fans:

"For the island this is as exciting as the Lions coming because it is the return of Serena Guthrie at the point in her career where she has 100 caps for her country, she is captain of her country, she is one of the best netballers who has ever played the game and she is one of her own.  So to welcome England and her back to the island is fantastic."

The visit is scheduled to begin on 26 July and will include an open training session and coaching opportunities for Jersey's young netballers.

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