Head Girl Sienna Rushton’s (Sn) debut with the England squad at the Netball Europe Open in Belfast, saw victory for the Vitality Roses.
The team began their campaign with a convincing 73-16 victory over the Republic of Ireland. In the next game, the English started exceptionally against the Welsh side and found themselves nine goals ahead going into the last quarter. However, Wales rallied and the game ended 51-51 to set up a tense final day. In the final game of the competition the team came out and dismissed hosts Northern Ireland 60-41.
The win confirmed it would again be gold for Vitality Roses at the Netball Europe Open, which was decided on goal averages.
Since joining Oundle as a Sports Scholar, Sienna has also been selected to join the Netball Super League Wasps at U21 level. She has previously represented England U17 at the Netball Europe Open, and has travelled on two overseas tours with the England U19 team.