Molly Hole captains England U21s to Europe Netball title as Team Bath players also impress for Wales at senior and age-group level
Team Bath Netball’s Molly Hole secured her second winner’s medal in a fortnight as she captained England’s U21s to a successful title defence at the 2021 Europe Netball tournament.
Hole, who has been named in the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold Superleague squad for the 2022 season, was part of Team Bath’s British Fast-5 All-Stars triumph last month and had previously skippered the Roses to Europe Netball victory at U17 level in 2020.
She started at goal-defence during all three matches in the Isle of Man over the weekend as England beat the hosts 111-14, Northern Ireland 65-32 and Wales 63-32 to claim the trophy.
— Sheonah Forbes (@sheonahforbes) November 14, 2021
Sarie Watkins, who is part of the Team Bath Academy Development Centre in Bristol, started at goal-shooter for Wales in all of their matches. Blue & Gold U21 player Nia Evans was captain as they were edged out 37-33 by Northern Ireland, while University of Bath Sports Management & Coaching student Charlotte Jennings Evans started at goal-attack in a 63-30 victory over the Isle of Man.
As well as the U21 tournament, the National Sports Centre also hosted three senior internationals between the Isle of Man and a Wales senior squad featuring Team Bath Superleague star Betsy Creak.
She started at GA in the first two matches, which Wales won 76-24 and 85-26, before coming off the bench during an 82-29 victory in the third game. Former Team Bath age-group players Ella Powell-Davies and Shona O’Dwyer both won their first senior caps.
Pictured top: (From left) Nia Evans, Molly Hole, Charlotte Jennings Evans and Betsy Creak.