SINGAPORE — A 14-strong Singapore national netball team will travel to Fiji from April 14 to 22 in a final chance to make the cut for head coach Ruth Aitken’s squad of 12 players for the South-east Asian (SEA) Games in June.
Netball Singapore announced the team will be captained by Micky Lin, with Chen Huifen and Nurul Baizura as co-vice captains.
The final SEA Games team will be announced upon their return ahead of friendly matches on May 8 and 9 against the Hong Kong Football Club’s netball team.
“I know how much it means to have netball back in the SEA Games and for the team to be playing in front of our home crowd,” said Aitken.
“The hard work continues over the next two months to get that final team as best prepared as it possibly can be, and this includes giving them important match practice so they are fully fit and ready to play at game tempo when they step on court for their first match.”
After the SEA Games, trials for the Netball World Cup, which will be held in Sydney from Aug 7 to 16, will begin.
The 14-strong team travelling to Fiji: Micky Lin, Chen Huifen, Nurul Baizura, Ang Shiqi, Chen Li Li, Premila Hirubalan, Yasmin Ho, Shelby Koh, Pamela Liew, Kimberly Lim, Natalie Long, Charmaine Soh, Anna Soo, Shina Teo.