Vitality Superleague Team

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AMA AGBEZE

  • Height

    184 cm

  • Position(s)

    Goal Defence / Goal Keeper / Goal Attack / Wing Defence

  • Honours & Achievements

    England Senior Squad 2001-2019, Commonweath Games Gold 2018, Commonwealth Games Bronze 2006

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LIANA LEOTA

  • Height

    172 cm

  • Position(s)

    Wing Attack / Centre

  • Honours & Achievements

    Commonwealth Gold Medal 2010, Manchester Thunder Gold VNSL 2019, Silver Fern #141

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ELLA POWELL-DAVIES

  • Height

    178 cm

  • Position(s)

    Wing Defence / Centre / Goal Defence

  • Honours & Achievements

    Won Severn Stars Superleague most improved Player 2019, 3 England caps

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BETHAN DYKE

  • Height

    165 cm

  • Positions

    Wing Attack / Centre

  • Honours & Achievements

    Represented Wales at the 2018 and 2014 Commonwealth Games

GEORGIA ROWE

  • Height

    196 cm

  • Position(s)

    Goal Shooter

  • Honours & Achievements

    Represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games 2018

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LUCY HARRIS

  • Height

    175 cm

  • Position(s)

    Centre / Wing Attack / Wing Defence

  • Honours & Achievements

    England U19 (2014) England A team (2017)

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TOWERA VINKHUMBO

  • Height

    175 cm

  • Position(s)

    Goal Defence / Goal Keeper

  • Honours & Achievements

    Represented Malwai at 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2019 World Cup

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LUCY HERDMAN

  • Height

    188 cm

  • Position(s)

    Goal Attack / Goal Shooter

  • Honours & Achievements

    Represented England U21 Nets at the Indoor World Championships in New Zealand 2016, 16 Caps at U21 Level, 15 Caps at Senior Level

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PAIGE REED

  • Height

    178 cm

  • Position(s)

    Goal Attack / Goal Shooter

  • Honours & Achievements

    Receiving an International Cap at Netball Europe for U21’s, being involved in a Superleague Franchise, England U17,U19 and U21’s

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NIA JONES

  • Height

    172 cm

  • Position(s)

    Wing Defence / Centre

  • Honours & Achievements

    Welsh Cup Champions 2010, 2x Welsh Commonwealth Games, VNSL Grand Final Runner’s up 2013

Training Partners

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JANE TAYLOR

  • Height

    174 cm

  • Position(s)

    Goal Attack / Goal Shooter / Wing Attack

  • Honours & Achievements

    Team Bath Future and U19, Being invloved in a Superleague Franchise

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CHLOE CARCHRIE

  • Height

    159 cm

  • Position(s)

    Centre / Wing Attack

  • Honours & Achievements

    England Roses Academy U19, Severn Stars VNSL Training Partner, Black Belt in Karate

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CHLOE CUBELLO

  • Height

    183 cm

  • Position(s)

    Goal Keeper / Goal Defence

  • Honours & Achievements

    Being involved with a Superleague Franchise, U17’s U19’s and U21’s Northumbria and was VC for U21 Northumbria

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ELLIE GIBBONS

  • Height

    177 cm

  • Position(s)

    Goal Attack / Wing Attack

  • Honours & Achievements

    Being selected for Severn Stars VNSL

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HANNAH HOWL

  • Height

    182 cm

  • Position(s)

    Goal Keeper / Goal Defence

  • Honours & Achievements

    England U19 Roses Academy, Bronze at NPL U17 with Severn Stars

COACHING TEAM

Melissa Bessel - Head Coach

MELISSA BESSELL

Head Coach

Melissa played herself at international level, representing the New Zealand Maoris. She started her coaching career working her way up through the age groups of the national side in New Zealand, eventually coaching the New Zealand Maori National Team.
She went on to coach the Fiji national side for two years, then to coach the Wales national team for four years, who went from 19th to 8th in the world under her instruction and gained Commonwealth Games qualification. The team also won Gold at Netball Europe. Alongside this, she coached the Celtic Dragons team in the Vitality Netball Superleague, who reached their first ever Grand Final with her in 2013.
Melissa went on to become Director of Netball for Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate in Yorkshire, taking them to success, winning the National School Championship competition. Alongside this, she continued to support grassroots level netball, as Head Coach of NW Panthers Netball Club based in Chester, a role she will continue in.
Melissa was Assistant Coach at Team Northumbria in the 2017/2018 season and at new Superleague side London Pulse last season.

Sam Cook - Assistant Coach

SAM COOK

Assistant Coach

Sam, who has been a fixture in Severn Stars’ defensive line-up for the past two seasons, will be working with new Head Coach, Melissa Bessell.

“I am excited about taking my coaching to the next level,” she said. “It’s not just the playing opportunities that you take in netball; when a chance to coach at Superleague level presents itself, you have to take it. Having loved coaching the Pathway, I am looking forward to the new challenge of working with players at the highest level of netball in this country. I have played alongside a lot of this year’s squad and, as a result, hope that my leadership on the court will have gained their trust and respect to lead them off the court too.”

Sam has been the Severn Stars Pathway Head Coach for the past two years, helping to guide younger players in the Stars’ Under 19 and Under 21 set-up.

SUPPORT TEAM

Sam Cook - Assistant Coach

AMY TILLEY

General Manager

Sam Cook - Assistant Coach

CLAIRE SANDERS

Team Manager