Defender in Oz squad

Courtney Bruce has made the Youth squad.
Courtney Bruce has made the Youth squad.

Bruce, along with State 21-U goal shooter Kaylia Stanton and State 19-U wing attack Numi Tupaea, had their selections finalised recently following a three-day camp at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra.

Tupaea, along with South Australia’s Sarah Klau and Amehlia Schmidt and New South Wales’ Amy Sommerville, was elevated to the Championships squad after initially attending the camp as an invitee.

‘While it’s a small step, it represents the next milestone towards our World Youth Netball Championships campaign now that we’ve got a finalised squad of 21 athletes to contest selection camp in three weeks,’ Australian 21-U coach Carol Byers said.

The 12-player team for August’s World Youth Netball Championships will be announced following a selection camp on May 21-23 at the AIS.

Australia has been named in Group A alongside South Africa, Fiji, Israel and Namibia, with the tournament beginning on August 22 in Glasgow.