​Kerr replaces Ibanga in GB team for IHF/EHF Women’s Trophy

Post published May 16, 2018 (Updated May 17, 2018)

Shropshire’s Jaymie Kerr has replaced Athalia Ibanga in the GB Under-18 Women’s team for the 2018 IHF/EHF Trophy in Tuzla, Bosnia Herzegovina.

Ibanga, who plays for Cannock, picked-up an injury in the EHA National Under-19 finals and will need five to six weeks’ recovery time, ruling her out of the IHF/EHF Trophy which starts on 29 May.

Commenting on the injury joint-Coach Bill Baillie said “We are naturally disappointed to lose Athalia, and our thoughts go out to her for a speedy recovery, but we do have a strong squad and Jaymie will provide excellent cover.“

GB has been drawn in group B together with hosts Bosnia Herzegovina, Azerbaijan and Luxembourg.

Ellie Weeks of Stroud has been moved-up as a replacement.

The squad is:
Gabrielle Leese Zrinjska Mostar (Bosnia Herzegovina)
Danielle Till Poole Phoenix
Alana Jones Poole Phoenix
Francesca Landt HTS/BW96 (Germany)
Ellie Thompson Stroud
Kate Hegginbottom NEM Hawks
Jess Holland Warrington Wolves
Rebecca Johnston Tryst
Camilla Jessen-Salter Saeby HK (Denmark)
Taisha Dawson Shropshire
Sophie Bridger Somerset Spartans
Caitlin Wouters V&L Geleen (Netherlands)
Storm Judge Cambridge
Jaymie Kerr Shropshire

Reserves:
Charlotte Lilley Somerset Spartans
Naomi Bell Hackney GD
Ellie Weeks Stroud

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