Student scores opportunity to represent her sport internationally

One Leicester student has recently been informed that she was successful in securing a place on the England U21 Nets Netball player long list for the 2019 World Cup.

Nets is a variation of netball that is fast, non-stop and very tactical. Unlike netball, the teams are six a side, and the game is played within an enclosed high tension cage, or ‘nets’.

Jasmine Latham, who is a first-year student in our Criminology Department, will commence training next month alongside other successful long list athletes for the World Indoor Netball Association World Cup- which is due to take place in South Africa in Autumn 2019.

When official competition dates are confirmed coaches and selectors will take time to assess all long list athletes before making their final selections for the official touring squad of 12 players to represent the England U21 team at the World Cup in 2019.

Jasmine was part of the England under-18 squad at the World Indoor Championships in Brisbane, Australia in October 2015.

Jasmine said “I am really excited about my selection and for another opportunity to represent my country in the sport I love. I’m looking forward to training with the squad and hopefully achieving another English Indoor Nets gold medal. I’d like to thank everyone at ULNC, especially Liz Jennings, for their ongoing support and belief in me.”

Liz Jennings, Netball Head Coach at Leicester, added: “Since her arrival at Leicester last September, Jasmine has demonstrated the attitude, desire and qualities needed for athletes who wish to achieve International representations.

“Moving forward, I will sit down with Jasmine to discuss the areas needed to further develop her game so that she has every opportunity to make the final selected team who compete at next year’s World Cup”.