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
Charlotte Lilley Somerset Spartans
Naomi Bell Hackney GD
Ellie Weeks Stroud