SERENA GUTHRIE will once again captain England’s Vitality Roses for the forthcoming Netball Quad Series against Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Subject to Covid-19 travel restrictions, England are due to host the series at the Copper Box Arena in London over four days in January.
The four international teams will play a total of eight games across the series on 15, 16, 18 and 19 January.
Guthrie will be hoping that her England team will maintain the good form they showed in the last half of 2021, which included series wins over Jamaica and world champions New Zealand.
‘Whilst we are proud of the recent series wins in New Zealand and against Jamaica, which in turn is helping to build confidence, we are restless in our pursuit for better performances,’ said Roses head coach Jess Thirlby. ‘The Netball Quad Series format certainly poses a much bigger challenge with multiple games against varying styles in quick succession and concluding with finals netball for the first time.
‘Having never won the Quad Series we are under no illusion of how tough a challenge it will be and can’t wait to get back on court and bring our fans world-leading netball.’
Australia, the top-ranked team in the world, won the Netball Quad Series when it was held two years ago.