Netball: 12-strong Singapore squad named for Netball World Cup in Australia

(Top Row, from left) Ang Shiqi, Charmaine Soh, Chen Lili, Shelby Koh, Olivia Flanagan, Yu Meiling. (Bottom Row, from left) Premila Hirubalan, Kimberly Lim, Chen Huifen (co-vice Captain), Micky Lin (Captain), Nurul Baizura (co-vice Captain), Pamela Li
(Top Row, from left) Ang Shiqi, Charmaine Soh, Chen Lili, Shelby Koh, Olivia Flanagan, Yu Meiling. (Bottom Row, from left) Premila Hirubalan, Kimberly Lim, Chen Huifen (co-vice Captain), Micky Lin (Captain), Nurul Baizura (co-vice Captain), Pamela Liew. PHOTO: DAVID WIRAWAN/ NETBALL SINGAPORE

Just a month after a successful SEA Games campaign, Netball Singapore today announced a team of 12 players for the Netball World Cup which will be held in Sydney from Aug 7 to 17.

The squad have 10 players from the SEA Games squad, including Charmaine Soh, Micky Lin and Premila Hirubalan.

Shooter Yu Mei Ling and defender Olivia Flanagan earn recalls after successful rehabilitation from injuries last year.

Yu was part of the victorious Asian Championships team in 2012 while Flanagan was named the most valuable player for runners-up Singapore in the 2013 Nations Cup.

Head coach Ruth Aitken, who recently inked a one-year contract extension with Netball Singapore, said: "The opportunity to compete at the Netball World Cup only comes around every four years and, as such, it is a huge honour to gain selection to represent Singapore.

"I am very proud of the success this team has achieved in recent times, and I know that we will all be doing our absolute best to lift another level to compete successfully on the international stage."

Singapore will begin their campaign against Sri Lanka on Aug 7

The Republic finished 15th out of 16 teams in the 2011 championships.

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