12 Jul 2010

England netballers could revolt

6:15 pm on 12 July 2010

England's leading netballers could revolt over their ban from next year's trans-Tasman championships, says Adelaide Thunderbirds defender Geva Mentor.

Mentor says she'll fight a rule by England coach, Sue Hawkins, refusing to allow England players compete in the 2011 tournament.

Hawkins wants her England squad at her disposal in the lead-up to the world champs in Singapore next July.

But Mentor says the ruling is wrong and hopes a strong performance at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October could improve the English players' claims.

The ruling could also affect the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic who had England mid-courter Jade Clark playing for them.