Netball Europe


Last week, Millie travelled to Gibraltar to earn her first U17 England netball cap on the international stage.

Competing at the home of the 2025 Netball World Youth Cup, for which all the team would be eligible for selection, the young Roses began their campaign at Europe netball on International Women’s Day with an impressive 81-14 win against the Republic of Ireland. On the second day of the competition, England U17 faced the challenge of back-to-back matches with United Arab Emirates (UAE) U17 and Wales U17 the opposition Up first, the Roses side built connections over the 60 minutes and they overcame UAE U17 with a 74-30 victory.

After a short period to rest and regroup, the young Roses were back out on court to face Wales U17 and once again scored over the 70-goal mark as they ran out 79-34 winners. 

With the support of family and friends in the arena and back home, including Vitality Roses Head Coach Jess Thirlby watching on, the team headed into the final day of the competition with momentum building and their unbeaten record intact.

A closely-contested game against Scotland U17 followed but the young Roses remained calm and composed as they saw out a 60-34 win to complete a clean sweep across the competition.

Millie was proud to have won a gold medal and watching the England flag raised to the national anthem was a moment she will not forget!

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