Congratulations to Rafiah Banday, RMS, named in the England Girls squad for 2019





Issued 15th February


Leading players selected for England women and girls' squads




Leading players have been named in the England women and girls’ squads for the 2019 season.

There’s seven players in the home-based women’s squad; eight in the overseas squad and nine in the girls’ squad.

New faces in the women’s squad include English amateur champion Georgina Blackman (pictured), who recently finished third in the Portuguese women’s open.

Cara Gainer and Emily Toy, who recently represented England in Australia, also join the squad. During the Australian tour, Toy won the New South Wales stroke play championship.

Emily Brennan, who scored a top 10 in the 2019 South American amateur, and Caley McGinty, winner of the Liphook scratch cup, are also included. 

They join Lily May Humphreys, the Curtis Cup player and Scottish open amateur champion, while Nicola Slater, the English women’s match play titleholder, moves up from the girls’ squad.

There’s five new members of the girls’ squad who all made an impact last season: Jess Baker, Rafiah Banday, Rosie Belsham, Ellie Gower and Daisy Kennedy.

They take their places beside Charlotte Heath, Thalia Kirby, Mimi Rhodes and Caitlin Whitehead, the European Young Masters and Asia Pacific champion.

The overseas squad is made up of established England internationals who are pursuing their education in the USA and includes Curtis Cup players India Clyburn, Annabell Fuller and Alice Hewson.

The full squads:


Georgina Blackman, Chelmsford, Essex

Emily Brennan, Trentham, Staffordshire

Cara Gainer, Castle Royle, Berkshire

Lily May Humphreys, Stoke-by-Nayland, Essex

Caley McGinty, Knowle, Gloucestershire

Nicola Slater, Lindrick, Yorkshire

Emily Toy, Carlyon Bay, Cornwall



Jessica Baker, Gosforth Park Ladies, Northumberland

Rafiah Banday, Royal Mid-Surrey

Rosie Belsham, Whitley Bay, Northumberland

Ellie Gower, Gleneagles, Scotland

Charlotte Heath, Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Daisy Kennedy, Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire

Thalia Kirby, Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire

Mimi Rhodes, Burnham & Berrow, Somerset

Caitlin Whitehead, Carus Green, Cumbria



Emma Allen, Meon Valley, Hampshire

India Clyburn, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire

Annabell Fuller, Roehampton, Surrey

Samantha Fuller, Roehampton, Surrey

Alice Hewson, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

Hollie Muse, West Lancashire

Hannah Screen, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

Amelia Williamson, Royal Cromer, Norfolk


Image copyright Vicki Head 



For more information please contact:

Lyndsey Hewison
Press Officer
England Golf
07590 878349


Notes to Editor

England Golf is one of the country’s largest sports governing bodies and looks after the interests of around 1,900 golf clubs and 651,000 men, women, boy and girl club members. We also:

•       Promote the game as being accessible, fun and family friendly

•       Inspire new golfers with our Get into Golf campaign

•       Encourage golfers to join clubs

•       Work with partners to offer business support to clubs

•       Run championships and competitions for all ages and abilities,

•       Develop talented golfers, such as Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Georgia Hall and Charley Hull.



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