Layla stars for England Netball in South Africa

Layla stars for England Netball in South Africa

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

Oxford University alumnus Layla Guscoth (pictured above middle in GK dress) started in defence for England in their 49 – 39 win against South Africa on Wednesday.

Whilst at the same time, closer to home, Oxford University Netball Club secured wins in their BUCS leagues!  The Blues won 51 – 45 against Bedfordshire and the Roos won 31-16 versus Nottingham Trent University.

Layla studied Medicine at St. John’s College, recently receiving her degree at a graduation ceremony in September. She now lives in London, studying at UCL for the last 3 years of her course.

In 2011, Layla was awarded Player of the Match in the Fiat Netball Super League Championships after her regional team, the Hertfordshire Mavericks, secured their second league title in a victory in front of a 1000-strong crowd.

In the same year, she was also selected by the England team to go on tour to Jamaica and was made a reserve for the World Championships squad after just a few weeks as a senior member, whilst at University.

Unfortunately, Layla suffered a serious knee injury requiring surgery in 2012 meaning she missed the season but, she has certainly bounced back in 2013!

Throughout her time at Oxford she was an active member of the university Netball Club, playing on a number of occasions, in particularly being awarded Player of the Match in last year’s Varsity win in Cambridge.

In her first year at university she was a recipient of a TASS award and she continues to play a good balancing act with her studies, being a part of the England Performance programme and of course Hertfordshire Mavericks.

Read the full story here on England Netball’s website “England battle to opening Tri-Series win over spirited South Africa”

Well done Layla, we all wish you the best for your future and hope to see you at OUNC’s home Varsity in March!

Follow Layla on Twitter @LaylaGuscoth

Follow OUNC on Twitter @OUNetball

Visit the website of Oxford University Netball Club

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