Antonia Delaere, Laure Résimont, Emma Meesseman, Kyara Linskens, Hind Ben Adbelkader, Becky Massey, Maxuella Lisowa-Mbaka, Billie Massey, Julie Vanloo, Julie Allemand and Ine Joris are already sure of their place. The last ticket will go to Elise Ramette or Serena-Lynn Geldof.
“That tactical choice has not yet been made,” explains Demory. “Just like Elise and Serena-Lynn, Heleen Nauwelaers will also travel to Sydney. As an experienced Cat, she will remain with the group to absorb the connection of Meesseman and Allemand in the final preparation phase.”
Marie Vervaet is not part of the selection and will not appear at the throw-up in the send-off match against France on Sunday in Kortrijk. You can follow the match, which coincides with the fan day of the Cats, at Sporza at 4 pm.
The Belgian Cats, the number 5 in the world, open their World Cup in group A on September 22 against Olympic and world champion United States. South Korea (23/9), Puerto Rico (24/9), Bosnia-Herzegovina (26/9) and China (27/9) are also opponents. The top four of the group advance to the quarter-finals.