Centre Wing Attack Wing Defence
Laura Malcolm began her netball tale at the age of ten when she, as an active child inspired by her sports-mad family, took up the sport in primary school. Originally happy to mirror her brothers’ sporting endeavours, it was her father that began taking her to training and giving her feedback on her matches.
I aspired to play for England as a young girl but it wasn’t just a case of getting there, it was a case of getting better so when the next thing comes along I can to give my best shot.
From county level, Malcolm began playing regional netball and got put forward to England from there. She worked her way up through the age groups, played for both the U17s and U19s, before getting into the senior squad.
After debuting for the Vitality Roses against Barbados in 2012, she stepped away from the England programme from a period. But the midcourt triple threat showed immense strength, resilience and hunger to not only return to the fold but assert herself as a regular on the team sheet.
A strong leader on and beyond the court, she co-captained the side across several series in 2019 and 2020, and then achieved something she’d ‘been dreaming about for pretty much [her] whole life’: a Commonwealth Games debut at Birmingham 2022.
A self-confessed “full-on netball geek”, the four-time Netball Super League champion has a passion for developing others – setting up her own coaching clinic called Maias Netball (named after the goddess of growth).
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Major International Honours
First call-up to a World Cup squad
50th Vitality Roses cap (vs. Australia)
First call-up to a senior major international competition (Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games)
Vitality Roses debut vs. Barbados
10 April 2012