On the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. On the nation. On the next generation. England are out to make their mark this summer.
With 898 caps between them and 20 Commonwealth Games appearances, as well as five debutants, Jess Thirlby’s side begin their title defence on 29 July.
While they’re looking to impress at the NEC, they also want to have an impact beyond the court to help our sport flourish and inspire new audiences.
Here are the pledges the squad have made:
- Imogen Allison: Take it in and enjoy the moment
- Eleanor Cardwell: Inspire the next generation
- Jade Clarke: Encourage people to play
- Sophie Drakeford-Lewis: Embrace every moment of the journey
- Stacey Francis-Bayman: Create Roses history
- Layla Guscoth: Build on legacies of our predecessors
- Jo Harten: Dare to dream and go back to back
- Helen Housby: Give everything to defend our gold
- Laura Malcolm: Make my country proud
- Geva Mentor: Empower, engage and enjoy
- Natalie Metcalf: Celebrate netball with the country
- Eboni Usoro-Brown: Never stop believing
Through our #MakeYourMark campaign, we also want to hear from you – the Netball Family! Make sure you’re following England Netball on Facebook to join the conversation about how netball is a key part of your lives from a social, physical and wellbeing perspective, as well as celebrating individuals who have positively impacted your netball journeys.
If you’re new to our sport and want to have a go yourself, we have programmes for everyone aged 5 to 95 from Bee Netball for children, to Back to Netball for those returning, to Walking Netball, a slower version of the game we love. Through the netball finder on our homepage, simply select play and enter your postcode and you’ll find a variety of sessions in your area.