Former England captain Pamela Cookey intends to give back to the sport which provided her with so many memories after announcing her retirement from international netball.
England’s most capped attacker clocked up 114 appearances over 11 years following her debut against the Australian Diamonds in 2004.
During that time she captained the team to World Cup bronze in 2011 and claimed two bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne 2006 and Delhi 2010.
A ruptured Achilles robbed her of the chance to try for a hat-trick of Commonwealth Games medals at Glasgow 2014.
However she returned from injury to earn her 100th cap in the tri-series against Trinidad and Tobago in May and went on to help England win bronze at the World Cup in Sydney three months later.
But while her international playing days may be over, Cookey will still take to the court to play in the Superleague for Surrey Storm in 2016.
“I would like to thank everyone who has played a part in getting me to where I am today,” she said.
“From all at England Netball to numerous coaches, the EIS, my surgeons Andy and Rhys and of course, Sport England for our funding.
“Our sponsors have been wonderful, as have our incredible fans and supporters throughout my career.
“I would also like to thank all of my amazing teammates across the years and so many more I have undoubtedly missed off!
“I’ve really loved wearing the red dress and I hope I have been able to give back as much as I have received to the sport.”
© Sportsbeat 2015