Pamela Cookey (1984-) played a variety of sports as she grew up, but she was soon spotted as an extremely talented netballer and placed in the Milton Keynes TDP before heading to Millfield School for Sixth Form. She then studied at the University of Bath and graduated with a BSc in Business Administration. Cookey was first called up for her country for the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002 at just 17 years of age, but she had to withdraw due to injury. She eventually made her senior debut with England in 2004 against Australia, and two years later won a bronze medal with the England team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. She won a second Commonwealth Games bronze medal in 2010, and later that year won gold at the World Netball Series. One of her career highlights is overcoming the challenge of injury to captain her country in a test series whitewash in 2013 against Australia and she has played for England 114 times overall. In August 2015, she returned to UK soil with a bronze medal in hand following the Netball World Cup in Sydney.
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