Ex-England Captain & Commonwealth Games Medalist
Pamela Cookey has become the face of England Netball after 11 years of playing for her country, three years as captain and now as a broadcaster for Sky Sports and the BBC.
In October 2015, she announced her retirement from international sport. During her tenure, England’s star shooter set netball a light around the globe winning an impressive two bronze Commonwealth medals at the 2006 Melbourne and 2010 Delhi games. Along the way she also bagged two World Championship bronze medals and, as England vice-captain, helped inspire England to a first ever global championship gold medal at the Netball World Series.
Injury ruled Cookey out of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but her trademark tenacity and determination were showcased in her comeback. A successful rehabilitation period allowed the ever-popular attacker to reach the 100 cap landmark in May 2015 when she was honoured on court with a standing ovation following a win over Trinidad & Tobago at the Copper Box. Her last game in the red dress was at the Netball World Cup in Sydney in 2015.
Cookey also cooked up a storm in the Vitality Netball Super League creating history by becoming the only player ever to have won seven league titles. When she retired from the on court activity in 2016, she became Director of Netball at Super League team Severn Stars until 2018.
Away from the netball court, Pamela is an excellent speaker. Whether it’s talking about leadership as captain of England or now in her professional capacity, or overcoming adversity to securing global success, she has an intriguing story you want to hear.
- 2016: Director of Netball at Severn Stars (Super League club)
- 2015: Netball World Cup Bronze medalists
- 2015: 100 caps for England
- 2012-2014: England Captain
- 2011: Netball World Cup bronze medalists
- 2011: Netball World Series Champions, Vice-Captain
- 2010: Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist
- 2006: Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist
- 2004: England debut