BASINGSTOKE netball star Charlotte Curtis known as Chartie is enjoying a great season.

The 19-year-old was part of the England under-21 team in a recent Netball Europe tournament and this was after the Weston Park Blades Netball Club Viper 10 Blades player successfully led the under-19 England squad on their recent tour to Australia.

Curtis plays GK and GD for studies at Bath University and has been confirmed for 2019 in the Team Bath Superleague squad.

Netball is growing hugely as a sport in Britain following the amazing win from the England Roses in the Commonwealth Games this year.

Curtis said: “The main thing that netball brings to my life are the relationships with players, coaches and all those around me. The friendships I’ve built are so strong and make me want to be at training and matches, and I know my friends will be there for me through anything, both on and off court”

Talking about her tour to Australia she added: “My netball highlight is the tour to Australia in the summer of 2018. It was an amazing experience and to compete - and win - against the best in the world was most definitely the highlight of my netball career to date.”

Blades Head Coach Jan Crabtree said: “We’re all so proud of our England players. It’s a testament to all the dedication and hard work that these players put into their netball. We encourage all our players to be part of the England pathway and aspire to compete at the highest levels they can achieve.”

Weston Park Blades Netball Club is a high performance netball club with an outstanding coaching team of exceptional experience that looks to bring out the best in individual players and in the club’s teams.

Our mission is “To develop young players to achieve their netballing potential”

They currently have players representing England at under-17, 19 and 21 as well as several Superleague players.

More than 50 of their players are also part of a performance academy (either with Hampshire Netball or a Superleague franchise).