An Evening with Netball Player and Sports Presenter Pamela Cookey to raise money for three netballers chosen to play for Wales

Pamela Cookey is a renowned netball player and a prominent presenter and pundit for BBC/Sky Sports. The event will take place on Friday, January 26th, 2024, at the Diplomat Hotel.

Pictured (L toR) Manon Howells – Merlins and Wales U17s, Nia Bullen – Sospans and Wales U19s, Lily Jones – Merlins and Wales U15s

Pamela Cookey is currently commentating on the Nations Cup, which features teams from England, Australia, New Zealand, and Uganda. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for three local elite netballers who have been selected to represent Wales this season. These players are Nia Bullen, representing Wales U19s, Manon Howells, representing Wales U17s, and Lily Jones, representing Wales U15s.

The event is sponsored by Gomer Williams Solicitors, and Juliet Phillips-James, the Senior Director, expressed their honour in supporting such a prestigious event. Denise Craddock, the Chairwoman, highlighted Pamela’s honesty and captivating storytelling style and emphasised the importance of women supporting women in netball.

The presence of Pamela Cookey at the Llanelli Netball League Fundraising event is expected to attract a large crowd of netball enthusiasts and supporters. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear Pamela’s insights on the Nations Cup and her experiences in the world of netball. Additionally, the event aims to raise much-needed funds for the talented local netballers representing Wales.

Pamela Asibie Cookey was born 2 September 1984 in Birmingham, West Midlands. She is a former English netball player who mostly played at goal attack (GA).

Club career
In domestic netball, Cookey has played with Team Bath in the Netball Superleague since the competition’s inception in 2005, winning two titles in 2005–06 and 2008–09. She also played in the Australasian ANZ Championship in 2009, signing with New Zealand franchise the Northern Mystics.
Pamela was announced as a Surrey Storm player joining ahead of the 2015 Super League season.

International career
Cookey was a surprise inclusion in the England national netball team as a seventeen-year-old, for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, but was unable to participate due to a knee injury. She was also named in the team the following year, but withdrew due to study commitments at the University of Bath.

She 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 silver at the World Netball Series.

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