She may be approaching the twilight years of her stellar netball career, but 36-year-old Clarke has made it clear she has no plans to throw in the towel just yet
Jade Clarke used to think winning gold with England was the be-all and end-all.
It took her 16 years in the Roses dress to achieve her lifetime goal of winning a Commonwealth Games title when England beat Australia in 2018, yet the feeling was different to the one she had expected – she wasn’t ready to throw in the towel.
She may be approaching the twilight years of her stellar netball career, but Clarke went straight on to win World Cup bronze with England this summer and the 36-year old is showing no signs of slowing down.
Unlike the majority of the bronze-medal winning team, Clarke has thrown herself straight back into the action and will lead an inexperienced squad to South Africa this weekend for their first assignment under new coach Jess Thirlby.