Jewell determined to earn chance to shine at regional level

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Jessie Jewell is targeting a spot in Shooting Stars’ regional squad.

The Copnor talent, who last week celebrated her 16th birthday, is already part of Hampshire’s player development pathway.

Now she is eyeing the next step in her club career with the Stars, who she joined in 2009 when her mum Jane set up a junior section.

Jewell said ‘I got into netball after watching my mum and when she started the club I joined in.

‘From the age of 12 I have played in the adult leagues.

‘I was selected for the Hampshire Academy and have now gone through to the player development pathway, training with Jan Crabtree.

‘Now I am 16, I want to be selected to play in the Shooting Stars regional squad and then progress from there.’

While Jewell’s hero is her mum, she has highlighted Tamsin Greenway and the New Zealand national side as inspirations.

‘What I enjoy about the game is the team spirit, being part of a nice bunch of girls and having fun,’ she added.

‘I love watching the way New Zealand play, while Surrey Storm player-coach Tamsin Greenway is brilliant.

‘She is a very tactical and physical player but also passionate about her game.

‘My main hero is my mum, though. I admire her for all she has achieved in netball as she works so hard running the club.’