YASMIN PARSONS is enjoying a rich vein of form with club and country as she prepares to travel to Australia later this month.
The Fareham talent was recently in under-21 action for England – featuring in a crushing 74-10 victory over Singapore in Cardiff.
It was a significant contest for Parsons as the two teams could meet again in the World Youth Netball Championships in August.
England were far, far superior in Wales as they turned on the style.
Parsons said: ‘It was definitely a good match for us as we have got the World Youth Championships in August and they are going to be there as well.
‘Our coaches have said they could be one of our first games going into that competition, so to have that kind of confidence lift against them was a real boost.
‘Their game was not as developed and not as structured as our netball. They are still learning.’
The recent cold snap has hit hard across the region but Parsons is relaxed in the knowledge she will be off to warmer climes when she travels to Australia with the under-21 group on March 25.
That trip will help the team hone their skills for upcoming battles with Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in April.
Parsons has also been in great shape for her club, Team Bath, who are sitting proudly at the top of the Superleague.
Key wins over Loughborough (69-30) and Northumberland (61-35) have taken them to the summit, with four wins from five matches and just one defeat.
Surrey Storm are second, also with 12 points, with Herfordshire Mavericks two points adrift in third spot.
Parsons said: ‘The season is going well. We know we have to go out there and try and win every game.
‘The top teams have all lost so there is a real fight on for the top places.’
Team Bath are next in action at Yorkshire Jets tomorrow.