Parsons eyes Superleague glory after national service

Yasmin Parsons in action
Yasmin Parsons in action
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Yasmin Parsons savoured a memorable finish to the year and then targeted Superleague glory in 2015.

The Fareham talent signed off for Christmas with an England A double-header this month.

Victory over Scotland in Liverpool was followed up with a narrow loss to Malawi in Worcester on Friday.

The tourists used the clash as a warm-up to their second Test match with the full national team at the weekend.

But for Parsons, it was another chance to impress the England coaches.

And the 21-year-old was pleased with her efforts as the curtain came down on 2014.

‘It was really good,’ said the wing-attack.

‘Unfortunately we lost by four but we were trying out different combinations through the game.

‘We won the last couple of quarters, so it was only the start that let us down a little.

‘I would like to think if it was a competition game we would have won.

‘But it was really good to play against a different style.

‘They are a lot more physical, play a lot of lateral ball and don’t necessarily go straight to goal.

‘They tend to work the ball around a bit more and then launch the ball into the shooter.

‘They are very athletic as well, so it is always nice to play against these different styles.

‘It definitely topped off a good year.’

After the festive break, Parsons will return to Premier League action with Hucclecote before rejoining her Team Bath squad for the Superleague campaign.

The former Crofton School pupil starred in the side who carried off the title in 2013.

And after Manchester Thunder won the grand final last term, she is determined to regain the silverware.

‘I am really looking forward to the Superleague season now,’ she said.

‘I was part of the squad that won it two years ago.

‘We are even in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most titles.

‘I couldn’t believe it when I saw it in there!

‘The team is completely different this time around but I definitely want to win it.’