Chelsea Locke playing for the Central Pulse in the ANZ Championship in 2016.
Chelsea Locke playing for the Central Pulse in the ANZ Championship in 2016. Hannah Peters

Former Diamonds World Cup winner to play for England

NETBALL: Former Australian player Chelsea Locke has switched allegiances and is set to play for England in next month's quad netball series against the Diamonds, New Zealand and South Africa.

Locke (nee Pitman) was a part of the victorious 2011 World Cup campaign with Australia, and also won the trans-Tasman ANZ Championship title with the Queensland Firebirds the same year.

The wing attack, who qualifies for England through her Yorkshire-born father, took a break from netball in 2014 but has since played in New Zealand and the UK.

The 28-year-old has signed for the Adelaide Thunderbirds ahead of next year's inaugural Super Netball competition.

She is married to New Zealand rugby league international Kevin Locke, who is to play in the Queensland Cup with the Sunshine Coast Falcons.

England has named Locke in its squad to take on South Africa in Durban on January 28 and against the New Zealand Silver Ferns and the Diamonds in England in early February.


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