On Friday, Team England’s Women open their Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign against Canada.
“Spirits in camp are extremely high,” revealed Manchester Mystics star Georgia Jones.
“We all feel very honoured and proud to have been given this opportunity to represent our country.
“We are excited to see what we can do as a team on such a big international stage.
“Our expectations are high – we believe in our abilities and how we can come together and work as a team.
“Since arriving in Australia our practices have been great. We’ve certainly taken advantage of the amazing facilities that have been provided for us.
“The preparation camp in Brisbane was great. We’ve really been able to acclimatise.
“I expect us to hit the ground running, once the Games get underway.”
The team take to the court on Friday against Canada, 09:30 (BST) tip.
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