Vitality Rose Jade Clarke has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) after being named within the New Yr Honours record for 2023.
The 39-year-old midcourter who made her debut for the Vitality Roses in 2003, has been recognised for her companies to netball.
Jade started her netball journey when she was 9 at Our Woman of Lourdes Major College in Partington, Manchester the place she grew up.
She performed at Trafford Netball Membership, adopted by Oldham earlier than then becoming a member of Loughborough Lightning, collaborating within the inaugural season of the Netball Tremendous League.
In February 2003 she made her worldwide debut in opposition to New Zealand, taking to courtroom in her residence metropolis on the AO Area in Manchester.
Since then, Jade has made 195 appearances for the Vitality Roses. She has helped win three medals on the Netball World Cup and 4 on the Commonwealth Video games, together with a historic gold in opposition to Australia in 2018.
This well-known victory on the Gold Coast, watched by 1.8 million individuals, helped encourage over 100,000 ladies to begin taking part in netball within the UK. The group have been additionally recognised with a number of prestigious accolades together with Staff of the Yr on the BBC Sports activities Persona of the Yr Awards.
Fran Connolly, CEO of England Netball commented: “On behalf of England Netball, I want to congratulate Jade on her recognition within the New Yr Honours record.
“As England’s most-capped participant in historical past, Jade is a netball legend, having performed persistently on the prime stage for nearly 20 years.
“On and off the courtroom, Jade is an incredible position mannequin for our sport, persevering with to excel for the Vitality Roses while being an unbelievable advocate for netball, serving to to encourage and encourage gamers of all ages and at each stage of the sport.”
Jade might be again in motion for the Vitality Roses in January on the Vitality Netball Worldwide Sequence in opposition to the Jamaica Sunshine Women.
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