COURT queen Jodie Gibson will bid to bring gold back from Australia after being named in the England Roses squad for the Commonwealth Games.

Bury-born Gibson, a former member of YWCA Netball Club now playing for Severn Stars, will travel Down Under for the England team’s 10-day training camp in Brisbane, ahead of taking part in her first Games on the Gold Coast.

The 25-year-old, who plays at goal keeper, goal defence or wing defence, is a Super League title winner and has been on numerous tours with England.

The Roses are likely to be one of the most experienced squads, with Australia-based Geva Mentor set to take part in her fifth Games and Jade Clarke her fourth.

England have won three bronze medals since the sport was introduced to the Games in 1998. They have been drawn in Pool B alongside New Zealand, Malawi, Wales, Scotland and Uganda.

Head coach Tracey Neville, also from Bury, said: “I think over the current international calendar all players stepped up in performance and there were some tough decisions made in selection. The 12 athletes selected offer us versatility, strength in particular court areas and units, and a wealth of experience with players who can lead the team from the front.”