Netball gold will inspire people to take up the game, says UK Sport chief

Tracey Neville’s side won a dramatic gold medal as Helen Housby’s last-gasp goal earned a 52-51 win over favourites Australia. Three Commonwealth bronze medals were England’s previous best performance in the sport.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Nicholl said: “It’s a sport that’s been growing and doing incredibly well but this is just a huge moment.

“This is a massive showcase to inspire young women to get involved in the sport.”