“Winning a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010 was a career highlight for me, so I cannot begin to describe my excitement that we will be hosting elite-level netball in Coventry in 2022.

“Netball is growing in popularity, particularly in the Midlands through the community work that Wasps Netball are doing with England Netball, and this announcement will really help to inspire generations before, during and after the Commonwealth Games.

“In the club’s first season, Wasps Netball has attracted regular crowds of over 1,000 people to its home games – while the venue has hosted crowds of 4,000 fans for England Netball matches – so I’m confident the venue will be packed out for Commonwealth Games, making it an unforgettable occasion.”