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Player of the Week – Eboni Beckford-Chambers

After a successful four-year stint in the ANZ Championship in Australia, Eboni Beckford-Chambers returned to her previous Superleague side Team Bath for the 2016 season.

The dominant England Roses defender makes her return as captain for the side she has previously won four Superleague titles with.

In 2007, she was made England Under-21 captain and just a year later in 2008, she made her full International debut against Malawi.

Since then, Beckford-Chambers has been a regular face in the England set-up, and in 2010 picked up a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Dehli with the Roses.

The international became a qualified lawyer in 2011, in what was to be an extremely successful year professionally and in a netballing sense.

She helped England to a World Championship Bronze and later in 2011, followed that up by winning a World Series gold medal in Liverpool, defeating New Zealand 33-26 in the final.

2012 was a big year for Beckford-Chambers as she was made the captain of England’s silver medal winning World Series squad and also made the switch to the ANZ.

She was former Australian Diamond’s coach Norma Plummer’s first signing for the West Coast Fever’s 2012 season.

She then went on to win Player of the Series in England’s historic Series win over Australia in 2013.

Domestically, Beckford-Chambers was twice named Fever’s Most Valuable Player, and moved to the Adelaide Thunderbirds for the 2015 season in what was to be her final year in the ANZ before coming back to England.

Most recently, Beckford-Chambers helped England win bronze at the 2015 World Cup, defeating Jamaica 66-44 in Sydney. She’s already picked up a Player of the Match accolade – in Team Bath’s 58-38 win over Yorkshire Jets – what a start to the 2016 Superleague season!

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