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The Roses Gold medal at the Commonwealth has been named in the shortlist of nominations

What? England Netball win Commonwealth Games gold

Where? Gold Coast, Australia

When? 15 April

England’s primary aim going into April’s Commonwealth Games was to reach the final – that in itself would have been enough to make history.

It was the first time since netball was introduced at the 1998 Games that the final did not feature both Australia and New Zealand but even before the Games started there were rumblings of an upset by England’s Roses.

And what an upset it was, as a last-gasp goal from Helen Housby saw England record their first win over overwhelming favourites Australia since 2013.

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