Corbin only has eyes for gold at World Netball Championships
SASHA Corbin believes England are heading for gold at this summer's World Netball Championships and has vowed to be a part of the celebrations - starting by putting New Zealand to the sword this month.
HIGH HOPES: England's Sasha Corbin only has eyes for gold at this summer's World Championships in Singapore (SWpix.com)
Corbin is set to do battle with the commonwealth champions in a three-game series starting this Saturday with revenge on mind.
The Silver Ferns got the better of England both in Delhi and at the World Series in November - Corbin and co. having to settle for bronze and silver respectively.
Corbin wasn't a part of the squad in Delhi but featured in the World Series squad - continuing her journey into senior international netball.
The 22-year-old had success with England at under-21 level and is eager to continue the trend with the first team - setting her sights on more of a starring role in 2011.
"Last year was a great year for English netball and to be a part of that in any small way was brilliant although I am hoping for more involvement this year," she said.
"There is a real belief in the squad now and everyone is striving towards gold at July's World Championships in Singapore and I want to be a part of that.
"I missed out on the Commonwealths but played my part in the World Series and it was great to play against such a strong New Zealand time.
"We now have them in a three game series and I am desperate to get back out there and play in some more of the big games and prove I belong at this level.
"I want to be the best I can be and I know if I keep training hard and stay fit then I can be a regular name in the squad come July."
Corbin might be a relative newcomer to the senior England ranks but has been a mainstay of Team Bath in the Superleague - helping them to two successive championships.
And she now hopes to transfer her success at club level to the international arena and help England turn bronze and silver medals into golds.
"Everyone was really pleased with the Commonwealth bronze and World Series silver but we were all a bit disappointed they weren't gold as we know we are good enough," she added.
"We should have won the World Series and that is the next challenge now and hopefully I can make a difference in this.
"I am going for the triple with Bath this season and if I could do that and help England win gold in Singapore then it will be a great year."
For tickets to watch England vs New Zealand in the FIAT International Netball Series on January 15, 17 and 19 at the M.E.N Arena Manchester, Capital FM Arena Nottingham and the O2 Arena London please visit http://www.englandnetball.co.uk/