Helen Housby plunged netball into the national consciousness with that 2018 penalty for Commonwealth gold and wants the chance do it again.

The 28-year-old famously netted the gold medal-winning penalty at the death against Australia on the Gold Coast five years ago, a catalyst for an explosion in the sport's popularity and participation.

As the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) continue the search for future hosts, the Cumbrian shooter is determined to create more history and make a fourth Team England appearance.

“That five-minute period after that goal went in is probably the happiest I've ever been in sport,” Housby said. “Just to have that back would be incredible and to be able to relive that.

“The pure joy that we had as a squad for doing something that nobody expected of us, and then being able to stand on the podium.

“It still gives me goosebumps and I still haven't watched the whole game back. It’s too stressful.

“I've got the best memories of the Commonwealth Games, and I definitely don't want it to finish anytime soon.”

Housby, who is approaching 100 caps in a Roses dress, made her international debut alongside her idols at Glasgow 2014.

Ama Agbeze, Serena Guthrie and Jo Harten have all since retired from the world stage and it is Housby who serves as the face of the country's most popular women's sport.

“I was a 19-year-old playing with my idols so that entire experience in Glasgow was incredible for me,” she said.

“We didn't come away with a medal even at that Commonwealth Games, but I think I probably had a rose-tinted glasses look on it because I was just so excited to be there.

“Competitions breed moments for young athletes like that and I was just beside myself to be there and to be competing.

“It'd be really cool eventually to play on the same team as somebody who had 2018 as the reason for them playing netball.

“At Birmingham, even though we didn't come away with a medal, being able to play on home soil in front of the crowds was so special.

“I've got amazing memories from all three of the Games that I've been at, but I think for probably quite different reasons.”

Across the country, 1.8 million people tuned in to watch England snatch a historic victory Down Under more than half a decade ago.

Following two heartbreaking losses to Australia in the 2022 Commonwealth Games semi-final and the Netball World Cup final earlier in the year, England currently have to wait until 2027 for an opportunity to get one over on their southern hemisphere rivals.

And with many years of netball still ahead of her, Housby believes Team England have unfinished business when it comes to reclaiming their Commonwealth gold medal.

“I've got a lot of a lot of years left,” she added. “The next Commonwealth Games would be a way for us to right the wrongs.

“I just really hope that we can get the opportunity to do that, especially with the new group and the girls that we’ve got coming through.

“We're standing on the shoulders of everyone who's gone before us and everyone who's paved the way for England Netball.

“To see us now be competing on the same level as Australia, New Zealand and Jamaica, and knowing that quite often it's anyone's game when you go into these big championships, it’s very fulfilling.

“Hopefully, we can just stay at this level and increase, because we definitely don't want to go back to the bronze medal matches.”