Pamela Cookey

Ex-England Netball Captain & Commonwealth Games Medalist

Pamela Cookey has become the face of England Netball after 11 years of playing for her country, three years as captain and now as a broadcaster for Sky Sports and the BBC. In October 2015, she announced her retirement from international sport. During her tenure, England’s star shooter set netball a light around the globe winning an impressive two bronze Commonwealth medals at the 2006 Melbourne and 2010 Delhi games.

Along the way she also bagged two World Championship bronze medals and, as England vice-captain, helped inspire England to a first-ever global championship gold medal at the Netball World Series. Injury ruled Cookey out of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but the 31-year-old’s trademark tenacity and determination were showcased in her comeback. A successful rehabilitation period allowed the ever-popular attacker to reach the 100 cap landmark in May 2015 when she was honoured on the court with a standing ovation following a win over Trinidad & Tobago at the Copper Box.

Her last game in the red dress was at the Netball World Cup in Sydney earlier this summer. Cookey has also cooked up a storm in the Vitality Netball Super League creating history by becoming the only player ever to have won seven league titles. Now, she has retired from the on-court activity, she has taken on the prestigious role of Director of Netball at Super League team Severn Stars. Away from the netball court, Pamela is an excellent speaker. Whether it’s talking about leadership as captain of England or now in her professional capacity, or overcoming adversity to securing global success, she has an intriguing story you want to hear.

To book Pamela Cookey as the sports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Pamela is known to cover the following topics:

  • Playing Netball
  • Sporting Success
  • Succeeding In Sport
  • World Championships
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Overcoming Adversity


“Pamela is an inspiration to young athletes but also so many other people in different walks of life. Having reached the dizzy heights of international netball, she also suffered countless injuries but she never let them stand in her way of achieving her goals.
“Pamela is honest and engaging and the SportsAid supporters in Cambridge enjoyed listening to her enthralling story which she delivered in an articulate and engaging style.”
Sally PeckSportsaid