Ella Bowen at England camp in July 2021.

England netball Under-21 and Loughborough Lightning star Ella Bowen has high hopes and aspirations in her quest to make the senior England squad. 

Ella Bowen, 19, a sport and exercise science student at Nottingham Trent University has racked up countless achievements at such a young age but she’s not done yet.

In 2021, Bowen got called up by Super League champions Loughborough Lightning for her senior debut.

Bowen said: “I never thought I would be where I am now.

“I have always loved sport and always knew I wanted to pursue a career in sport but I never actually thought I would be able to.”

Bowen represented the England Development squad who played the leading men’s netball teams, London Giants and Knights, at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham on December 4 and 5.

The England Development squad put in a good shift against the Giants despite losing 45-57 and were unlucky to fall short against the Knights 47-54.

Bowen’s international honours include Under-21 and Under-17 Netball Europe champion. 

While playing for Lightning’s Under-19 squad Bowen was awarded player of the season when they won the league in 2021.

Bowen obtained a spot in the Roses academy aged 15.

Speaking about her time within the Roses pathway, she said: “I couldn’t be more grateful for the last four-and-a-half-years spent within the pathway here is to what the future holds for all of us.”

Bowen added: “I would love to be able to play netball as a full time job I think for me to get into the England full time programme one day would be the dream.

“I would also love to continue in the Super League and maybe one day go out to Australia and play in the Suncorp Super Netball League with some of the best players in the world.”