Weekend Interview: Natalie Haythornthwaite hoping to turn Commonwealth gold into a financial future for netball

LIFE is pretty sweet for Steeton-born netballer Natalie Haythornthwaite, who is naturally cock-a-hoop at present.

England's Helen Housby battles for the ball with Australia's April Brandley in the Women's Netball gold medal match (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Commonwealth Games: Netball’s bid to use its golden moment as a platform

Leeds Rhinos netball chief Anna Carter believes England’s momentous Commonwealth Games gold medal can have a huge impact on the sport in this country.

England's Nile Wilson (gold) celebrates following his routine on the Men's Horizontal Bar

Commonwealth Games: Yorkshire win more golds than Canada and New Zealand

Yorkshire athletes won 18 gold medals as part of Team England’s hugely successful Commonwealth Games campaign on the Gold Coast.

Tom Stewart.

Disappointed Stewart now turns his focus to Tour de Yorkshire

HE GAVE it everything he had but Doncaster cyclist Tom Stewart came up just short on his Commonwealth Games debut, on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Paul Drinkhall.

Drinkhall taking consolation from doubles gold, after early singles exit

PAUL Drinkhall has found it hard to get over the disappointment of missing out on a singles medal at the Commonwealth Games – gold in the men’s doubles should ease the pain.

England's Chris Adcock and Gabriell Adcock celebrate victory.

Injury-hit Adcock praised after defending doubles title

Chris Adcock paid tribute to wife Gabby as she battled through the pain to defend their Commonwealth Games badminton mixed doubles title.

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James Willstrop.

Willstrop relieved at doubling up to earn bronze

JAMES Willstrop did his best Steve Redgrave impression after finishing his Commonwealth Games with bronze in the men’s squash doubles.

Helen Housby and Natalie Haythornthwaite celebrate with their gold medals.

Haythornthwaite is eager to build on Games success

Natalie Haythornthwaite watched her beloved Roses finally bloom and now wants world success to match Commonwealth Games gold.

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Yorkshire's Jack Laugher, left, and Chris Mears during the Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard at the Optus Aquatic Centre. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA.

Commonwealth Games: Laugher deals with pressures to seal memorable golden hat-trick

THE athletes might have the monopoly on ‘Super Saturday’ but England’s divers made it ‘Fantastic Friday’ as Jack Laugher capped off ‘the best day in English diving history’ to complete a hat-trick of titles.

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Jenny Duncalf, left, in action during the women's doubles quarter-finals against New Zealand's Amanda Landers-Murphy. Picture: World Squash Federation.

Commonwealth Games: Experience helps Willstrop stay on course for double gold

EXPERIENCE paid dividends for James Willstrop as he battled his way into contention for another medal at the Gold Coast.

In unison: Jack Laugher and Chris Mears during the men's synchronised 3m springboard.

Commonwealth Games: It’s a golden hat-trick for Jack Laugher

JACK LAUGHER won his third gold of the Games today as he and his partner Chris Mears won the 3m synchronised springboard event on Gold Coast.

Harrogate's Jack Laugher with his gold medal following the men's 3m Springboard at the Optus Aquatic Centre during day eight of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire).

I’m still behind where I need to be, says Jack Laugher as he prepares for hat-trick bid

HARROGATE’S Jack Laugher kept his cool as the rain poured down to move within one win of a gold medal hat-trick at the Commonwealth Games.

England's Annie Last celebrates winning gold in the Women's Cross-Country at the Nerang Mountain Bike Trails. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA.

Commonwealth Games: Annie Last comes in first after golden mountain bike ride

SHEFFIELD’S Annie Last finished first to claim Commonwealth gold in the women’s cross-country mountain biking.

Flying the flag: Luke Cutts celebrates.

Commonwealth Games: Luke Cutts vaults to bronze to deny Adam Hague

A FIRST outdoor competition of the year saw more Commonwealth cheer for Thurnscoe pole-vaulter Luke Cutts.

England's Jack Laugher with his gold medal following the Men's 3m Springboard at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games: Jack Laugher wins 3m springboard gold

A scorching performance saw Leeds diver Jack Laugher claim his second gold medal of the Commonwealth Games to set up a Gold Coast hat-trick bid tomorrow.

Champion: England's Evie Richards, silver, and Annie Last, gold, take a selfie with their medals.

Commonwealth Games: Sheffield’s Annie Last is first as she strikes gold

There was a cycling one-two for England at the Commonwealth Games as Annie Last won the women’s mountain bike cross country race ahead of team-mate Evie Richards in Nerang.

England's Dina Asher-Smith. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

Commonwealth Games: Willstrop happy to be easily distracted from Gold Coast court battles

FROM the podium to the playhouse, James Willstrop has credited his new career path as the perfect distraction from the mental grind of competitive squash.

GOLING FOR GOLD: City of Leeds diver Jack Laugher competes on his way to the gold medal in the Men's 1m Springboard Final at the Optus Aquatic Centre during day seven of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA.

Commonwealth Games: Self-belief pays off for ‘proud’ Laugher on Gold Coast

leeds diving star Jack Laugher hailed a happy conclusion following a “terrible time” after succeeding where Alistair Brownlee, Adam Peaty and Max Whitlock had failed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Jack Laugher receives his gold medal after the Men's 1m Springboard Final.

Commonwealth Games: Leeds diver Laugher strikes gold to keep title hat-trick hopes on course

Leeds diver Jack Laugher completed the first part of a possible hat-trick with men’s one-metre springboard gold on day one of the Commonwealth Games diving programme.

Done it: Eleanor Faulkner with her bronze medal.

Commonwealth Games: Ellie Faulkner grabs final chance in style

THERE was double celebration for Sheffield’s Ellie Faulkner as she and room-mate Holly Hibbott both made the podium on the final night of swimming.

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