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Jodi Brown ready for long awaited Commonwealth Games debut

Silver Ferns veteran Jodi Brown can't wait to finally tick off a Commonwealth Games experience.

Silver Fern Jodi Brown

The 33-year-old goal attack is poised to make her debut at the Games in Glasgow later this month.

It's been a long time coming for the 35 Test veteran who made her debut back in 2003.

Brown was left heart-broken in 2006 when she ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament during a practice game in Melbourne on the eve of the games and was forced to withdraw.

"Probably my most devastating time in netball it was awful," she said.

"It's something I wouldn't wish upon anybody it was a really hard thing to overcome."

Brown was pregnant for the 2010 games with her second child which started to make her wonder if she was ever going to shake the Commonwealth Games monkey off her back.

"In my netball career it's one of the things that I have left to tick the box. Just my drive and passion to really participate in one of these games has kind of got me here today," she said.

Brown is comfortable in the fact that she's playing second fiddle to Maria Tutaia and Cathrine Latu.

"I'm going to be taking my opportunities when I get on the court, probably play back up to Maria and Cat and really need to make sure I'm ready to step onto the court should they need me at any time."

The Silver Ferns open their campaign against Malawi next week.