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Last Updated: Thursday, 31 January 2008, 12:51 GMT
Harten out for Loughborough glory
Jo Harten
Jo Harten has made an impressive start to her Loughborough career
England star Jo Harten has set her sights on title glory after joining Loughborough Lightning from SuperLeague rivals Team Bath.

England goal shooting sensation Harten, 18, has already helped her new team climb to the top of the SuperLeague.

Harten had a 90% shooting average in her first game against Celtic Dragons and she followed that up by starring in the win over then leaders Northumbria.

"The title is a real possibility," she told BBC Radio Leicester.

"If we keep working the way we are, hopefully we will take the title."

In the last year everything has happened so fast I have to pinch myself sometimes

Jo Harten

Last season Harten, who has England Under-17, U-19, U-21 and full honours, played for the Mavericks and scored the winning goal against Lightning in the semi-final play-offs.

But a move to Team Bath did not work out and she is delighted to be representing Loughborough.

"I'm really enjoying it," she said. "I started at university in Bristol in September but I didn't really enjoy it and I wanted to make a life change.

"Loughborough is screaming out with all the facilities so I decided to come here. There are two designated courts, whenever we want to use it and train we can - it's superb," she said.

"In the last year, everything has happened. I started Superleage, I got into the U-21s squad and into the national squad and then World Championships squad which was amazing so I just have to pinch sometimes cos it happened so fast."

Loughborough Lightning are next in action on Saturday when they host Northern Thunder at the Netball Centre.

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