JESSICA Judd has been included in Team England’s largest ever overseas party for next year’s Commonwealth Games.

The Canvey Island-based Judd will be joined by 74 other athletes at the competition, which is set to be hosted in Australia.

Judd is one of four members of the squad - along with Charlie Grice, Sarah McDonald and Katie Snowden - who have been put forward for the 1,500m category.

And Sarah Winckless, the Chef de Mission for Commonwealth Games England, is confident that Judd and her team-mates will impress on the big stage.

Winckless said: “We’re putting forward some of the best athletes in the world and we’re confident we will be sending the most prepared English team to Australia.”

Judd, who retained her Cardiff Cross Country Challenge title earlier this month, has enjoyed an impressive year and has good memories from her previous Commonwealth Games.

The 22-year-old was involved in the 2014 edition, which was held in Glasgow.

Judd reached the 800m final, where she finished fourth with a time of two minutes and 1.91 seconds.

The Loughborough University student followed that up by reaching the final at the European Championships two weeks later.

Judd earned a seventh place finish, having crossed the finishing line after two minutes and 1.65 seconds.