Serena Guthrie

09 October 2013

Sport/Event: Netball

Position: Centre, Wing Defence

Date and Place of Birth: 5 January, 1990, Jersey, UK

Height: 1.80m

Coached by: Anna Stembridge, Jess Thirlby

Occupation: Netballer

Representational honours: England U17, U19, U21, senior – Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games champion; 2011 and 2015 Netball World Cup bronze-medallist.

Biography:

Serena, hailed as one of the world’s best netballers and arguably the finest mid-court player in the current game, will return to the Blue and Gold for the 2019 Superleague season after a four-year spell playing professionally in New Zealand and Australia.

Her prodigious talent first earned Serena a place in the Team Bath Superleague squad in the 2006-07 season when she was still studying for her A-levels.

She won the title in her first season and went on to claim two more crowns during the next eight years, playing a pivotal role in the Blue & Gold’s last Superleague success in 2013.

Her rapid progress through the Team Bath ranks was matched at international level where Serena had played for England at U17, U19, U21 and senior level by the age of 17.

She made her senior international debut against Malawi in 2008 and has gone on to win more than 50 caps for the Roses, helping them claim bronze at both the 2011 and 2015 World Netball Championships.

Shortly after narrowly missing out on a medal at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Serena took the decision to move to the professional ANZ Championship and played for Northern Mystics of New Zealand, where she was named as the league’s Rookie of the Year.Guthrie was also a driving force in the England team that famously recorded a series victory over Australia for the first time in 2013.

When the league disbanded in 2017, she made the switch to Sydney-based Giants Netball and was named as the club’s Most Valuable Player as they finished runners-up in the inaugural Suncorp Super Netball Grand Final.

Serena enjoyed another stellar 2018 season, inspiring Giants to top spot in the league table and being named in the Suncorp Super Netball team of the year.

She also famously won the Commonwealth Games title with England and will represent the Roses again in September’s Netball Quad Series against New Zealand, Australia and South Africa before returning to the UK to start an exciting new phase of her career with Team Bath.

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