Sport/Event: Netball, position: goal shooter
Date and Place of Birth: 1982, Cambridge, UK
Coached by: Jan Crabtree
Clubs: TeamBath, Hucclecote, Surrey Storm, Canterbury Tactix
Course studied: University of Bath graduate in Biology, 2004
Length of Course: 3 years
Occupation: Genetic technocologist
Biography: Rachel graduated from the University of Bath with a degree in Biology in 2004 – the year she made her senior international netball debut for England against Australia.
She was selected for the England squad for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and returned home with a bronze medal following England’s nail-biting 53-52 victory over Jamaica in the third-place play-off. One of six TeamBath players to feature in the England squad for the 2006/7 season.
She went to the Commonwealth Games again in 2010 when they were held in Delhi, India, where she and her England team-mates repeated their bronze medal success.
Rachel was a member of TeamBath’s Super Cup squad between 2003 and 2005, including the Super Cup winning team of 2004. She also helped Team Bath win the inaugural Superleauge title in 2006.
She then moved on to Surrey Storm before travelling to New Zealand to play for Canterbury Tactix.
Selected to represent England at Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, 2014
Bronze – England, Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India, October 2010
Selected to represent England at Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India, 2014
Bronze – England, Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia, 2006
Selected to represent England at Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia, 2006
Champions – Team Bath, Netball Superleague, 2006
Champions – Hucclecote, National Clubs Division 1, 2005
Champions – Team Bath Super Cup, 2004
England debut v Australia, 2004