Team Bath tournament a “huge success on and off court” as BBC Sport bring netball to global audience

06 January 2018

Team Bath Netball got their 2018 off to a cracking start as they came out on top in a hugely-entertaining tri-tournament against Severn Stars and Wasps Netball, broadcast live on BBC Sport.

The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold came from behind to beat Stars 35-27 and then overcame 2017 Superleague champions Wasps 29-25 in the final match of a fantastic afternoon of netball at the University of Bath Sports Training Village.

Wasps were also 39-32 victors over Stars in the second of three matches enjoyed by a vocal 800-strong crowd in the Team Bath Arena and a global audience via BBC Sport, who streamed all three of the games live.

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Team Bath Netball Head Coach Jess Thirlby said: “On and off the court it has been a fantastic success. For people both here in the Arena and at home to be able to watch that standard of netball was great. I hope anyone watching who was new to the sport is now hooked!

“To welcome two teams of the calibre of Stars and Wasps was brilliant for our pre-season preparations. We were pushed all the way in both matches and it was really pleasing that all three games were highly contested.

“We’ve done pretty well in our pre-season outings so far and feel like we are building some momentum towards the season. I hope that the fans will jump on board with that – we really value our supporters and we hope they will keep turning out in big numbers for the Superleague games.”

England attacker Kadeen Corbin, who made her first appearance at the Team Bath Arena since returning to the Blue and Gold in the summer, added: “I love being back at Team Bath, the welcome here is always great and it was nice to get the two wins.

“They were good games, close games, and we came out with the wins so we can progress from here. Credit to BBC Sport for giving us such amazing coverage today.”

Click here to read the match report in full on our new Team Bath Netball Superleague website.
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