Happy home debut as University of Bath sporting scholar Jayda Pechova helps Vitality Roses secure series win over South Africa

11 December 2023

Team Bath Netball’s Jayda Pechova helped England secure a hard-earned Vitality Netball International Series victory over South Africa.

It was a first Vitality Roses senior appearance on home soil for the 19-year-old defender, who came off the bench in all three matches as England eventually came out on top 2-1 overall.

University of Bath Trendell Sporting Scholar Pechova’s home debut came in the closing stages of Wednesday’s 54-51 victory in front of a record crowd at Manchester’s AO Arena.

She came on at half-time of Saturday’s 61-59 defeat at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, then helped the Roses protect a narrow lead in the final quarter of Sunday’s series decider which the hosts won 53-50.

Pechova is all set for her second Super League season with the Blue & Gold of Team Bath in 2024. Tickets for all nine home matches in the new year, plus the pre-season tri-tournament on Sunday 14th January, are on sale now at netball.teambath.com/tickets.

Team Bath Netball's Jayda Pechova helped England beat South Africa in the Vitality Netball International Series played in December 2023. MUST CREDIT: Morgan Harlow.
Jayda Pechova in action for the Vitality Roses during the decisive match against South Africa. PICTURES: Morgan Harlow.
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