News Archive, Category: Netball

Team Bath Netball won the 2018 tri-tournament at Loughborough Lightning

Team Bath Netball up and running in pre-season with two tri-tournament victories in Loughborough

12 November 2018

Team Bath Netball made an encouraging start to their pre-season fixtures as they recorded two well-earned victories in a tri-tournament hosted by Loughborough Lightning on Saturday. All 14 players in the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold squad got court time as they stepped up their preparations for the 2019 Vitality Superleague campaign, which begins in January - click here for ticket information. After beating Strathclyde Sirens 39-33 in their opening match, Team Bath found themselves six...

Team Bath Netball star Serena Guthrie to captain England as Roses host Uganda She Cranes in three-match test series

08 November 2018

Returning Team Bath Netball star Serena Guthrie will captain England when the Roses play their first home test series since being crowned as Commonwealth Games champions this year. Eboni Usoro-Brown (nee Beckford-Chambers) and former Blue & Gold players Layla Guscoth, Rachel Dunn and Sasha Corbin are also in Tracey Neville’s 12-strong squad for the three-match Vitality Netball International Series against Uganda She Cranes. Guthrie, who has rejoined Team Bath for the 2019 Superleague season, said:...

Beryl Friday fulfils England ambition as Australian attacker joins Team Bath Netball for 2019 Superleague season

30 October 2018

Versatile Australian attacker Beryl Friday says she has fulfilled a long-term ambition after joining Team Bath Netball for the 2019 Vitality Superleague season. The 24-year-old made her first appearance in Blue & Gold during the British Fast5 All-Stars Championships recently, impressing with her composure and energy in attack. Now Friday – a former ANZ champion with Queensland Firebirds – will bring those talents to Team Bath’s Superleague squad for the new season and is looking...

Stacey Francis reflects on her Team Bath return and the Blue & Gold’s massive contribution to the netball world

21 October 2018

Stacey Francis says she loved being back with Team Bath Netball this month and has been reflecting with pride on the Blue & Gold’s legacy within the netball world. The legendary defender, a key member of all five Team Bath Superleague-winning squads and University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport inductee, put on the famous colours once again for the recent British Fast5 All-Stars Championship. “It was awesome,” she told The Netball Show podcast....

University of Bath student Chartie Curtis graduates to Team Bath Netball Superleague squad for 2019 season

16 October 2018

After captaining England U19 in Australia and being crowned as European Champion on her international U21 debut, rising star Chartie Curtis is set to make her Vitality Superleague bow in 2019 after being named in the Team Bath Netball squad. The talented defender, who is studying Economics at the University of Bath, was a Superleague training partner with the Blue & Gold last season while also captaining Team Bath’s U21 squad in NPL competition. A...

Team Bath Netball to face Thunder in opening match of 2018 British Fast5 All-Stars Championships

11 October 2018

Team Bath Netball have been drawn against Manchester Thunder in the opening round of matches for this Saturday’s British Fast5 All-Stars Championships at the Copper Box Arena in London. The winners will face the victors of match four between benecosMavericks and Wasps Netball, while the defeated teams in those games will have a second chance to progress through the Double Elimination Group Stage. Blue & Gold legend Stacey Francis is part of the Team Bath...

University of Bath students Chartie Curtis and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis help England U21 retain Netball Europe title

07 October 2018

Team Bath Netball’s Chartie Curtis and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis will go into Saturday’s British Fast5 All-Stars Championship as newly-crowned continental champions after helping England U21 retain the Netball Europe title. The University of Bath students, who are supported by Santander and Whiteley Sports Scholarships respectively, were joined by alumna Paige Reed in a 12-strong Roses squad that impressed throughout the three-day competition in Antrim, Northern Ireland. After beating the host nation 68-19 in their opening fixture,...

University of Bath-based athletes dominate 2018 Bath Sports Awards shortlists after stellar year

04 October 2018

Team Bath and sportspeople who train at the University of Bath are well represented on the shortlist of finalists in the 2018 Bath Sports Awards. Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold is in contention for the Sports Personality of the Year award, a title she previously won in 2015, along with Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers and fellow England Netball team-mate Kadeen Corbin – they helped the Roses to a historic gold at the Gold Coast...

Never a better time to show your Blue & Gold as 2019 Vitality Netball Superleague tickets go on sale

01 October 2018

Team Bath Netball’s top coaching duo – Jess Thirlby and Anna Stembridge - say there is “never a better time” for fans to show their Blue and Gold as tickets go on sale today for the 2019 Vitality Netball Superleague season. With the return of world star and England Commonwealth Games gold medallist Serena Guthrie to her home side, fans will have a new-look line-up to get behind. “Netball as a sport is more exciting...

Young international defenders Summer Artman and Leila Thomas join Team Bath Netball for 2019 Superleague season

27 September 2018

England international Summer Artman says she is looking forward to bringing her “passion and determination” back to the Blue & Gold after returning to Team Bath Netball for the 2019 Vitality Superleague season. Fellow talented young defender Leila Thomas, who represented Wales at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, has also joined the South West franchise as Team Bath continue to build both for the campaign ahead and for the future. Artman, who went to...

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