News Archive, Category: Netball

West Country sporting powerhouses Team Bath Netball and Hartpury join forces to support development of elite netball players

31 July 2020

Team Bath Netball and Hartpury have today announced that they are joining forces to support the development of elite netball players. Hartpury will host a Team Bath Netball Academy Development Centre (ADC) on its Gloucestershire campus for the next two years, joining the network of Team Bath Netball ADCs across the region. Hartpury Netball Manager Holly Duerden welcomed the move and said it marks the first step for ‘more young people to take their netball...

Team Bath Netball trio Imogen Allison, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and Serena Guthrie named in Vitality Roses squad for 2020-21 season

15 July 2020

Exciting young Team Bath Netball players Imogen Allison and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis have been named in the England Netball Vitality Roses programme for the 2020-21 season. The duo are joined in the 16-strong squad of UK-based players by Blue & Gold legend Serena Guthrie, who has been taking a break from the sport since captaining England to a bronze medal at the 2019 Netball World Cup. Goal-attack Drakeford-Lewis – who combines her netball career with studying...

Karla Mostert in action for Team Bath Netball in the VItality Netball Superleague, February 2016

World’s best defender Karla Pretorius reflects on “wonderful” time at Team Bath Netball – “it was such a big part of my journey”

03 July 2020

Karla Pretorius, widely regarded as the best defender currently playing in world netball, has been looking back on her time at Team Bath Netball and the massive impact it had on her journey to the top. Pretorius, nee Mostert, spent the 2016 Superleague season with the Blue & Gold, helping them to a third-placed finish overall. It was the South African's first experience of playing domestic netball abroad and she quickly found her feet, forging...

Team Bath Netball age-group players celebrate achievements of 2019-20 NPL campaigns during virtual end-of-season awards

17 June 2020

Team Bath Netball’s U21 and U19 squads have been celebrating their 2019-20 NPL (National Performance League) campaigns by staging virtual end-of-season award ceremonies. Both squads were able to play all but one of their regular league matches before the season was cut short in March by the coronavirus pandemic. Players’ Player of the Year for the U21s was England age-group defender Rachael Fee, who was also a member of the Blue & Gold’s Vitality Superleague...

Anna Stembridge keen to celebrate the class of 2020 as Team Bath Netball start preparing for the future

02 June 2020

The 2020 Vitality Superleague season may have been all too brief but Team Bath Netball coach Anna Stembridge says it is important to still celebrate it as part of the building process for 2021. The Blue & Gold were only able to play three times before the league’s initial suspension in March but they won all of their matches in style, playing some outstanding netball right across the court and scoring 206 goals in the...

2020 Vitality Netball Superleague season voided

27 May 2020

England Netball, following consultation with Team Bath Netball and all their fellow clubs, confirmed on Wednesday that the 2020 Vitality Netball Superleague season will be voided. Since the league’s initial suspension on March 15th, the ten clubs and Superleague officials have been holding regular online meetings to discuss various ways that the season might eventually resume in a manner that was safe for players, staff and spectators. However, with 12 rounds of fixtures already postponed,...

Team Bath Netball coach, player and supporters among finalists in 2020 Netball South West Goalden Globes Awards

12 May 2020

Team Bath Netball Academy Head Coach Natalie Roddy and Futures Pathway player Alice Clark are both among the regional finalists in the 2020 Goalden Globe Netball Volunteer Awards. Roddy, who is also chairman of Team Bath Community Netball Club, is shortlisted for the Muriel McNally Grassroots award in the Netball South West Goalden Globes. Clark, who trains with Team Bath’s Somerset Hub at Millfield School, is a finalist in the Young Volunteer category for her...

Vitality Netball Superleague suspension extended until May 31, 2020

27 April 2020

England Netball have today confirmed that all Vitality Netball Superleague activity will remain suspended until at least May 31, 2020. This means that Team Bath Netball’s home match against Strathclyde Sirens, scheduled for May 15, is postponed. As with our postponed matches in March and April, should it eventually be rescheduled then already-purchased tickets will be valid. If the newly-chosen dates are inconvenient, then customers will be able to transfer to another match. A further...

Join Team Bath Netball’s Superleague stars for a LIVE strength and conditioning workout on Tuesday

05 April 2020

After a hugely-successful debut session last week, Team Bath Netball’s Superleague squad are once again inviting you to join in a LIVE strength and conditioning session – direct from your own home. Blue & Gold player-coach Rachel Shaw will once again be putting you and her team-mates through some high-intensity interval training (HIIT) drills. Some of the routines will require a ball, so make sure you have one to hand – as well as some water and...

Layla Guscoth makes an interception as Team Bath Netball beat Surrey Storm 60-44, February 2018

Former Team Bath netballer Layla Guscoth returns to work in NHS hospital and help fight coronavirus

04 April 2020

Former Team Bath Netball defender Layla Guscoth has returned to the UK to provide her medical services at a hospital in Birmingham during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Guscoth, who completed a two-year Foundation postgraduate medical training programme while playing for the Blue & Gold from 2016 to 2018, was due to be stepping up her return from an Achilles tendon injury sustained while representing England at last year’s Netball World Cup. She had flown back...

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