News Archive, Category: Netball

“Milestone moment” as Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Wiltshire becomes latest Team Bath Netball Academy Development Centre

23 October 2020

Team Bath Netball today reached a ‘milestone moment’ as they now have an Academy Development Centre in every county across the South West of England after Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Wiltshire became the latest host venue for the talent development programme. The renowned Salisbury school will host weekly top-class Team Bath coaching sessions for selected netballers aged between 14 and 18, allowing them to access the Blue & Gold’s elite training environment without having to...

The Maynard in Exeter becomes latest pathway partner in Team Bath Netball’s Academy Development Centre for South West

13 October 2020

Team Bath Netball has announced that another hub of South West sports development excellence – The Maynard in Exeter – is joining its Academy Development Centre (ADC) network. This move comes just weeks after Hartpury College in Gloucestershire also became a new ADC in a pathway designed to nurture the next generation of talented athletes. The Maynard already has a famous netballing ‘old-girl’ in Jo Vann, the current Team Bath Head Coach who went on...

Team Bath legend Stacey Francis has a shot at Suncorp Super Netball glory after helping West Coast Fever to Grand Final in Australia

11 October 2020

Team Bath Netball legend Stacey Francis played an inspirational role as she helped West Coast Fever reach the Suncorp Super Netball Grand Final in Australia for a second time in three years. Francis, a University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport inductee, was in outstanding form alongside fellow defenders Courtney Bruce and Jess Anstiss as Fever raced into a 21-12 lead after the first quarter of their preliminary final against Sunshine Coast Lightning. There...

Partnership with huge potential as Haines Watts sign with Team Bath Netball as Superleague side’s Principal Sponsor

05 October 2020

Chartered Accountants Haines Watts have made a significant move in support of women’s sport in the South West by joining the Team Bath Netball family for the next three years as the Superleague side’s Principal Sponsor. Haines Watts will play an active part in supporting not just the elite side but also the pathway of young and talented netballers across the region through Team Bath’s academy sites in Truro, Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Hartpury, Glastonbury, Salisbury...

Work on your fitness, skills and match-play at Team Bath Netball’s fun October half-term coaching sessions

02 October 2020

Bookings are now being taken for Team Bath Netball’s October half-term coaching sessions for youngsters aged eight to 16. The fitness, skills and modified match-play sessions will run from 9am-12pm, Tuesday-Friday (October 27-30) and all will be delivered under current England Netball guidelines which can be found here by clicking here. They are all taking place on the netball courts at the Team Bath Sports Training Village and cost £25 per session. Click here to book...

UK Coaching Week 2020: Team Bath Netball’s Anna Stembridge hails coaches’ ability to adapt and evolve during challenging year

16 September 2020

The ingenuity and flexibility shown by sports coaches both during and after lockdown will help them develop and improve going forward, says Team Bath Netball’s Anna Stembridge. Like her fellow coaches at all levels of sport since March, the Blue & Gold’s Superleague Head Coach has had to adjust to the changing circumstances caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and new social-distancing measures. She has stayed in touch with the Superleague squad remotely, hosting both individual...

Netball is back as Team Bath launch August fitness and skills training sessions for youngsters and adults

14 August 2020

Team Bath Netball is running fitness and skills training sessions for youngsters and adults this August as part of the eagerly-awaited return to community netball. The outdoor training sessions will be delivered by Blue & Gold coaches and players in line with England Netball’s ‘return to sport’ road map, which currently allows coach-led activity in small groups, and strictly following the Government’s social distancing and hygiene guidelines. Despite the restrictions, the Team Bath coaches have...

Calling all talented young netballers – applications now open for Team Bath’s Academy Development Centres for 2020-21

12 August 2020

Talented young netballers across the South West of England are being invited to apply for trials with the Team Bath Netball Academy Development Centres (ADC) for the 2020-21 season. Nearly 200 netballers aged between 14 and 21 benefit from top-class coaching plus lifestyle and sports science support at the ADCs, which are based in each county of the South West region. Training locations are currently at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, SGS College in...

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...

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