News Archive, Category: Netball

Team Bath Netball stars Rachel Shaw and Kim Borger to retire from playing at end of 2022 Vitality Superleague season

18 May 2022

Team Bath Netball attacking duo Kim Borger and Rachel Shaw have today announced they will be retiring at the end of the 2022 Vitality Superleague season. The duo, hugely popular and influential figures both in the Team Bath dressing room and with the Blue & Gold fans, say they are proud of their outstanding contribution to the club’s legacy but are ready to move on to new challenges away from the court. Wing-attack Shaw, who...

Team Bath Netball dig deep to tame Dragons and earn three vital points ahead of crunch last 2022 Vitality Superleague home match

16 May 2022

Team Bath Netball head into their final home game of the 2022 Vitality Superleague season this week with their play-off fate still in their own hands after digging deep for an important away win over Celtic Dragons on Monday. The Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold overcame a slow start in Cardiff to build their way back into the game and hold a 14-12 lead after the first quarter. They stretched that to five goals at...

Third-quarter flurry proves decisive but Team Bath Netball take positives from improved display in Superleague defeat at Lightning

10 May 2022

Head Coach Anna Stembridge admitted she had mixed emotions after Team Bath Netball produced an improved performance but were beaten 52-46 at Loughborough Lightning in the Vitality Superleague on Monday. The Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold were looking for a response to the previous week’s disappointing display against league leaders Manchester Thunder and got off to a strong start against the team sitting second in the table, winning a competitive first quarter 12-10. There remained...

Team Bath Netball’s Imogen Allison, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, Layla Guscoth and Tash Pavelin in England programme for big season

03 May 2022

Team Bath Netball’s Imogen Allison, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and Layla Guscoth have once again been named in the England Vitality Roses programme for the 2022-23 season – and there is a first Futures call-up for Tash Pavelin too. Allison, Drakeford-Lewis and Guscoth, who are all part of the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold leadership team, have retained their places in the senior England squad for a huge season which starts with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games...

Team Bath Netball grab crucial last-gasp win over Saracens Mavericks during stunning Superleague showdown to boost top-four hopes

29 April 2022

Team Bath Netball kept their fans in almost cardiac suspense until the final seconds of Friday’s Vitality Superleague clash with Saracens Mavericks before edging the thriller by a single goal, 50-49 at the Team Bath Arena. With a continuing place in the league’s top four at stake and a long history of classic match-ups between the two sides, the crowd anticipated and received a peach of a game in which Bath came back from three...

Check out today’s online matchday programme for Team Bath Netball’s Superleague showdown with Saracens Mavericks

29 April 2022

There’s a huge match coming up at the Team Bath Arena this Friday and you can get ready for all the action by reading our multimedia online matchday programme. As well as insight from Anna Stembridge into our Vitality Superleague showdown with fellow play-off chasers Saracens Mavericks, there is an exclusive interview with England star Sophie Drakeford-Lewis about why she chose netball over tennis and her love for team sport. If you recorded a video message for Serena Guthrie, look...

Friday thriller on the cards as Team Bath Netball host Saracens Mavericks in Superleague play-off crunch clash

27 April 2022

It promises to be a Friday thriller as Team Bath Netball go head-to-head with old rivals Saracens Mavericks in a match which will have a huge bearing on this season’s Vitality Superleague play-off race. Both teams are level on 24 points, with Haines Watts-sponsored Team Bath currently occupying the all-important fourth position on goal difference. However, Mavericks have a game in hand and were the only team to do the double over the Blue &...

Fans, players and coaches gather to say ‘Thank You Serena’ during on-court tribute to retiring Team Bath Netball great Serena Guthrie

25 April 2022

Team Bath Netball's fans, players and coaches had chance to celebrate the incredible career of Serena Guthrie during a special presentation following Saturday's Vitality Superleague win against Severn Stars at the Team Bath Arena. On-court tributes to the England skipper, who is retiring to focus on family life, came from current Blue & Gold captain Imogen Allison, England team-mate Layla Guscoth and Team Bath Head Coach Anna Stembridge, while video messages flooded in from around...

VIDEO: Watch Sky Sports highlights and post-match interviews as Team Bath Netball overcome Severn Stars in Superleague derby

23 April 2022

Team Bath Netball got back to winning ways in the 2022 Vitality Superleague on Saturday with a 50-40 victory over local rivals Severn Stars on an emotional afternoon at the Team Bath Arena. The Sky Sports cameras were on hand to capture highlights of the win, which moved the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold back into the top four. And here’s what Player of the Match Layla Guscoth and Team Bath Superleague Head Coach Anna Stembridge had to say after the...

Team Bath Netball determined to regroup after wounded Rhinos inflict Spring Showdown setback during Superleague top-four race

17 April 2022

Anna Stembridge said she felt Easter Sunday’s Spring Showdown defeat to Leeds Rhinos was “a missed opportunity” to keep building momentum in the race for the Vitality Superleague play-off places. A 64-54 reverse to Rhinos at Resorts World Birmingham ended a three-game winning run for the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold and saw them drop back to fifth in the table, three points behind Saracens Mavericks who they still have to face twice this season....

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