News Archive, Category: Netball

Australian shooter Beryl Friday joins exciting Team Bath Netball squad for 2018 British Fast5 All-Stars Championship

24 September 2018

It may be Monday but Team Bath Netball have a “Friday” in the squad today announced for the 2018 British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship, taking place from 1-6pm on October 13 at London’s Copper Box Arena. Twice an ANZ title winner with Queensland Firebirds, Australian shooter Beryl Friday has joined an exciting Blue and Gold squad featuring a mix of new and familiar names for the event in which they were runners-up a year ago....

Team Bath Netball, 2017 British Fast5 All-Stars. CREDIT: Chloe Neill

University of Bath student Imogen Allison excited to continue her netball education in Team Bath’s Blue and Gold

22 September 2018

University of Bath student Imogen Allison is looking forward to playing alongside and learning from her idol, Serena Guthrie, after becoming the latest player to re-commit to Team Bath Netball for the 2019 Vitality Superleague campaign. It will be a third successive season in the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold for England U21 international Allison, who has been a dynamic and increasingly influential presence at wing-defence. Jess Thirlby, Team Bath Netball Head Coach, said: “Imogen is one...

Stacey Francis returns to Blue and Gold

Stacey Francis back in Blue and Gold

17 September 2018

Stacey Francis, one of the most popular and successful players in Team Bath Netball’s history, will be putting on the Blue & Gold dress once again after being named as a Worldwide All-Star pick for next month’s British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship. The world-class defender, who has just completed her second Australian Suncorp Super Netball season with Perth-based West Coast Fever, will line up for her former franchise in the fast-paced competition, which is returning...

Sophie Drakeford-Lewis

University of Bath student Sophie Drakeford-Lewis excited to continue sporting eductation with Team Bath Netball

12 September 2018

Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, one of the most exciting young attacking talents in the game, is looking forward to continuing her development with Team Bath Netball after signing on for a second successive Vitality Superleague season. The 19-year-old enjoyed an excellent debut campaign with the Blue & Gold during 2018, establishing herself as a regular starter at goal-attack and impressing supporters and team-mates with her slick combination play, maturity and coolness under pressure. A bronze-medalist with England...

Eboni Beckford-Chambers & Mia Ritchie

Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Mia Ritchie back in Blue & Gold for 2019 Netball Superleague season

10 September 2018

Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Mia Ritchie will be bringing their outstanding talent and experience back to the Blue & Gold for the 2019 Vitality Superleague season after becoming the latest players to recommit to Team Bath Netball. The duo can boast 17 seasons of playing experience between them in the famous Blue & Gold. Inspirational defender Beckford-Chambers, captain of Team Bath for the past three years, was part of the England Netball squad that won a...

University of Bath netball students to learn from Superleague star as Rachel Shaw joins Team Bath coaching staff

05 September 2018

England international Rachel Shaw will combine playing with a new coaching role after committing to Team Bath Netball for the 2019 Vitality Superleague season. The dynamic wing-attack, who first joined the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold in 2013, has taken over from former Superleague-winning captain Asha Francis as Assistant Netball Coach and will work with University of Bath students in British Universities & Colleges Sport [BUCS] competitions. She will also be involved with the Team Bath...

Talented Team Bath Netball trio selected for 2018-19 England Roses Academy squads

03 September 2018

Three rising Team Bath Netball Futures stars have been selected for the 2018-19 England Roses Academy. Rachael Fee, a member of the Blue & Gold’s Exeter Hub who plays either GK or GD, has been named in the England U19 squad. Called up for the U17 squad are attacking talents Rosie Bartlett and Molly Hole, who train at the Cornwall and Dorset Hubs respectively. The trio earned their places after impressing selectors at last week’s...

National Vintage Games to provide enriching sports experience for over-50s for second year at University of Bath

30 August 2018

The National Vintage Games, the UK's first competitive and recreational sports event for the over-50s, is returning to the University of Bath Sports Training Village this weekend. Established in 2017, this year's event - taking place on Sunday, September 2 - is set to be bigger and better with the inclusion of new team events like walking rugby and walking netball alongside returning sports walking football, athletics, swimming, tennis and badminton. All sports will have official adjudication...

Back in Blue and Gold – Serena Guthrie returns to Team Bath Netball for 2019 Vitality Superleague season

29 August 2018

Serena Guthrie, one of the world’s finest netballers and a pivotal player in England’s historic Commonwealth Games success, will be returning to Team Bath Netball for the 2019 Vitality Superleague season. In a major coup for the five-time Superleague champions, Guthrie – a dynamic and inspirational powerhouse for both club and country – will once again don the famous Blue & Gold after spending four successful years playing professionally in New Zealand and Australia. The...

VIDEO: Essential nutrition facts to help you train harder, recover faster and improve performance

24 August 2018

A good nutritional plan is essential to getting the most out of your training and competition.  In the latest of our series of Team Bath health and lifestyle videos, our nutritionists look at three facts you should know that can help you train harder, recover faster and improve your overall performance. We also look at the 'three Rs' of post-exercise nutrition - rehydrate, replenish and rebuild. Watch the videos below and check out the series...

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