News Archive, Category: Netball

Breakthrough Welsh shooting “gem” Betsy Creak all set for debut Superleague season with Team Bath Netball

18 November 2019

She made her international debut for Wales this year and now breakthrough shooting star Betsy Creak is all set for her first-ever Vitality Superleague campaign after joining Team Bath Netball for 2020. The 23-year-old impressed Blue & Gold Superleague Head Coach Anna Stembridge with some eye-catching displays in Wales’ Summer Series against the likes of South Africa and Northern Ireland. Now, having made the step-up from club and student netball in Bristol, Creak is determined...

Laura Rudland ready to take her game to the next level with Team Bath Netball during 2020 Superleague season

16 November 2019

Laura Rudland is ready to “hit the ground running” after committing to Team Bath Netball for the 2020 Vitality Superleague campaign. It will be the talented attacker’s second successive Superleague season in Blue & Gold – her third in total – and she is looking forward to building on her impactful performances from 2019. “This is the first time I have done two consecutive seasons with the same club and I think that will really...

England star Summer Artman ready for big year with club and country after recommitting to Team Bath Netball

12 November 2019

England star Summer Artman is excited to help Team Bath Netball build on the promise shown last season after being confirmed in Blue & Gold for the 2020 Vitality Superleague campaign. Artman underlined her status as one of the country’s most talented young defenders with a string of impressive performances alongside Eboni Usoro-Brown as Team Bath finished third overall in the 2019 Superleague. She is confident they will be challenging for the title when the...

“Maturity beyond her years” – young hot-shot Hannah Passmore back with Team Bath Netball for 2020 Vitality Superleague season

04 November 2019

Teenage shooting star Hannah Passmore is excited to continue her “amazing learning curve” with Team Bath Netball after being named in their 2020 Vitality Superleague squad. It is a second successive Superleague campaign for the 18-year-old, who is delighted to be continuing her netball education at a club where she has already excelled at many levels through the Blue & Gold’s performance pathway. Passmore gained more invaluable top-flight experience last month when she represented Team...

Young Player of the Year and emerging England Netball star Sophie Drakeford-Lewis back with Team Bath for 2020 Superleague season

29 October 2019

She is the current Vitality Superleague Young Player of the Year, one of the brightest stars in the new generation of England Roses – and she is back in Blue & Gold for 2020. Sophie Drakeford-Lewis is today confirmed as a Team Bath Netball player for a third successive Superleague season and, as part of the new-look England squad as well, she is eagerly looking forward to a big year ahead. “I am really excited...

Get ready for The BiG Showdown – Team Bath Netball to stage six-club, two-day pre-season tournament in December

22 October 2019

Team Bath Netball's annual pre-season tournament is returning in December - and this year it is bigger and better than ever. Instead of the three teams of recent years, there will be SIX competing over two action-packed days in The BiG Showdown at the Team Bath Arena to be the first-ever winners of the Lyn Gunson Trophy – named in honour of the legendary coach and player-development guru who made such an impact with Team...

(From left) Jo Muir, Francesca Summers, Kate French and Jess Varley won women's team gold at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Pentathlon GB and England Netball among team nominees for The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2019

21 October 2019

The Pentathlon GB women’s squad and an England Netball squad featuring Team Bath’s Serena Guthrie and Eboni Usoro-Brown are among the Team of the Year nominees for The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2019. It has been a stellar year for the modern pentathletes based at the University of Bath with the women’s trio of Kate French, Jo Muir and Francesca Summers winning team gold at the European Championships – staged at the...

Netball provides the catalyst for sparky debate as business, adventuring, charity and sport learn from each other

15 October 2019

Team Bath Netball provided the catalyst which saw experts from business, sport, adventuring, education and charity exchanging knowledge on how to handle pressure during an evening function at Spaces in central Bath last week. Chaired by Stuart Doughty, from Centurion Chartered Financial Planners, speakers included Caroline Connellan, CEO of Brooks Macdonald, Martin Hewitt, adventurer and expedition leader, and Blue & Gold netball star Eboni Usoro-Brown, a Commonwealth and World medallist with England. During a lively...

Fast5 Champs provide an “invaluable opportunity” for learning and experience as Team Bath Netball start pre-season preparations

12 October 2019

Anna Stembridge says that Team Bath Netball’s younger players will have learnt plenty from their experience at the 2019 British Fast5 Netball All-Star Championships. The Blue & Gold played their part in two hugely entertaining contests at a sell-out Copper Box Arena in London but failed to progress after being beaten 40-28 by Celtic Dragons and 36-23 by Saracens Mavericks. The latter match finished three seconds early after the netball hoop was snapped by a...

Team Bath Netball name exciting squad for 2019 British Fast5 All-Stars Championships

08 October 2019

New Team Bath Netball Head Coach Jo Vann says she is looking forward to her first experience of the British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championships, which are taking place in London this weekend. Vann will be on the bench as assistant to Superleague Head Coach Anna Stembridge for the first time since her return to the club she served so well as a player when the Copper Box Arena hosts the fast-paced, short-form version of the...

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