News Archive, Category: Netball

Experience life as a Team Bath Futures athlete by coming along to free talent development taster day during February half-term

25 January 2023

Young athletes looking to progress in their sporting journey are being invited to attend a free Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme taster day during the February 2023 half-term. Taking place at the Team Bath Sports Training Village (STV) from 9-11am on Thursday 16th February, the session is open to all aged between 10 and 18 who compete in sport or show great athletic potential. Futures athletes access bespoke weekly coaching sessions in Team Bath’s...

Lily-May Catling and Betsy Creak excited and honoured to lead Team Bath Netball into 2023 Super League campaign

17 January 2023

Lily-May Catling says it is “a huge privilege and honour” after being appointed as Team Bath Netball’s Super League captain for the 2023 season. Wales Commonwealth Games shooter Betsy Creak is proud to be the versatile defender’s vice-captain following an innovative selection process that involved written applications, interviews and a vote from the Haines Watts-sponsored Super League squad. “To be voted in as captain by my team-mates is pretty special,” said Catling, who first joined...

Team Bath’s Imogen Allison helps Vitality Roses to series win over Jamaica as student Jayda Pechova gains more England experience

16 January 2023

Team Bath Netball’s Imogen Allison started all three matches as the Vitality Roses recorded a thrilling 2-1 series victory over Commonwealth Games silver-medallists Jamaica in their first matches of the 2023 Netball World Cup year. Allison lined up at wing-defence during an excellent 73-52 victory for England in the opening match at Manchester’s AO Arena on Wednesday. She moved to centre for the weekend’s back-to-back fixtures at London’s Copper Box Arena, which saw the Sunshine...

Team Bath and England defender Tash Pavelin to miss 2023 Netball Super League season through injury

06 January 2023

England defender Tash Pavelin has sadly been ruled out of Team Bath Netball’s 2023 Netball Super League season after suffering an injury during training. The talented goal-defence and wing-defence has unfortunately ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her knee and faces a lengthy period of rehabilitation. Alicia John, Team Bath Netball Manager, said: “The whole Team Bath community wishes Tash the very best for a full recovery and offers its full support – we are thinking of...

More than 100 international medals won and new elite training centres opened during a stunning sporting 2022 at University of Bath

26 December 2022

World, European and Commonwealth champions were crowned, more than 100 international medals were won and new elite training centres were opened during another unforgettable year of sport at the University of Bath. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games saw 37 sportspeople who train, study or studied at the University of Bath – named as the University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 – compete across nine different sports...

Team Bath trio in Vitality Roses squads for January matches as Jayda Pechova earns BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year nomination

12 December 2022

Team Bath Netball Super League trio Imogen Allison, Tash Pavelin and Jayda Pechova will be on international duty in January after England today named three Vitality Roses squads for matches at the start of a World Cup year. Allison is named in a 16-strong squad for the Roses’ three-match series against Commonwealth Games silver-medallists Jamaica, with fixtures being played at the AO Arena in Manchester (11th January) and London’s Copper Box Arena (14th and 15th...

Plenty of great netball for big crowd to enjoy as Team Bath make “positive” start to pre-season at entertaining home tri-tournament

06 December 2022

Team Bath Netball Head Coach Asha Francis says her new-look Super League squad will take plenty of positives from their first pre-season run-out in Saturday’s home tri-tournament. An 800-strong crowd enjoyed three well-contested games at the Team Bath Arena as the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold hosted fellow Super League clubs London Pulse and Saracens Mavericks. It was Pulse who took home the Lyn Gunson Trophy after beating Team Bath 36-26 and Mavericks 40-39, with...

New signings on show as Team Bath Netball host London Pulse and Saracens Mavericks in tri-tournament – last tickets remaining!

02 December 2022

Netball fans will have their first chance to see Team Bath, London Pulse and Saracens Mavericks in action this pre-season on Saturday when the Super League teams meet in an eagerly-anticipated tri-tournament at the Team Bath Arena. The hosts, sponsored by Haines Watts, feature five of their summer signings in their match-day squad, with Bethan Dyke, Jayda Pechova and Ali Wilshier in line to wear the Blue & Gold for the first time. Summer Artman...

Super League and international players among talented Team Bath Netball age-group squads selected for 2022-23 season

01 December 2022

England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Wales senior and age-group internationals are among the 69 players selected in Team Bath Netball’s Netball Performance League (NPL) and Player Development Programme (PDP) squads for the 2022-23 season. The U21s, looking to build on last season’s double bronze-medal success in the national league and knockout competitions, include four members of Team Bath’s Super League squad – goal-keeper Jayda Pechova, mid-courter Phoebe Maslen and attackers Sophie Kelly and...

Former Super League player Chani Wopara returns to Team Bath Netball as new Assistant Coach as 2023 season preparations continue

22 November 2022

Former Team Bath Netball defender Chani Wopara says she is relishing working with a youthful squad eager to learn and improve after returning to the club as Assistant Super League Coach for the 2023 season. Wopara, who first joined the club at NPL age-group level in 2005, represented the Blue & Gold during the 2012 Super League campaign and helped them reach the semi-finals. Among her team-mates that year was Kadeen Corbin, who has also...

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