News Archive, Category: Netball

Team Bath Netball stars help unbeaten England Roses secure semi-final place at 2019 Netball World Cup

17 July 2019

England clinched their place in the 2019 Netball World Cup semi-finals with a game to spare after beating Trinidad & Tobago 72-46 in Liverpool on Wednesday afternoon. Team Bath Netball’s Serena Guthrie and Eboni Usoro-Brown started once again as the Roses recorded a fifth win from as many games in the tournament, guaranteeing a top-two finish in Group G and a semi-final on Saturday against either defending champions Australia or New Zealand. They – along...

The Team Bath Netball U19 and U17 squads for the 2019 NPL Tournament in Nottingham

Team Bath Netball name U21, U19 and U17 squads for “exciting, fast-paced, action-packed” NPL Tournament in Nottingham

17 July 2019

Nearly a year of preparation and planning will come to fruition when Team Bath Netball field three age-group squads in the England Netball NPL Tournament in Nottingham at the end of this month. The Blue & Gold squads feature an exciting combination of Superleague stars, England age-group internationals and talented youngsters coming through the Team Bath Futures Pathway in the South West of England. Lois Jackson, Team Bath Academy Head Coach, said: “Preparation for this...

Team Bath Netball duo help England make impressive progress through first group stage at 2019 Netball World Cup

15 July 2019

England Netball begin the second preliminary stage of the 2019 Netball World Cup on Monday having topped Group D with three wins from three. Team Bath Netball’s Eboni Usoro-Brown started every game and Serena Guthrie – captain of the Roses – led England out in the first and third matches as the hosts beat Uganda 64-32, Scotland 70-34 and Samoa 90-24 in Liverpool. The standard ramps up now, though, as they head into Group G...

2019 Netball World Cup players past and present

Team Bath players past and present ready to shine at 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool

11 July 2019

The long wait for the 2019 Netball World Cup is nearly over and nine days of top-class international sport is about to get under way in Liverpool. Team Bath Netball co-captains Serena Guthrie and Eboni Usoro-Brown will be key figures in England’s bid to capitalise fully on home advantage and be crowned as World Champions for the first-time ever. But they aren’t the only familiar faces to Blue & Gold fans who will be taking...

Serena Guthrie and Eboni Usoro-Brown ahead of the 2019 Netball World Cup

“Massive moment” awaits Team Bath stars Serena Guthrie and Eboni Usoro-Brown as England hosts 2019 Netball World Cup

09 July 2019

Team Bath Netball co-captains Serena Guthrie and Eboni Usoro-Brown hope that the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool will create a lasting legacy for the sport in this country. Guthrie will skipper the Vitality England Roses during the eagerly-awaited home tournament, which gets under way on Friday (July 12), while club colleague Usoro-Brown is set to win her 100th cap during the nine action-packed days of competition. Both are taking part in their third World...

Harri Cizmic (back right) collects the Most Committed award on behalf of Sophie Drakeford-Lewis as the 2019 TASS Stars Awards

Another prize for Sophie Drakeford-Lewis as student-netballer’s commitment is recognised at 2019 TASS Stars Awards

27 June 2019

Team Bath Netball star and University of Bath sporting scholar Sophie Drakeford-Lewis was among the winners at the 2019 TASS Stars Awards. The Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering student, supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, took the Most Committed award, recognising her dedication to both study and sport including excellent time management and balancing demands. It was collected on her behalf by Team Bath Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach Harri Cizmic at a ceremony in...

More Team Bath Netball opportunities in the South West as Millfield becomes latest Hub in Futures Pathway programme

22 June 2019

Millfield in Somerset, one of the country’s leading sporting schools, has become the latest Hub location for the Soldi-sponsored Team Bath Netball Futures Pathway – developing the next generation of netball talent in the South West. The partnership enhances the strong links already existing between the sporting institutions, with several Millfield pupils having worn the famous Blue & Gold over the years. Former England captain Pamela Cookey first played for Team Bath while studying A-levels...

Netballer Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and pentathlete Olivia Green shortlisted for 2019 TASS Stars Awards

07 June 2019

University of Bath students Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and Olivia Green are among the finalists for the 2019 TASS Stars Awards, which recognise achievements in sport and study in the past year. MJ Church Ambassador Drakeford-Lewis, who studies Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering and is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, has enjoyed a stellar season with Team Bath Netball and was named as the Vitality Superleague Young Player of the Year. She is shortlisted alongside fencer...

Kim Commane and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis

Hat-trick of honours for shooting star Kim Commane at Team Bath Netball end-of-season awards

27 May 2019

Kim Commane’s excellent debut season in the Vitality Superleague ended with her scooping three of the top prizes when Team Bath Netball staged their end-of-season awards dinner. The Australian shooter received 22% of the vote for the coveted Fans’ Player of the Year Award, holding off strong competition from University of Bath students Imogen Allison and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis. She also claimed the Coaches’ Player and Players’ Player of the Year Awards, while attacking partner Drakeford-Lewis...

Team Bath Netball’s Serena Guthrie and Eboni Usoro-Brown named in England Roses squad for 2019 Netball World Cup

23 May 2019

Team Bath Netball co-captains Serena Guthrie and Eboni Usoro-Brown have been named in a 12-strong England Roses squad for this summer’s Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool - with Guthrie selected as captain. Both played key roles in last year’s historic Commonwealth Games success for the Roses and Blue & Gold Superleague Head Coach Anna Stembridge believes they can add another gold medal to their collection when the tournament takes place from July 12-21. “It’s...

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