News Archive, Category: Netball

Sporting scholar Hannah Passmore among trio of Team Bath Netball rising stars selected in England Roses U21 and U19 squads

13 July 2021

Team Bath Netball’s Rachael Fee, Hannah Passmore and Molly Hole have all been named in the England Netball Roses age-group squads after successfully trialling over the weekend. Defender Fee and shooter Passmore, a University of Bath sporting scholar, have both been members of the Blue & Gold’s Superleague squad, with the latter making her top-flight debut against London Pulse earlier this year. They have been selected into the Roses U21 Programme for 2021 and have also been named in...

(From left) Kim Borger, Imogen Allison, Betsy Creak and Serena Guthrie with their awards

Team Bath Netball’s Superleague players, coaches and staff celebrate memorable year at end-of-season awards presentation evening

01 July 2021

Imogen Allison, Kim Borger, Betsy Creak and Serena Guthrie were among the award winners when Team Bath Netball staged their end-of-season celebrations at Castle Farm near Bath this week. There was double delight for England international Allison following her fantastic performances at wing-defence during 2021 as she claimed both the Coaches’ and Fans’ Player of the Year awards, receiving a quarter of the 800 votes cast by Blue & Gold supporters in a hotly-contested online...

Team Bath Netball have to settle for silver as Loughborough Lightning take the spoils in 2021 Vitality Superleague Grand Final

27 June 2021

Team Bath Netball were unable to finish a superb Vitality Superleague season as champions after they went down fighting to Loughborough Lightning in Sunday’s Grand Final at London’s Copper Box Arena. The Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold were seeking their first title since 2013 but it was old rivals Lightning, under the guidance of former Team Bath star Sara Francis-Bayman, who deservedly took the honours after an outstanding performance. Strong finishes to both the first...

‘Buzzing’ Team Bath Netball through to Vitality Superleague Grand Final after overcoming Manchester Thunder in epic contest

26 June 2021

Team Bath Netball are through to their first Vitality Superleague Grand Final for eight years after coming out on top in a magnificent contest against Manchester Thunder at London’s Copper Box Arena. A sensational semi-final saw the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold battle back from an early deficit to edge the first quarter 12-10. Inspired by some phenomenal defending, relentless drive from mid-court and clinical attacking, they increased the gap to three goals at half-time...

“These are the games you train for” – Team Bath Netball stars excited for Vitality Superleague Finals Weekend with sixth title the goal

25 June 2021

Team Bath Netball’s players are going into the Vitality Superleague Finals Weekend excited, refocussed and determined to crown a brilliant season by lifting a first title since 2013. Some fantastic team and individual performances saw the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold lead the table for much of the 2021 campaign before a couple of disappointing defeats in their last two matches saw them eventually finish third overall. However, it was only goal difference that could...

Last-day defeat to Loughborough Lightning means Team Bath will face Manchester Thunder in Vitality Superleague semi-finals

21 June 2021

Team Bath Netball will play Manchester Thunder in the Vitality Superleague semi-finals after defeat to Loughborough Lightning in the final match of the regular season saw them finish third overall. Monday’s 54-35 reverse at the Copper Box Arena saw the Haines Watt-sponsored Blue & Gold finish behind Lightning and Thunder on goal difference, with all three teams locked on 51 points having recorded an impressive 17 wins from their 20 matches. There was little to...

Frustrating first quarter leaves Team Bath Netball with too much to do as superb Saracens Mavericks complete Vitality Superleague double

13 June 2021

Top-four chasing Saracens Mavericks produced a fantastic all-round performance to inflict only the second defeat of the 2021 Vitality Superleague season on Team Bath Netball. The Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold were edged out by one goal when the old rivals met earlier in the season but they were on the back foot throughout today’s match at London’s Copper Box Arena. Mavericks, who needed the points to maintain their semi-final bid, stormed into a seven-goal...

Blue & Gold legend Mia Ritchie returns to Team Bath Netball squad for crucial last month of 2021 Vitality Superleague season

11 June 2021

Team Bath Netball legend Mia Ritchie has returned to the Blue & Gold for the final month of the 2021 Vitality Superleague season after being named as an injury replacement for Jess Shaw. The vastly-experienced mid-courter, dubbed the ‘pocket rocket’, was a key player for Team Bath for 11 consecutive Superleague seasons before taking time out this year to focus on personal and professional development off court. She has been back in training since April,...

Wales call on Team Bath Netball shooter Betsy Creak for important year of Commonwealth Games and World Cup qualification

10 June 2021

Team Bath Netball shooter Betsy Creak has been named in the Wales squad for the 2021 season. It is a big year ahead for Creak and her international colleagues, with qualification for both the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and 2023 Netball World Cup to be won. Creak made her Wales debut in 2019 after successfully trialling while playing club netball for Premier Romans in Bristol, and it was during that summer international series that her...

‘Endeavour and attention to detail’ rewarded as Team Bath Netball star Rachel Shaw is named Rengen Player of the Month for May

02 June 2021

Influential attacker Rachel Shaw has been named as Team Bath Netball’s Rengen Player of the Month for May. The wing-attack has been a key figure for the Blue & Gold on and off the court for the past few years and her consistently excellent performances during May were capped with a first player of the match award of the season following Saturday's impressive win against Strathclyde Sirens. After the match, Team Bath Superleague Head Coach Anna Stembridge...

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