News Archive, Category: Netball

Christmas comes early for netball fans as Team Bath tri-tournament is broadcast live on BBC Sport

12 December 2018

Team Bath has teamed up with BBC Sport to deliver an early Christmas present for netball fans ahead of a massive 2019 for the sport. The annual Blue & Gold tri-tournament – taking place at the Team Bath Arena on Saturday (December 15) – will, for a second successive year, be broadcast to a national audience on the BBC Sport website (click here to watch) and app. The full event, which sees an exciting new-look Team...

Abi Robson and Amanda Varey, Team Bath Netball

Abi Robson looks forward to second Superleague season as Wales star Amanda Varey returns to Blue & Gold

04 December 2018

Rising star Abi Robson and experienced international Amanda Varey are the two latest player to be confirmed in the Team Bath Netball squad for the 2019 Vitality Superleague season. Nineteen-year-old Robson, a Geography student at the University of the West of England in Bristol, made her Superleague debut last season and plays at both wing-defence and centre. She has international age-group experience with England, helping both the U17 and U21 teams to victory in Netball...

Shooter Kim Commane sets sights on silverware after joining Team Bath Netball for 2019 Vitality Superleague season

28 November 2018

After helping two teams reach finals in her native Australia this year, new recruit Kim Commane is determined to go one step further when she lines up for Team Bath Netball in the 2019 Vitality Superleague. The 30-year-old specialist shooter brings bags of experience to the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold having won the 2009 World Youth Championships with Australia U21 and played professionally down under, first with New South Wales Swifts in the ANZ Championship...

Blue & Gold Superleague stars share their knowledge with next generation of netballers during Futures Academy Day

26 November 2018

Nearly 100 aspiring Team Bath Netball stars got to learn from current Blue & Gold Superleague players and coaches during an inspirational Futures Academy Day at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday. Teenage players travelled from the Futures Academies and Hubs across the South West to take part in the event, designed to allow the athletes and coaches to meet and learn from each other. The day started with a presentation on...

Olympic and World Champions among University-based winners at 2018 Bath Sports Awards

21 November 2018

Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold, World Champion Vicky Holland and Paralympic silver-medallist Piers Gilliver were among the University of Bath-based athletes, coaches and clubs to enjoy success at the 2018 Bath Chronicle Sports Awards. Yarnold, who made history by successfully defending her women’s skeleton crown at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, was named as Sports Personality of the Year for a second time having also won in 2015. Her success came after British Skeleton, based...

Tom Dean, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, Tim Nurse and Sarah Jackson are the new MJ Church Ambassadors for 2018-19

Quartet of international title-winning student-athletes join family of MJ Church Ambassadors for 2018-19

20 November 2018

Two European Champions, a World Youth Champion and a title-winning GB Hockey star have joined the family of talented Team Bath athletes who will be sporting Ambassadors for MJ Church during 2018-19. Swimmer Tom Dean, netballer Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, windsurfer Sarah Jackson and hockey player Tim Nurse will help to bring Team Bath’s thriving partnership with MJ Church alive by attending events and inspiring the company’s staff and their families, as well as customers and stakeholders,...

Team Bath Netball won the 2018 tri-tournament at Loughborough Lightning

Team Bath Netball up and running in pre-season with two tri-tournament victories in Loughborough

12 November 2018

Team Bath Netball made an encouraging start to their pre-season fixtures as they recorded two well-earned victories in a tri-tournament hosted by Loughborough Lightning on Saturday. All 14 players in the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold squad got court time as they stepped up their preparations for the 2019 Vitality Superleague campaign, which begins in January - click here for ticket information. After beating Strathclyde Sirens 39-33 in their opening match, Team Bath found themselves six...

Team Bath Netball star Serena Guthrie to captain England as Roses host Uganda She Cranes in three-match test series

08 November 2018

Returning Team Bath Netball star Serena Guthrie will captain England when the Roses play their first home test series since being crowned as Commonwealth Games champions this year. Eboni Usoro-Brown (nee Beckford-Chambers) and former Blue & Gold players Layla Guscoth, Rachel Dunn and Sasha Corbin are also in Tracey Neville’s 12-strong squad for the three-match Vitality Netball International Series against Uganda She Cranes. Guthrie, who has rejoined Team Bath for the 2019 Superleague season, said:...

Beryl Friday fulfils England ambition as Australian attacker joins Team Bath Netball for 2019 Superleague season

30 October 2018

Versatile Australian attacker Beryl Friday says she has fulfilled a long-term ambition after joining Team Bath Netball for the 2019 Vitality Superleague season. The 24-year-old made her first appearance in Blue & Gold during the British Fast5 All-Stars Championships recently, impressing with her composure and energy in attack. Now Friday – a former ANZ champion with Queensland Firebirds – will bring those talents to Team Bath’s Superleague squad for the new season and is looking...

Stacey Francis reflects on her Team Bath return and the Blue & Gold’s massive contribution to the netball world

21 October 2018

Stacey Francis says she loved being back with Team Bath Netball this month and has been reflecting with pride on the Blue & Gold’s legacy within the netball world. The legendary defender, a key member of all five Team Bath Superleague-winning squads and University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport inductee, put on the famous colours once again for the recent British Fast5 All-Stars Championship. “It was awesome,” she told The Netball Show podcast....

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