News Archive, Category: Netball

A picture of Team Bath Netball's U21 and U19 squads

University of Bath students among next generation of Team Bath Netball stars looking to shine as 2023-24 NPL season begins

29 November 2023

The 2023-24 Netball Performance League (NPL) season gets under way this weekend and Team Bath’s age-group squads are hoping to shine once again on the national stage. All of the teams achieved top-four finishes in their respective leagues last season, with the U21s winning bronze medals for a second successive year. Seven members of that squad – Scarlett Creasey, Ife Danso, Ellie Gabriel, Amaya Herold, Effie Robinson and Super League training partner Lily Jones –...

Team Bath Netball’s Jayda Pechova set for another international milestone after Vitality Roses selection for South Africa series

20 November 2023

Team Bath Netball’s Jayda Pechova will get to experience her first home international series after being named in the Vitality Roses squad for December’s matches against South Africa. The 19-year-old defender earned her selection after impressing on her senior England debut during September’s tour of New Zealand (pictured). She also represented her country at the recent FAST5 World Series, helping the Roses clinch the bronze medal. The matches against South Africa – taking place in...

University of Bath sporting scholars past and present help Vitality Roses win bronze at 2023 FAST5 Netball World Series

12 November 2023

Team Bath’s Jayda Pechova secured the first podium placing of her senior international career when she helped England Netball win bronze at the 2023 FAST5 Netball World Series in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was a second successive appearance at the tournament for the 19-year-old defender, who featured in all six of the Vitality Roses’ matches – starting three of them – during an action-packed weekend of competition. It was bookended by victories over South Africa,...

Team Bath Netball Academy chief Natalie Roddy excited to join Welsh Feathers national coaching set-up at start of new World Cup cycle

10 November 2023

Team Bath Netball Academy Head Coach Natalie Roddy has been appointed as Assistant Coach of the Welsh Feathers international squad at the start of the 2027 Netball World Cup cycle. Roddy will work alongside Wales Head Coach Emily Handyside, a University of Bath alumna who was herself a netball coach at Team Bath under Jess Thirlby and Anna Stembridge. The Feathers have this week announced their squad for the 2023-24 season, with Blue & Gold...

Empowering the next generation as Team Bath Netball stars join St John’s Foundation for Be Inspired event

02 November 2023

Team Bath Netball Super League stars and coaches joined forces with local charity St John’s Foundation to deliver an empowering day for young girls in the Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES) community. The Be Inspired event at Prior Park College focused on building self-confidence and teamwork skills, as well as promoting physical and mental wellbeing. [caption id="attachment_69839" align="alignright" width="292"] Team Bath and Wales star Bethan Dyke speaks to pupils at the Be Inspired event....

Tickets on sale now as Team Bath Netball Tri-Tournament returns ahead of 2024 season featuring London Pulse and Severn Stars

31 October 2023

Netball fans will enjoy a great chance to see three Super League teams in action a month before the 2024 season begins as the popular Team Bath Tri-Tournament returns for another year. Taking place at the Team Bath Arena on Sunday 14th January, this pre-season’s event will see the hosts take on local rivals Severn Stars and 2023 Super League finalists London Pulse in an action-packed round-robin competition. Three matches will be played during the...

Saluting Our Sisters this Black History Month: Sprinter Aleeya Sibbons and netballer Kadeen Corbin celebrate the women who inspire them

26 October 2023

October is Black History Month and to celebrate this year’s theme of Saluting Our Sisters, we spoke to University of Bath student-athlete Aleeya Sibbons and Team Bath Netball’s Kadeen Corbin about the women who have inspired them in their sporting journeys. Aleeya Sibbons; UK Athletics international sprinter; Architecture student (Y3), supported by a Santander Scholarship: “When I thought of Saluting Our Sisters, there were two women that popped into my mind straight away and they...

University of Bath sporting scholar Jayda Pechova heading back to New Zealand with England for FAST5 Netball World Series

13 October 2023

Team Bath Netball’s Jayda Pechova will gain more international experience after being selected to represent the Vitality Roses at the FAST5 Netball World Series in Christchurch, New Zealand from 11-12 November. It will be a second successive appearance at the tournament for the 19-year-old defender, who competed on the senior international stage for the first time at the 2022 event. It is also a quick return to New Zealand for Pechova, who made her senior...

Sporting Wellness partnership to provide Bath Student Performance Sport athletes with access to free mental health support 24/7/365

10 October 2023

Team Bath Student Performance Sport athletes will be able to access free and professional mental health support 24 hours a day thanks to a new partnership with the Sporting Wellness charity. Nearly 300 young people who combine study and performance sport at the University of Bath will benefit from the service, which offers a 24/7/365 support helpline and live chat. They will also be able to arrange counselling, either in person, online or over the...

Phoebe Maslen is a proud captain as Team Bath netballers win gold and silver with England and Wales at Europe Netball U21 Champs

08 October 2023

Team Bath Netball Super League player Phoebe Maslen captained England to victory at the Europe Netball U21 Championship in Sheffield. She was joined in the winning squad by fellow Blue & Gold star Sophie Kelly, NPL player Daisy Harrison and University of Bath Sports Performance fresher Alanna Pullen. Captain Deni Agnew and fellow Sport Management and Coaching student Charlotte Jenning Evans helped Wales secure silver medals. Mid-courter Maslen said: “We went in with high expectations...

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