News Archive, Category: Netball

Defenders Tash Pavelin and Jayda Pechova among four Team Bath Netball players selected for 2024-25 Roses programmes

22 May 2024

Tash Pavelin will join fellow Team Bath Netball defender Jayda Pechova in the Vitality Roses programme for the 2024-25 season. Goal-defence Pavelin is one of three players elevated to the full-time programme from the Future Roses, whose newly-announced contingent includes Blue & Gold Super League stars Sophie Kelly and Phoebe Maslen. University of Bath Sports Performance student Pechova, supported by a Trendell Sporting Scholarship, continues in the Vitality Roses programme for a second successive year...

Team Bath Netball “keep reinforcing the positives” ahead of last 2024 Super League home games against Thunder and Sirens

19 May 2024

Team Bath Netball go into their last two home matches of the 2024 Super League campaign determined to “keep reinforcing the positives” as they look to gain some reward for their improving performances. Wins have proved elusive for the youthful Blue & Gold squad since the opening weekend but they have been much improved collectively and individually, particularly during the second half of the season when they have been right in contention for long periods...

Team Bath Netball continue to show progress and potential in defeat to defending Super League champs Loughborough Lightning

10 May 2024

Title-chasing Loughborough Lightning left with the predicted victory but Team Bath Netball can take huge credit and confidence from their performance against the defending Super League champions. Another 1,300-strong crowd in the Team Bath Arena saw the Blue & Gold battle throughout while also producing some wonderful passages of play which demonstrated their ability and potential right across the court. Team Bath didn’t quite hit their pre-match target of keeping to within 20 goals of...

A picture of Australian shooter Sloan Burton in action for Team Bath Netball in their Super League match against Surrey Storm on 4th May 2024. CREDIT: Will Cooper/Fever Pitch

Team Bath Netball’s late surge fall short as Surrey Storm win closely-contested Super League showdown

04 May 2024

Team Bath Netball were not quite able to chase down Surrey Storm in the final quarter as, despite a strong first half, the hosts slipped to a narrow 63-56 defeat in Saturday's Super League showdown. A solid first half from the Blue & Gold, who were cheered on by a supportive crowd of 1,200, saw them trail by just four goals at the interval but a feisty third quarter allowed Storm to pull ahead and...

A picture of some of the winners at the 2024 Blues Awards, the annual celebration of student sport at the University of Bath.

Jamie Cubitt wins Sports Personality of the Year as University of Bath’s thriving student sport scene is celebrated at 50th Blues Awards

02 May 2024

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the Blues Awards, the annual celebration of student sport at the University of Bath, with the 2024 presentation evening once again taking place at the historic Roman Baths and Pump Room in Bath city centre. The Blues Awards is a University of Bath event, sponsored by Team Bath Gym suppliers Matrix Fitness, which The SU Bath [Students Union] and Department for Sports Development and Recreation (DSDR) support together....

Team Bath Netball's Tash Pavelin in action against Saracens Mavericks during the 2024 Netball Super League season

Team Bath Netball heading into May home run in positive mood after encouraging Super League displays on the road

30 April 2024

A busy May featuring four home matches in as many weeks awaits Team Bath Netball, who are looking to build on two encouraging performances on the road. Surrey Storm are the first visitors to the Team Bath Arena this Saturday (4pm centre-pass) before the Blue & Gold test themselves against the Super League’s top two, Loughborough Lightning on Friday 10th and Manchester Thunder on Friday 24th (both 7.30pm). Team Bath will also play host to Strathclyde Sirens on Friday 31st, as well as visit Leeds...

A picture of Sophie Kelly shooting for Team Bath Netball in their Super League match against London Pulse at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday 20th April 2024

Stunning shooting show powers London Pulse to home win over Team Bath Netball as second half of Super League season begins

21 April 2024

Team Bath Netball began the second half of the 2024 Netball Super League season with a 76-50 away defeat against title contenders London Pulse. The game was well contested in the first half, with the Blue & Gold only trailing 36-26 at the interval, but a stunning shooting display from Pulse – who missed just two shots all evening – saw them pull clear during a dominant third quarter. The final 15 minutes was much more closely fought...

SU Bath Sport officer Abbie Watkin (front) and members of the University of Bath Women's Rugby Club celebrate Bath's Varsity victory against Cardiff Met at the Team Bath Sports Training Village on Wednesday 17th April 2024. CREDIT: Nick Perry.

Thousands of students enjoy another Varsity victory for University of Bath in annual student-sport match against Cardiff Met

18 April 2024

More than 4,000 students enjoyed a fantastic day of student sport in the Team Bath Sports Training Village and Founders Hall when the University of Bath hosted the seventh annual Varsity match against Cardiff Met. The atmosphere was electric throughout the day as 42 teams competed across 12 sports - badminton, football, hockey, lacrosse, netball, rugby union, squash, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wheelchair basketball. There was also a mascot race and a...

Anna Stembridge (left) and Jess Thirlby are presented to the Team Bath Netball home crowd after being officially inducted to the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport in April 2024

Team Bath Netball legends Anna Stembridge and Jess Thirlby inducted into University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

15 April 2024

Anna Stembridge and Jess Thirlby, who have both made significant contributions to netball at Team Bath and internationally, have been officially inducted into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. The duo, England Head Coaches past and present respectively, were players for Team Bath during the club’s formative years before forging an outstanding coaching partnership which saw them guide the Blue & Gold to several Super League titles and nurture the talents of...

Battle of the Bridge proves hard-fought as Cardiff Dragons take the Super League spoils at Team Bath Netball

12 April 2024

Round One of the Battle of the Bridge proved to be a barnstormer but it was Cardiff Dragons who came out on top as they beat Severn rivals Team Bath Netball 52-46 in Friday’s televised Super League match. A 1,200-strong crowd in the Team Bath Arena and viewers on Sky Sports were treated to a cracking contest which was level after the first quarter and had just two goals in it at half-time. A strong...

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