News Archive, Category: Netball

Sophie Kelly shoots for goal during Team Bath Netball's Super League Season Opener win against Strathclyde Sirens, February 2024

Confident start to 2024 Super League campaign as Team Bath hold off Strathclyde Sirens surge to record Season Opener success

18 February 2024

Team Bath Netball produced a performance of “pure grit and determination” as they saw off a fierce fightback from Strathclyde Sirens to make a winning start to the 2024 Super League season. The Blue & Gold, inspired by a superb display from goal attack Sophie Kelly, led by four at half-time of Saturday’s Season Opener in Nottingham before their Scottish opponents rallied to take a 40-39 lead into the final 15 minutes. [caption id="attachment_70214" align="alignright"...

Team Bath have early starring role as Netball Super League announces broadcast deal with Sky Sports and BBC Sport

14 February 2024

Team Bath Netball’s first three games of the 2024 Super League season will be live-streamed as part of a landmark broadcast arrangement with both Sky Sports and BBC Sport. The Season Opener event on Saturday 17th February – including the Blue & Gold’s match against Strathclyde Sirens at 2.30pm – is being shown live on both Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports YouTube. Team Bath will then feature in the first two matches to be...

Team Bath Netball 2024 Super League leadership group. (From left) Lisa Putt, Bethan Dyke and Kirsty Harris. CREDIT: Team Bath Netball/Anna Barclay

Bethan Dyke says captaincy role is “truly special” as Team Bath Netball announce leadership group for 2024 Super League season

05 February 2024

Wales international Bethan Dyke says she is proud to be named as Team Bath Netball captain for the 2024 Super League campaign. The 29-year-old, a veteran of five major international tournaments and going into her second season in the Blue & Gold, is joined in a new-look leadership group by fellow mid-courter Kirsty Harris and overseas defender Lisa Putt. “It is such an honour to be named as captain,” said Dyke, who has also this...

Members of the Team Bath Netball Senior (top) and Junior (below) Player Development Programme squads for the 2024 season.

New Player Development Programme and Futures squads mean nearly 100 aspiring netballers now benefit from Team Bath coaching

03 February 2024

Team Bath Netball have named three additional squads designed to help retain and develop more talent from across the South West, as well as provide a link between NPL and Super League squads. The Player Development Programme (PDP) is split into two squads, Junior for U17s and Senior for U19s, while the Team Bath Futures squad - featuring a host of University of Bath students and graduates - is for U23 players who have progressed...

Kirsty Harris in front of a capacity crowd at the Team Bath Netball Tri-Tournament in January 2024

Plenty of learning to be taken from sell-out home Tri-Tournament as Team Bath Netball continue build-up to 2024 Super League season

14 January 2024

Asha Francis says her Team Bath Netball players will have learnt plenty from their performances in Sunday’s sell-out Tri-Tournament against Super League rivals Severn Stars and London Pulse. An action-packed afternoon saw Stars secure the Lyn Gunson Trophy – named after the Team Bath coaching great – with a 53-34 win over the hosts and 46-40 success against Pulse, who then beat Team Bath 42-32 in the third round-robin fixture. Head Coach Francis was pleased...

Bethan Dyke (left) and Ellen Morgan of Team Bath Netball have been selected to represent the Welsh Feathers in their January 2024 Test Series against Uganda.

Bethan Dyke takes on leadership role as Team Bath Netball trio earn Welsh Feathers call-up for Uganda series

06 January 2024

Team Bath Netball Super League star Bethan Dyke has been named as Welsh Feathers co-captain for this week's home Test Series against Uganda. The vastly-experienced mid-courter is joined in the squad by Super League training partner Ellen Morgan and training associate Megan Pilkington. Wales, coached by former Team Bath coach Emily Handysides and current Academy Head Coach Natalie Roddy, are playing three matches against the She Cranes, on Wednesday 10th (7pm), Friday 12th (7pm) and...

A composite graphic featuring University of Bath-based athletes (clockwise from top left) Piers Gilliver, Joe Choong, Matt Weston, Suzanna Hext, the Bath women's 1sts tennis team, four-man bobsleigh, James Guy and Tom Dean, and Suzanna Hext who have all enjoyed success during 2023

Six World Champions crowned, hundreds of athletes hosted and student success – another stellar year of sport at University of Bath

20 December 2023

With the dawn of a new Olympic and Paralympic year upon us, University of Bath-based sportspeople will be looking to build on the outstanding global success they enjoyed during a memorable 2023. Six athletes were crowned as World Champions – Joe Choong (modern pentathlon); Matt Weston (skeleton); Tom Dean, James Guy and Suzanna Hext (swimming); and Piers Gilliver (wheelchair fencing) – while others secured historic podium placings and continental crowns. In total a stunning 74...

Team Bath Netball's Jayda Pechova helped England beat South Africa in the Vitality Netball International Series played in December 2023. MUST CREDIT: Morgan Harlow.

Happy home debut as University of Bath sporting scholar Jayda Pechova helps Vitality Roses secure series win over South Africa

11 December 2023

Team Bath Netball’s Jayda Pechova helped England secure a hard-earned Vitality Netball International Series victory over South Africa. It was a first Vitality Roses senior appearance on home soil for the 19-year-old defender, who came off the bench in all three matches as England eventually came out on top 2-1 overall. University of Bath Trendell Sporting Scholar Pechova’s home debut came in the closing stages of Wednesday’s 54-51 victory in front of a record crowd...

A picture of the 2023-24 University of Bath sporting scholars - (from left) Alanna Pullen, Luke Ball, Ella Fullman, Jenny Hesketh, (inset) Jack Skerry and Robbie Hemmings

England internationals, European medallists and aspiring Olympians among new University of Bath sporting scholars for 2023-24

04 December 2023

An England Rugby captain, rising netball star and aspiring Olympians in athletics, rowing and swimming are among the high-performing University of Bath student-athletes to be awarded sporting scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year. British Swimming Performance Centre duo Robbie Hemmings and Jack Skerry, England U21 netballer Alanna Pullen, national high jump champion Luke Ball and European U19 rowing medallist Ella Fullman are all in their first year of combining sport and study at the University,...

Team Bath Netball U21s ahead of their 2023-24 NPL season opener against North East Phoenix

Team Bath Netball U21s and U19s head into first home matches with spirits high after winning starts to new NPL season

03 December 2023

Team Bath Netball’s U21s and U19s both made impressive starts to their NPL campaigns with victory over North East Phoenix in Saturday’s Season Opener event at the University of Nottingham. The U21s (pictured top), coached by Natalie Roddy and Anya Le Monnier, were in fine form as they recorded a 72-29 success, the biggest winning margin of the weekend. England U21 international Daisy Harrison’s dynamic defending made her the opposition’s pick as player of the...

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