News Archive, Category: Netball

Standing ovation for Serena Guthrie as netball legend is inducted into University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

07 December 2019

Team Bath and England legend Serena Guthrie received a standing ovation from appreciative netball fans and fellow players when she was inducted into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport during The BiG Showdown pre-season tournament. Guthrie, recognised as one of the world’s finest mid-court players and an inspiration for club and country, was welcomed into the Hall of Fame by University of Bath Vice-President for Student Experience Dr Cassie Wilson during an...

Title favourites Mavericks, home side Team Bath and Knights all level mid-way on Day One

07 December 2019

With three matches gone at The BiG Showdown, Team Bath and Saracens Mavericks both have three points apiece as do Knights who provided the early upset, taking the victory over Surrey Storm. Team Bath v Severn Stars Team Bath started brightly with a 36-23 win over near-neighbours Severn Stars.  They led throughout in an encounter marked by pace and precision in attack with some flying and crowd-pleasing ‘takes’ in the circle from both Kim Commane...

Exciting new generation of Blue & Gold stars ready to start NPL campaigns against Loughborough Lightning at Worcester Arena

05 December 2019

Two talented young Team Bath Netball squads will start their 2019-20 Netball Performance League (NPL) campaigns this weekend when they visit the Worcester Arena for the big season opener. Both the U21s (pictured), coached by Nikki Lloyd and assistants Sara Bell and Denise Ellis, and U19s, coached by Lois Jackson and assistant Natalie Roddy, will face Loughborough Lightning on Saturday (December 7) at 10am and 12pm respectively. This year’s 15-strong U21 squad includes Blue &...

Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, Khanyisa Chawane and Summer Artman ahead of England's netball series in South Africa, November 2019

England and South Africa internationals among big stars set to shine at Team Bath Netball’s The BiG Showdown tournament

03 December 2019

Eight players who featured in the international test series between England and South Africa are among star-studded squads provisionally announced for this weekend’s The BiG Showdown tournament at Team Bath Netball. Roses stars Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and Summer Artman will be on the same side as Proteas ace Khanyisa Chawane this time as they run-out in the Blue & Gold of the host club for the two-day pre-season showdown, taking place at the Team Bath Arena...

“It feels like I’ve never been away” – sporting scholar Tash Pavelin back in Blue & Gold for 2020 Netball Superleague season

21 November 2019

Tash Pavelin says she didn’t appreciate how much she had missed Team Bath Netball before returning to the squad for the 2020 Vitality Netball Superleague season. The University of Bath student made her Superleague debut for the Blue & Gold in 2018 before spending last year in Kent on placement with pharmaceutical giants Pfizer as part of her Natural Sciences course. She trained with Saracens Mavericks during that time, representing the U21s in the Netball...

Breakthrough Welsh shooting “gem” Betsy Creak all set for debut Superleague season with Team Bath Netball

18 November 2019

She made her international debut for Wales this year and now breakthrough shooting star Betsy Creak is all set for her first-ever Vitality Superleague campaign after joining Team Bath Netball for 2020. The 23-year-old impressed Blue & Gold Superleague Head Coach Anna Stembridge with some eye-catching displays in Wales’ Summer Series against the likes of South Africa and Northern Ireland. Now, having made the step-up from club and student netball in Bristol, Creak is determined...

Laura Rudland ready to take her game to the next level with Team Bath Netball during 2020 Superleague season

16 November 2019

Laura Rudland is ready to “hit the ground running” after committing to Team Bath Netball for the 2020 Vitality Superleague campaign. It will be the talented attacker’s second successive Superleague season in Blue & Gold – her third in total – and she is looking forward to building on her impactful performances from 2019. “This is the first time I have done two consecutive seasons with the same club and I think that will really...

England star Summer Artman ready for big year with club and country after recommitting to Team Bath Netball

12 November 2019

England star Summer Artman is excited to help Team Bath Netball build on the promise shown last season after being confirmed in Blue & Gold for the 2020 Vitality Superleague campaign. Artman underlined her status as one of the country’s most talented young defenders with a string of impressive performances alongside Eboni Usoro-Brown as Team Bath finished third overall in the 2019 Superleague. She is confident they will be challenging for the title when the...

“Maturity beyond her years” – young hot-shot Hannah Passmore back with Team Bath Netball for 2020 Vitality Superleague season

04 November 2019

Teenage shooting star Hannah Passmore is excited to continue her “amazing learning curve” with Team Bath Netball after being named in their 2020 Vitality Superleague squad. It is a second successive Superleague campaign for the 18-year-old, who is delighted to be continuing her netball education at a club where she has already excelled at many levels through the Blue & Gold’s performance pathway. Passmore gained more invaluable top-flight experience last month when she represented Team...

Young Player of the Year and emerging England Netball star Sophie Drakeford-Lewis back with Team Bath for 2020 Superleague season

29 October 2019

She is the current Vitality Superleague Young Player of the Year, one of the brightest stars in the new generation of England Roses – and she is back in Blue & Gold for 2020. Sophie Drakeford-Lewis is today confirmed as a Team Bath Netball player for a third successive Superleague season and, as part of the new-look England squad as well, she is eagerly looking forward to a big year ahead. “I am really excited...

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