News Archive, Category: Netball

Fed Cup tennis, Modern Pentathlon European Champs and World Championship triumphs among sporting highlights of 2019 at University of Bath

26 December 2019

It’s the end of another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath which saw world-class tennis and modern pentathlon come to the Sports Training Village (STV) while athletes and students excelled on the world stage. The £35million STV successfully hosted two major international sporting events in 2019, including the first Fed Cup tennis tie to be staged in Great Britain for 26 years. The indoor courts were transformed into a showcase arena as...

Khanyisa Chawane and Serena Guthrie help Team Bath Netball partners Sporting Family Change spread Christmas cheer

17 December 2019

New signing Khanyisa Chawane has joined Team Bath Netball legend Serena Guthrie in helping to spread some Christmas cheer in the local community with Sporting Family Change. The South African star joined staff at the charity's headquarters in Midsomer Norton to help wrap presents and prepare Christmas hampers for distribution to families in the Bath area. Watch the video here: 🎁 Great to have Khanyisa Chawane from @TeamBathNetball come and help us prepare free #Christmas...

Enjoy The BiG Showdown? Watch the netball action again on BBC iPlayer and check out this great picture gallery

09 December 2019

The BiG Showdown - Team Bath Netball's big weekend of pre-season sport - may be over but you can relive of Sunday's action again on BBC iPlayer. The live stream, which featured seven matches including the exciting Grand Final between the hosts and eventual champions Saracens Mavericks, is available to watch online and on connected televisions over the Christmas period and until January 7, 2020. Click here to watch The BiG Showdown on BBC iPlayer...

Hosts Team Bath Netball pipped by Saracens Mavericks in exciting conclusion to The BiG Showdown weekend

08 December 2019

Team Bath Netball were edged out 33-27 after a final flourish from Saracens Mavericks in the showpiece finale of The BiG Showdown at the University of Bath, denying the home team a fifth straight crown in their annual pre-season tournament. This year the tournament took a different twist, taking place over two days with four of Team Bath’s Vitality Superleague rivals – Severn Stars, Surrey Storm, Strathclyde Sirens and Mavericks - joining them, as well...

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...

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