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“A real blend of youth, experience and players steeped in the culture of this club” – Anna Stembridge excited by 2021 Team Bath Netball Superleague squad

15 November 2020

Anna Stembridge says she is excited to see how her star-studded Team Bath Netball squad "rise to the challenge" as they go in search of a sixth Vitality Superleague title in 2021.  Returning England stars Serena Guthrie and Layla Guscoth join fellow Vitality Roses duo Imogen Allison and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis in the Blue & Gold squad, while Commonwealth champion Eboni Usoro-Brown is back just weeks after giving birth to daughter Savannah. Aussie shooter Kim Commane...

TASS triathlete Katrina Matthews continues outstanding start to professional career by winning Ironman Florida in record time

14 November 2020

Triathlete Katrina Matthews, one of the British Army sportspeople who receives TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) support at Team Bath, has added to her growing list of titles by winning the  Ironman Florida competition. Matthews, a Physiotherapist Officer with the Army, led after the 2.4-mile swim and maintained that advantage by producing the third-fastest split time during the 112-mile bike ride. She capped a dominant performance in only her second full Ironman by running 2:58:29...

“It’s going to be good – it’s going to be really good!” Kim Commane excited by Team Bath Netball’s potential for 2021 Superleague season

13 November 2020

Australian shooting star Kim Commane says she is “chomping at the bit” to get back to England and Team Bath Netball after being named as the Blue & Gold’s 15th and final squad member for the 2021 Vitality Superleague season. The 32-year-old has made a huge impact since first joining Team Bath two seasons ago, with her lightning-quick hands, intelligent movement and composed finishing establishing her as one of the Superleague’s leading shooters. Commane also...

England Futures star Jess Shaw ready to thrive on competition for places after rejoining Team Bath Netball for 2021 Superleague season

13 November 2020

England Futures player Jess Shaw says she is returning to Team Bath Netball as “a more confident player” and looking forward to renewing long-standing partnerships on and off court after signing up for the 2021 Vitality Superleague season. Shaw, who plays at wing-attack or centre, spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons with the Blue & Gold before gaining more valuable top-flight experience during the past couple of years with Loughborough Lightning. The younger sister of...

University of Bath graduate Kirsty Harris becomes latest Team Bath Netball pathway player to progress to Superleague squad

13 November 2020

Kirsty Harris has become the latest talented player to progress through the Team Bath Netball youth ranks and into the Superleague squad after being selected for the 2021 season. The 21-year-old wing attack, from Swindon, first joined Team Bath’s prolific Academy pathway programme in 2015 and has worn their famous colours at U17, U19 and U21 level, as well as represent the University of Bath in BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] competition while studying...

Hannah Passmore excited to start “new chapter” as student-athlete during third Netball Superleague season with Team Bath

13 November 2020

Hannah Passmore says she is excited to write “a whole new chapter” in her life after becoming the latest Team Bath Netball player to combine sport with a top-class education at the University of Bath. The 19-year-old goal-shooter – who has recommitted to the Blue & Gold for the 2021 Vitality Superleague season – has just started a Criminology degree at the University, whose £35million Sports Training Village (STV) is home to the Blue &...

Chartie Curtis back at her ‘home from home’ as University of Bath student rejoins Team Bath Netball squad for 2021 Superleague season

13 November 2020

Chartie Curtis says it feels like being back at her “home from home” after returning to the Team Bath Netball squad for the 2021 Vitality Superleague season. The talented defender, who captained England U19s and won the European Championships at U21 level, spent the 2020 campaign with Surrey Storm during a placement year as part of her Economics degree course at the University of Bath. The season may have been curtailed by the Coronavirus pandemic...

“We definitely have unfinished business” – Summer Artman ready to attack 2021 Vitality Superleague season with Team Bath Netball

13 November 2020

Summer Artman says that she and Team Bath Netball have “unfinished business” in the Vitality Superleague after recommitting to the Blue & Gold for the 2021 season. The dynamic defender, who has represented England at every age group, was vice-captain during a 2020 campaign that saw Team Bath get off to a storming start, winning all three games in fine style, before being curtailed by the Coronavirus pandemic. “I’m so excited to be back with...

New mum Eboni Usoro-Brown back in training and eager to challenge for another title during 11th Superleague season with Team Bath

13 November 2020

Just weeks after becoming a mother for the first time, England legend Eboni Usoro-Brown has recommitted to Team Bath Netball for the 2021 Vitality Superleague season. The Commonwealth champion and three-time World Cup medallist gave birth to daughter Savannah in August but has already begun a training programme as she targets a return to the court with the Blue & Gold in the new year. “I’m looking forward to getting back on the court and...

Student Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, “the now and the future” of England netball, signs up for fourth Superleague season with Team Bath

12 November 2020

She is described as “the now and the future” of England netball and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis will be back in Team Bath’s famous Blue & Gold colours for the 2021 Vitality Superleague season. Still only 21 years old, the hugely-talented goal-attack impressed with her mature displays for the Vitality Roses during this month’s tour of New Zealand, gaining more international experience against the reigning World Champions, and is now preparing for her fourth season combining top-class...

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