Coaching and Coach Education
Team Bath’s experienced coaching team is led by former England coach Anna Stembridge – she spent three successful seasons with the Blue and Gold between 2008 and 2010 before returning as Head Superleague Coach in 2015.
Jess Thirlby, in her role as Team Bath Netball Head Coach, works alongside Anna in coaching the Superleague team and also coaches the Academy Futures squad at Bath. The pair have a long and successful career working together, not only at Team Bath but with England U21.
The work of the netball coaching team is backed up by expert support from Team Bath’s Physio and Sport Science Centre and the English Institute of Sport.
The netball coaching team works alongside Netball South West and their regional performance pathway coaches.
Anna Stembridge – Head Superleague Coach
Jess Thirlby – Head Coach
Tracey Phillips – Superleague Team Manager
Netball Performance League (NPL)
U21 Head Coach: Nikki Lloyd
U21 Assistant Coach: Lois Jackson
U19 Head Coach: Philippa Hicks
U19 Assistant Coach: Tammie Anderson
Team Bath Futures
Academy Head Coach: Lois Jackson
Bath Academy Head Coach: Lois Jackson
Bath Academy Assistant Coaches: Phillippa Hicks
Exeter Academy & Hub Head Coach: Denise Ellis
Exeter Academy Assistant Coach: Karen Dent
Exeter Hub Assistant Coaches: Salli Byrne & Lauren Dent
Cornwall Hub Head Coach: Jean Davies
Cornwall Hub Assistant Coach: Nadia Edyvean
Bristol Hub Head Coach: Lois Jackson
Bristol Hub Assistant Coach: Tammie Anderson
Dorset Hub Head Coaches: Lucy Read & Sonja Payne
Dorset Hub Assistant Coach: Roni Peck
2018-19 Aspire Coaching Programme
Coaches working with regional teams, premier county teams and school teams are invited to take part in our Aspire Coaching Programme, covering a wide range of topics to take you and your athletes to the next level.
Five creative and challenging workshops cover different aspects of the game on and off the court, each supported by a handy resource pack. They are taking place on the following dates:
Off-season and pre-season fitness with Rachel Shaw
SGS College Wise Campus, Bristol
The Aspire package also includes;
- Ongoing individual guidance and support from a designated Team Bath coach;
- Access to additional observational opportunities at NPL matches and training sessions;
- A discounted season ticket to home games for £50.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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