News Archive, Tag: England Netball

Serena Guthrie passes the ball inside during England's defeat to Australia at the 2015 Netball World Cup. PICTURE: Press Association

England and Wales suffer first Netball World Cup defeats but Brownie helps Scotland to victory

11 August 2015

An England side with a strong Team Bath Netball influence put up a real fight before going down 51-41 to defending champions Australia in their opening ‘first eight’ group match at the Netball World Cup. Stacey Francis started at wing-defence, while former Team Bath players Geva Mentor, Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Serena Guthrie and Pamela Cookey were also in the seven that took to the Allphones Arena court in Sydney. And defences were very much on top...

Serena Guthrie in action for England Netball at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Team Bath duo off to winning start at Netball World Cup

07 August 2015

Team Bath Netballers Stacey Francis and Kyra Jones helped England and Wales record winning starts to their respective Netball World Cup campaigns in Sydney, Australia on Friday. Francis came on at wing-defence for the third quarter of England’s 60-19 victory over a Scotland side featuring club colleague Claire Brownie. England’s starting seven featured five former Team Bath Netball players including Geva Mentor and Pamela Cookey, who were captain and vice-captain respectively. Serena Guthrie, who captained...

Team Bath's Serena Guthrie and Stacey Francis named in England's commonwealth Games squad for Glasgow 2014 - Photo: Stephen Milnes

Team Bath Netball’s Stacey Francis named in England squad for Netball World Cup

26 June 2015

Jess Thirlby says everyone at Team Bath Netball is “over the moon” for Stacey Francis after the defender was named in England’s 12-player squad for the Netball World Cup in Australia. Francis – who won her 50th international cap last month – is joined in the squad by seven former Team Bath players, including captain Geva Mentor and vice-captain Pamela Cookey. And Team Bath Head Coach Thirlby says the selection is just reward for Francis,...

England Netball celebrate their success at the 2015 Netball Europe Open in Belfast

Fifty caps for Stacey Francis as Team Bath Netball stars impress at Europe Open

18 May 2015

Team Bath Netball’s Stacey Francis had double cause for celebration over the weekend as she won her 50th international cap and helped England reclaim the Netball Europe Open trophy. Club colleague Sam Cook also played a key role as England completed their warm-up for this summer’s Netball World Cup with convincing victories over Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Team Bath's Claire Brownie and Kyra Jones represented Scotland and Wales respectively, with the latter finishing runner-up...

Sam Cook in action for England Netball during their 65-42 victory over Trinidad & Tobago at the Sports Training Village. PICTURE: David Roper

Sam Cook helps England Netball to big win over Trinidad & Tobago at University of Bath

07 May 2015

Team Bath Netball defender Sam Cook helped England make a dream start to their Test series against Trinidad & Tobago in front of a large and noisy crowd at the University of Bath. Cook started at goal-keeper for Wednesday’s series opener and formed an effective defensive partnership with Sonia Mkoloma – making her first international appearance in four years – as England won 65-42 in a televised encounter. Former Team Bath players Sara Bayman and...

England v Australia. Pamela Cookey celebrates. Photo: Backpage Images

England Netball set off on road to World Cup at University of Bath

06 May 2015

The road to the Netball World Cup starts at the University of Bath on Wednesday night when England take on Trinidad & Tobago. The first encounter in a three-match Test series will get under way at the Sports Training Village at 7.15pm and will be televised on Sky Sports. Team Bath Netball defenders Sam Cook and Stacey Francis will both be looking to impress interim England coach Tracey Neville as the countdown to this summer’s...

Stacey Francis and Sam Cook in action against Manchester Thunder for Team Bath Netball. PICTURE: Dave Roper

Team Bath Netball duo named in England squad for Trinidad & Tobago World Cup warm-up

08 April 2015

Team Bath Netball defenders Sam Cook and Stacey Francis have been named in a 12-strong England Netball squad for the upcoming three-match Test series against Trinidad & Tobago. They are joined in the squad by former Team Bath players Sara Bayman, Pamela Cookey, Kadeen and Sasha Corbin, and Rachel Dunn. The opening match of the series, part of the build-up to this summer’s Netball World Cup in Australia, will take place at the University of...

Stacey Francis in action against Manchester Thunder, what proved to be her last Superleague game of the 2015 season due to a knee injury. PICTURE: David Roper

Team Bath Netball defender Stacey Francis determined to be fit for England World Cup campaign after Superleague setback

31 March 2015

Stacey Francis is confident she will be fit for England’s Netball World Cup campaign, despite being ruled out for the remainder of Team Bath Netball’s regular Superleague season. The influential defender sat out Monday night’s 42-33 defeat at Hertfordshire Mavericks after being told she must rest a knee injury. She will also miss Thursday’s must-win trip to fourth-placed Yorkshire Jets, the Easter Monday visit to Loughborough Lightning and the final home game of the Superleague...

England netballers beat Australia at the Sports Training Village

Tickets on sale for England Netball World Cup warm-up at Sports Training Village

23 March 2015

Tickets are now on sale for the England Netball international against Trinidad & Tobago at the University of Bath. The match at the Sports Training Village on Wednesday, May 6 (7.15pm) will be England’s first World Cup preparation fixture. The three-test series against Trinidad & Tobago also includes matches at London’s Copper Box Arena on May 8 and the Echo Arena in Liverpool on May 11. Click here to purchase tickets. Team Bath Netball continue...

England netballers beat Australia at the Sports Training Village

England Netball to play World Cup warm-up international at University of Bath

20 March 2015

The University of Bath will once again play host to international netball when England begin their World Cup preparations with a three-match series against Trinidad & Tobago in May. The opening encounter will take place at the Sports Training Village – home of Team Bath Netball – on Wednesday, May 6 (7.15pm). The teams meet again two days later at the Copper Box Arena in London before the series concludes at the Echo Arena in...

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