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Stephen Baddeley welcomes Pamela Cookey into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

Team Bath Netball legend Pamela Cookey welcomed into Hall of Fame for Sport

28 March 2016

Team Bath Netball legend Pamela Cookey returned to the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Easter Monday for a very special ceremony. The former England captain, who won five Superleague titles in Blue and Gold between 2006 and 2013, became the latest inductee into the University’s Hall of Fame for Sport. The ceremony took place in front of more than 1,000 netball fans in the Team Bath Arena and thousands watching on Sky Sports during Team Bath’s televised Superleague win against...

Mia Ritchie in action for Team Bath Netball against Manchester Thunder, February 2016. PICTURE: Clare Green

Mia Ritchie confident of positive Team Bath Netball reaction ahead of Northumbria Superleague match

17 February 2016

Mid-courter Mia Ritchie believes Team Bath Netball will come back stronger from their Vitality Netball Superleague defeat to Manchester Thunder. Team Bath – backed by Carter Jonas – go into this Friday’s home match against Team Northumbria (7.45pm) looking to bounce back immediately from the 62-37 reverse to an impressive Thunder outfit. That was the first major setback for the new-look Team Bath squad, who were beaten just twice during pre-season and had won their...

Team Bath Netball's Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Rachel Shaw have been named in the England squad to face Australia in January 2016

Team Bath Netball stars ready for sell-out Superleague showdown with Manchester Thunder

10 February 2016

A sell-out crowd awaits Team Bath Netball for their first home match of the 2016 Vitality Superleague season – and England players Rachel Shaw and Eboni Beckford-Chambers are hoping to give the fans plenty to cheer. Around 1,600 supporters will be at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Friday to see Team Bath – backed by Carter Jonas – take on 2014 champions Manchester Thunder in a mouthwatering clash sponsored by The Royal...

Team Bath Netball Superleague squad 2016 - (left to right) Sarah Penny, Sam Cook, Rachel Shaw, Mia Ritchie, Lenize Potgieter, Karla Mostert, Jo Vann, Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Amanda Varey, Alana John, Asha Francis, Chelsea Lewis, Shaunagh Craig, Claire Brownie and Jazz Scott.

Exciting mix of experience and potential as Team Bath Netball name 2016 Superleague squad

03 December 2015

Team Bath Netball have named an “exciting and dynamic” squad for the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague season, blending international and Superleague experience with some of the sport’s most promising young players. Captained by England star Eboni Beckford-Chambers, the squad of 15 includes five players who shone at this year’s Netball World Cup and seven who have previously won Superleague titles in the famous Blue and Gold. Remaining in the squad from 2015 are England defender...

Team Bath Netball won the Mike Greenwood Trophy in Manchester in November 2015

Mike Greenwood Trophy win caps positive pre-season campaign for Team Bath Netball

30 November 2015

Director of Netball Jess Thirlby says she “could not be prouder” after seeing Team Bath Netball complete a productive pre-season friendly programme by winning the Mike Greenwood Trophy in Manchester. The Blue and Gold – backed by Carter Jonas – recorded an excellent 19-14 victory over Manchester Thunder in the final to avenge a narrow 19-17 defeat to the hosts in the round-robin stages. They also beat Team Northumbria 13-8, Loughborough Lightning 14-8, Celtic Dragons...

Team Bath Netball 2015-16 - arena, huddle, fans

Another pleasing performance as Team Bath Netball players stake claim for Superleague squad places

23 November 2015

Team Bath Netball’s encouraging pre-season form continued as they recorded an impressive 66-42 victory against Celtic Dragons at the Sports Wales National Centre in Cardiff. Friday’s fine result followed on from Team Bath’s 62-46 win over the same opposition at the University of Bath last month, as well as victories against Surrey Storm and Hertfordshire Mavericks in the previous week’s tri-tournament. Director of Netball Jess Thirlby said: “It was another positive performance against good opposition....

Sam Cook surrounded by Team Bath Netball fans

Returning favourites and rising stars join World Cup aces in Team Bath Netball long squad

26 October 2015

An exciting blend of World Cup stars, returning favourites and talented newcomers have been named in a 19-strong Team Bath Netball long squad for the 2016 Vitality Superleague season. It includes eight familiar faces from Team Bath’s 2015 campaign - Shaunagh Craig, Asha Francis, Rachel Shaw, Jazz Scott, Mia Ritchie, Kyra Jones, Claire Brownie and Sam Cook. Craig, Shaw and Cook all made strong returns from injury in 2015, with the latter (pictured left) making...

South Africa internationals Karla Mostert (left) and Lenize Potgieter (right) have joined Team Bath Netball for the 2016 Vitality Superleague season

Team Bath Netball swoop for South Africa World Cup stars Karla Mostert and Lenize Potgieter

06 October 2015

Two South Africans who played starring roles at the 2015 Netball World Cup have joined Team Bath Netball for the 2016 Vitality Superleague season. Karla Mostert (left), who plays at goal-defence or wing-defence, and goal-shooter Lenize Potgieter (right) join a squad already boosted by the return of England defender Eboni Beckford-Chambers and the arrival of Wales star Chelsea Lewis. Potgieter – who describes her move to Team Bath as “the chance of a lifetime” – and...

Team Bath Netball's Rachel Shaw poses for an image promoting the Super Saturday match against Surrey Storm

Champs await Team Bath Netball on Super Saturday and in home tournament

23 September 2015

Team Bath Netball will get their 2016 Vitality Superleague campaign under way against defending champions Surrey Storm during a ground-breaking Super Saturday event featuring all eight franchises. Four matches – all televised live on Sky Sports – will be played during an action-packed day at The NEC in Birmingham on Saturday, January 30, culminating in the prime-time showdown between five-time Superleague champions Team Bath and the current title holders (8pm). It won’t be the first...

Stacey Francis

Team Bath Netball thank England star Stacey Francis for outstanding service

22 September 2015

Team Bath Netball have thanked Stacey Francis for ten outstanding years of loyal service after the England defender confirmed she would be joining Yorkshire Jets for the 2016 Vitality Superleague season. Francis was Team Bath’s longest serving player, having joined the franchise back in 2005, and was a key performer in all five of the Blue and Gold’s Superleague victories. She was the youngest member of the squad to win the inaugural Superleague in 2006,...

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