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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,...

England celebrate winning bronze at the 2015 Netball World Cup

Team Bath’s Stacey Francis wins Netball World Cup bronze with England

17 August 2015

Team Bath Netball’s Stacey Francis says she is “super thankful” after winning a bronze medal with England at the Netball World Cup in Australia. An excellent 66-44 victory over Jamaica in Sunday’s third-place play-off ensured the Roses – including seven former Team Bath players – bagged bronze for the second successive world championships. Francis, who recovered from a knee injury to take her place in the squad, said on Instagram: “It’s been a mental few...

England’s Netball World Cup dream ended by ruthless Silver Ferns

15 August 2015

Costly mistakes from England saw them succumb to a 50-39 defeat at the hands of New Zealand in their Netball World Cup semi-final in Sydney on Saturday morning. The Silver Ferns were able to capitalise on numerous England failings in possession to secure their place in the final and send the Roses into a bronze medal play-off against Jamaica. Team Bath Netball’s Stacey Francis was an unused replacement during the semi-final, which saw England trail...

Stacey Francis salutes the crowd during England's Netball World Cup campaign in Australia

Stacey Francis “excited” as semi-finalists England seek Netball World Cup history

14 August 2015

Team Bath Netball’s Stacey Francis says she is "excited at the prospect of making history" after helping England reach the semi-finals of the Netball World Cup in Australia. A hard-fought 62-46 win over South Africa in their final Pool F game on Friday set up a last-four showdown with New Zealand on Saturday (3.10am BST). The Silver Ferns are the only team boasting a 100 per cent record in this year's competition and have been...

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

Stacey Francis and Serena Guthrie inspire England to Netball World Cup win over Wales

12 August 2015

Team Bath Netball’s Stacey Francis helped England get their Netball World Cup campaign back on track with a comprehensive 78-33 victory over Wales in Sydney on Wednesday. Francis produced some eye-catching interceptions after coming on for the second half with England – looking to get Tuesday’s loss to Australia out of their system – leading 42-16 after two dominant quarters. They started by scoring nine unanswered points and, with former Team Bath player Serena Guthrie...

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...

Stacey Francis looks on as Sara Bayman feeds the ball into the England shooting circle against Samoa. PICTURE: Press Association

Team Bath Netball stars help England and Wales top groups at World Cup

10 August 2015

Team Bath Netballers Stacey Francis and Kyra Jones will meet in the ‘first eight’ phase of the Netball World Cup after England and Wales both topped their preliminary round pools with 100 per cent records. Both countries go into Pool F in Sydney, where they will be joined by South Africa and host nation Australia. England thought they had avoided a meeting with Australia after winning Pool B, only for the defending champions to suffer...

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...

(From left) Team Bath Netball's Claire Brownie, Sam Cook, Kyra Jones and Stacey Francis were all in action at the 2015 Netball Europe Open

Team Bath Netball players ready to start Netball World Cup campaigns in Sydney

06 August 2015

Team Bath Netball players Stacey Francis and Claire Brownie will go from team-mates to opponents on Friday when England and Scotland get their 2015 Netball World Cup campaigns under way in Sydney, Australia. The Roses and the Thistles meet in the opening match in Pool B, which will be shown live on Sky Sports 3 HD and Sky One from 5.40am BST. Goal-defence Francis will be looking to help England make their traditionally good start...

Claire Brownie and Kyra Jones of Team Bath Netball

Team Bath Netball’s Claire Brownie and Kyra Jones get World Cup call

30 June 2015

Team Bath Netball will have three players at the Netball World Cup this summer after Claire Brownie and Kyra Jones were named in the Scotland and Wales squads respectively. Wing-defence Brownie will be vice-captain of the Scottish Thistles when they compete in Sydney, Australia from August 7-16. And centre Jones - who, like Brownie, has just completed her debut season at the Sports Training Village - had her place in the Wales squad confirmed on Tuesday...

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