News Archive, Tag: Superleague

Another top treat for fans set for September

Team Bath sign up to British Fast5 All-Stars event

24 May 2017

Team Bath are the fifth Netball Superleague team to be confirmed for the British Fast5 All-Stars Championship at The O2, London on Saturday, September 23. Team Bath moved into the Netball Superleague top four with victory over Sirens last Friday evening, their sixth consecutive win, with two matches now left to play. In September they will face many of the same teams in a new prize-money event sanctioned by England Netball and to be staged...

Rachel Shaw puts South Bristol students through their paces at Sitec day

Team Bath netballers create impact in Bristol

24 May 2017

Team Bath’s netballers created a big impact when they met hundreds of school students from 20 Bristol schools this week. The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold squad, who represent the South West’s netball franchise, were on hand at Merchants’ Academy in Bristol to lead drills, talk to the students and play sport alongside them. “It was fantastic to work together with so many schools”, said Team Bath Director of Netball Jess Thirlby.   “We really enjoyed meeting...

Why Team Bath? The reasons behind one of the country’s most promising netball stars relocating to the University of Bath

20 February 2017

When her former netball Superleague club Yorkshire Jets announced its decision to wind up in late 2016, England U21 star Imogen Allison became one of the league's most sought-after players. At just 18, Allison had already gained international experience with the national set-up and had been involved in both an U17 Netball Europe and an U21 Australia tour. With clubs up and down the country after her services, she chose Team Bath - a testament...

Jess Shaw, England Netball

New arrival Jess Shaw among super seven to sign for Team Bath Netball for 2017 Superleague

09 September 2016

England U21 international Jess Shaw is among an exciting eight-strong group of players who have committed themselves to Team Bath Netball for the 2017 Vitality Netball Superleague season. Returning favourites Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Samantha Cook, Chelsea Lewis, Paige Reed, Mia Ritchie and Rachel Shaw, Jess’s older sister, also join new arrival Layla Guscoth – an England defender and former Superleague player of the year – in forming the foundations of a dynamic squad for the year ahead....

Players take the plaudits as Team Bath Netball help celebrate sport in South West

24 May 2016

Mia Ritchie, Karla Mostert and Chelsea Lewis were the main winners when Team Bath Netball staged their end-of-season awards dinner in conjunction with the Netball South West Goalden Globes. Influential centre Ritchie, dubbed the Pocket Rocket, picked up both the Coaches’ and Players’ Player of the Year prizes during Sunday’s sell-out event at Somerset CCC in Taunton. Welsh international attacker Lewis received the Endeavour Award and South African defender Mostert was named as the Supporters’...

Team Bath's Karla Mostert clashes with Surrey Storm's Pamela Cookey

Team Bath Netball look to bounce back from Storm setback against Yorkshire Jets

16 March 2016

Team Bath Netball will once again be looking to demonstrate their bouncebackability when they welcome struggling Yorkshire Jets to the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Friday (7.45pm). The Blue and Gold - backed by Carter Jonas - were beaten 54-42 by Vitality Netball Superleague play-off rivals Surrey Storm last weekend, with an 18-9 first-quarter deficit proving too big to turn around. It was Team Bath’s third defeat of the season but they produced...

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,...

Player of the match Asha Francis in action during Team Bath Netball's 50-34 win over Celtic Dragons. PICTURE: David Roper

Superleague captain Asha Francis to coach next generation of Team Bath Netball players

18 August 2015

Superleague captain Asha Francis is to take up a coaching role with Team Bath Netball, helping the successful franchise develop the next generation of players. Francis – who has played internationally for both England and Singapore – will coach Team Bath Toucans in National Premier League 1 next season. Toucans is one of the performance teams based at the University of Bath which underpins the elite Superleague side. It is primarily made up of students...

Team Bath Netball end-of-season awards dinner 2015. PICTURES: David Roper

Sam Cook, Shaunagh Craig and Rachel Shaw win awards at Team Bath Netball end-of-season dinner

27 April 2015

Sam Cook, Shaunagh Craig and Rachel Shaw were the main award winners when Team Bath Netball staged their end-of-season dinner on Sunday. All three made strong comebacks from serious injury during the 2015 Superleague campaign, with Craig and Shaw receiving the endeavour award from head coach Jess Thirlby for their determination to rebuild their careers. Popular goal-shooter Craig, who works with schools and clubs in the community, was named as supporters’ player of the year...

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