News Archive, Tag: Team Bath Netball

Apprentice scheme returns to develop Team Bath Netball coaches of the future

05 August 2016

Team Bath Netball have once again signalled their commitment to developing the next generation of performance coaches by launching the Apprentice Coach Programme for the 2016-17 season. The Blue and Gold coaching workforce is growing to cope with the demands of an expanded ten-team Vitality Superleague, as well as the National Performance League (NPL) and National Performance Futures League (NPFL) competitions. Team Bath are keen to hear from coaches with the potential, drive, determination and...

Alana John and Paige Reed have been selected for England Netball U21s, August 2016

Team Bath Netball players and coach head to Australia as World Youth Cup countdown begins

01 August 2016

Alana John (left) and Paige Reed (right) will become the latest Team Bath Netball players to represent their country when they go on tour with England Netball U21s this week. They will head to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra to take part in matches against Australian and New Zealand sides from August 4-15. Team Bath Netball Assistant Coach Emily Perry will also add to her international experience when she assists Head Coach Tamsin Greenway on...

Eboni Beckford-Chambers in action against Hertfordshire Mavericks. PICTURE: PA

Sign up now – Team Bath Netball staging open trial for U21 team in August

29 July 2016

Team Bath Netball are inviting aspiring players to an open trial for the 2016-17 U21 squad.  The Blue and Gold have a proud history of developing talented netballers to Superleague and international level, with the likes of Eboni Beckford-Chambers (pictured), MJ Church sporting ambassador Sam Cook and Mia Ritchie all having progressed through the Team Bath ranks. Defender Alana John, who made her Superleague debut last season, and goal-shooter Paige Reed, who impressed with the Netball...

Team Bath Netball won bronze in the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague

An exciting future for Team Bath Netball as Superleague expands

27 June 2016

Team Bath Netball are looking to the future with great excitement after their status as the Vitality Superleague franchise for the South West of England was confirmed by England Netball for another four years. The decision follows a rigorous tender process by England Netball, which saw Team Bath overcome strong competition from other bidders. University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley led a presentation to England Netball which reflected not only pride in Team...

Karla Mostert of the Crinums challenges Lenize Potgieter of the Jaguars during the 2016 Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League final match between Jaguars and Crinums at Olive Convention Centre, Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal South Africa on 28 May, 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Team Bath Netball’s South African imports face off in domestic cup final

31 May 2016

Team Bath Netball’s Karla Mostert and Lenize Potgieter found themselves on opposite sides when they contested the Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League final in their native South Africa on Saturday. And it was Mostert - the Team Bath Supporters' Player of the Season - who emerged on the winning side as she produced a player-of-the-match performance to help the Free State Crinums to a 52-43 victory over Potgieter’s Gauteng Jaguars. It was the third year running that...

Chelsea Lewis and Amanda Varey have been selected for Wales to tour South Africa

Team Bath Netball players set for international reunion as Wales travel to South Africa

26 May 2016

Team Bath Netball duo Chelsea Lewis and Amanda Varey have been named in the Wales squad for this summer’s tour of South Africa. Awaiting them in the SPAR Proteas line-up will be two familiar faces, Karla Mostert and Lenize Potgieter, who also played in the Blue and Gold this season. Wales will fly out to Durban on June 12 for a three-match series against the team currently ranked number five in the world. Former Team...

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’...

Samantha Cook in action for Team Bath Netball, February 2016. PICTURE: David Roper for Matchtight

Star Team Bath defender Samantha Cook helps England retain Netball Europe crown

16 May 2016

Team Bath Netball’s Samantha Cook played a starring role as England retained the Netball Europe Open Championship title with wins against the other home nations over the weekend. The defender, who enjoyed a strong finish to the Vitality Netball Superleague season after returning from injury, came off the bench to help England to an 83-32 victory over Northern Ireland in the opening match. Cook then started the remaining two games and produced some outstanding intercepts...

Team Bath Netball won bronze in the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague

Team Bath Netball end season of Superleague progress on a thrilling high

10 May 2016

Head Coach Anna Stembridge says she is feeling "really proud" after Team Bath Netball finished the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague season on a memorable note. A pulsating 49-48 success against Hertfordshire Mavericks in front of an enthralled crowd at the Copper Box Arena in London ensured Team Bath finished an encouraging season in third place overall. “We went into the season with a group of retained athletes, new athletes and young athletes so we are very...

Mia Ritchie in Superleague action against Hertfordshire Mavericks, February 2016

Team Bath Netball determined to end positive Superleague season on a winning note

03 May 2016

Team Bath Netball are determined to finish a positive Vitality Netball Superleague season on an appropriately high note when they face Hertfordshire Mavericks in the third-place play-off. Director of Netball Jess Thirlby admitted the players and staff were “hurting to put it mildly” after last weekend’s 53-46 semi-final defeat at Manchester Thunder ended their dream of a sixth Superleague title. But she has urged the Blue and Gold to lift themselves and ensure they go...

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