Special guests enjoy Blue & Gold netball excitement

A special reception was held before the first home match of the week against Surrey Storm, on Monday.

Team Bath Netball 2017 squad

Hosted by Vice-President (Implementation) Steve Egan, guests included members of University Council, staff from the Vice-Chancellor’s Office and Students’ Union Officers.

At the reception, Mia Ritchie (Vice-Captain) gave an illuminating talk about how the team was preparing, and the importance of looking for opportunities “off the ball as well as on the ball”.

Jess Thirlby (Director of Netball) spoke about our thriving Netball programme at the University and outlined the development of the Superleague in recent years.

Similar pre-match receptions will be held in coming weeks for external visitors, in order to increase awareness of our excellent Netball programme on campus and the Superleague.

James Bilzon awards Eboni Player of the Match

Monday’s match turned out to be fast-paced and hugely contested as our home team gave Vitality Superleague leaders Surrey Storm the toughest test of their season to date.

Despite Team Bath reducing an eight-point half-time deficit to just two points during the third quarter, Storm held on to win a narrow 52-46 victory. Read the full match report.

After the match Professor James Bilson, Head of Department for Health, presented the Player of the Match Award to Team Bath captain Eboni Beckford Chambers in recognition of her impressive fitness and outstanding defensive work throughout the evening.

Team Bath Netball are sponsored by SitecMogers Drewett are their Education Partners; Centurion Wealth Management are supporting the team’s performance analysis capabilities; Surridge are the kit supplier; and Skins provide the team with compression wear.

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