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England netball match against South Africa a sell-out

England's international netball match against South Africa at Bath's Sporting Village is a sell-out. Five members from Team Bath will be playing today.

I can’t wait for it to start. It will be good to put our training into action on the court.

Bath is my home and the crowd here is fantastic. That makes it really special.

The crowd are close to the court and that gives it a great atmosphere. It’s always an honour to captain your country.”

– Pamela Cookey, England captain and Team Bath player

It will be good to get back out there in England colours. Everyone has been training hard and the intensity is good, but we’re all pretty relaxed.

Most of the squad have had some experience of playing in Bath during their careers, so we love playing in front of the amazing crowd here.”

– Serena Guthrie, Team Bath midcourter

The mood in the camp is absolutely fantastic. South Africa are the sort of team that keep you honest, so if you don’t play well they’ll capitalise on it. We want to win it and we want to win it convincingly. We’ll be trying to put out four consistent quarters over three matches.

– Stacey Francis, Defender

Team Bath netballers in England action

Team Bath having won a previous Super League Credit: ITV News West Country

Five players from Team Bath will be in action for England against South Africa in their international netball match in the Sports Training Village this afternoon.

Pamela Cookey,, Serena Guthrie, Stacey Francis, Mia Ritchie and Kadeen Corbin were all members of the Superleague winning team in 2013. The match gets underway at 1:30pm.

Netball's Super League Cup winners in the studios

Mia Ritchie and Pamela Cookey show off their hard-fought cup

At the weekend Team Bath secured the national netball super league title - the sport's equivalent of football's Premiership - with a 56-62 victory over the Celtic Dragons at the Worcester Arena. It's their fifth super league title in eight years.

Two of the team have joined Ian Axton and Naomi Lloyd in the studio to discuss their win. Do switch on if you can

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Team Bath in netball's Super League final

Team Bath having won a previous Super League. Credit: ITV News

In netball, Team Bath are on course for a fifth Super League title in eight years. Tomorrow night (Saturday 25 May) they travel to the brand new University of Worcester Arena to take on the Celtic Dragons in the Grand Final.

The Dragons are the only team to have beaten Team Bath this season.

Team Bath in Superleague semi-final

Team Bath host Manchester Thunder in tonight's Netball Superleague semi-final. Bath are the most successful team in Superleague history having won four of the seven titles contested to date. Thunder go into the semi-final at the University of Bath Sports Training Village as defending champions.

The two sides have met once before this season in Manchester when Team Bath ran out winners by a single goal at 55-54. Team Bath made sure of a home fixture by finishing top of the Showdown phase of the Superleague. Doors open at 6.30pm, the players warm-up at 7pm and the first pass is at 7.30pm.

Bath's Liz Johnson adds bronze to gold and silver

Liz Johnson is celebrating winning bronze in the SB6 100m breaststroke final at the Paralympic Games.

The University of Bath-based swimmer, who has cerebral palsy, finished third behind Ukraine’s Viktoriia Savtsova, who set a Paralympic record, and Britain’s Charlotte Henshaw who took silver.

Liz Johnson on her way to winning bronze in the Women's 100m Breaststroke - SB6 Final Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

The swimmer’s bronze means she now has a full set of medals, after winning silver in Athens eight years ago and gold in Beijing in 2008.

“I’ve never had a bronze medal, so now I’ve got the full set at the Paralympics,” she said. “I’m definitely glad I got a medal in front of the home crowd.”

Liz Johnson's bronze medal at London 2012 means she now has the full set Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
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