Team Bath netballers Stacey Francis & Serena Guthrie were today named in England's final squad of 12 players for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Team Bath take on Surrey Storm in the netball Super League tonight looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the season.
They lost 54-41 to Manchester Thunder at the University of Bath, paying the price for a poor start to the game. And Bath face a tough challenge tonight as Surrey have won both their matches so far this season.
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.
– Pamela Cookey, England captain and Team Bath player
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.”
– Serena Guthrie, Team Bath midcourter
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.”
– Stacey Francis, Defender
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.
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.
Team Bath's Mia Ritchie and Pamela Cookey came into the ITV News West Country studios today to talk about their big win over the weekend. The side secured the netball super league title with a 56-62 victory over the Celtic Dragons.
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
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 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.
Four Team Bath netballers helped England's women make history by winning their first ever series against Australia.
England’s 51-49 triumph over the world champions at Wembley Arena was their second in four days – the other one came at the University of Bath - and saw them take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.