Last Updated: 11/09/18 10:14am
Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Mia Ritchie will be back with the Blue and Gold for the 2019 Vitality Superleague season, after becoming the latest players to recommit to Team Bath Netball.
The duo can boast 17 seasons of playing experience between them in Blue and Gold.
Beckford-Chambers, captain of Team Bath for the past three years, was part of the England Netball squad that won a historic Commonwealth Games gold in 2018.
“I’m excited to be staying with Team Bath Netball for the 2019 season ahead of what will be an exciting year for netball in the UK,” said Beckford-Chambers.
“I’m very much looking forward to stepping back out in front of our Blue & Gold fans and putting my best foot forward as we aim to secure a sixth championship.”
Ritchie, a University of Bath graduate, is Team Bath’s longest-serving player and will wear the Blue and Gold for a tenth successive Superleague season in 2019.
Ritchie said: “I am very much looking forward to being back in the Blue & Gold this season.
“For me, there was never any doubt that I would re-sign with the team for a tenth season and I am excited at the prospect of playing with some world-class athletes. Team Bath has been a huge part of my life and I hope I can repay the club by putting my best foot forward this season.”
Jess Thirlby, Team Bath Netball Head Coach, said: “Eboni and Mia are two of the longest serving players we have at Team Bath. Their loyalty is outstanding and can be a rarity in the competitive landscape we all now work in.
“They are well respected by their team-mates and are both favourites with the fans. We are so pleased that they believe the Blue & Gold remains the best place for them to develop and pursue another title with the team.
“What is so impressive is their desire to continue improving year on year. We have no doubt hey will continue to contribute to the team’s successes both on and off the court and we look forward to working with them and the team in 2019.”
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