Team Bath Netball provided the catalyst which saw experts from business, sport, adventuring, education and charity exchanging knowledge on how to handle pressure during an evening function at Spaces in central Bath last week.
Chaired by Stuart Doughty, from Centurion Chartered Financial Planners, speakers included Caroline Connellan, CEO of Brooks Macdonald, Martin Hewitt, adventurer and expedition leader and netballer Eboni Usoro Brown, Commonwealth and world medallist.
During a lively post-talk Q and A session, they were later joined by panellists Dr Rachel Arnold, senior lecturer in sports psychology, and Team Bath netball coach Anna Stembridge. Topics ranged from ‘imposter syndrome’ to how to engender collective responsibility in sports and business teams as well as how to handle failure and whether gender played a part in how pressure is handled.
Guests, meanwhile, were invited to watch a match at the Sports Training Village in the forthcoming 2020 season. Team Bath netball currently attracts an average of 1300 spectators to each home game. Whilst backed by sponsors like Centurion CFP and Rengen, they are seeking sponsors and partners at individual and team level in 2020 to stay competitive in the Vitality National Superleague.