News Archive, Month: May 2011

Team Bath’s campaign for fifth Superleague title ends in play-offs

27 May 2011

Team Bath’s bid for a historic fifth Fiat Netball Superleague title ended with a 57-53 defeat to Surrey Storm in a pulsating play-off match at the University of Bath Sports Training Village tonight (Friday). The contest lived up to the classic that everyone had hoped for between two closely matched teams who between them featured half of the England squad for July’s World Championships. Team Bath went into the final quarter five goals up, but...

Athlete of the month presentation

Louise and Chris – Athletes of the Month

18 May 2011

University of Bath students Louise Hunt and Chris Coles are the latest winners of Team Bath’s Athlete of the Month awards, which are sponsored by Oakley and the Milsom Eye Company. Wheelchair tennis player Louise collected her award for March following what she declared was the best month of her career to date. Louise returned to the top-20 in the world after winning the women’s singles title at the North East tournament in Sunderland and...

Triathlete Lucy named Sports Personality of the Year

17 May 2011

Triathlete and cross-country runner Lucy Ferguson was named the University of Bath’s Sports Personality of the Year for 2011 at the annual Blues Awards, one of the highlights of the student sporting year. Lucy, who is in the fourth year of a Sports Engineering degree at the University of Bath, topped a poll of Students’ Union Sports Association members to collect the award. Paralympic athlete Katrina Hart, swimmer Michael Jamieson, rugby player Izzy Noel-Smith and...

Team Bath seek Storm revenge in home play-off

15 May 2011

Yasmin Parsons made her FIAT Superleague debut as Bath bounced back from Thursday’s home defeat to Surrey Storm with a 59-27 away win over Glasgow Wildcats over the weekend. The win secured the defending champions a home tie in this month’s play-offs when they will once again face Surrey Storm. Parsons came on at wing-attack in the third quarter. Interestingly, Kadeen Corbin, who also made her Team Bath Superleague debut just a few weeks ago,...

Pamela Cookey in action against Surry Storm (photo by: David Roper Sports)

Team Bath face wait to confirm home play-off after Storm defeat

12 May 2011

Team Bath will have to wait until Saturday (14 May) night to confirm a home tie in the Fiat Netball Superleague play-offs after going down 60-47 to Surrey Storm at the University of Bath tonight (Thursday). Tonight’s result means the two teams will meet again in the first round of the play-offs and they go into the final round of regular season games level on points. Team Bath have a superior goal average and victory...

Netballer prepares for Namibia expedition

11 May 2011

Team Bath netballer Jo Binns is swapping the netball court for a 19-day expedition along one of the Africa’s most rugged and challenging coastlines. The University of Bath Sport & Exercise Science graduate and former England midcourt player is a member of a 12-strong team tackling the 400km trek along Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. It is believed the expedition will be the first to tackle the trek unsupported, without the assistance of a support team in...

Ivor Powell Award for Excellence in Coaching Statue

Statue unveiled of football legend Ivor Powell MBE

10 May 2011

A bronze statue of former Welsh international footballer and University of Bath football coach Ivor Powell MBE was unveiled at the University today (Tuesday). The 94-year-old retired a year ago after 37 years working as a football coach at the University. It followed a remarkable career that saw him play for Wales, Blackpool, Aston Villa and Queen’s Park Rangers. The 18-inch tall statue is cast in bronze and was paid for by the University of...

Quartet named in England squad for World Championships

10 May 2011

Four Team Bath netballers have been named in the England squad to contest the World Championships in July. Team Bath captain Pamela Cookey is named in the 12-strong squad for Singapore along with Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Stacey Francis and Serena Guthrie. Cookey, Beckford-Chambers and Francis all featured in the England squad that won bronze at last year’s Commonwealth Games, but Guthrie has forced her way into the squad with some impressive performances in midcourt for Team...

Ivor Powell

10 May 2011

Title > President of TeamBath FC and Assistant Coach Date and Place of Birth > 1916, South Wales Athletes Coached > TeamBath Football Club Biography > Ivor was the seventh son of a seventh son, he started his working life down the mines and was spotted by Queen’s Park Rangers playing for South Wales League side Bargoed aged 17. Worked as an RAF physical trainer during the Second World War when he struck up a...

Spence wins second World Cup medal of year

07 May 2011

University of Bath-based Mhairi Spence won her second Modern Pentathlon World Cup medal of the season when she took bronze in Hungary today (Saturday). The 25-year-old Coach Education and Sports Development graduate produced a strong all round performance in World Cup 3 in Százhalombatta to win the third World Cup medal of her career. It means British women have won medals at all three World Cups this year following Spence’s silver in the USA in...

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