News Archive, Month: November 2014


Team Bath make first overseas signing within innovative partnership

25 November 2014

Team Bath netball has signed its first overseas player of all-time as part of an innovative reciprocal partnership with New Zealand’s Kia Waikato Bay of Plenty “Magic” franchise. Elizabeth “Bessie” Manu will join Team Bath to play for the franchise in 2015 alongside a coaching role at a top local school, Kingswood. This follows on from a number of interactions between Team Bath and the Magic franchise. Manu, who arrived in Bath this week, could...

Talented quartet celebrate success by winning Team Bath athlete of the month awards

21 November 2014

Athletes competing in hockey, judo and modern pentathlon are the latest winners of Team Bath Athlete of the Month Awards. The Awards, supported by Oakley and Ellis &Killpartrick, covered the period September and October. The September awards went to Modern Pentathlete Samantha Murray and Team Bath Buccaneers hockey player Tim Davenport. Murray became only the fourth British women in history to win individual gold at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships, and also helped the GB...

Skimming pleased with four-gold haul

18 November 2014

The University of Bath Swim Team came an overall second at the BUCS Short Course Championships in Sheffield over the weekend, including 17 top three finishes in the process and four gold medals  - a result that pleased Team Bath/University of Bath swimming coach Mark Skimming. Three of the Bath gold medals went to European 400m bronze medallist Jay Lelliot, winning the men’s 200m Butterfly in a time of 1:56.14, the 400m freestyle in 3:46.06...

Team Bath to tune up against Scotland

18 November 2014

Team Bath’s Superleague squad will take on the Scottish national team as part of their tune-up for the season ahead. The two training matches for the Carter-Jonas backed Team Bath squad with Scotland will take place at the Sports Training Village this Friday and Saturday (21 and 22 November). Head coach Jess Thirlby will then follow up with a tri-tourmament against rivals Surrey Storm and Hertfordshire Mavericks at Surrey Sports Park on November 29.  She...

Corinne is a history-maker

14 November 2014

Team Bath strength and conditioning coach Corinne Yorston is a Champions’ League quarter-finalist. She took time out from her normal job working with athletes training at the University of Bath Sports Training Village to make a bit of sporting history herself with Bristol Academy. Last night, at Bristol’s Ashton Gate ground, the Bristol Academy women’s team followed up their 1-0 away win against mighty Barcelona with a 1-1 draw in front of a packed home...

Inspirational Elsley wins Chronicle Award

14 November 2014

Inspirational former Team Bath netballer Clare Elsley has won the Bath Chronicle Sports Personality of the Year Award. Elsley won Superleague titles with Team Bath and played at international level, making a successful comeback to the sport despite a heart condition which meant she had to be fitted with a pacemaker. GB U23 rowing medallist Sam Courty who trains as part of the GB Rowing Team’s Start programme at the University was amongst the runners-up. ...

Stephanie Vogt (right) won her third Aegon title

UPDATED: International cast of winners at Aegon GB Pro-Series

10 November 2014

The Aegon GB Pro Series men’s singles title went to Belgium’s Maxime Authom whilst Stephanie Vogt took her third title of the Series in the equivalent women's event. The 24 year old Vogt, from Liechtenstein, followed up on her $15,000 singles win in 2013 and doubles title in 2012 with an excellent win over Italy’s Alberta Brianti 6-3; 7-6. In the Sunday final, Vogt closed out the first set comfortably and then raced to a...

Harriet Dart is the sole British singles player in action today

Gabb and O’Mara to contest men’s doubles final today

07 November 2014

Day four of the Aegon GB Pro-Series Bath tournament yesterday, was a pivotal day for the players hoping to challenge for the title as the men’s singles reached the Quarter Finals stage, the Women’s singles second round matches also commenced. With no home-grown Bath interest left in the singles tournament all eyes were on the men’s doubles as Bath’s Scott Clayton and Toby Martin took on their Bath counterpart Richard Gabb and his partner Jonny...

Singles quarter-finals and doubles semis on court today

06 November 2014

Play is about to start for the day in the Aegon GB Pro-Series at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village. An all-British quarter-final in the men’s singles will open the action on court one when fourth-seed David Rice takes on Marshall Tutu in the first of the day's scheduled quarter-finals. Poland’s Adam Chadaj, winner in three sets over Team Bath’s Scott Clayton yesterday, will open on court five against Britain’s Joshua Milton.  Clayton had...

Entertainment is watchword of Day 2 of the Aegon Pro-Series tennis

05 November 2014

Day 2 of the Aegon GB Pro-Series Tennis championships at the University of Bath saw the concluding rounds of the women’s singles qualification take place. Team Bath MCTA Academy player Jessica Simpson faced Natalia Vajdova from Slovakia. The Slovakian started the stronger of the two, breaking Simpson’s serve in the sixth game before going on to win the set 6-4. In the second set Simpson began to play her own game and tried to come...

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