News Archive, Month: March 2015

Asha Francis receives her player of the match flowers from Team Bath Netball Franchise Manager Alicia John

Team Bath Netball relishing challenge of facing Superleague’s top two – Surrey Storm and Manchester Thunder

17 March 2015

Team Bath Netball coach Jess Thirlby says her improving squad should have no fear when they face the Superleague’s two top teams in the next six days. The Blue and Gold go to second-placed Surrey Storm on Tuesday (8pm) before welcoming defending champions Manchester Thunder to the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Monday, March 23 (7.45pm). They will provide a huge test of Team Bath’s credentials after their three successive victories against Celtic...

Lloyd Wallace on the podium after his historic Europa Cup Aerials gold medal

Freestyle skier Lloyd Wallace soars to Great Britain’s first-ever Europa Cup Aerials gold

16 March 2015

University of Bath student Lloyd Wallace made history on Sunday as the freestyle skier soared to Great Britain’s first-ever Europa Cup Aerials gold medal. It was also a first podium finish for the 20-year-old Sports Performance student from Shaftesbury, who saw off a world-class field to triumph in Airolo, Switzerland. Wallace nailed two triple twisting double somersaults, scoring a lifetime best of 96.58 for full double-full and 93.41 for double-full full. “It’s the best feeling...

Lizzie Simmonds (photo: Sam Farr)

University of Bath-based swimmers lead world rankings after winning weekend at Edinburgh International Meet

16 March 2015

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor claimed the top FINA points prize and Lizzie Simmonds produced the fastest 200m backstroke time in the world this year during an encouraging weekend for University of Bath-based swimmers at the Edinburgh International Swim Meet. Eighteen-year-old O’Connor’s winning time of 2:10.12 in Saturday’s 200m individual medley final took her above World Champion Katinka Hosszu to the top of the 2015 rankings. She finished four seconds clear of the field in that race but...

Jamie Cooke targets second World Cup title during busy week of international modern pentathlon action

16 March 2015

Jamie Cooke will bid for a second World Cup gold of the season during a busy week of international competition for the Pentathlon GB athletes who train at the University of Bath. Cooke – who was victorious in the opening World Cup in Sarasota, USA last month – is named in a six-strong squad for World Cup 2 in Cairo, Egypt from March 19-23. The former World Junior Champion is joined by Joe Evans, Sam...

Gary Hall finishes fifth as Team Bath Judo Club quartet compete at African Open in Casablanca

16 March 2015

Team Bath Judo Club had four fighters at the African Open in Casablanca, Morocco over the weekend. Gary Hall produced the best result, placing fifth in the under-90kg category after losing out to Slovenia’s Mihael Zgank in the bronze-medal contest. The 24-year-old from Bristol, coached by Juergen Klinger, had beaten Jordan’s Ibraheem Khalaf and Murat Gasiev of Russia in the preliminary rounds but was edged out by home judoka Imad Abdellaoui in the semi-finals. Gregg...

Yasmin Parsons in action for Team Bath Netball against Team Northumbria

Team Bath Netball record biggest win of their Superleague season against Team Northumbria

13 March 2015

Team Bath Netball stretched their winning run to three Superleague matches with a comprehensive 63-24 victory over Team Northumbria at the Sports Training Village on Friday. The home side took time to get going during the first quarter but, inspired by player of the match Asha Francis, really stepped up a gear in the second period to extend their lead from 12-9 to 29-11. With victory all but secured, Team Bath played with freedom and...

The London 2012 Legacy Pool is reopening on April 22 2015

Save the date – Sports Training Village swimming pool to re-open on April 22nd

13 March 2015

The newly upgraded swimming pool and changing room in the Sports Training Village will re-open to the public on at 6am on Wednesday 22nd April. A timetable for public use can be found here: In addition to the installation of a London 2012 Games Legacy 50m pool, our state-of-the-art swimming facilities include improved changing rooms, a modernised plant room and a refurbished ventilation system. Images of the installation are now on display in and around the...

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid meets Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu at the Sports Training Village

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid visits Sports Training Village at University of Bath

13 March 2015

Sajid Javid MP, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has praised the University of Bath for providing “an excellent combination of study and training”. Javid, the Conservative MP for Bromsgrove, was speaking to athletes during a visit to the Sports Training Village on Thursday. He was given a tour of the facilities by Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport at the University of Bath, and Helen Nicholls, Performance Advisor for UK Sport. The...

Team Bath Tennis fun day

Sign up now for free Team Bath Tennis fun day

13 March 2015

Budding Andy Murrays and Heather Watsons are being invited to have an ace time at the Team Bath Tennis fun day this month. The free annual event provides Reception and Year 1 pupils with the chance to play tennis in a fun and friendly environment at the University of Bath’s International High Performance Centre. It is taking place on Saturday, March 21 and will be split into two sessions, from 1-2pm and 2-3pm. The courts...

Aerial shot of the Sports Training Village

Have your say on the Team Bath experience in this simple one-question survey

13 March 2015

How satisfied are you with the Team Bath experience? Now is the chance to have your say. The Team Bath Customer Care Team is staging its annual one-question survey to see what all those who use the Sports Training Village – students, athletes, public and staff – think of the service and facilities. The question is straightforward – How likely would you be to recommend your centre on a scale of 0 to 10, with...

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