News Archive, Month: April 2017

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Team Bath AS swimmer Laura McNab ready to make a splash for GB at European Junior Champs

30 April 2017

Team Bath AS swimmer Laura McNab has been selected to represent Great Britain at the LEN European Junior Championships in Netanya, Israel, from June 28 to July 2. The Royal High School pupil earned her place in the 37-strong squad after producing stunning performances in the 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle junior finals at the recent British Swimming Championships in Sheffield, where she and club colleagues Ben Lawton, Charlie Head and Stella Cookson rubbed shoulders...

Rachel Shaw feeds Chelsea Lewis in Team Bath Netball's 59-33 win over Severn Stars, April 2017

Biggest win of the season as “awesome” Team Bath Netball eclipse Severn Stars in West Country derby

28 April 2017

Team Bath Netball produced an “absolutely awesome” performance to record their biggest win of the 2017 Vitality Superleague season to date as they defeated Severn Stars 59-33 on Friday.  The first-ever West Country derby at the University of Bath promised to be a tight affair, with Stars going into the game on the back of an excellent win against Surrey Storm. However, they came up against a home side in inspired form right across the...

University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport inductee Steve Borthwick (centre) with (left) Steve Egan, Vice-President (Implementation), and Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley (right)

Rugby legend Steve Borthwick inducted into University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

28 April 2017

Former England, Bath Rugby and Saracens captain Steve Borthwick today became the latest inductee into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. Borthwick – who is now forwards coach with an England squad that has won back-to-back Six Nations titles – combined a top-class playing career with studying Politics & Economics at the University, graduating in 2003. “Thank you very much for inviting me to join the Hall of Fame,” he said during...

(From left) University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley, Tom Edwards, Pippa Rogan and REVO Brand Manager Tyron Dawkins at the Sports Training Village, April 2017

Internationals and world champion among latest Team Bath athlete of the month award winners

26 April 2017

Fencer Tom Edwards, athlete Pippa Rogan, international hockey player Liam Sanford and Junior World Bobsleigh Champion Mica McNeill are the latest winners of the Team Bath athlete of the month awards. The awards, which are supported by REVO Eyewear and city-centre opticians Ellis & Killpatrick, showcase the depth of talent across a range of sports at the University of Bath. Sport & Exercise Science Masters student Edwards, who graduates in July, took the accolade after...

Calum Jarvis

Fantastic five named in British Swimming squad for World Championships

25 April 2017

Five University of Bath-based swimmers have been selected 29-stong British Swimming team for this summer’s FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Olympic medallists Jazz Carlin, James Guy, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn will be joined by fellow National Centre Bath swimmer Calum Jarvis (pictured), a Sports Performance graduate. All five were medallists at the last World Championships in Russia two years ago, with Guy, Jarvis, O’Connor and Walker-Hebborn all winning gold. Coaches Dave McNulty and Jol...

James Guy swimming in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, January 2017

Four-gold Guy provides fitting finish to British Championships for University of Bath-based swimmers

24 April 2017

James Guy brought the curtain down on a successful 2017 British Swimming Championships by winning his fourth gold and an eighth title of the week for University of Bath-based swimmers. Double Olympic medallist Guy, who moved his training base to the National Centre Bath in January, went stroke for stroke with Duncan Scott in a thrilling 200m freestyle final before touching the wall first in 1:44.55. That was the third time this week he had...

Chelsea Lewis and Shantal Slater in action against Celtic Dragons, April 2017

Fantastic finish sees Team Bath Netball tame Dragons and get back to winning ways in Superleague

22 April 2017

Team Bath Netball produced a storming final quarter to finally tame a determined Celtic Dragons outfit and get back to winning ways in the Vitality Netball Superleague. Just one goal separated the teams at the end of each of the first three quarters, with Dragons holding a narrow 37-36 advantage going into the last 15 minutes. However, roared on by another four-figure home crowd, the Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold were finally able to pull clear...

Anna Hopkin is congratulated by SIobhan-Marie O'Connor after winning 50m freestyle gold at the 2017 British Swimming Championships. MUST CREDIT: Georgie Kerr/British Swimming

Student swimmer Anna Hopkin sprints to first British Championship title

21 April 2017

University of Bath student Anna Hopkin celebrated her upcoming 21st birthday in style by winning 50m freestyle gold at the 2017 British Swimming Championships in Sheffield. Hopkin, who studies Sport & Exercise Science, set a new personal best of 25.07 as she beat Olympic silver-medallist and fellow Sports Training Village-based swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor to the sprint title on Thursday. “It feels amazing, it’s a really great feeling,” said Hopkin, who is part of Mark Skimming’s...

MJ Church ambassador and Team Bath Judo's Ben Fletcher

Ben Fletcher back on international stage at 2017 European Judo Championships

21 April 2017

Team Bath Judo’s Ben Fletcher will represent Great Britain once again when he competes at the 2017 European Championships in Warsaw, Poland, this weekend. The Rio 2016 Olympian, a sporting ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church, will contest the -100kg weight division on Saturday in the first major championship of the Tokyo 2020 cycle. Fletcher, coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, has competed at three previous European Championships...

Liam Sanford on the ball for Team Bath Buccaneers

Liam Sanford earns GB hockey call ahead of crunch play-off weekend for Team Bath Buccs

21 April 2017

Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club’s Liam Sanford has followed up his recent senior England debut by being named in the Great Britain men’s squad for next week’s visit to the Sultan Azlan Shah Tournament in Malaysia. It continues a superb season for the young full-back, who made his England bow in South Africa last month after being added to the national central training programme. The Sultan Azlan Shah Tournament is an invitational event featuring four...

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