News Archive, Month: April 2017

Prince Harry at the 2017 Invictus Games trials

Prince Harry returns to University of Bath to support 2017 Invictus Games UK Trials

07 April 2017

HRH Prince Harry returned to the University of Bath Sports Training Village today (Friday) to watch and support hundreds of athletes competing in trials for the 2017 Invictus Games. The Invictus Games Foundation Patron joined the crowds cheering on track and field athletes and rowers as they looked to earn their place in the UK team for this year’s Games in Toronto, Canada. Prince Harry also met with the serving and veteran servicemen and women...

Mia Ritchie is watched by another four-figure crowd in Team Bath Netball's home defeat to Manchester Thunder, April 2017

Another home setback for Team Bath Netball as Manchester Thunder take the spoils

07 April 2017

Team Bath Netball lost ground on the Vitality Superleague’s top four after slipping to a frustrating 48-41 home defeat to in-form Manchester Thunder at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Friday. The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold were the better team in the first period and opened up a 12-8 lead but Thunder fought back in the second quarter to go 23-20 up, despite having shooter Joyce Mvula sent off for two minutes. The...

Meet the multiple national champion hoping to make Team Bath a leading centre for synchronised swimming

06 April 2017

Italian-born Ilaria Brandimarte was just nine years old when she first became a synchronised swimming national champion. Since then, she has gone on to win an outstanding haul of senior national championships medals, including seven at the 2015 ASA National Championships, and is in the process of gaining a British passport in order to be involved with GB Synchro. But for now, her attention is turned to establishing Team Bath Synchro Club - the first...

Team Bath Shop items on sale for as little as £5 when ordered online

06 April 2017

For April only the Team Bath Shop, which offers students, fans and members of the public a range of Team Bath merchandise and clothing, is offering products for as little as £5 when ordered online. Items such as SU Sports Rainjackets are available for 66% off - reduced from £30 to £10! What's more, spend over £30 when ordering online and receive a free shaker worth £5.50.       Items on sale include:  Product Sale...

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Watch Team Bath stars of the future for free as new U21 netball league is launched

05 April 2017

Team Bath Netball fans will have chance to watch potential stars of the future in action for free on Friday when the inaugural U21 Netball Performance League (NPL) gets under way. Providing a link between the U19s and Superleague, the new league will see Team Bath take on the seven other English franchises in a round-robin competition. Matches will predominantly be played just before Superleague fixtures, with Team Bath’s first game against Manchester Thunder taking...

Young judoka from across South West enjoy guidance from Team Bath’s high performance athletes

05 April 2017

Young Western Area judoka were treated to a masterclass at the STV dojo on Tuesday (April 4) when they enjoyed a combined training session with Team Bath's high performance athletes. Children as young as 10 had the opportunity to learn from and train with Team Bath's top judoka as well as athletes from the region's Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) programme. The University of Bath is home to one of eight AASE programmes which are performance...

Megan Fletcher (second from left) and her fellow medallists in Dubrovnik. CREDIT: European Judo Union/Tino Maric.

Golden debut for new country as Team Bath judoka Megan Fletcher makes winning return from injury

05 April 2017

Team Bath judoka Megan Fletcher enjoyed a dream debut for Ireland when she won gold at the Senior European Cup in Dubrovnik, Croatia. In her first international competition for a year, Fletcher overcame Serbia’s Sara Tintor, Alina Lengweiler of Switzerland and France’s Gwenaelle Viard to claim the title in the women’s -70kg weight division. It was also Ireland’s first international judo success since 2014 and an excellent return to action for Fletcher, whose hopes of...

University of Bath set to host Invictus Games selection event as wounded warriors head to the Sports Training Village

04 April 2017

The University of Bath is looking forward to hosting an Invictus Games selection trials on Friday for the second consecutive year. The Sports Training Village will welcome 3,000 athletes and 150 staff from across the country for the three-day event. Competitors, who are serving and veteran servicemen and women using sport as part of their recovery, will contest events in athletics, archery, wheelchair basketball, road cycling, powerlifting, indoor rowing, wheelchair rugby, swimming, sitting volleyball and wheelchair...

Jess Thirlby and Anna Stembridge during an interval team-talk with Team Bath Netball during the 2017 Superleague season

Team Bath Netball ready to “right the wrongs” as Thunder visit for first of four home Superleague games in April

03 April 2017

Head Coach Anna Stembridge says Team Bath Netball are looking forward to “righting the wrongs” of their first Vitality Superleague away defeat of 2017 when they play host to Manchester Thunder this week. The Blue and Gold – sponsored by Sitec – were beaten 51-45 in Glasgow by new Scottish franchise Sirens on Friday but they have responded positively to their two previous losses this season, going on to win their following matches. They will...

Aaron James, Will Britton and Charlie Dunbar on England Students duty in April 2017

University of Bath rugby aces start for England in Student and U19 internationals

03 April 2017

University of Bath duo Will Britton and Charlie Dunbar both started for England Rugby Students during Sunday’s entertaining 36-36 draw with Ireland. Second-row forward Britton, who studies Sport & Social Sciences, and centre Dunbar, a Sport & Exercise Science student, were both called up for their country after impressing for the Blue and Gold 1st XV – sponsored by IKON Construction – during the inaugural BUCS Super Rugby season. Sunday’s closely-contested match in Oxford saw the lead exchange hands...

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