News Archive, Month: April 2018

Anna Smith in the Fed Cup team for their World Group play-off in Japan, April 2018

Team Bath’s Anna Smith in GB Fed Cup tennis team for World Group play-off in Japan

20 April 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Anna Smith is aiming to help Great Britain return to World Group level for the first time in 25 years when she competes in the Fed Cup this weekend. Doubles specialist Smith, coached by Ian MacDonald at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, is part of the GB team for the World Group II play-off match in Japan. It will be played on indoor hard courts at the Bourbon Beans...

The University of Bath won their Varsity contest against Cardiff Met for a third successive year in 2018

Sun shines on Varsity as University of Bath sporting students win for a third year running

19 April 2018

There was plenty of sporting fun in the sun as University of Bath students won their annual Varsity fixture against Cardiff Met for a third successive year. The warmest day of the year ensured there were big crowds and a tremendous atmosphere for the student sport showdown, which this year took place at the Sports Training Village and Founders Hall. Among the highlights of the ten wins from 13 matches for Bath were a 43-40...

Spanish show-jumping silver for Laura Simpson at first Student Riding Nations Cup of year

19 April 2018

University of Bath student Laura Simpson won individual show-jumping silver when she represented Great Britain in the first Student Riding Nations Cup of 2018 in Segovia, Spain. Simpson, who is in the fourth year of an Economics course, also finished fifth overall in the combined standings – just one point off second place – after reaching round two of the dressage. “It is completely different to any other equestrian competition as the entire event is...

Commonwealth champions back in Blue and Gold fold as Team Bath Netball resume Superleague season

18 April 2018

Team Bath Netball will look to take inspiration from the return of golden girls Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Kadeen Corbin when they resume the 2018 Vitality Superleague season with a visit to defending champions Wasps on Sunday (3pm). Beckford-Chambers and Corbin will be back in the Blue & Gold fold, just a week after helping England to a historic title at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Chelsea Lewis and Zanele Vimbela, who represented Wales and...

Aerial Views of the University of Bath Campus showing buildings, landscaping, new developments and surrounding areas. Main focus STV, Sports Training Village. Running track. Athletics pitch. 3G pitch. Taken October 2016

Have your say on the Team Bath experience in our 2018 Express Customer Survey

17 April 2018

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 Express Customer 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,...

Kadeen Corbin and Eboni Beckford-Chambers with their Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games netball gold medals

Gold Coast 2018: Netballers make history as University-based sportspeople end Commonwealth Games with 17 medals

15 April 2018

Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Kadeen Corbin will return to Team Bath Netball this week as history-makers after helping England win Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games gold in magnificent fashion. The Blue and Gold duo were both part of a Roses team that won the coveted title for the first time with a sensational 52-51 victory over hosts and favourites Australia, victory being secured by a Helen Housby goal in the last second of an epic final....

Gold Coast 2018: Eboni Beckford-Chambers helps England reach first Commonwealth Games final

14 April 2018

Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers was a game changer as England came from behind to beat Jamaica with a last-second winner in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games netball semi-finals. Jo Harten’s goal from the last shot of the game put England into their first-ever Commonwealth Games final, where they will contest the gold medal with hosts and defending champions Australia on Sunday (4.02am BST). England were trailing 33-27 at half-time but the introduction...

Gold Coast 2018: Leon Reid “loving it” as he receives his 200m bronze medal at Commonwealth Games

13 April 2018

University of Bath-based Leon Reid said his Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games experience had been “surreal” after he collected his 200m bronze medal on Friday. Reid, coached by James Hillier at the Sports Training Village, finished fourth in Thursday’s thrilling final but was promoted onto the podium after race winner Zharnel Hughes was disqualified for impeding an opponent. Team England’s appeal against the decision, which was rejected, meant the medal ceremony was delayed until Friday...

Gold Coast 2018: Third Commonwealth Games silver for Eilidh Doyle as Leon Reid claims historic 200m medal

12 April 2018

Hurdler Eilidh Doyle and sprinter Leon Reid won silver and bronze respectively on a dramatic night of athletics as University of Bath-based sportspeople took their Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medal tally to 15. Doyle thanked her “fantastic” support team after once again producing a superb performance on the big stage as she finished runner-up in the 400m hurdles final, replicating her achievements at Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014. Reid then won Northern Ireland’s first-ever...

Eboni Beckford-Chambers celebrates after England's historic win over New Zealand at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast 2018: Eboni Beckford-Chambers helps England to historic netball win as graduates go close to medals

11 April 2018

Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers helped England record a historic victory over New Zealand and boost their chances of reaching a first-ever Commonwealth Games final at Gold Coast 2018. Beckford-Chambers had a major impact after coming on for the second half as the Roses extended their narrow 26-24 advantage to a superb 54-45 victory that ensured they topped Pool B and avoided hosts and favourites Australia in this weekend’s semi-finals. University of Bath graduates...

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