News Archive, Month: May 2018

Anna Smith (right) and Xenia Knoll reached the final of the 2018 Istanbul Open in Turkey

Narrow defeat for Team Bath Tennis’ Anna Smith in French Open first round at Roland Garros

31 May 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Anna Smith and partner Xenia Knoll were edged out in a hard-fought three-set first round in the French Open women’s doubles competition at Roland Garros. Smith, coached by Ian MacDonald and Dan Smethurst at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, and Swiss partner Knoll won the first set on a tie-breaker against Irina Bara and Mihaela Buzarnescu. However, just one break of serve in each of the next two tightly-fought...

Fans’ role is “so important” as Team Bath Netball prepare for crucial home run in Vitality Superleague

29 May 2018

Team Bath Netball fans have been told their support is “so, so important” as the Blue and Gold embark on a critical run of four home Vitality Superleague games in the space of just two weeks. The next three Fridays see Sitec-sponsored Team Bath entertain top-four rivals benecosMavericks (June 1), Loughborough Lightning (June 8) and Wasps Netball (June 15) as the race for the end-of-season semi-final spots reaches a decisive stage. They also have a...

Chari Hawkins won gold at the 2018 England Athletics Combined Events Championships

Chari Hawkins smashes longstanding record to take heptathlon gold at England Athletics Combined Events Champs

28 May 2018

University of Bath Masters student Chari Hawkins smashed a record that had stood for nearly three decades when she claimed a runaway heptathlon victory at the England Athletics Combined Events Championships in Bedford. Hawkins, a US international who is coached by Colin Bovell at the Sports Training Village, performed superbly across the weekend to total 6,137 points from the seven events and eclipse 1988 Olympian Kim Hagger’s previous championship record set in 1989. Day one...

City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club at the Welsh Championships in May 2018

Welsh Championships medals provide good preparation for City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Open

27 May 2018

City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club warmed up for their home Bath Open at the University of Bath Sports Training Village by enjoying a successful visit to the Welsh Championships in Cardiff. In the Level 3 section, Elle came away with a silver in Junior Clubs and Lola won bronze in the U12 Ribbon as she finished second overall in her age group. Sarah did some outstanding routines in her Senior category and was rewarded...

Pentathlon GB's Kate French on her way to winning gold at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Sofia, May 2018

Superb Sofia showing sees Kate French strike gold at Modern Pentathlon World Cup

25 May 2018

Pentathlon GB athlete Kate French has won the second Modern Pentathlon World Cup gold medal of her career after a stellar performance in Sofia, Bulgaria on Friday. The Rio 2016 Olympian and University of Bath Sports Performance graduate was making only her second international appearance of the season after taking an extended break from training following last year's World Championships. She was in outstanding form throughout the women's individual final, clocking 2:22.16 in the swimming...

University of Bath to invest in new 3G training facility to increase all-weather sporting provision

22 May 2018

Students and athletes from multiple sports who train and compete at the University of Bath could be set to enjoy enhanced all-weather training facilities at the Claverton campus from the next academic year onwards. Announcement of a new 3G training strip, which has been a high priority for students in particular for some time, came after a meeting of Council/Senate/Students' Union (CSSU) earlier this week at which the Vice Chancellor confirmed investment, subject to planning,...

Fantastic first quarter sets Team Bath Netball on their way to Superleague victory over Team Northumbria

21 May 2018

Team Bath Netball maintained their challenge for a Vitality Superleague top-four finish as they overcame a battling Team Northumbria side 54-42 in Monday’s televised fixture at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. After seeing all of their rivals for a semi-final place win at the weekend, the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold knew they needed to record another victory in front of their home fans and they did just that thanks mainly to an inspired...

Beck Cutting in training with the England U20 squad at Bisham Abbey ahead of the 2018 Six Nations

England call up University of Bath sporting scholar Beck Cutting for World Rugby U20 Championship in France

21 May 2018

The University of Bath’s rugby club will once again have a representative at the World Rugby U20 Championship after sporting scholar Beck Cutting was named in the England squad for the 2018 edition. The hooker, who studies Sport & Social Sciences and is supported by a Trendell Scholarship, has been selected in the 28-man squad for the tournament being staged in France from May 30 to June 17. Cutting plays his club rugby for Worcester...

City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club at the Rose Cup, May 2018

City of Bath rhythmic gymnasts bloom at Rose Cup after GLL Sports Foundation grant award

20 May 2018

City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club members, who train at the University of Bath, were out in force at the Rose Cup in Northampton this weekend. The Espoir Group Red (pictured) performed a sparkling routine against some tough competition to win a superb silver medal. The individual competitions saw Sarah, in her 15th year with the club, strike gold in the Level 4 senior division. Kashvi won an impressive silver medal in ball and clubs,...

VIDEO: Players want Team Bath Netball fans to turn out in force for Team Northumbria Superleague showdown

18 May 2018

Team Bath Netball are hoping for another big home crowd as they continue their busy month of May by playing host to Team Northumbria on Monday (7pm centre-pass). The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold are looking for their fourth win of the calendar month after impressive victories over Celtic Dragons, Severn Stars and Surrey Storm. Ahead of Monday's match, players Rachel Shaw, Imogen Allison and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis have called on supporters to make sure they get...

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