News Archive, Month: May 2018

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...

2017-18 sporting scholar Lauren Williams, athletics

Sporting scholar Lauren Williams gets GB call for Loughborough International athletics meet

17 May 2018

University of Bath sporting scholar Lauren Williams has been named in a 54-strong British junior team for Sunday’s Loughborough International athletics meeting. The Management with Marketing student, who is supported by a Santander Scholarship, will race in both the 400m hurdles and the 4x400m relay. British team leader Trevor Painter said: “The Loughborough International is a fantastic early-season opportunity for those athletes who are looking to be part of the British team for the World...

Second Invictus Games selection is “an honour and privilege” for Team Bath athlete and rower Kelly Ganfield

16 May 2018

Army veteran Kelly Ganfield, who trains at the University of Bath, says it is “an honour and privilege’ to be selected to represent the UK at her second Invictus Games. Ganfield, who works with Team Bath strength and conditioning coach George Studd and sprint guide runner Mikail Huggins (pictured) at the Sports Training Village, is in a 72-strong team of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans heading to the 2018 Games in Sydney,...

American Football star Alex Jenkins with Team Bath physio Katy Williams, April 2018

New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Jenkins prepares for new NFL season at University of Bath STV

15 May 2018

American Footballer Alex Jenkins has praised the University of Bath as “the best sports uni in the UK” after using its world-renowned training facilities to step up his preparations for the 2018-19 NFL season. Jenkins, a defensive end for the New Orleans Saints, spent two weeks working out at the Sports Training Village during a recent close-season return to his home city of Bath. Following a bespoke programme put together by Team Bath physiotherapist Katy...

Kadeen Corbin (centre) and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis (right) in action against Surrey Storm – both had 100 per cent conversion rates in Saturday’s win for Team Bath Netball

Shooting stars and defensive dynamo help Team Bath Netball quell Storm surge to continue winning May

14 May 2018

Outstanding shooting backed up by inspired defending helped Team Bath Netball come through a tough challenge at Surrey Storm on Saturday to record a third win on the bounce in the Vitality Netball Superleague. Commonwealth gold-medallist Kadeen Corbin converted all 25 of her shots during a fantastic display and goal-attack Sophie Drakeford-Lewis also boasted a 100 per cent conversion rate as the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold came away with a 56-51 away victory against an...

Team Bath AS swimming logo, May 2017

Chance to try out for new Team Bath AS Academy Swimming programme at taster session

11 May 2018

Enthusiastic young swimmers in the local area are being invited to attend taster sessions for a new Academy Swimming Programme being launched by Team Bath AS at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in June. It is open to youngsters aged between eight and 13, with the first taster session taking place in the Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool on Saturday, May 26. Team Bath AS Academy Swimming is a development programme that offers...

Mathematics student Joe Choong, of Pentathlon GB, outside the University of Bath library

Pre-exams boost for Mathematics student Joe Choong as he secures wider-podium place at Modern Pentathlon World Cup

09 May 2018

University of Bath student Joe Choong produced one of the most consistent performances of his modern pentathlon career to date to finish a fine fifth at World Cup 3 in Hungary. The Pentathlon GB athlete and MJ Church Ambassador starts his final Mathematics exams next week so is not in peak condition but he showed tremendous character and skill to impress across all five disciplines in Sunday’s final. Choong clocked 2:02.98 for the 200m freestyle...

The University of Bath athletics squad that won 11 medals at the 2018 BUCS Outdoor Championships in Bedford

Brilliant Bank Holiday Weekend for University of Bath athletes and rowers at national BUCS competitions

08 May 2018

University of Bath students won a fantastic 14 medals during a brilliant Bank Holiday Weekend at the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships in Bedford and the BUCS Rowing Regatta in Nottingham. Sports Performance student Cameron Chalmers, supported by a Thompson Education Trust scholarship, won the fifth individual gold medal of his BUCS athletics career as he led a Blue and Gold one-two in the 400m. Chalmers, coached by James Hillier and fresh from representing Guernsey at...

Team Bath Netball turn up the heat on baking Bank Holiday Monday to see off Severn Stars

07 May 2018

Team Bath Netball produced what Player of the Match Layla Guscoth described as a “championship quarter” to set up an ultimately convincing 51-35 victory over Severn Stars in Bank Holiday Monday’s Vitality Superleague West Country derby. A strong opening 15 minutes saw the Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold take a five-goal lead but the second quarter was much more tightly contested as Stars fought back to close the gap to three. However, on what was the...

Commonwealth Games medal parade featuring (from left) Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, presenter Kate Grey, Chloe Tutton, Anna Hopkin, Eilidh Doyle, Vicky Holland, Cameron Kurle, James Guy and presenter Samantha Murray

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medallists celebrated at parade ahead of Team Bath Netball match

07 May 2018

The sparkling achievements of University of Bath-based medallists from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games were celebrated on Bank Holiday Monday when they were paraded in front of an appreciative four-figure crowd at Team Bath Netball's Vitality Superleague match against Severn Stars. Athlete Eilidh Doyle and triathlete Vicky Holland, who both won silver in Australia, were joined on court by British Swimming National Centre stars Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, James Guy, Cameron Kurle and Chloe Tutton plus...

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