News Archive, Month: June 2018

Team Bath Netball keep fighting to the end but Wasps prove too strong in Superleague semi-final

30 June 2018

A second-quarter slump ended Team Bath Netball’s hopes of reaching the 2018 Vitality Superleague Grand Final as Wasps booked their place at the showpiece occasion with a 54-39 victory on Saturday. The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold made a flying start to the semi-final at the University of Worcester Arena as they raced into a 4-0 lead and had chances to add to their advantage. However, defending champions Wasps fought back strongly and were able to...

Ben and Megan Fletcher head to US Olympic Training Centre for World Judo Championships preparation

29 June 2018

Team Bath judoka Ben and Megan Fletcher have been stepping up their preparations for this year’s World Championships by spending three weeks at the US Olympic Training Centre in Colorado Springs. The duo – who will compete for Ireland at September’s championships in Baku, Azerbaijan – were joined by Team Bath High Performance Coach Juergen Klinger for the altitude conditioning camp. “Colorado Springs is 2,000m above sea-level so it is excellent for altitude training,” said...

VIDEO: Jess Thirlby previews Team Bath Netball’s Superleague semi-final showdown with Wasps

28 June 2018

Team Bath Netball Head Coach Jess Thirlby is no stranger to Superleague semi-finals, with Saturday's showdown against Wasps Netball being her 12th with the Blue and Gold. Watch the video below to get her thoughts on the big match and Team Bath's Superleague season so far. She also has a message for the fans travelling to the University of Worcester Arena to cheer on the Blue and Gold. Tickets are still available - click here...

Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams calls on public to get behind Team Bath #20For20 summer fitness campaign

27 June 2018

Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams has thrown her support behind a summer fitness campaign launched by Team Bath encouraging people to burn calories and back a charity. The #20For20 challenge is for people to burn an additional 20,000 calories above their normal routine over a 20-week period. To help reach those goals, Team Bath is running a series of free activities in the £30million Sports Training Village and the surrounding University of Bath campus including guided...

The Team Bath Rhythmic Gynnastics seniors and juniors that won gold and silver respectively at the 2018 British Championships

All-Round brilliance sees Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics seniors crowned as British Champions

26 June 2018

Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics’ Senior Girls produced an incredible hoop routine to win a well-deserved gold medal at the British Championships. Tiola Gleeson, Selina Brown, Lola Cockburn Marsh, Evie Coles, Sarah Dennis and Lottie Wittich performed exceptionally across the weekend to earn a combined score of 21.8 and be crowned as All-Round British Champions for 2018. They were fourth after an opening day that saw the group produce a passionate rope and ball routine to...

Team Bath Netball fans wave their goal cards during the Superleague match against Wasps

Team Bath Netball “ready to peak at right time” as they call for big travelling support for Wasps Superleague semi-final

25 June 2018

Anna Stembridge believes that Team Bath Netball are ready to achieve their full potential in the 2018 Vitality Superleague – and is backing her players to do just that when they face Wasps in the semi-finals on Saturday. The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold completed their regular season by going toe to toe with fellow semi-finalists Manchester Thunder in an absorbing encounter, with nothing to separate the teams until the last five minutes when the home...

Kelly Ganfield in rowing training with George Studd ahead of the 2018 Invictus Games UK Team Trials

Strength & conditioning coach working with National Osteoporosis Society on awareness campaign

24 June 2018

Team Bath strength & conditioning coach George Studd has been working with the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) on a campaign to boost awareness of exercising with the bone-weakening condition. George (pictured with Invictus Games athlete Kelly Ganfield) was asked by Sarah Legg, a physiotherapist at the Royal National Hospital For Rheumatic Diseases in Bath, to attend an Exercise Expert Steering Group Meeting for a paper that is being published by the NOS. “A lot of...

Sporting scholars Myles Pillage and Bradley Sutton bag bronze as Pentathlon GB impress at European Juniors

23 June 2018

University of Bath sporting scholars Myles Pillage and Bradley Sutton claimed Pentathlon GB’s second relay medal is as many days at the Junior European Modern Pentathlon Championships as they bagged bronze in the men’s competition in Barcelona. Just like female counterparts Charlie Follett and Zoe Davison, who had won women’s relay gold the previous day, Pillage and Sutton – supported by Trendell and Santander Sports Scholarships respectively – were in the medal positions at the...

Golden moment for Charlie Follett and Zoe Davison at Junior European Modern Pentathlon Champs

22 June 2018

University of Bath student Charlie Follett teamed up with Zoe Davison to win women’s relay gold after a supreme display at the Junior European Modern Pentathlon Championships in Barcelona. Follett, who studies Psychology, and Davison were in the top two places throughout the day, retaking the lead after a perfect display in the horse-riding arena and not looking back after a dominant display of front running in the laser run. It continued a fine season...

Team Bath Netball’s place in Vitality Superleague semi-finals confirmed after Mavericks defeat

21 June 2018

Team Bath Netball's place in the 2018 Vitality Netball Superleague semi-finals has been confirmed after benecosMavericks were beaten in their final game of the season by UWS Sirens. Mavericks went into Thursday's game in Glasgow needing to win to draw level on points with the fourth-placed Blue and Gold, who travel to Manchester Thunder on Saturday (5pm centre-pass). A thrilling encounter saw Mavericks leading 25-24 at half-time but a third-quarter surge from Sirens saw them...

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