News Archive, Month: June 2018

Ila Brandimarte won Tech Solo silver at the at the 2018 Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Championships

Team Bath Synchro Club’s Ila Brandimarte “feeling blessed” after GB selection for Glasgow 2018 European Champs

20 June 2018

Team Bath Synchro Club’s Ila Brandimarte will make her long-awaited British debut on one of the sport’s biggest stages after being selected for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Italian-born Brandimarte, who established Team Bath Synchro Club at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in 2016 after graduating in Politics & International Relations, has been training with the British senior squad for the past two years. She is now eligible to compete after officially becoming...

VIDEO: Improve your tennis this summer with these four essential skills

19 June 2018

With the grass-court season under way and Wimbledon rapidly approaching, many people will be inspired to pick up a racket and take to the tennis courts. If you want to improve your game this summer, our Team Bath Tennis coaches have come up with four essential skills that are easy to implement but will soon have you maximising your playing potential. In the latest of our new videos designed to help you create impact, we...

Family Fun Day is hailed as best yet as thousands enjoy free sport and activities at University STV

16 June 2018

More than 2,000 people of all ages took the chance to enjoy a wide range of sports and activities as the "best Team Bath Family Fun Day yet" took place on Saturday. Free have-a-go sessions in badminton, beach volleyball, boccia, fencing, laser shooting, tennis, trampolining and more proved hugely popular, as did displays from Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in the sports hall and Team Bath Synchro Club in the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool....

Team Bath's Rachel Shaw was named Player of the Match

Professional Wasps performance leaves Team Bath playing waiting game

15 June 2018

A professional performance from visitors Wasps saw them emerge from a feisty contest to take a 40-58 victory over Team Bath and consolidate their lead in netball’s Vitality Superleague. More than 1300 spectators at the Team Bath Arena had hoped to see the Blue and Gold, sponsored by Sitec, win in their final home game of the league season and bring a final-four place into reach. Instead the fans await the outcome of the weekend’s...

Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club, June 2018

Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics join community clubs competing under the Blue and Gold banner

14 June 2018

City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club have officially joined the community sporting clubs competing under the Team Bath banner. The thriving club, which has trained and hosted competitions at the University of Bath Sports Training Village for a number of years, will now be known as Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club. They competed under their new name for the first time last weekend when they staged the 2018 Bath Open – one of the largest...

Great Britain's Dom Parsons with his Olympic Winter Games bronze. He will be the official Olympic Day Run starter.

Winter medallist Parsons to set off Olympic day runners

12 June 2018

2018 Olympic Winter Games skeleton medallist, Dom Parsons, will be the official starter when Team Bath stages its annual Olympic Day Run on Saturday as part of a Family Fun Day. The run, which celebrates International Olympic Day, will get under way at 2pm on the outdoor athletics track at the University of Bath Sports Training  Village, and people of all ages and abilities are invited to take part, either running or walking. Participants can...

Yarnold honoured in Queen’s Birthday list

11 June 2018

Double Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold, who is part of the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association’s training group based at the University of Bath, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Yarnold’s OBE, is in recognition of becoming the first British athlete to defend a Winter Olympic title after winning skeleton gold at PyeongChang 2018 and Sochi 2014. In doing so, Yarnold became the nation’s most successful winter athlete of all time...

Victory is sweet. Credit: British Triathlon/ David Pearce

Holland enjoys top step for first time in three years

11 June 2018

Vicky Holland, who bases her training at the University of Bath, was in fine form at the weekend, winning her first World Triathlon Series title in three years. The Rio medallist’s tenacity paid off at the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds as she overcame challenges along the way to surge ahead of the field and claim victory. Earlier Britain’s Jess Learmonth had led out of the swim and was the strongest cyclist on the climb...

Kate French and Joe Choong are best of British as University of Bath hosts national modern pentathlon champs

09 June 2018

Rio 2016 Olympians Kate French and Joe Choong were crowned as the new British Modern Pentathlon Champions after a thrilling day of competition at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Sports Performance graduate French, fresh from winning World Cup gold in Bulgaria, overtook Holly Parker on the second 800m loop in the decisive run-shoot discipline and went on to record an ultimately convincing win. Parker, producing arguably the best performance of her career so...

Phenomenal fightback falls agonisingly short as Team Bath Netball are edged out by Loughborough Lightning

08 June 2018

A sensational final-quarter fightback was not quite enough to salvage a result for Team Bath Netball as Loughborough Lightning held on for a single-goal victory that takes them top of the Vitality Netball Superleague. The Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold found themselves trailing 37-27 at the end of a third period that saw tremendous defensive pressure and ruthless finishing give the visitors a seemingly unassailable lead. However, Team Bath – playing their third home game in...

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