News Archive, Month: June 2018

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...

Dame Katherine Grainger (left) and Michael Jamieson (right) were among the panel at an Athletes Future Roadshow that took place at the University of Bath in June 2018

Athlete Futures Roadshow provides University-based sportspeople with careers advice for life after sport

07 June 2018

Olympic, World and Commonwealth champions based at the University of Bath were among a host of athletes who received careers advice for life after sport. The University hosted the third of four Athlete Futures Roadshow events in 2018, organised and run by the Athlete Futures Network, a partnership between UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) that is supported by the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association. The Network provides services...

Hockey players Peter Scott and Tim Nurse, March 2018

England Hockey call up University of Bath scholars for U21 internationals against the Netherlands

06 June 2018

University of Bath sporting scholars Peter Scott and Tim Nurse have been named in the England U21 hockey for this month’s international matches against the Netherlands. Scott and Nurse, who play for the University in BUCS competitions and their club hockey for Team Bath Buccaneers, study Sports Performance and are supported by King and Trendell Sports Scholarships respectively. Both have previously represented their country at U21 level, with Scott – the 2017 Sports Personality of the...

Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Shantal Slater

Terrific Team Bath Netball make amends for Sirens setback to move back into top four of Vitality Superleague table

04 June 2018

Team Bath Netball moved back into the top four of the Vitality Netball Superleague as an excellent all-round team performance secured an impressive 60-34 victory over UWS Sirens. The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold, fresh from a vital 54-45 victory over top-four rivals benecosMavericks on Friday, set the tone during a phenomenal first quarter as they stormed into a 17-4 lead. Scottish franchise Sirens, who had inflicted a surprise defeat on Team Bath in Glasgow nine...

The Mayor of Bath, Cllr Ian Gilchrist, with Donna Creighton at a bobsleigh taster session in May 2018

Mayor of Bath gets a taste of bobsleigh and skeleton at UK’s only outdoor push-start track

03 June 2018

The Mayor of Bath has praised the University of Bath’s unique outdoor push-start track as “a fantastic facility” after trying his hand at bobsleigh. Cllr Ian Gilchrist got to sample the facilities, also used by Olympic skeleton champions Lizzy Yarnold and Amy Williams for their UK training, during a visit in the closing weeks of his tenure as Mayor. He was given an introduction to the sport by Donna Creighton, a former international skeleton and...


Join the Blue and Gold family – Team Bath Netball recruiting for assistant coach

02 June 2018

Team Bath Netball are recruiting for an Assistant Coach to join the Blue and Gold family. The role, offered on a part-time basis of 29.2 hours per week, will see the successful candidate work under the guidance and direction of Head Coach Jess Thirlby to deliver netball coaching and development. It is based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village and the salary starts from £21,585, rising to £24,983 Pro Rata. The closing date...

Fab fans roar Team Bath Netball to vital victory over benecosMavericks in race for Superleague semi-finals

01 June 2018

Team Bath Netball reinvigorated their challenge for a semi-final spot after overcoming top-four rivals benecosMavericks 54-45 in a pulsating Vitality Superleague showdown on Friday. The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold went into the match three points adrift of their fourth-placed rivals and knowing that victory was essential after last weekend’s surprise setback against UWS Sirens. They looked to have the points safely in the bag as they took an eight-goal lead into the final quarter thanks...

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