News Archive, Month: December 2018

New Year, New You – watch our expert video guide to health, exercise, nutrition and more for 2019

28 December 2018

With 2019 on the horizon, many people's thoughts are turning to New Year's Resolutions - one of the most popular being doing more exercise and getting active. If you have never been to a gym before, are getting back into exercise after a break or are already active but looking to step things up in the new year, our Team Bath athletes and experts have some top tips to help you on your fitness journey....

Olympic, World and Commonwealth crowns among highlights of unforgettable sporting 2018 at University of Bath

26 December 2018

One historic Olympic title defence, two World crowns, three Commonwealth gold medals and a multitude of other national and international medals added up to another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath in 2018. The University’s unique push-start track, the only one of its kind in the UK, became the focus of national attention in February when three athletes who train on it with British Skeleton won medals for Team GB at the...

Season’s greetings from all of us at Team Bath

23 December 2018

Merry Christmas to all the customers, students, athletes and staff who have continued to make the University of Bath Sports Training Village such an inspirational and vibrant place to play, train, compete and improve during 2018. The STV closes at 4pm today (Sunday) but, for those of you looking to work off the Christmas calories, we will be open between 9am and 4pm every day from Thursday 27th through to New Year’s Eve inclusive. We will be shut on New Year’s Day but...

Plenty of promise and potential as Blue & Gold name U21 and U19 squads for 2018-19 NPL season

21 December 2018

Team Bath Netball have named a mix of returning players and new faces in their Netball Performance League (NPL) U21 and U19 squads for the 2018-19 season. The U21s (pictured top) will be captained by Abi Robson, who is sponsored by Milsom Place. She is joined in the 15-strong squad by fellow Blue & Gold Vitality Superleague players Leila Thomas and Chartie Curtis, the latter one of eight University of Bath students selected. Hannah Passmore,...

Players step up but handling errors prove costly as Leeds Beckett end Team Bath’s BUCS Super Rugby winning run

20 December 2018

Team Bath men’s 1st XV may have seen their winning run come to an end at Leeds Beckett on Wednesday but there were still plenty of positives to take from the final BUCS Super Rugby game of 2018. The Fulkers-sponsored Blue & Gold were without a number of players due to the Christmas break but those who stepped up from the 2nds contributed to a hard-fought contest that saw the visitors score three tries. However,...

Blue & Gold seek festive flourish as they visit Leeds Beckett in final BUCS Super Rugby match of 2018

19 December 2018

Team Bath men’s 1st XV will be looking to end 2018 on a winning note when they visit Leeds Beckett in their final BUCS Super Rugby match of the year this afternoon (2pm). The Fulkers-sponsored Blue & Gold, who are also supported by MJ Church, make the journey to Yorkshire on the back of three successive league victories with a 30-10 win at Loughborough sandwiched between two notable results against Hartpury. Leeds Beckett go into...

Another epic epee gold medal for wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver on the road to Toyko 2020

18 December 2018

University of Bath wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver continued his perfect start to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games qualification period when he won Category A epee gold at the latest IWASF World Cup in Kyoto, Japan. The MJ Church Ambassador followed up his success in Georgia last month by dominating the field, winning all of his contests by five points or more to cap a hugely successful 2018. World and European Champion Dimitri Coutya, who trains alongside...

England Netball won two trophies at the 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards

Team Bath stars among England Netball team honoured at 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards

17 December 2018

It was a memorable night for Team Bath Netball’s Eboni Usoro-Brown and Serena Guthrie as they were part of the England Netball squad honoured as Team of the Year at the 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. The Roses’ historic last-second winner in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games final against Australia was also named as Greatest Sporting Moment, a new category voted for by the public. Usoro-Brown and Guthrie were joined on...

Anna Hopkin and Jacob Greenow won medals at the 2018 Swim England Winter National Short-Course Swimming Championships

University of Bath swimmers past and present bag multitude of medals at National Winter Short-Course Champs

16 December 2018

There were seven golds amongst a 20-medal haul for University of Bath-based swimmers past and present at the Swim England National Winter Short-Course Championships in Sheffield. World and European Champion James Guy, coached by Jol Finck at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, set quick times as he topped the podium in both the 100m butterfly (50.66) and 200m butterfly (1:52.08). Jessica Fullalove went under 58 seconds for the first time in a short-course 100m...

Hosts take the honours as Team Bath Netball serve up a Christmas cracker of a tri-tournament

15 December 2018

Team Bath Netball provided a festive flourish to their pre-season preparations when they won their annual tri-tournament with two excellent displays in front of their home fans – and a watching live audience on BBC Sport. The Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold looked in good shape ahead of the 2019 Vitality Superleague season as they followed up a 40-34 victory over Surrey Storm with a 46-32 defeat of benecosMavericks in the winner-takes-all third match at the...

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