News Archive, Month: January 2019

Sarah Jackson achieved a top-ten finish at the 2019 South African National Championships

Windsurfer Sarah Jackson turns training trip into slalom success at South African National Championships

17 January 2019

University of Bath windsurfer Sarah Jackson geared up for a busy 2019 of study and sport by claiming an impressive top-ten finish in the South African National Championships. The Sports Performance student, who is a MJ Church Ambassador and supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, was one of only two women taking part in the week-long event that featured competitors from the Pro World Tour. She had originally gone to Cape Town for a month...

The Fed cup returns to the UK for the first time in 25years, Bath will host the tie in February, 2019. GB and seven other nations will compete for a place in April's World Group Play-offs.

Great Britain learn their group opponents for February’s Fed Cup tennis tie at University of Bath

15 January 2019

Great Britain have been drawn in Group A alongside Hungary, Greece and Slovenia for the upcoming Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I tie at the University of Bath. Nations will play three round-robin ties of two singles matches and a doubles rubber when the Sports Training Village hosts the eagerly-anticipated event – dubbed the Women’s World Cup of tennis – from February 6-9. Great Britain must finish top of their group in order to secure...

End of an era as Jess Thirlby announces Team Bath Netball departure after 20 successful years as player and coach

14 January 2019

Head Coach Jess Thirlby is to call time on her successful career with Team Bath Netball after 20 years of service as player and coach to the Blue & Gold and five national titles when the 2019 Vitality Netball Superleague season comes to an end. Thirlby informed the University of Bath of her decision in November to give them scope to mount a comprehensive and global search for a world-class replacement throughout the season whilst...

Kate French and Jamie Cooke won silver at the 2017 Kremlin Cup in Moscow

Olympians lead the way as Pentathlon GB get 2019 competition season up and running at University of Bath

13 January 2019

World Champion Jamie Cooke and European medallist Kate French made their intentions for the new season clear with commanding victories when the University of Bath played host to the opening Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition of 2019 on Saturday. Sports Performance graduate French - who, like Cooke, represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - led from start to finish in a competitive women’s field, finishing ahead of Kerenza Bryson and Joanna Muir....

Brilliant Team Bath Netball show strength in depth to record first away Superleague success against Strathclyde Sirens

11 January 2019

Team Bath Netball produced an excellent performance to record their first-ever Vitality Netball Superleague away victory over Strathclyde Sirens. The Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold were without England duo Serena Guthrie and Eboni Usoro-Brown for the tough trip to Glasgow but demonstrated their strength in depth by winning each quarter on their way to a 55-45 victory over a Sirens side backed by a 1,200-strong home crowd. University of Bath student Imogen Allison, player of the...

World champ among Pentathlon GB athletes in action at University of Bath in first competition of 2019

10 January 2019

Both Pentathlon GB and the University of Bath will step up their preparations for this summer’s Modern Pentathlon European Championships when the first British ranking competitions of 2019 are staged at the Sports Training Village. The competition – which draws the top pentathletes from all over the country – will help to determine team selection for this year’s international events, which includes the European Championships. That is a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying event and...

World top-50 players among strong national teams selected for Fed Cup tie at University of Bath

09 January 2019

Croatia’s Donna Vekic and Greece’s Maria Sakkari will join fellow world top-50 player Johanna Konta of Great Britain on the Team Bath Tennis courts for next month’s Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Europe/Africa Zone Group I tie. All eight nations contesting the event at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from February 6-9 have now named their teams for the first Fed Cup tie to be staged in Great Britain since 1993. Vekic, who...

Team Bath’s Eboni Usoro-Brown and Serena Guthrie in England Netball squad for January Quad Series internationals

08 January 2019

Team Bath Netball co-captains Eboni Usoro-Brown and Serena Guthrie have been named in a 12-strong England squad for this month’s Vitality International Series in Liverpool and London. Guthrie will once again wear the captain’s armband for the matches, part of the Netball Quad Series, having led the Vitality Roses to a 3-0 whitewash of the Uganda She Cranes in November. Former Team Bath players Rachel Dunn, Layla Guscoth and Geva Mentor are also in the...

Team Bath Rugby take flight for 2019 with annual fixture against Royal Air Force at University of Bath

08 January 2019

The University of Bath men’s rugby team will soar into the New Year by playing host to the Royal Air Force (RAF) senior squad on Wednesday (January 9). It is the sixth year running that the match has taken place and, with both squads including 30 players, it will be great preparation for Bath’s return to BUCS Super Rugby competition later this month and the RAF’s fixtures against the Royal Navy and British Army in...

Johanna Konta looking forward to home support as Great Britain name exciting team for Fed Cup tie at Team Bath Tennis

07 January 2019

Johanna Konta and Heather Watson have been named in a five-strong Great Britain team that will take to the tennis courts at the University of Bath Sports Training Village next month for the first Fed Cup by BNP Paribas tie staged in this country for 26 years. The experienced duo will be joined by Katie Boulter, who has broken into the world’s top 100, Bristol’s Katie Swan and debutant Harriet Dart for the eagerly-awaited Europe/Africa...

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