News Archive, Month: May 2019

“I’m excited to see where we can go from here” – Anna Stembridge recommits to Team Bath Netball as Superleague Head Coach

22 May 2019

Anna Stembridge says she is excited to help start a new chapter in the Team Bath Netball history books after recommitting to the Blue & Gold in an enhanced Superleague Head Coach role. One of the most respected names in the game, Stembridge has held the role since 2015 while working in conjunction with Netball Head Coach Jess Thirlby who is leaving this summer after 20 years with the University of Bath’s Superleague franchise. Stembridge...

Jamie Cooke on the shooting range at the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Pentathlon GB in great form 75 days before Europe’s elite arrive in Bath to battle for Euro Champs titles and Tokyo Olympic places

21 May 2019

In a week which marks 75 days until the opening of August’s European Modern Pentathlon Championships and Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying event in Bath, GB’s modern pentathletes have already been in positive form this season. The national squad, which includes World Champion Jamie Cooke and European silver and bronze medallists Kate French and Joe Choong, has won eight international medals since the turn of the year and recorded several top-ten finishes in the World Cup...

Sport - 2014 Commonwealth Games - Day Four - Kristian Callaghan

Dual Career pistol shooter Kristian Callaghan named in Team GB squad for Minsk 2019 European Games

21 May 2019

Team Bath Dual Career athlete Kristian Callaghan has been selected to represent Team GB at the Minsk 2019 European Games, taking place in Belarus from June 21-30. The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth bronze-medallist, who is studying a PhD Research Programme in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath, is one of two pistol shooters selected for the competition. Team GB will be represented by 101 athletes across 11 sports at the second iteration of...

University of Bath Triathlon Club at the 2019 BUCS Standard Distance Championships in Southport

Gold, silver and bronze as University of Bath Triathlon Club student-athletes excel at BUCS Championships

20 May 2019

Team Bath Dual Career athletes Leon Chevalier and Alex Chantler-Mayne led a University of Bath Triathlon Club one-two when students competed in the BUCS Standard Distance Championships in Southport on Sunday. Chemical Engineering student Chevalier completed the 500m marine lake swim, 40km coastal-road cycle and 10km run around the circumference of the Waterside Lodge lake in a winning time of 1:51:23 to take the men’s title. Chantler-Mayne, who studies Mechanical Engineering, held off a strong...

Team Bath Netball bag bronze medals in 2019 Vitality Superleague as Sophie Drakeford-Lewis wins Young Player of the Year

19 May 2019

A stunning second-half fightback saw Team Bath Netball turn a five-goal deficit into a six-goal winning margin as they beat Loughborough Lightning to secure a third-placed finish in the 2019 Vitality Superleague. It was a fitting conclusion to an excellent season for the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold, who once again showed tremendous character allied with outstanding quality to record a thrilling 62-56 victory at London’s Copper Box Arena. And there was more cause for celebration when goal...

Strong finish is the target as Team Bath Netball face Loughborough Lightning in Vitality Superleague third-placed play-off

17 May 2019

Team Bath Netball are determined to finish the 2019 Vitality Superleague season on a high note when they face old rivals Loughborough Lightning in the third-placed play-off on Saturday (3pm). The Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold narrowly missed out on a place in the Grand Final when they were beaten 57-54 at Manchester Thunder last weekend in a tremendous contest decided by the smallest of margins. Despite the disappointment, Team Bath’s players and staff have taken...

Dave McNulty in front of the new video monitors in the London 2012 Legacy Pool

VIDEO: David McNulty on importance of supportive coach-athlete relationship as new positive mental health campaign is launched

16 May 2019

David McNulty, who has guided swimmers to Olympic, World and Commonwealth success during his ten years based at the University of Bath, has given his support to a national campaign promoting positive mental health across the UK’s high-performance system. The education programme, led by UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS), will be delivered to all 43 UK Sport funded sports and aims to reach all 1,200 athletes on world-class programmes. More than...

Baku bronze for Ben Fletcher as MJ Church Ambassador secures second judo Grand Slam medal

15 May 2019

Team Bath Judo’s Ben Fletcher claimed the second Grand Slam medal of his career when he won a brilliant bronze in Baku, Azerbaijan. The MJ Church Ambassador, coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, continued his fine 2019 form by defeating fellow Rio 2016 Olympian Jorge Fonseca of Portugal in his men’s -100kg bronze-medal match. After starting the day with victories over Daniel Mukete of Belarus and Georgia’s Giorgi Beriashvili,...

Budapest brace as Siobhan-Marie O’Connor competes in new international FINA Champion Swim Series event

14 May 2019

University of Bath-based Siobhan-Marie O’Connor won two medals when she competed in the second leg of FINA’s inaugural Champions Swim Series in Budapest, Hungary. The Rio 2016 Olympic medallist, coached by David McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, teamed up with Switzerland’s Jeremy Desplanches, Justin Ress of the United States and Canada’s Penny Oleksiak to win mixed 4x100m freestyle relay gold in the new international competition. O’Connor then took bronze in her specialist...

Netball star and University scholar Sophie Drakeford-Lewis shortlisted for Superleague Player of the Year award

14 May 2019

A stellar season for Sophie Drakeford-Lewis has earned the Team Bath Netball attacking star a nomination for the 2019 Vitality Superleague Player of the Year. Drakeford-Lewis - who combines her sport with studying Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath, where she is supported by a Bill Whiteley Sports Scholarship - has enhanced her reputation as one of the country's most exciting prospects during a campaign of tremendous consistency. One player from...

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