News Archive, Month: May 2019

University of Bath student swimmer Filippos Iakovidis is representing Cyprus at the 2018 FINA World Short-Course Championships

Two medals and a national record for swimmer Filippos Iakovidis at 2019 Small States of Europe Games

31 May 2019

Team Bath Dual Career swimmer Filippos Iakovidis won two medals and set a new national record while representing Cyprus at the 2019 Small States of Europe Games in Montenegro this week. The University of Bath Sport & Exercise Science student, who is coached by Mark Skimming, was runner-up in the 100m backstroke in a Cypriot-best time of 57.22 on Wednesday. Iakovidis then set a new personal best of 26.74 as he finished fourth in the...

VIDEO: Barry Scollo and scholar Ben Jones reflect on encouraging year of student tennis at University of Bath

30 May 2019

It is an exciting time for student tennis at the University of Bath, with the Blue & Gold set to go from strength to strength in the coming years. That is the view of Team Bath Director of Tennis Barry Scollo who has been encouraged by the performances of this year's squad in both individual and team competition at BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] level and beyond. Highlights include a bronze medal for Ben...

Tim Nurse hockey

Sporting scholar Tim Nurse captains Great Britain Hockey in international matches against Germany

29 May 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Tim Nurse has been selected to captain the Great Britain Hockey Men's Development Squad in their three-match series against Germany this week. It continues another impressive season of international development for MJ Church Ambassador Nurse, who studies Sports Performance and is supported by a King Sporting Scholarship. He and fellow Team Bath Buccaneers player Stuart Rushmere helped GB U21s win the Sultan of Johor Cup in October and both also...

Three sports, three continents, nine medals as University of Bath-based sportspeople enjoy weekend to remember

28 May 2019

It was a brilliant Bank Holiday Weekend for sportspeople based at the University of Bath as they won nine medals, five of them gold, on three continents across three different sports – modern pentathlon, wheelchair fencing and judo. Pentathlon GB athletes continued their fantastic start to a 2019 that includes this summer’s European Championships in Bath (click here to buy tickets) by securing four podium places at the fourth World Cup of the season in...

Kim Commane and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis

Hat-trick of honours for shooting star Kim Commane at Team Bath Netball end-of-season awards

27 May 2019

Kim Commane’s excellent debut season in the Vitality Superleague ended with her scooping three of the top prizes when Team Bath Netball staged their end-of-season awards dinner. The Australian shooter received 22% of the vote for the coveted Fans’ Player of the Year Award, holding off strong competition from University of Bath students Imogen Allison and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis. She also claimed the Coaches’ Player and Players’ Player of the Year Awards, while attacking partner Drakeford-Lewis...

Blooming marvellous performances at Rose Cup earn Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club a multitude of medals

26 May 2019

Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club have enjoyed a successful visit to the Rose Cup in Wellingborough, winning a host of medals. The Junior Development Squad of Hannah, Lily, Annie, Myla and Bea gained silver with a beautiful ribbon routine. Espoir gymnasts Delilah and Annie gave sparkling performances in the U12 ball competition to win silver and bronze respectively, while the Junior competition saw Hannah impress with an accomplished ribbon routine, Vanessa earn a brilliant silver...

Athlete Jenny Nesbitt and swimmer Filippos Iakovidis selected for 2019 World University Games in Naples

25 May 2019

University of Bath students Jenny Nesbitt and Filippos Iakovidis have been selected to represent their countries in athletics and swimming respectively at the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy. It will be a second WUGS experience for Sport & Social Science student Nesbitt, who is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, and she will once again compete in the 10,000m having placed a fine fifth in Taipei two years ago. Nesbitt has subsequently represented...

Dominant Dimitri Coutya bags brilliant golden double at wheelchair fencing World Cup in Sao Paulo

24 May 2019

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Dimitri Coutya has been in dominant form to secure two gold medals in as many days at the latest IWASF World Cup in Sao Paulo. Training partner Piers Gilliver, who is a MJ Church Ambassador, is also hoping to be on the podium twice in Brazil after starting his competition with a bronze medal in the Category A sabre. Reigning World and European Champion Coutya began the week in the...

Team Bath Netball’s Serena Guthrie and Eboni Usoro-Brown named in England Roses squad for 2019 Netball World Cup

23 May 2019

Team Bath Netball co-captains Serena Guthrie and Eboni Usoro-Brown have been named in a 12-strong England Roses squad for this summer’s Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool - with Guthrie selected as captain. Both played key roles in last year’s historic Commonwealth Games success for the Roses and Blue & Gold Superleague Head Coach Anna Stembridge believes they can add another gold medal to their collection when the tournament takes place from July 12-21. “It’s...

“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...

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