News Archive, Month: May 2019

Gold for Green as University of Bath student Olivia leads British one-two at Czech Open Modern Pentathlon Champs

13 May 2019

Team Bath Dual Career athlete Olivia Green won gold and Kerenza Bryson took silver as rising Pentathlon GB stars produced excellent results at the Czech Open Championships. Both Sport & Exercise Science student Green, fresh from making her World Cup debut in Hungary, and Bryson were in the leading pack throughout the day and went into the decisive run-shoot sitting second and third respectively before improving their positions in fine style. [caption id="attachment_61501" align="alignright" width="292"]...

Team Bath Sportive cycling 2019

PICTURES: Cyclists enjoy sunny Sunday in Somerset countryside during second Team Bath Sportive

12 May 2019

The sun shone on the second Team Bath Sportive as more than 100 cyclists enjoyed perfect conditions for a Sunday ride through the Somerset countryside. Entrants travelled from as far afield as Ipswich, Cardiff, Cheshire and North Wales to take part, while overseas University of Bath students from Asia were also among the cyclists who enjoyed the warm weather and supportive atmosphere of the non-competitive event designed to encourage fitness and participation. There were two...

Team Bath Buccaneers’ U18 Girls were crowned as England Hockey Tier 2 Champions with an excellent 8-1 victory over Sudbury in the 2019 final

Free-scoring Team Bath Buccaneers U18 Girls are crowned as national England Hockey champions

12 May 2019

Team Bath Buccaneers’ U18 Girls went one better than last year when they were crowned as England Hockey Tier 2 Champions with an excellent 8-1 victory over Sudbury in the final. A fine strike from Sophie Hamilton after just two minutes settled the nerves and she doubled the lead before Olivia Hamilton converted a penalty corner to make it 3-0 at half-time. Alice Dymond and Olivia Hamilton added to the scoreline, either side of a...

Team Bath Netball battle to the end of scintillating semi-final but clinical Manchester Thunder have the edge

11 May 2019

Team Bath Netball’s dreams of a sixth Vitality Superleague title were dashed at the semi-final stages for a fourth successive season as they were edged out 57-54 at Manchester Thunder tonight. An outstanding contest played at tremendous intensity and breakneck speed by both teams saw the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold take an early lead, then respond brilliantly to a Thunder fightback to win the second quarter and cut the gap to 28-27 at half-time. Thunder...

VIDEO: Rachel Shaw proud of Blue & Gold team spirit ahead of big Netball Superleague semi-final at Manchester Thunder

10 May 2019

With just a day to go until Team Bath Netball visit Manchester Thunder for their 2019 Vitality Superleague semi-final, Team Bath TV caught up with Rachel Shaw to get her thoughts on the big match. The popular wing-attack, who has played an influential role once again in the Blue & Gold reaching the last four for a record 13th time, reflected on the team spirit shown throughout the season and the challenge awaiting in Manchester....

2019 Sports Personality of the Year Heleen Maes with Vice-Chancellor Ian White

Volleyballers spike three top prizes as Blues Awards celebrate another great year of student sport in Bath

09 May 2019

The 2019 Blues Awards proved to be a big hit for the University of Bath Volleyball Club as they claimed three of the top honours during the annual celebration of student sport. International Management student Heleen Maes – captain, coach, treasurer and social media officer for the club – was voted by her peers as Sports Personality of the Year and received the award from Vice Chancellor Professor Ian White moments after volleyball had been...

The University of Bath women's hockey 1st team celebrate after winning the BUCS Premier South A title in February 2019

VIDEO: Combining a passion for hockey with studying full-time at the University of Bath

08 May 2019

It has been a 2018-19 to remember for University of Bath Hockey Club, who have won four BUCS league titles, two cups and the most BUCS points of any Bath student club this season. More than 330 students are part of a thriving hockey programme - led by Hockey Development Manager Ian Cordwell and England coach Jody Paul - that fields 12 teams each week in league competition, with many of the players also representing...

VIDEO: Watch the Blue & Gold family pay tribute to Team Bath Netball legend Jess Thirlby after last home game

07 May 2019

It was an emotional evening at the Team Bath Arena on Saturday as the Blue & Gold family paid tribute to Jess Thirlby after her last home game. Jess has been part of Team Bath Netball for the past 20 years, first as a player - indeed she was the first player to join the elite programme when it was established at the University of Bath - and then as a hugely-successful coach. During that...

Laura Macro won LW1x gold at the 2019 BUCS Regatta

Laura Macro and James Gladman strike gold as Bath students impress at BUCS athletics and rowing competitions

06 May 2019

University of Bath students won nine medals and set numerous personal bests when they represented the Blue & Gold at the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships and BUCS Rowing Regatta over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Sports Performance Masters student James Gladman, supported by the Team Bath Dual Career Programme, led the way for coach Colin Bovell’s athletics squad in Bedford as he scorched to 200m gold in 21.24. He then teamed up with Sport & Exercise...

Olivia Green in action on her modern pentathlon World Cup debut in Hungary, May 2019. MUST CREDIT: Virag Buza

Top-ten finishes at latest World Cup show Pentathlon GB are in good shape as home European Champs get closer

05 May 2019

There were five top-ten finishes for Pentathlon GB athletes when they competed at the third World Cup of the 2019 season at Szekesfehervar in Hungary. World Champion Jamie Cooke finished a fine fourth in the men’s final on Saturday, one place ahead of MJ Church Ambassador Joe Choong who continued his impressive start to the international season. University of Bath graduate Choong returned to the wider podium the following day as he partnered World Cup...

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