News Archive, Month: July 2019

Reigning global champions among 13-strong British team for home Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Bath

30 July 2019

World Cup Final Champion Joe Choong, World Champion Jamie Cooke and continental silver-medallist Kate French have today been named in a 13-strong British team that will compete on home soil at next week's Modern Pentathlon European Championships at the University of Bath (click here for ticket information). Graduates Sam Curry, Jo Muir, Tom Toolis and Jess Varley will also compete in the individual events, along with 2015 World Junior Champion Francesca Summers, where eight Tokyo...

Iesis Group brings up BUCS Super Rugby hat-trick as Rec date is announced for 2019 Anniversary Game

29 July 2019

Former Bath Rugby player and previous University of Bath rugby coach Iestyn Lewis has confirmed his company, the Iesis Group, will back its third successive Anniversary Game at the Recreation Ground on October 16, 2019. Bath students will take on Cardiff University in the annual fixture which is part of the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Super Rugby season. Thousands of spectators, including a strong away fan contingent, are expected to pack the Recreation Ground...

James Guy (second from left) helped GB win men's 4x100m medley relay gold at the 2019 World Swimming Championships

Golden finish to 2019 World Swimming Championships for James Guy as Bath-based swimmers impress in Gwangju

28 July 2019

There was gold and bronze for James Guy plus big personal bests for Tom Dean and Anna Hopkin on an impressive week for University of Bath-based swimmers present and past at the 2019 World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Guy, coached by Jol Finck at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, produced a strong butterfly leg as the British men’s 4x100m medley relay quartet brilliantly struck gold in a European record time of 3:28.10...

Sporting scholar Jacob Greenow and Kieran Bird lead medal haul for University-based swimmers at British Swimming Summer Champs

27 July 2019

There was a hat-trick of titles for Kieran Bird and sporting scholar Jacob Greenow also struck gold as a host of University of Bath-based swimmers raced at the 2019 British Swimming Summer Championships in Glasgow this week. British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmer Bird won 400m and 800m freestyle gold in 3:50.90 and 8:00.27 respectively, while also clocking 15:24.27 as he led a University of Bath 1-2-3 in the 1,500m freestyle. Sport & Exercise Science...

Former Team Bath player and coach Jess Thirlby named as new England Netball Head Coach

26 July 2019

Everyone at Team Bath is delighted at today’s news that former Blue & Gold Head Coach and player Jess Thirlby has been announced as Tracey Neville’s successor as England Netball Head Coach. Thirlby, who left the Blue & Gold this summer after 20 years of outstanding service as both player and coach, takes on the role just days after the Roses won bronze at the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool. She is no stranger...

Team Bath DiSE judoka Tatum Keen carries the flag for Team GB at Baku 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival

26 July 2019

Tatum Keen, a talented young judoka who trains alongside Team Bath’s high-performance squad, was selected to be flagbearer for Team GB at the opening ceremony of this week’s Baku 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival. The 17-year-old, who accesses the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) programme run by Team Bath Judo, carried the Union Flag into the Baku Crystal Hall as the 15th edition of the EYOF formally got under way. Keen, a four-time British champion...

One year to Tokyo 2020 – Worlds and Olympics in judo’s spiritual home provide twin Tokyo target for Ben Fletcher

24 July 2019

With exactly one year to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher is excited at the prospect of competing at his sport’s spiritual home not just once but twice in the next 12 months. Fletcher – one of 50 University of Bath-based sportspeople past and present training towards the Games – will compete at the legendary Nippon Budokan next month when it hosts the 2019 World Judo Championships, a Tokyo...

Olympic, World and continental champions among outstanding entry list for 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Bath

23 July 2019

Current modern pentathlon royalty is set to descend on the University of Bath early next month when the National Lottery-supported European Championships, a Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifier, take place at the Sports Training Village from August 6-11. More than 150 athletes from 25 nations are now registered for the event, dubbed Gladiators Return in recognition of Bath’s Roman history and the gladiatorial battles across the five disciplines of swimming, fencing, horse-riding, running and laser shooting...


Tim Nurse named as Best Player as England Hockey U21s win silver at Junior EuroHockey Championships

22 July 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Tim Nurse was named as the Best Player of the Tournament after helping England Hockey U21s to a silver medal at the Junior EuroHockey Championships in Valencia, Spain. The Sports Performance student, supported by a King Sporting Scholarship, and Team Bath Buccaneers colleague Stuart Rushmere were part of an England team that successfully negotiated the group stages by beating Poland and drawing with Belgium and the host nation. That guaranteed...

“Very proud moment” as Serena Guthrie and Eboni Usoro-Brown help England to podium place at 2019 Netball World Cup

22 July 2019

Team Bath Netball co-captains Serena Guthrie and Eboni Usoro-Brown won a third successive bronze medal with England as the 2019 Netball World Cup came to an emotional conclusion in Liverpool. After a heartbreaking 47-45 defeat to eventual champions New Zealand denied them a first-ever World Cup Final place, the Vitality Roses dug deep to finish the home tournament on a rousing note by beating South Africa 58-42 in Sunday’s bronze-medal match. Guthrie, who was an...

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