News Archive, Month: September 2019

Shooting star Kim Commane back in Blue & Gold as fixtures are revealed for 2020 Vitality Netball Superleague season

30 September 2019

Team Bath Netball’s fixtures have been revealed for the 2020 Vitality Superleague season – and fans can look forward to once again seeing shooting star Kim Commane in the Blue & Gold when the action gets under way. The Australian proved to be a huge hit on and off the court last season and ended a dazzling debut campaign by winning the fans’, players’ and coaches’ accolades at Team Bath’s Superleague Player of the Year...

Sports Performance graduates and new student win fantastic four medals between them at 2019 Commonwealth Judo Champs

27 September 2019

University of Bath graduate Chloe Robyns-Landricombe produced her "best tournament” performance as she won gold at the 2019 Commonwealth Judo Championships in Walsall. Gregg Varey also won silver and there were two medals for new Sports Performance student Imogen Ranner as Team Bath judoka impressed at the four-day international event. Robyns-Landricombe, who studied Sports Performance and is Sports Massage Therapist for Pentathlon GB, overcame fellow English competitors Elizabeth Cheminais and, in the final, Niamh Southgate...

Four-try bonus point gives Team Bath some reward for battling performance at Exeter in BUCS Super Rugby opener

25 September 2019

Team Bath men’s 1st XV may have lost 44-26 to Exeter University in their opening BUCS Super Rugby match of the 2019-20 season but they had the consolation of picking up a deserved four-try bonus point in a high-scoring fixture. The Blue & Gold, sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell, held a narrow 12-10 lead at the end of a closely-fought first period but Exeter – last season’s table-toppers – were able to pull away in...

Familiar faces and new names in Team Bath starting XV for BUCS Super Rugby derby day opener at Exeter University

25 September 2019

The first Team Bath men’s starting XV for the 2019-20 BUCS Super Rugby season has been named ahead of this afternoon’s big South West derby at Exeter University (2pm). Paul Altier, who was instrumental in Hong Kong’s success at the Asia Rugby Championship this summer, starts at full-back while compatriot Alex Nisbet partners Miles Gilbert at centre. Liam McStay and Cal Barrett start on the wings and co-captain Ed Rimmer is joined by Benn Morris...

Return to Blue & Gold is “an absolute dream” as Team Bath Netball legend Jo Vann is appointed as new Head Coach

24 September 2019

She was one of the first players to wear the Blue & Gold in the Superleague – now Jo Vann is helping to shape the future of Team Bath Netball after returning to the club as Head Coach. Vann, nee Binns, will use the people development skills she has gained both in coaching and as an officer with the British Army while overseeing the strategy and direction of the entire netball programme at the South...

Men’s epee team medal helps wheelchair fencers finish with a flourish at World Championships

23 September 2019

Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya both won their third medals of the 2019 Wheelchair Fencing World Championships in South Korea as part of a British quartet that bagged a brilliant bronze in the men’s epee team competition. Matthew Campbell-Hill and Oliver Lam-Watson joined them on the podium as GB finished the Cheongju championships on a high by beating Italy 45-33 in the third-placed play-off. Both Gilliver and Coutya (pictured) had already won individual epee gold medals,...

VIDEO: Top four is the target as Team Bath return to BUCS Super Rugby action with opening-day derby at Exeter

22 September 2019

A new-look Team Bath men’s 1st XV are targeting another top-four finish as they prepare to kick-off the 2019-20 BUCS Super Rugby season. The Blue & Gold, who are sponsored by Bristol-based construction firm Fulkers Bailey Russell, start their fourth national league campaign with a South West derby at Exeter University on Wednesday (2pm). Exeter topped the final table last season but were beaten home and away by Team Bath, whose third-placed finish overall was...

Tom Dean in the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool

University of Bath student and graduate join World champ in British squad for European Short Course Swimming Championships

21 September 2019

University of Bath student Tom Dean and World Champion James Guy have been named in a 16-strong British team to contest the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow this December. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, and Guy are both coached by Dave McNulty and Jol Finck at the British Swimming National Centre Bath in the University's London 2012 Legacy Pool. They are joined in the squad...

Stacey Francis “coming home” to represent Team Bath once again at the 2019 British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championships

20 September 2019

Team Bath Netball legend Stacey Francis will be returning to the Blue & Gold once again next month for the 2019 British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championships. It is the second successive year that Francis – a key player in all five of Team Bath’s Superleague title victories – will wear the famous colours again as a Worldwide All-Star pick for the fast-paced, short-form version of the game. “For me, playing for Team Bath is like...

Sophie Kamlish, Rob Ellchuk and Paul Blake

Global gold-medallists Paul Blake and Sophie Kamlish get GB call for Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships

19 September 2019

Sophie Kamlish and Paul Blake will both be looking to add to their global medal collections after being named in the British Athletics squad for the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. The duo, who are both coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, can boast four world titles between them and nine medals in total. Kamlish broke the world record on the way to winning the T44 100m...

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