News Archive, Month: November 2019

England star Summer Artman ready for big year with club and country after recommitting to Team Bath Netball

12 November 2019

England star Summer Artman is excited to help Team Bath Netball build on the promise shown last season after being confirmed in Blue & Gold for the 2020 Vitality Superleague campaign. Artman underlined her status as one of the country’s most talented young defenders with a string of impressive performances alongside Eboni Usoro-Brown as Team Bath finished third overall in the 2019 Superleague. She is confident they will be challenging for the title when the...

Meet the talented University of Bath student-athletes across 13 different sports joining the ranks of sporting scholars during 2019-20

11 November 2019

Aspiring Olympians, both Summer and Winter, and reigning European and British Champions are among the latest intake of scholars to receive support from the University of Bath on both their sporting and academic journeys. The talented 2019-20 group of 15 student-athletes, who compete across 13 different sports, join 26 existing scholars who each receive a cash award that runs over the period of their course and helps them meet the demands of training, competing and...

Paul Blake gives GB a dream start at Dubai 2019 World Para-Athletics Champs by winning third 800m gold of his career

08 November 2019

University of Bath-based Paul Blake stormed to the fourth World Para-Athletics Championships gold medal of his career in Dubai on Thursday – and hailed it as his best yet. Blake, coached by Rob Ellchuk, controlled his T36 800m final from start to finish as he finished eight seconds clear of the field in a season’s best time of 2:07.44 to claim Great Britain’s first gold on the opening day of the 2019 championships. It was...

Peter Jackson appointed as new Team Bath Buccaneers men's 1st team manager

Former Ireland manager Peter Jackson to bring his vast international experience to Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club

06 November 2019

Former Ireland Hockey Senior Men’s Manager Peter Jackson has been appointed as the new men’s 1st XI manager for Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club. Jackson has nearly 50 years of experience in the sport as a player, coach, administrator and manager including a hugely-successful tenure with Ireland that saw them climb from 24th in the world rankings to the top ten, win numerous trophies and qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. As well as...

Perth podium place gives Team Bath judoka Megan Fletcher more precious points in Tokyo 2020 qualification campaign

05 November 2019

Team Bath judoka Megan Fletcher gained more valuable points towards her goal of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualification by winning silver at the Perth Oceania Open in Australia. The 2019 edition of the World Cup event, for one year only, saw Grand Slam points awarded and attracted a world-class entry list. Fletcher, coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, fought well throughout the women’s -70kg competition and recorded her first...

“Maturity beyond her years” – young hot-shot Hannah Passmore back with Team Bath Netball for 2020 Vitality Superleague season

04 November 2019

Teenage shooting star Hannah Passmore is excited to continue her “amazing learning curve” with Team Bath Netball after being named in their 2020 Vitality Superleague squad. It is a second successive Superleague campaign for the 18-year-old, who is delighted to be continuing her netball education at a club where she has already excelled at many levels through the Blue & Gold’s performance pathway. Passmore gained more invaluable top-flight experience last month when she represented Team...

From Bath to Bahrain, Canada to France, there is plenty to admire and celebrate for Team Bath Tennis

03 November 2019

It’s been another busy and rewarding week of competition both at home and around the world for Team Bath Tennis. GB Fed Cup player Samantha Murray continued her impressive return to the international circuit following injury by reaching the semi-finals of an ITF World Tennis Tour event in Canada for the second week running. She was narrowly edged out of a place in the final at the Tevlin Challenger in Toronto by former Wimbledon semi-finalist...

Another Senior Silver success for Dual Career athlete Katie Scott as Badminton England winning run continues in Dorset

02 November 2019

Team Bath Dual Career athlete Katie Scott won her second singles title in two weeks on the Badminton England circuit after another impressive display at the Dorset Senior Silver event. The University of Bath Psychology student battled past fellow Dual Career athlete Jessica Li 20-22 22-20 21-19 on route to the final, where she defeated Cara Collins 21-16 21-13 to secure the title and emulate her success at the Essex Senior Silver. Scott and Li...

From the ice to the boardroom – double Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold joins BBSA Board of Directors

01 November 2019

Double Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold says she is looking forward to helping "continue the sports' momentum" after being appointed to the Board of Directors of the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA). Yarnold became Team GB's most successful Winter Olympian while training with the BBSA at its University of Bath headquarters, winning women's skeleton gold at both the Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018 Games plus the World and European titles before calling time on her...

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