News Archive, Month: December 2019

Serena Guthrie MBE – Team Bath and England legend recognised for services to netball in 2020 New Year’s Honours List

30 December 2019

Team Bath Netball legend Serena Guthrie says it is “a true honour” after being awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list for 2020. Guthrie – who captained England to bronze at the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool – and fellow Roses star Jo Harten have both been recognised for their services to netball.   View this post on Instagram   A true HONOUR to be recognised as an MBE... thanks to everyone...

How taking a different perspective to your New Year’s Resolutions can help you achieve your 2020 vision

29 December 2019

With January now just days away, this is the time of year that many people the world over pull together their resolutions for the year ahead. For many that will include engaging in regular physical activity and exercise but the likelihood is that our resolutions will be broken in matter of weeks, days or even hours. So, what do you need to do to give yourself the best chance of developing new exercise habits this...

Great Britain's Dom Parsons with his Olympic Winter Games bronze. He will be the official Olympic Day Run starter.

Olympic medallist Dom Parsons retires from skeleton after historic career while training and studying at University of Bath

28 December 2019

Dom Parsons, who won a historic Olympic skeleton medal while training and studying at the University of Bath, has announced his retirement from the sport. Parsons became the first British male skeleton athlete to win an Olympic medal in 70 years when he made the podium in PyeongChang in February 2018. The 32-year-old took a year away from sliding following his Olympic success to complete his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath...

Fed Cup tennis, Modern Pentathlon European Champs and World Championship triumphs among sporting highlights of 2019 at University of Bath

26 December 2019

It’s the end of another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath which saw world-class tennis and modern pentathlon come to the Sports Training Village (STV) while athletes and students excelled on the world stage. The £35million STV successfully hosted two major international sporting events in 2019, including the first Fed Cup tennis tie to be staged in Great Britain for 26 years. The indoor courts were transformed into a showcase arena as...

Laura Macro won lightweight women's single scull gold at the 2019 EUSA Rowing Championships in Sweden

How self-management and a new-found self-belief helped student-rower Laura Macro reach new heights during 2019

23 December 2019

2019 was a year to remember for University of Bath student-athlete Laura Macro as she made waves on the national and international rowing scene. She struck lightweight women’s single scull gold at both the BUCS and Henley Women’s Regattas, beating a former World Champion in the latter competition, before triumphing for GB at the EUSA (European University Sports Association) Rowing Championships in Sweden. The Sport & Exercise Science student, coached by Dan Harris on the...

Ireland international John Jackson in action for Team Bath Buccs

Team Bath Buccs duo named in Ireland squad for 2020 EuroHockey Indoor Championships in Spain

20 December 2019

Team Bath Buccaneers duo John Jackson and Stephen West have been named in the Ireland men’s squad for the 2020 EuroHockey Indoor Championship III tournament in Santander, Spain. The vastly-experienced Jackson (pictured), who represented his country at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, will captain Ireland at the five-nation event from January 17-19. Also in the 12-strong squad is goalkeeper West, who last week graduated from the University of Bath after completing a four-year PhD Research...

Team Bath men’s 1st XV end 2019 with BUCS Super Rugby reverse in tough conditions at Cardiff Met

19 December 2019

Team Bath men's 1st XV were beaten 33-12 at Cardiff Met on Wednesday in their final BUCS Super Rugby game of 2019. In a match played in monsoon conditions in the Welsh capital, it was the hosts who managed the conditions best as they opened up a 19-0 lead at half-time. They stretched that out to 33-0 before Team Bath finished the game on a positive note with a couple of late tries, one of...

Team Bath athletes taking to different track after Team GB bobsleigh selection for Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games

18 December 2019

Charlotte Longden and William Scammell, who both train at the University of Bath, have been selected to race for Team GB in bobsleigh at the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games. The 17-year-olds will take to the ice at the world-famous St Moritz when the Games are staged at the home of the Olympic movement in Switzerland from January 9-22. Both were first introduced to the sport as track and field athletes with Team Bath Athletics...

Team Bath heading to Varsity rivals Cardiff Met for final BUCS Super Rugby match before Christmas break

18 December 2019

Team Bath men’s 1st XV play their last BUCS Super Rugby match of 2019 today when they make the short journey to Wales to face Cardiff Met (4pm kick-off). It has been a challenging first half of the season for the Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell and also supported by Rengen Developments – but they will be determined to end it on a positive note. Ed Rimmer returns to the starting...

Khanyisa Chawane and Serena Guthrie help Team Bath Netball partners Sporting Family Change spread Christmas cheer

17 December 2019

New signing Khanyisa Chawane has joined Team Bath Netball legend Serena Guthrie in helping to spread some Christmas cheer in the local community with Sporting Family Change. The South African star joined staff at the charity's headquarters in Midsomer Norton to help wrap presents and prepare Christmas hampers for distribution to families in the Bath area. Watch the video here: 🎁 Great to have Khanyisa Chawane from @TeamBathNetball come and help us prepare free #Christmas...

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