News Archive, Month: January 2020

Student badminton squad get to learn from one of world’s best players as Kenichi Tago visits University of Bath STV

28 January 2020

Students in the University of Bath badminton squad got to train with and learn from a former world number three when Kenichi Tago visited the Sports Training Village. Tago, an All-England Championships finalist who helped Japan win their first-ever gold medal in the Thomas Cup men’s team event in 2014, passed on his experience and expertise during a training session in the main sports hall. The session was the first stop on a nationwide ‘Tago...

Plenty of Team Bath links past and present as England beat South Africa to bronze medals at 2020 Vitality Netball Nations Cup

27 January 2020

Former Team Bath Netball stars Stacey Francis and Kadeen Corbin helped England Netball secure bronze medals in the 2020 Vitality Netball Nations Cup with an exciting 65-63 victory over South Africa. New Blue & Gold mid-courter Khanyisa Chawane started for the SPAR Proteas in Sunday’s third-place play-off at London’s Copper Box Arena, which saw the Roses – coached by former Team Bath player and coach Jess Thirlby – hold off a fierce fightback to finish...

Reigning Paralympic and World Champion Paul Blake announces retirement from athletics after outstanding career

26 January 2020

Paul Blake, who won Paralympic gold and a host of world titles while training at the University of Bath, has announced his retirement from athletics after an outstanding career. Blake was part of Rob Ellchuk’s training group at the University from 2009 and quickly established himself as one of Britain’s most talented athletes, winning his first world title in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2011 when he claimed T36 400m gold. He went on to conquer...

“Amazing feeling” as rising British Skeleton star Amelia Coltman caps dream debut season with Europa Cup crown

25 January 2020

University of Bath-based Amelia Coltman became the first Brit to win the overall Europa Cup title in her first season of competitive sliding as her dream start to her skeleton career continued on Saturday. Coltman – who is well known to young school pupils visiting the Sports Training Village thanks to her work with Team Bath Tribe – backed up her bronze medal in Friday’s race in Altenberg, Germany, with fourth place on Saturday to...

VIDEO: Six months to Tokyo 2020 and a host of aspiring Olympians have been hard at work at University of Bath Sports Training Village

24 January 2020

There are exactly six months to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games get under way and aspiring Olympians across a wide range of sports have been hard at work during a typically busy training day at the University of Bath. The Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village has been a real hub of activity, with the British Swimming National Centre squad – featuring Rio 2016 silver-medallist James Guy and fellow...

Team Bath Netball legend Serena Guthrie calls on local businesses to support new charity fitness challenge Fit4Bath

22 January 2020

Team Bath legend Serena Guthrie, the 2019 England Netball captain, will be challenging Bath businesses to get fit for a good cause by taking part in a new charity fitness initiative being hosted at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The charity fitness challenge will take place on Saturday, March 28 and businesses will be invited to put forward teams of three to train for the Fit4Bath event. Fit4Bath, in partnership with the University...

Young bobsleigh duo Charlotte Longden and Will Scammell hit top 12 for Team GB at Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games

21 January 2020

Team Bath athletes Charlotte Longden and Will Scammell both recorded 12th-placed finishes when they represented Team GB in bobsleigh at the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games. Longden went first in the women’s monobob competition on Sunday and got progressively quicker over her two runs, reaching speeds of 125.4km/h to finish on a combined time of 2:30.20 – +3.36 seconds off the eventual winner Georgeta Popescu of Romania. “I was happy with how my runs went,”...

Stunning silver sees Brad Hall and Greg Cackett make World Cup history on memorable weekend for British Bobsleigh and Skeleton

20 January 2020

University of Bath-based Brad Hall and Greg Cackett made history as they recorded Great Britain’s best World Cup two-man bobsleigh result since records began by winning silver at Igls, Austria. “It’s an absolutely incredible feeling,” said driver Hall, who had finished fourth alongside Cackett in France the previous weekend. “If you had told us last week that we were going to finish in the top six two weeks in a row, let alone fourth and...

Team Bath Netball provide competitive warm-up opposition for Jamaica ahead of Vitality Netball Nations Cup

19 January 2020

Developing young Team Bath Netball players got to play against world-class international opposition and alongside Superleague stars when the Blue & Gold took on Jamaica in a practice match on Friday. The game – a warm-up for the Sunshine Girls ahead of the Vitality Netball Nations Cup tournament – took place across six 15-minute periods at Nottingham Trent University and saw all those representing Team Bath play at least half a match. Superleague players Kim...

Wales’ Gwilym Bradley becomes second Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby player to earn U20 Six Nations call-up

18 January 2020

Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby player Gwilym Bradley has been named in the Wales men’s U20 squad for the forthcoming Six Nations Championship. The back-row forward, who is in the first year of an Economics degree at the University of Bath, has been a regular for the Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – this season and has previously represented his country at U19 level against England and Japan. The call-up came...

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