News Archive, Month: January 2020

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...

GB Judo to stage free open randori sessions in Team Bath dojo

17 January 2020

The Team Bath dojo will host four open randori sessions for members of the GB Judo junior and senior squads, as well as Home Nation athletes, over the next couple of months. National-level judoka are also welcome and encouraged to attend the sessions, which are free and will take place in the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The sessions are from 8-9.30pm on the following Mondays – January 20, February 3, February 24 and...

Legendary athletics coach Malcolm Arnold receives IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award at The Olympics Museum

16 January 2020

Malcolm Arnold, who coached athletes to Olympic, World and Commonwealth titles during a 20-year career at the University of Bath, has been honoured at the IOC [International Olympic Committee] Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards in Lausanne, Switzerland. The legendary track and field coach received the award from 1988 Olympic pole vault champion Sergey Bubka, now Chair of the IOC Athletes’ Entourage Commission, during a ceremony at The Olympics Museum. The IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards is an...

Homegrown defensive talent Rachael Fee “super excited” to be called up to Team Bath Netball Superleague squad for 2020 season

15 January 2020

England age-group defender Rachael Fee has been named as the 15th and final member of Team Bath Netball’s squad for the 2020 Vitality Superleague season. The highly-rated 18-year-old from Devon is the latest homegrown talent to progress through the Team Bath Futures Pathway to the senior ranks having previously represented the Blue & Gold at U17, U19 and U21 level. Exeter College student Fee, who plays at both goal keeper and goal defence, also has...

Plenty of positives as Team Bath Netball U19s and U21s put up a good fight against strong Manchester Thunder opposition

14 January 2020

Team Bath Netball’s NPL teams enjoyed good support when they took on Manchester Thunder in their first home matches of the 2019-20 season on Saturday. The U19s got off to a slow start in the first game of a busy afternoon at the Team Bath Arena and Thunder were able to build up a substantial lead by the end of the first quarter. However, while they couldn’t claw back the deficit, the Blue & Gold...

Brad Hall and Greg Cackett record Britain’s best 2-man bobsleigh result this millennium during impressive World Cup weekend

13 January 2020

It was a weekend to remember for the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh squad as Brad Hall and Greg Cackett recorded the country’s best World Cup 2-man bobsleigh result this millennium. They missed out on a medal by just 18 hundredths of a second in La Plagne, France, as they finished fourth in just their second-ever 2-man race together. “It’s a little bit bittersweet after we finished second in the first heat but, if we’d...

Strong finish sees Team Bath Buccaneers secure top-four placing in 2020 Jaffa Super 6s indoor hockey season

12 January 2020

Team Bath Buccaneers finished a fine fourth overall after two consistent weekends in their 2020 Jaffa Super 6s Division 1 indoor hockey campaign. The only teams to defeat Buccs’ men were Brooklands and Repton, who placed first and second overall. Buccs went into the second weekend of competition at UWE Bristol sitting fifth in the table and started strongly, beating Ashmoor 7-4 before scoring three times in the final quarter to secure a 4-4 draw...

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