News Archive, Month: February 2020

Kim Commane and Summer Artman to lead Team Bath Netball into 2020 Vitality Superleague season

21 February 2020

Australian shooter Kim Commane and England Roses defender Summer Artman have been named as Team Bath Netball captain and vice-captain respectively for the 2020 Vitality Superleague season. Commane has been a hugely influential figure since joining the Blue & Gold for the 2019 campaign, with Superleague Head Coach Anna Stembridge impressed by how she slotted seamlessly into the Blue & Gold culture. “Kim is a natural leader who demonstrates the values and behaviours we want...

Team Bath sponsor first to sign up to charity fitness challenge

20 February 2020

Organisers, participants and local businesses joined forces at the recent, official launch of new charity fitness initiative, Fit4Bath, with Fulkers Bailey Russell heading the charge to sign up for the event. Motivated by an increasing awareness that our children are spending more time in front of screens and less time playing outside, Fit4Bath founder - local businessman and sports enthusiast Nick Parry - wanted to find some way to make a difference. “How could we...

Team Bath Netball players and coaches “super excited” as 2020 Vitality Superleague Season Opener finally arrives

20 February 2020

After months of anticipation and preparation, the 2020 Vitality Superleague is finally here and Team Bath Netball’s players, coaches, sponsors and supporters are going into the new season full of excitement and ambition. The Blue & Gold will start their 15th Superleague campaign on Saturday (4.15pm) against old rivals Loughborough Lightning in front of the UK’s biggest-ever netball crowd, with nearly 9,000 tickets having been sold for the ten-team Season Opener event at Arena Birmingham....

Best home display of the season sees five-try Team Bath record impressive BUCS Super Rugby success against spirited Swansea

19 February 2020

Team Bath men’s 1st XV produced their best home performance of the season to record an impressive five-try BUCS Super Rugby victory over Swansea at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – dominated long periods of the match as tries from Caley Gray, Will Butt (pictured top) and Jordan Martin, all converted by George Worboys, gave them a 21-10 cushion at half-time. Team Bath...

Team Bath all set for penultimate home game as they entertain Swansea for first time in BUCS Super Rugby

19 February 2020

Team Bath men’s 1st XV welcome new BUCS Super Rugby opposition to the University of Bath Sports Training Village tonight as they entertain Swansea (6.30pm kick-off, free entry). Swansea have adapted well to the top flight of student rugby since their promotion last year and currently sit one place above the Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – with three games of the season remaining. It is the penultimate home match of...

Nine golds among big medal haul as University of Bath student-athletes impress once again at BUCS Nationals

18 February 2020

There were 26 medals won across five different sports, nine of them gold, as 135 University of Bath student-athletes proudly wore the Blue & Gold during three excellent days of competition at the 2020 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Nationals in Sheffield. Swimmer Luke Turley and judoka George Kroussaniotakis and Lewis Widdicombe all claimed two titles apiece, and karate’s Sophie Atkinson, a silver medallist in last year’s women’s novice kata, went one better this...

Top-ten finishes on World Cup circuit give British Bobsleigh & Skeleton athletes a boost ahead of World Championships

17 February 2020

Bobsleigh driver Brad Hall and skeleton athlete Marcus Wyatt both secured impressive eighth-placed finishes overall on the IBSF World Cup circuit during another good weekend for University of Bath-based winter sport athletes. Hall goes into next weekend’s World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, having beaten his previous best world ranking of 12th in 2017-18 after an excellent season in the two-man bobsleigh which included a stunning silver in Igls in January. He was joined by Greg...

More signs of progress as Team Bath Netball U21s record impressive derby-day win away to Severn Stars

16 February 2020

Team Bath Netball’s U21s produced another impressive performance as they won 59-38 when they visited South West rivals Severn Stars in the NPL on Saturday. The group were in confident mood following their victory over Surrey Storm and got off to a strong start, with centre Elisha New providing a constant feed of quality ball to captain and shooter Hannah Passmore while the defensive unit worked well to turn over possession. Stars stepped up their...

Another gold for Piers Gilliver as University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers finish World Cup with three medals

15 February 2020

Piers Gilliver topped the Category A Epee podium for a ninth time in 13 international competitions as the University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer claimed his second medal at the IWAS World Cup in Eger, Hungary. After winning bronze in the sabre on Thursday, reigning World Champion Gilliver once again dominated the epee competition and conceded just 21 hits during the knockout phases on his way to another gold. After beating Poland’s Norbert Calka 15-5, Gilliver...

Talented young swimmers invited to try out for Team Bath AS performance squad at Talent ID day in London 2012 Legacy Pool

15 February 2020

Talented swimmers aged between eight and 13-years-old who live in the Bath area are being invited to attend a Talent ID Day being run by the Team Bath AS community club on Saturday, February 22.  The event, which has been made possible by a grant from the Swim England Membership Growth Fund, will offer a free one-hour skills and technique session in the Olympic-sized pool at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Parents and guardians...

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