News Archive, Month: April 2020

Triathlon coach Blair Cartmell raises more than £1,000 for NHS charities after taking on Around The World In One Day cycling challenge

24 April 2020

University of Bath triathlon coach Blair Cartmell has raised more than £1,000 for NHS charities after cycling 240 miles in his living room as part of Around The World in One Day challenge. Blair had been hoping to raise £1 per mile when he took on the challenge on Thursday but far exceeded that, with his current total – once Gift Aid has been included – now standing at nearly £1,100. He was among 80...

World medallist Freya Anderson among five new faces joining British Swimming National Centre at University of Bath

21 April 2020

World, European and Commonwealth medallist Freya Anderson is among five Olympic hopefuls joining the British Swimming National Centre based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Nineteen-year-old freestyler Anderson will be coached full-time by David McNulty after spending time in Bath over the past 12 months as part of a phased transition from her current club, Ellesmere College. “I’m really excited to get going in Bath and it’s a really good environment down there...

Thriving student programme and school partnerships help Team Bath Tennis secure LTA Education Excellence award for South West

20 April 2020

Team Bath Tennis has been shortlisted for a national award having been named this week by the Lawn Tennis Association as its South West regional winner for Education Excellence. All five regional winners go forward to the national judging panel with results expected soon. Team Bath Tennis, part of the University of Bath, operates alongside a number of local education partners, including Prior Park College and Ralph Allen School, and Director of Tennis Barry Scollo...

Luca Petrozzi diving over for the University of Bath’s second try against Leeds Beckett, September 2017

Former Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby scrum-half Luca Petrozzi joins Italian Pro14 club Benetton Rugby

16 April 2020

Former University of Bath BUCS Super Rugby player Luca Petrozzi has joined professional Italian club Benetton Rugby for the 2020-21 Pro14 season. The talented scrum-half, who studied Modern Languages & History, has represented Venice-based Rugby San Dona in the Top12 league since 2016 but has been training on a weekly basis with Benetton for the past year as part of a talent development programme. He has made five appearances for the Green & Whites in...

Layla Guscoth makes an interception as Team Bath Netball beat Surrey Storm 60-44, February 2018

Former Team Bath netballer Layla Guscoth returns to work in NHS hospital and help fight coronavirus

04 April 2020

Former Team Bath Netball defender Layla Guscoth has returned to the UK to provide her medical services at a hospital in Birmingham during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Guscoth, who completed a two-year Foundation postgraduate medical training programme while playing for the Blue & Gold from 2016 to 2018, was due to be stepping up her return from an Achilles tendon injury sustained while representing England at last year’s Netball World Cup. She had flown back...

Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games officially rescheduled for summer of 2021

01 April 2020

Sportspeople training at the University of Bath have new target dates to work towards after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were officially rescheduled for the summer of 2021. The Olympic Games will now take place between July 23 and August 8, 2021 ,while the Paralympic Games have been rearranged for August 24 to September 5, 2021. The Games have been moved from this year due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

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