News Archive, Month: May 2020

2020 Vitality Netball Superleague season voided

27 May 2020

England Netball, following consultation with Team Bath Netball and all their fellow clubs, confirmed on Wednesday that the 2020 Vitality Netball Superleague season will be voided. Since the league’s initial suspension on March 15th, the ten clubs and Superleague officials have been holding regular online meetings to discuss various ways that the season might eventually resume in a manner that was safe for players, staff and spectators. However, with 12 rounds of fixtures already postponed,...

Return to training starts Wednesday

26 May 2020

Following the UK Government’s updated guidance on the phased return of sport and recreation, a small group of elite swimmers and coaches will become the first to resume their training at the University of Bath from Wednesday, May 27. Wednesday at 10am also sees the opening of the University outdoor tennis courts to students and academy players on site, following Lawn Tennis Association guidance on social distancing and using the following booking link : ‎ Staff...

Mental Health Awareness Week: Top tips and techniques to help support your wellbeing

18 May 2020

Practising good mental health is vitally important, no more so than during these challenging times, so we have teamed up with Reason To Be to provide a toolkit of simple, basic techniques that you can use to support your wellbeing. These top tips and techniques can be put into practice straight away to help you feel better and deal with any challenges coming your way. In a series of informative videos, occupational psychologists Aurea Fellows...

Pedalling a cure – new Team Bath podcast provides entertaining personal insight how cycling can help both your physical and mental health

15 May 2020

Is cycling the best drug on Earth? Miles Peyton of Team Bath thinks so - and, in our new podcast series, he looks at how getting out on your bike can help shine a bright light in these darker times. During the four-part podcast series, each episode around five-minutes long, Miles will share his passion for cycling and how it is helping him get through the anxiety of lockdown and the threat of Coronavirus. You...

Team Bath Netball coach, player and supporters among finalists in 2020 Netball South West Goalden Globes Awards

12 May 2020

Team Bath Netball Academy Head Coach Natalie Roddy and Futures Pathway player Alice Clark are both among the regional finalists in the 2020 Goalden Globe Netball Volunteer Awards. Roddy, who is also chairman of Team Bath Community Netball Club, is shortlisted for the Muriel McNally Grassroots award in the Netball South West Goalden Globes. Clark, who trains with Team Bath’s Somerset Hub at Millfield School, is a finalist in the Young Volunteer category for her...

Dave McNulty in front of the new video monitors in the London 2012 Legacy Pool

British Swimming National Centre Bath’s David McNulty and Tom Dean reflect with Jazz Carlin on adapting to lockdown

04 May 2020

Swimmer Jazz Carlin, who won two Olympic medals while training at the University of Bath, has been catching up with former coach David McNulty and student-athlete Tom Dean to see how they are coping and adapting during the lockdown. The British Swimming National Centre Bath squad, who use the Sports Training Village’s Olympic-sized pool and high-performance gym for their training, should have been honing their preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at this time....

Joe Choong celebrates as he wins gold at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final in Tokyo. Picture credit: UIPM / Nuno Goncalves

Good news for Pentathlon GB stars as qualification process is finalised for rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games

02 May 2020

Pentathlon GB athletes based at the University of Bath will have until mid-June of 2021 to set the qualification standard for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Joe Choong, Jamie Cooke and Kate French – who had already met the qualification criteria through their performances in 2019 – have also been told they remain eligible for Team GB selection under the new guidelines set out by the UIPM, modern pentathlon’s international governing body. Under the...

Lacrosse international Joshua Yeoman voted as University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year in 2020 Blues Awards

01 May 2020

International lacrosse player Joshua Yeoman has been voted by his fellow student-athletes as the University of Bath’s Sports Personality of the Year in the 2020 Blues Awards. The Aerospace Engineering student had not played the sport before arriving at Bath in 2015, having previously played rugby as a junior, but he quickly progressed through the men’s teams and also represented Bath City Lacrosse Club before earning selection into the Wales senior team, with whom he...

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