News Archive, Month: November 2020

New club for first Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby captain as Will Britton joins RFU Championship outfit Doncaster Knights

18 November 2020

Will Britton, who captained Team Bath to back-to-back semi-finals during the first two seasons of BUCS Super Rugby, has joined Greene King IPA Championship club Doncaster Knights for the 2020-21 season. The second-row forward, who studied Sport & Social Sciences at the University of Bath, spent a short spell with Knights in February while on dual registration with Bath Rugby but has now made the move permanent. [caption id="attachment_60501" align="alignright" width="292"] Jack Davies and Will...

Get out, about and active with these guided walking and running routes around picturesque Bath

17 November 2020

If you are looking to stretch your legs during lockdown, University of Bath triathlon coach Blair Cartmell has put together guides to some picturesque walking and running routes around campus and the surrounding areas to get you out, about and active. The five routes cover a range of distances, from a quick 2.5km stroll through the fields neighbouring campus to the 8km Skyline Route and a 10.3km walk along the canal and up the hills...

PB victory from University of Bath sporting scholar Tom Dean helps London Roar reach final of 2020 International Swimming League

16 November 2020

Sporting scholar Tom Dean recorded his first win of the 2020 International Swimming League (ISL) season in style as University of Bath-based swimmers helped London Roar book their place in the Grand Final. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholarship, clocked a personal best of 3:37.87 as he reeled in race favourite Danas Rapsys before holding off the Lithuanian to claim an impressive victory in the men’s 400m freestyle...

“A real blend of youth, experience and players steeped in the culture of this club” – Anna Stembridge excited by 2021 Team Bath Netball Superleague squad

15 November 2020

Anna Stembridge says she is excited to see how her star-studded Team Bath Netball squad "rise to the challenge" as they go in search of a sixth Vitality Superleague title in 2021.  Returning England stars Serena Guthrie and Layla Guscoth join fellow Vitality Roses duo Imogen Allison and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis in the Blue & Gold squad, while Commonwealth champion Eboni Usoro-Brown is back just weeks after giving birth to daughter Savannah. Aussie shooter Kim Commane...

TASS triathlete Katrina Matthews continues outstanding start to professional career by winning Ironman Florida in record time

14 November 2020

Triathlete Katrina Matthews, one of the British Army sportspeople who receives TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) support at Team Bath, has added to her growing list of titles by winning the  Ironman Florida competition. Matthews, a Physiotherapist Officer with the Army, led after the 2.4-mile swim and maintained that advantage by producing the third-fastest split time during the 112-mile bike ride. She capped a dominant performance in only her second full Ironman by running 2:58:29...

“It’s going to be good – it’s going to be really good!” Kim Commane excited by Team Bath Netball’s potential for 2021 Superleague season

13 November 2020

Australian shooting star Kim Commane says she is “chomping at the bit” to get back to England and Team Bath Netball after being named as the Blue & Gold’s 15th and final squad member for the 2021 Vitality Superleague season. The 32-year-old has made a huge impact since first joining Team Bath two seasons ago, with her lightning-quick hands, intelligent movement and composed finishing establishing her as one of the Superleague’s leading shooters. Commane also...

England Futures star Jess Shaw ready to thrive on competition for places after rejoining Team Bath Netball for 2021 Superleague season

13 November 2020

England Futures player Jess Shaw says she is returning to Team Bath Netball as “a more confident player” and looking forward to renewing long-standing partnerships on and off court after signing up for the 2021 Vitality Superleague season. Shaw, who plays at wing-attack or centre, spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons with the Blue & Gold before gaining more valuable top-flight experience during the past couple of years with Loughborough Lightning. The younger sister of...

University of Bath graduate Kirsty Harris becomes latest Team Bath Netball pathway player to progress to Superleague squad

13 November 2020

Kirsty Harris has become the latest talented player to progress through the Team Bath Netball youth ranks and into the Superleague squad after being selected for the 2021 season. The 21-year-old wing attack, from Swindon, first joined Team Bath’s prolific Academy pathway programme in 2015 and has worn their famous colours at U17, U19 and U21 level, as well as represent the University of Bath in BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] competition while studying...

Hannah Passmore excited to start “new chapter” as student-athlete during third Netball Superleague season with Team Bath

13 November 2020

Hannah Passmore says she is excited to write “a whole new chapter” in her life after becoming the latest Team Bath Netball player to combine sport with a top-class education at the University of Bath. The 19-year-old goal-shooter – who has recommitted to the Blue & Gold for the 2021 Vitality Superleague season – has just started a Criminology degree at the University, whose £35million Sports Training Village (STV) is home to the Blue &...

Chartie Curtis back at her ‘home from home’ as University of Bath student rejoins Team Bath Netball squad for 2021 Superleague season

13 November 2020

Chartie Curtis says it feels like being back at her “home from home” after returning to the Team Bath Netball squad for the 2021 Vitality Superleague season. The talented defender, who captained England U19s and won the European Championships at U21 level, spent the 2020 campaign with Surrey Storm during a placement year as part of her Economics degree course at the University of Bath. The season may have been curtailed by the Coronavirus pandemic...

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