News Archive, Month: January 2021

Fantastic five Team Bath Netball players taking part in Vitality Netball Legends Series between England and Superleague All Stars

20 January 2021

Five Team Bath Netball players will be involved in an exciting three-match Vitality Netball Legends Series taking place this week between the England Roses and an international Superleague ‘All Stars’ side. Serena Guthrie will co-captain a Roses squad that also includes her Blue & Gold team-mates Imogen Allison, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and Layla Guscoth. Summer Artman, who has been a training partner with the Roses this month, features in the All Stars squad for the matches...

Academy players make their mark as youthful Team Bath Netball squad enjoy highly-competitive final friendly at Severn Stars

19 January 2021

Anna Stembridge was pleased to see a youthful Team Bath Netball squad produce a highly-competitive performance against Severn Stars in their final external friendly before the 2021 Vitality Superleague season. The Blue & Gold – sponsored by Principal Partners Haines Watts alongside Team Bath overall sponsor Rengen – made the short journey to Worcester on Saturday without their England internationals involved in this week’s Vitality Netball Legends Series and the vastly experienced trio of Kim...

SwimWall system that allows 25m and 50m training in Team Bath swimming pool achieves double success at UK Pool and Spa Awards

18 January 2021

The pioneering SwimWall system that allows the Olympic-sized swimming pool at the Team Bath Sports Training Village to be adapted to a 25m facility has won two prizes at the annual UK Pool and Spa Awards. SR Smith, the US company that installed the turning board system in 2019, was awarded the Gold Standard for Pool Product of the Year and Silver Standard for Commercial Pool Project of the Year. The SwimWall, which sits on...

Dance and ballet-themed classes join Sunday sessions on expanded Team Bath virtual fitness timetable for w/c January 18th

17 January 2021

Fun and energising dance-based exercise classes are back on the Team Bath virtual fitness timetable for the week commencing January 18th 2021, along with two Sunday home workout sessions.  As always, all of the sessions are streamed live on Zoom and are free to access for Team Bath members and University of Bath students and staff. Non-members can access the classes on a pay-as-you-go basis. Latin Fit and Zumba sessions, on Tuesday and Thursday respectively,...

Team Bath Netball continue build-up to 2021 Superleague season with friendly visit to West Country rivals Severn Stars

16 January 2021

Team Bath Netball will continue their build-up to the 2021 Vitality Superleague season with a West Country derby on Saturday as they visit Severn Stars for a pre-season friendly being live-streamed on YouTube (12pm centre-pass). Blue & Gold Superleague Head Coach Anna Stembridge says the match will be another good opportunity for the 12 players travelling for the match to gain valuable court time in a match-play environment. “Our England players are away at the...

Fab 15 University of Bath-based swimmers named in England Swimming Team ahead of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

13 January 2021

Fifteen swimmers who train at the University of Bath, including seven students and Olympic and Paralympic medallists, have been named in the first-ever England Swimming Team ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The larger-than-normal team of 85 swimmers in total brings together everyone who will be considered for selection for Team England at the Commonwealth Games next year. Among them are four University of Bath sporting scholars – Natural Sciences student Jacob Greenow,...

Ben Fletcher excited to get back to international judo competition at Doha Masters with less than 200 days to rescheduled Tokyo Olympics

12 January 2021

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher says he is excited to get back into competition and see where he is on the global stage as he prepares to compete in this week’s Doha Masters event in Qatar. Fletcher and sister Megan, a Commonwealth Champion who also trains with Team Bath, will be representing Ireland on the international circuit for only the second time since the Coronavirus pandemic forced competition to be suspended last March, while University...

England Roses Academy players and Superleague stars among exciting Team Bath Netball U19 and U21 squads for 2021 NPL season

11 January 2021

Superleague players and England Netball Roses Academy squad members are among the 40 rising Team Bath Netball stars named in the U21 and U19 Netball Performance League squads for 2021. Shooter Hannah Passmore – a University of Bath Criminology student who is supported by a Buchan Jones Sporting Scholarship – will once again combine her Superleague duties for the Blue & Gold with representing the U21s, who she co-captained during the 2020 season. She is...

Fifth-placed finish is a new career best for Craig Thompson as skeleton athletes continue strong start to World Cup campaign

09 January 2021

Craig Thompson continued Great Britain’s strong start to the IBSF Skeleton World Cup season with a career-best fifth in Winterberg on Friday. The University of Bath-based team ended 2020 with two World Cup medals to their name and weren’t far off adding to that tally at the start of 2021 as Thompson finished just 36 hundredths of a second behind home favourite Alexander Gassner in third. The result beat Thompson's previous best of sixth, a...

Helping you stay fit and active – join our motivational instructors for virtual exercise classes, free to members, students and staff

07 January 2021

Team Bath’s virtual timetable of exercise classes and wellbeing sessions is returning to keep you active during lockdown – and it is free to access for Team Bath members and University of Bath students and staff. The fun and interactive sessions, running six days a week and streamed live on Zoom (click here to download), will allow you to keep working out from your own home under the guidance and motivation of familiar faces from...

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