News Archive, Month: June 2021

Max Ojomoh and Miles Reid link up with senior England Rugby squad for first time as University of Bath student trio get U20 Six Nations call

14 June 2021

University of Bath student Max Ojomoh and alumnus Miles Reid are this week training with the senior England Rugby squad for the first time as preparations begin for the summer series. Matrix Sporting Scholar Orlando Bailey has also been selected in the England U20 squad for the 2021 Six Nations Championship taking place in Cardiff later this month, while fellow first-year students Alex Clayton (Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering) and Zak Giannini (Accounting & Finance)...

Frustrating first quarter leaves Team Bath Netball with too much to do as superb Saracens Mavericks complete Vitality Superleague double

13 June 2021

Top-four chasing Saracens Mavericks produced a fantastic all-round performance to inflict only the second defeat of the 2021 Vitality Superleague season on Team Bath Netball. The Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold were edged out by one goal when the old rivals met earlier in the season but they were on the back foot throughout today’s match at London’s Copper Box Arena. Mavericks, who needed the points to maintain their semi-final bid, stormed into a seven-goal...

Trampolinist Laura Gallagher has been selected by Team GB for the Tokyo Olympic Game

“Hard work and perseverance” pays off as former Team Bath trampolinist Laura Gallagher earns Tokyo Olympic Games selection

12 June 2021

Former Team Bath trampolinist Laura Gallagher has been named in the Team GB squad for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Gallagher, who has represented Britain at European and world level for many years, will make her Olympic debut after producing one of her finest performances to date by qualifying for the final at the 2019 World Championships, which secured a Team GB place at the Games. She went on to finish a career-best sixth in...

Blue & Gold legend Mia Ritchie returns to Team Bath Netball squad for crucial last month of 2021 Vitality Superleague season

11 June 2021

Team Bath Netball legend Mia Ritchie has returned to the Blue & Gold for the final month of the 2021 Vitality Superleague season after being named as an injury replacement for Jess Shaw. The vastly-experienced mid-courter, dubbed the ‘pocket rocket’, was a key player for Team Bath for 11 consecutive Superleague seasons before taking time out this year to focus on personal and professional development off court. She has been back in training since April,...

Megan Fletcher at the 2021 World Judo Championships. CREDIT Sabau Gabriela/IJF

Top-five finish for Megan Fletcher and good wins for Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz as Team Bath judoka impress at World Championships

10 June 2021

Megan Fletcher narrowly missed out on a podium place in her last World Judo Championships as both she and fellow Team Bath judoka Prisca-Awiti Alcaraz impressed at the last major competition before the Tokyo Olympic Games. Fletcher, representing Ireland, was in fantastic form throughout Thursday’s -70kg competition in Budapest and recorded victories over South Africa’s Anastasiya-Alexandra Nenova and Barbara Timo of Portugal to reach the quarter-finals. Sanne Van Dijke of the Netherlands had the edge...

Wales call on Team Bath Netball shooter Betsy Creak for important year of Commonwealth Games and World Cup qualification

10 June 2021

Team Bath Netball shooter Betsy Creak has been named in the Wales squad for the 2021 season. It is a big year ahead for Creak and her international colleagues, with qualification for both the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and 2023 Netball World Cup to be won. Creak made her Wales debut in 2019 after successfully trialling while playing club netball for Premier Romans in Bristol, and it was during that summer international series that her...

Helen Glover, Sara Parfett and Vicky Thornley have been named in the Team GB rowing squad for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

History-making Helen Glover, Bath alumna Sara Parfett and returning medallist Vicky Thornley named in Team GB rowing squad for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

09 June 2021

University of Bath alumna Sara Parfett will make her Olympic debut this summer alongside history-making Helen Glover and Rio medallist Vicky Thornley after the trio were today named in the Team GB rowing squad for Tokyo 2020. All three began their rowing careers on the British Rowing World Class Start talent identification and development programme based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village and Minerva Bath RC. Double gold-medallist Glover will become the first British...

Podium place and Tokyo Olympic qualification are the twin goals for Team Bath’s Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz at World Judo Championships

08 June 2021

Team Bath judoka Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz heads into her third World Championships this week with two major goals – a podium finish and confirmation of her place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The University of Bath Sports Performance alumna, who represents Mexico, currently holds a Continental quota place in the women’s -63kg division with the World Championships in Budapest the final chance to earn qualification points. “If I perform well at the Worlds, I could...

Fun in the sun as University of Bath student rugby teams finally return to action for first time in 15 months

07 June 2021

The long wait for a competitive run-out finally came to an end for the University of Bath’s men’s and women’s rugby teams when they took on Bristol University last week. The men played two matches on campus on Friday, their first for 15 months, with the opening game – which Bath won by three tries – featuring students who will still be at university next year before those graduating this summer took to the pitch...

Morning finals and top-class racing at Glasgow Meet help Bath-based swimmers continue their prep for Tokyo Olympic Games

06 June 2021

University of Bath-based swimmers continued their build-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with some impressive performances at the British Swimming Glasgow Meet. The event at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre replicated the Tokyo competition schedule, with heats in the evening and finals the following morning, and took place while swimmers are in a heavy training load. Despite that, James Guy (pictured) got the competition off to an eye-catching start as he led a British...

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