News Archive, Month: July 2021

Tokyo 2020: Sporting scholar Tom Dean grateful for University of Bath support in and out of pool ahead of Olympic swimming debut

16 July 2021

Team GB swimming medal hopeful Tom Dean has praised the University of Bath for helping him pursue his sporting dream as he prepares to make his Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. Dean first came to the University in 2018 to combine training full-time with the world-renowned British Swimming National Centre Bath, based on campus in the £35million Team Bath Sports Training Village, with studying Mechanical Engineering. He deferred his second year to concentrate fully on...

Tokyo 2020: Housemates Kieran Bird, Jacob Peters and Brodie Williams hail training environment ahead of Olympic swimming debuts

15 July 2021

They live together, socialise together and train together in Bath – now rising Team GB swimming stars Kieran Bird, Jacob Peters and Brodie Williams are set to make their Olympic debuts together at Tokyo 2020. All three are part of an exciting crop of talented swimmers coached by Jol Finck at the British Swimming National Centre based at the University of Bath, with training partners Calum Jarvis and Matt Richards also competing at the Aquatics...

Siblings Ben and Megan Fletcher join fellow Team Bath judoka Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz and graduate Gemma Howell on plane to Tokyo Olympics

14 July 2021

Ben Fletcher is heading to his second Olympic Games and there are debuts for Megan Fletcher and Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz as Team Bath judoka celebrate their official selections for Tokyo 2020. University of Bath graduate Gemma Howell will also be competing in Japan’s legendary Nippon Budokan, judo’s spiritual home, after overcoming several injuries to represent Team GB at this summer’s Games. The Fletcher siblings - whose selection has been officially confirmed today - will be competing...

University of Bath students Orlando Bailey and Tom Carr-Smith help England Rugby complete U20 Six Nations Grand Slam

13 July 2021

University of Bath sporting scholar Orlando Bailey was on the scoresheet once again as England beat Italy at Cardiff Arms Park on Tuesday to complete the U20 Six Nations Grand Slam and win their first title since 2017. Fellow student Tom Carr-Smith was once again among the replacements for England, who got off to a great start when full-back Bailey – who studies International Development with Economics and is supported by a Matrix Scholarship –...

Sporting scholar Hannah Passmore among trio of Team Bath Netball rising stars selected in England Roses U21 and U19 squads

13 July 2021

Team Bath Netball’s Rachael Fee, Hannah Passmore and Molly Hole have all been named in the England Netball Roses age-group squads after successfully trialling over the weekend. Defender Fee and shooter Passmore, a University of Bath sporting scholar, have both been members of the Blue & Gold’s Superleague squad, with the latter making her top-flight debut against London Pulse earlier this year. They have been selected into the Roses U21 Programme for 2021 and have also been named in...

CUSTOMER NOTICE: Please continue to follow our Covid safety protocols as athletes finalise Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic preparations

12 July 2021

Following today's Government announcement about the continued easing of Coronavirus restrictions, we are asking customers at Team Bath to continue following our Covid protocols for a little while longer while we continue to make our environment at the Team Bath Sports Training Village as safe as we can for all those athletes who are heading to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. This means that until 14th August – when the last Paralympian leaves for...

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Paratriathlete Michael Taylor becomes fifth University of Bath-based sportsperson officially selected for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

08 July 2021

Paratriathlete Michael Taylor has today become the 25th sportsperson based at the University of Bath to be selected for Tokyo 2020 after being named in the ParalympicsGB squad. It will be a Paralympic Games debut for Taylor, who has been training with the British Triathlon Bath National Performance Centre squad at the Team Bath Sports Training Village for the past year. "It’s a pretty incredible feeling to be going to my first Paralympic Games," he...

West of England Mayor visits Team GB swimmers at University of Bath training base to wish them well ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

05 July 2021

Dan Norris, Metro Mayor of the West of England, has visited the University of Bath to wish Team GB swimmers training there good luck before they fly out to Tokyo for the Olympic Games, which begin later this month. Nine swimmers, almost a third of the Team GB squad, are among the 20 sportspeople who train at the £35million Team Bath Sports Training Village that will be competing at the rescheduled Games. Mayor Norris spoke...

Another University of Bath graduate heading to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as hurdler David King earns Team GB selection

02 July 2021

Hurdler David King today became the 12th University of Bath graduate to be selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games when he was added to the Team GB athletics squad. King, who studied Sports Performance, was one of four British track and field athletes to earn their place through the World Athletics ranking invitations list. He finished runner-up in the 110m hurdles at last weekend’s Muller British Championships, which doubled as the Olympic Trials. It...

(From left) Kim Borger, Imogen Allison, Betsy Creak and Serena Guthrie with their awards

Team Bath Netball’s Superleague players, coaches and staff celebrate memorable year at end-of-season awards presentation evening

01 July 2021

Imogen Allison, Kim Borger, Betsy Creak and Serena Guthrie were among the award winners when Team Bath Netball staged their end-of-season celebrations at Castle Farm near Bath this week. There was double delight for England international Allison following her fantastic performances at wing-defence during 2021 as she claimed both the Coaches’ and Fans’ Player of the Year awards, receiving a quarter of the 800 votes cast by Blue & Gold supporters in a hotly-contested online...

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