News Archive, Month: September 2021

Ben Jones in action at Uk Pro League

Jones through to semis on UK Pro League debut

16 September 2021

University of Bath alumnus Ben Jones won through to the semi-finals of the televised UK Pro League tennis tournament taking place this week at the Team Bath Sports Training Village but has since had to withdraw. Previously, undefeated Jones, who is making his debut in the series, came through from the groups after a tough three-set win over David Quayle on Wednesday.  He was the first man to progress this far. "It’s a fantastic event”,...

UK Pro League coming to Sports Training Village as Team Bath Tennis hosts latest stage of exciting competition won by Emma Raducanu

10 September 2021

The UK Pro League, the televised national tennis competition that helped US Open finalist Emma Raducanu develop her career last year, is coming to the Team Bath Sports Training Village from September 13-19. Team Bath Tennis will host Round 7 of the 2021 competition, which will be broadcast live and sees some of the UK’s aspiring professional players compete in a round-robin format and play-offs to secure League Ranking Points as they endeavour to qualify for...

Team Bath player and coach Anya Le Monnier excited to be accepted onto England Netball Pathway Coach Development Programme

08 September 2021

Team Bath Netball’s Anya Le Monnier is among a handful of coaches nationally to be accepted onto the England Netball Pathway Coach Development Programme for the 2021-22 season. Le Monnier was a training partner for the Blue & Gold Superleague squad last season and also assistant coach of Team Bath’s U19s in the National Performance League (NPL). She has a long-time passion for coaching, having studied Sports Performance at the University of Bath and taken...

Vicky Holland (right) on the podium in the opening round of the 2021 Super League Triathlon Championships in London, September 2021

Vicky Holland takes her place on all-British podium as 2021 Super League Triathlon Championship begins in London

07 September 2021

Triathlete Vicky Holland won a bronze medal as part of all-British podium as London hosted the opening round of the 2021 Super League Triathlon Championship on Sunday. Holland, who trains at the University of Bath, joined fellow Tokyo 2020 Olympians Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown on the women’s podium at the event in Canary Wharf. It was raced in a triple mix format, with the traditional triathlon order of swim, bike and run shuffled across...

Four wins on the bounce help Team Bath Netball U15s secure top-six finish at 2021 School Games

06 September 2021

Team Bath Netball’s U15s produced some brilliant performances as they finished sixth overall at the 2021 School Games. The Blue & Gold, coached by Superleague stars Rachel Shaw and Kirsty Harris, only missed out on a place in the semi-finals on goal difference after finishing third in Pool A. They continued their fine form in the placing matches by beating a North East team 38-11 and Saracens Mavericks 30-27, which extended their winning streak to...

Tokyo 2020: Paracanoeist Stuart Wood wins brilliant bronze to cap unforgettable summer for University of Bath-associated sportspeople

04 September 2021

Graduate Stuart Wood provided a fitting medal-winning conclusion to an unforgettable summer at Tokyo 2020 for University of Bath-associated sportspeople as he bagged VL3 paracanoeing bronze at the Paralympic Games this morning. Wood, who first took up the sport with the University’s canoe club when he began studying Maths & Physics in 2012, clocked 52.760 in a first-ever men’s Paralympic final for the Va’a boat class that was introduced at these Games. That came less...

Justin Tomlinson MP with Piers Gilliver, Rob Bruniges of Bath Sword Club and Professor Ian White

Minister for Disabled People meets Paralympic Champion and community club representatives during visit to University of Bath

03 September 2021

Justin Tomlinson MP, Minister of State for Disabled People, visited the University of Bath this week to see the facilities used by both Tokyo 2020 Paralympians and community clubs as part of a campaign to encourage more sports clubs to offer opportunities to disabled people. Wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver – who was back at his Team Bath Sports Training Village training base for the first time since winning gold, silver and bronze in Tokyo –...

Tokyo 2020: Sophie Kamlish races in third Paralympic Games 100m final and Polly Maton earns seventh spot in long jump

03 September 2021

Sophie Kamlish competed in the third Paralympic Games 100m final of her athletics career at Tokyo 2020 on Friday and says she still has plenty more big races in her. Former World Champion Kamlish, who trains at the University of Bath and is coached by Rob Ellchuk, clocked 13.49 for eighth place in the T64 final at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium. [caption id="attachment_65925" align="alignright" width="292"] Polly Maton was seventh in the T47 long jump final....

VIDEO: Paralympic Champion Piers Gilliver returns to University of Bath with gold, silver and bronze from Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

02 September 2021

Just 36 hours after flying home from the Paralympic Games, wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver was back at his University of Bath training base with the gold, silver and bronze medals he won during an unforgettable week at Tokyo 2020. We spoke to Gilliver, who has been part of the EIS World-Class Wheelchair Fencing squad based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village since 2015, about his individual success in the Category A epee and his...

Tokyo 2020: Swim star Stephanie Millward races in 19th Paralympic Games final as Sophie Kamlish and Stuart Wood begin campaigns

02 September 2021

Team Bath AS swimmer Stephanie Millward narrowly missed out on a medal at Tokyo 2020 today when she raced in the 19th Paralympic Games final of her illustrious career. The four-time Paralympian and 10-time medallist led off a GB 34pts 4x100m medley relay quartet that also featured Maisie Summers-Newton, Toni Shaw and Zara Mullooly. They placed fourth in 4:58.76 behind the United States, Russian Paralympic Committee and Australia. “To finish on a high, finish fourth...

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