News Archive, Month: October 2021

Student Charlotte Jennings Evans and fellow Team Bath Netball U21 player Nia Evans to lead Wales at Europe Netball tournament

23 October 2021

Team Bath Netball U21 players Nia Evans and Charlotte Jennings Evans have been named as the leadership team for Wales ahead of November’s Europe Netball tournament. They are captain and vice-captain respectively of a 12-strong U21 squad which also includes Sarie Watkins, who trains with the Blue & Gold Academy Development Centre in Bristol. Jennings Evans studies Sport Management & Coaching at the University of Bath and plays for the 1st team in the BUCS...

Double Olympian Gemma Howell back at Team Bath to provide masterclass for young England Talent Development Centre judoka

22 October 2021

Double Olympian Gemma Howell returned to her former University of Bath training base this week to run a masterclass for talented young judoka from across the South West of England. Howell, who represented Team GB at both London 2012 and Tokyo 2020, went back to the dojo at the Team Bath Sports Training Village on Tuesday to lead an inspirational session for judoka accessing the England Talent Development Centre hub hosted by Team Bath Judo....

Team Bath keep battling to the end but defending champs Durham prove too strong on latest BUCS Super Rugby away day

21 October 2021

Defending BUCS Super Rugby champions Durham proved too strong for Team Bath men’s 1st XV on Wednesday but the visitors showed great spirit as they battling to the end of a tough match. Rengen-sponsored Team Bath, who had won at Northumbria the previous week, conceded three converted tries during the first half to trail 21-0 going into the interval. Bevan Howells slotted over a penalty shortly after the restart for the visitors’ first points of...

Another Wednesday road trip as Team Bath head to Durham seeking to build on first BUCS Super Rugby win of season

20 October 2021

Team Bath men's 1st XV make another long journey north today (Wednesday) to face Durham in BUCS Super Rugby as they look to build on last week's impressive win at Northumbria. Tom Williams will captain the Rengen-sponsored Blue & Gold, who start with a front three of Archie Stanley, Caley Gray and Harry Sturge. Harry Breeze moves to right lock and Jon Hill replaces him at Number 8. The backs remain unchanged from those who...

Fired-up for Fast5 fun as Team Bath Netball name dynamic ten-strong squad for return of British All-Stars Championship

19 October 2021

Team Bath Netball are “embracing the fun” of Fast5 as they prepare for a supercharged start to the 2021-22 season. The Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold have named a ten-strong squad for the 2021 British Fast5 All-Stars Championship, the rapid-paced short-form version of the sport featuring the top eight teams from last season’s Superleague campaign. England stars Imogen Allison and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis are Team Bath captain and vice-captain respectively for the tournament, taking place at...

Team Bath Tennis player Giles Hussey follows up UK Pro-League win by securing first professional title at ITF tour event in Cancun

18 October 2021

Team Bath Tennis player Giles Hussey claimed the first professional title of his career with a series of impressive performances at the ITF World Tennis Tour event in Cancun, Mexico. After battling his way to a 7-5 3-6 7-6(3) victory over number five side Jorge Brian Panta of Peru in the first round, Hussey recorded straight-sets wins against Colombia’s Mateo Gomez (6-3 6-3) and Alejandro Mendoza of Bolivia (6-3 6-1) to reach the last four....

2GC1WB3 Great Britain's Kate French after winning a gold medal in the Modern Pentathlon, Women's Individual - Laser Run at Tokyo Stadium on the fourteenth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Friday August 6, 2021.

Modern pentathlon Olympic Champion Kate French shortlisted for Sportswoman of the Year accolade in The Sunday Times awards

17 October 2021

Olympic Champion Kate French has been shortlisted in the prestigious Sportswoman of the Year category in The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2021. French, who trains at the University of Bath with Pentathlon GB, became the first British woman for 21 years to win modern pentathlon gold after producing a magnificent performance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Joining her on a star-studded shortlist is weightlifter Emily Campbell, cyclist Laura Kenny, boxer Lauren...

‘So much talent right through the squad’ – Anna Stembridge excited to see what Team Bath Netball can achieve in 2022 Superleague

15 October 2021

Anna Stembridge says she cannot wait to see how her exciting Team Bath Netball Vitality Superleague squad build on the experiences of last season as they go into the 2022 campaign with ambition high. Eleven members of the squad that reached the Grand Final during 2021 have recommitted to the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold for another title challenge – Imogen Allison, Kim Borger, Betsy Creak, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, Layla Guscoth, Serena Guthrie, Kirsty Harris, Hannah...

Magnificent seven first-half tries help Team Bath secure their first BUCS Super Rugby win of season in fine style

14 October 2021

Seven tries during a dominant first half set Team Bath men’s 1st XV on their way to an impressive first win of the 2021-22 BUCS Super Rugby season against Northumbria on Wednesday. The Rengen-sponsored side built on the promising passages of play they had shown against both Leeds Beckett and Hartpury as they raced out of the blocks at Kingston Park. A mix of turnover transition and set-piece tries saw the visitors build an imposing...

Graduate Sophie Drakeford-Lewis gaining Fast5 leadership learning as she continues netball education with Team Bath and England

13 October 2021

She has completed her degree course but England star Sophie Drakeford-Lewis says there was never any doubt she would continue her netball education with Team Bath after signing up for the 2022 Vitality Superleague season. The brilliant goal-attack graduated from the University of Bath – home venue for the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold – in Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering this summer after four years of combining top-class study and sport. Now she is...

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