News Archive, Month: December 2021

Most successful year yet for University of Bath sportspeople as gold rush and trophy triumphs provided plenty to lift the spirits during 2021

26 December 2021

An incredible 19 medals at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, 10 of them gold, is the headline stat from an outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath but there was plenty more to celebrate during an unforgettable 2021. From students winning the Premiership Rugby title at Twickenham and conquering the rowing world from their kitchen to Team Bath Netball lifting their first trophy for eight years and tennis players serving up a...

Season’s greetings from all of us at Team Bath – thank you for your support during 2021

24 December 2021

Merry Christmas from all of us to all of the customers, students, athletes, staff and sponsors who have helped make 2021 a truly memorable year at Team Bath. The Sports Training Village is now closed for the long Christmas weekend but, for those of you looking to work off the Christmas calories, the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre will be open between 9am and 4pm on Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th and New Year's Eve. The London...

Tokyo Paralympics history-maker Dan Bethell returns to where his career began as he trains with University of Bath badminton club

21 December 2021

After a year in which he made ParalympicsGB history, Tokyo 2020 medallist Dan Bethell has enjoyed more success after returning for a training spell at the place where his para-badminton journey began – the University of Bath. Bethell, who won SL3 men’s singles silver when the sport made its Paralympics debut at this summer’s rescheduled Games, took three titles at last week’s UK Para-Badminton Championships in Sheffield after training for the past two months with...

Another global gold for University of Bath swimmers as Ben Proud storms to 50m freestyle title at 2021 World Short-Course Champs

20 December 2021

University of Bath swimmer Ben Proud produced a stunning performance to win 50m freestyle gold at the FINA World Short-Course Championships in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. The in-form sprinter, coached by Mark Skimming at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, was fastest out of the blocks in the final and level with Ryan Held at the 25m turn before powering past his American rival on the final lap to touch first in 20.45secs. That was...

Customer notice: Team Bath Netball tri-tournament on Saturday 18th December cancelled

17 December 2021

Sadly we have had to cancel the Lyn Gunson Trophy netball tri-tournament, scheduled for Saturday 18th December 2021 at the Team Bath Arena, due to Covid safety precautions. Apologies to all those who have bought tickets, our ticket provider will have been in touch with you directly with refund information. Thank you for your understanding.

South West’s rising stars ready to shine bright for Team Bath Netball at U17 and U18 level in 2022

17 December 2021

Team Bath Netball have named 35 of the South West’s most promising young netballers in their U17 and U18 squads for the 2022 season. Many of the players selected supplement their club training by attending a Team Bath Netball Academy Development Centre in their local area, with ADCs situated in each region from Gloucester in the north to Cornwall in the south. The talent-development network is supported by Haines Watts, Team Bath’s principal partner. The...

New Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jon Pett looking forward to being part of high-performance sport community at University of Bath

16 December 2021

Incoming Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jon Pett says he is looking forward to being part of a "multi-sport, multi-learning environment" at the University of Bath when he begins his new role in January 2022. Pett has been appointed as successor to the recently-retired Jan Bartu, who established Britain as a global modern pentathlon powerhouse during his 23 years leading the high-performance programme based at the University's Sports Training Village alongside other Olympic and Paralympic sports...

Team Bath head into winter BUCS Super Rugby break on frustrating note after tough second half at Hartpury

15 December 2021

Team Bath go into the Christmas break sitting sixth in the 2021-22 BUCS Super Rugby league table after suffering defeat at local rivals Hartpury in their final game of the calendar year. The Rengen-sponsored men’s 1st XV went into the match off the back of an excellent win over Loughborough and the first half proved to be tightly contested, with the visitors narrowly trailing 14-10 at the interval. However, the game got away from them...

Team Bath looking to end 2021 on a positive note as they head to Hartpury for BUCS Super Rugby derby

15 December 2021

Team Bath's last BUCS Super Rugby match of 2021 sees the Rengen-sponsored men's 1st XV make the short journey to Gloucestershire to face Hartpury tonight (6.30pm). The West Country rivals currently sit side by side in mid-table on 24 points apiece having both won four of their ten matches so far this campaign. Team Bath make just two changes to the starting XV that produced a brilliant victory against title-chasing Loughborough last week, with Erik...

Four brilliant British titles and one Cypriot crown caps fantastic year of national and international competition for Team Bath Judo

14 December 2021

Four Team Bath judoka were crowned as British Champions and there were six medals in total as a memorable 2021 concluded with a fantastic weekend of Senior and U21 competition at the EIS Sheffield. Gregg Varey, captain of the Team Bath High Performance Judo Squad, continued his proud record of winning a medal at every British Championship he has contested since the age of 11 as he secured the senior -66kg title with victory over...

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