News Archive, Month: January 2022

Imogen Allison ‘super excited’ to be named captain as Team Bath Netball confirm leadership group for 2022 Vitality Superleague season

31 January 2022

England star Imogen Allison says she is proud and “super excited” to be named as Team Bath Netball captain for the 2022 Vitality Superleague season. The inspirational wing-defence will be joined in a new-look Blue & Gold leadership group by Australian shooter Kim Borger, who wore the armband in 2020 and 2021, and fellow Roses internationals Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and Layla Guscoth. She may only be 23 years old but Allison, regarded as one of netball’s...

University of Bath swimming champs Tom Dean and Ben Proud selected by Team England for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

28 January 2022

Olympic Champion Tom Dean and double Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Ben Proud are among the first 10 swimmers to be officially selected by Team England for Birmingham 2022. The University of Bath duo are joined in the initial squad for this summer’s Commonwealth Games by alumna Anna Hopkin, who made her international breakthrough by winning relay bronze at the event four years ago on Australia’s Gold Coast. He may have won two Olympic titles for Team...

Last-gasp winner completes terrific turnaround by Team Bath men’s 1st XV in 12-try BUCS Super Rugby thriller against Cardiff

26 January 2022

A George Wootten try from the last move of the game sealed a remarkable comeback by Team Bath in a pulsating BUCS Super Rugby match against Cardiff University on Wednesday. The Rengen-sponsored men’s 1st XV found themselves 26-7 down after 20 minutes but cut the gap to five points by half-time. They then levelled twice in the latter stages of the second period, one of the tries completing a hat-trick for Alfie Garside, only for...

University of Bath Head of Hockey Jody Paul appointed as assistant coach to GB and England senior women’s squads

26 January 2022

Jody Paul, Head of Hockey at Team Bath, will soon step into a new role at a national level. The former South African international and 2004 Olympian has been appointed as assistant coach to the GB and England senior women’s squads. He will transition into the role over the next two months before taking up fully. It is a great step up for this popular figure whose coaching journey began at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan...

First chance to enjoy free BUCS Super Rugby at the University of Bath in 2022 as Cardiff head over the border to face Team Bath

26 January 2022

BUCS Super Rugby returns after the festive break tonight, with Team Bath's first match of 2022 seeing them play host to Welsh rivals Cardiff at the Sports Training Village (6.30pm kick-off). The two teams are locked together on 24 points in the table with seven matches of the 2021-22 season remaining, so a good contest is on the cards. Hooker Jasper Spandler makes his debut for the Rengen-backed Team Bath men's 1st XV, while England...

Jamaican bobsleigh team training at University of Bath to fine-tune their preparations for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

25 January 2022

The Jamaican bobsleigh team have been at the University of Bath this week to finalise their preparations for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Pilot Shanwayne Stephens and brakemen Nimroy Turgott, Ashley Watson and Matthew Wekpe have been honing their all-important start on the UK’s only outdoor push-start track, based on the University campus, and have also been working out in the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre. Jamaica will contest the four-man event at...

Sports Performance graduate Lloyd Wallace soars into second Team GB Winter Olympic Games squad after Beijing 2022 aerial skiing selection

21 January 2022

University of Bath graduate Lloyd Wallace will represent Team GB at a second Winter Olympic Games after being named in the skiing squad for Beijing 2022. Wallace, who was supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship while studying Sports Performance at the University, will be Britain’s sole representative in the aerial skiing competition when it takes place on 15th and 16th February. Just 25 spots were available in the Olympic competition and Wallace’s place was confirmed...

University of Bath to host 2023 UIPM Modern Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championships, a Paris 2024 Olympic qualifying event

20 January 2022

The University of Bath has today officially been chosen as host venue for the 2023 UIPM Modern Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championships, which will take place in August 2023. The combined World Championships will see athletes qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, with the Modern Pentathlon Championship being contested in the exciting new 90-minute format which will make its debut in Paris. The decision was announced today by the Union Internationale de Pentathlon...

Bobsleigh stars looking to carry momentum of superb season into Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games after official Team GB selection

20 January 2022

Six athletes with University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh will be looking to build on the sport’s most successful season in three decades at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games next month after officially being selected by Team GB today. Brad Hall will pilot Britain's men in both the two-man and four-man competitions after an excellent IBSF World Cup campaign which saw his crews win six medals and finish fourth overall in the four-man world rankings....

Team Bath Netball quartet head home to start final Superleague prep after helping England to runners-up spot at 2022 Quad Series

19 January 2022

Team Bath Netball’s England quartet had to settle for runners-up medals at the 2022 Quad Series but will take a lot of positives from the week overall. Captain Serena Guthrie and star defender Layla Guscoth started all four matches during the series, which looked to be heading for a home success when the Vitality Roses led 41-40 going into the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s final against Australia. However, the defending champions produced an excellent last...

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