News Archive, Month: January 2022

Bronze medallist among University of Bath-based British Skeleton quartet selected by Team GB for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

19 January 2022

Skeleton athletes Brogan Crowley, Laura Deas, Matt Weston and Marcus Wyatt have today become the first University of Bath-based sportspeople to be officially selected by Team GB for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. It is a second Games for Deas, who won bronze behind champion and compatriot Lizzy Yarnold at PyeongChang 2018, while Crowley, Weston and Wyatt will all be making their Olympic debuts when the skeleton events take place from 10-12 February. Deas...

£100,000 Matrix Fitness equipment upgrade and new HIIT functional area recharges Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre for 2022

18 January 2022

The latest range of cutting-edge Matrix Fitness equipment has been installed in the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre as part of a major refresh and recharge of our workout spaces for 2022. More than a third of the equipment in the original Team Bath Gym – known as Gym 1 – has been replaced and upgraded, and an inspirational new functional area created during the extensive £100,000-plus refurbishment. As well as climbmills, bikes, rowers...

Sporting scholar Orlando Bailey earns first England Rugby call-up ahead of 2022 Six Nations as Grace Crompton is selected for Malaga 7s

18 January 2022

University of Bath sporting scholar Orlando Bailey has been named in the senior England Rugby squad for the first time as preparations begin for the 2022 Guinness Six Nations. International Development with Economics student Bailey, who is supported by a Matrix Scholarship, has been in fine form for Bath Rugby this season and a regular starter in the Premiership at fly-half. He is among six uncapped players named by Eddie Jones in a 36-strong England...

Dan Cox and Caijsa Wilda Hennemann win ITF World Tennis Tour event at Team Bath as 2022 LTA Competitions Calendar begins

18 January 2022

Great Britain’s Dan Cox and Sweden’s Caijsa Wilda Hennemann claimed the GB Pro Series singles titles at the end of a high-quality week of international tennis at the University of Bath. A 6-4 7-6(5) victory over Charlie Broom in Saturday’s hard-fought men’s M25 final secured a 16th ITF title of his career for Cox, who has twice played in the main draw at Wimbledon. He knocked out number one seed Billy Harris in the quarter-finals,...

Most successful World Cup season since 1990s gives British Bobsleigh a timely boost ahead of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

17 January 2022

British Bobsleigh’s Brad Hall and his four-man crew finished the 2021-22 IBSF World Cup season in a career-high fourth place in the overall rankings after another strong showing in St Moritz on Sunday. Hall, Taylor Lawrence, Nick Gleeson and Greg Cackett clocked the fourth fastest start time in each run as they set a combined time of 2:09.97 for eighth place in the final race of the World Cup season in Switzerland. It means it...

Team Bath Netball Superleague stars inspire England to double victory in Quad Series and help Wales record home series success

16 January 2022

Team Bath Netball stars Layla Guscoth and Serena Guthrie were named as Player of the Match against South Africa and New Zealand respectively as England made an outstanding start to the 2022 Quad Series. Goal-defence Guscoth was in fantastic form as the Vitality Roses stormed to a 71-47 victory over the SPAR Proteas on Saturday, the biggest win in Quad Series history. Fellow Blue & Gold stars Imogen Allison and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis came off the...

£100,000 Matrix Fitness equipment upgrade and new HIIT functional area is recharging Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre for 2022

13 January 2022

The latest range of cutting-edge Matrix Fitness equipment is being installed in the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre this January as part of a major refresh and recharge of our workout spaces for 2022. More than a third of the equipment in the original Team Bath Gym – known as Gym 1 – will be replaced and upgraded, and an inspirational new functional area created during the extensive £100,000-plus refurbishment which is taking place...

Team Bath Netball stars excited for Quad Series challenge as Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games year gets under way

12 January 2022

Team Bath Netball star Serena Guthrie says this week’s Quad Series against Australia, New Zealand and South Africa will play a crucial part in England’s preparations for this summer’s Commonwealth Games title defence. The tournament is taking place for the first time since 2019 and will see four of the five top-ranked teams in world netball battle it out at London’s Copper Box Arena from January 15-19. The Vitality Roses will once again be captained...

Team Bath Netball stars Betsy Creak and Nia Evans selected in Wales squad for first home internationals since 2019

11 January 2022

Team Bath Superleague shooter Betsy Creak and U21 NPL player Nia Evans have been selected in the Wales Netball squad for this weekend’s Test Series against Gibraltar, Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland. The fixtures, taking place at Ebbw Vale Sports Centre from 14-16 January, are the final opportunity for Wales to play in ranking Test Matches before the announcement of the remaining nations that have qualified for this summer's Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth...

Seven up for Brad Hall as British Bobsleigh secure another four-man silver in Winterberg to stay in contention for overall World Cup medal

10 January 2022

Brad Hall now has a magnificent seven medals for the 2021-22 season after piloting British Bobsleigh to another stunning silver in the penultimate four-man race of the World Cup campaign in Winterberg, Germany. Hall, Taylor Lawrence, Nick Gleeson and Greg Cackett climbed up from fourth at the halfway stage to take second spot overall, meaning the University of Bath-based crew have now finished second, 11th, ninth, fifth, second, seventh and second in their four-man races...

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