News Archive, Month: January 2023

Lily-May Catling and Betsy Creak excited and honoured to lead Team Bath Netball into 2023 Super League campaign

17 January 2023

Lily-May Catling says it is “a huge privilege and honour” after being appointed as Team Bath Netball’s Super League captain for the 2023 season. Wales Commonwealth Games shooter Betsy Creak is proud to be the versatile defender’s vice-captain following an innovative selection process that involved written applications, interviews and a vote from the Haines Watts-sponsored Super League squad. “To be voted in as captain by my team-mates is pretty special,” said Catling, who first joined...

Team Bath Tennis ace Alicia Barnett ready to mix with world’s best again as she makes Australian Open debut

17 January 2023

Team Bath Tennis player Alicia Barnett will appear at her third Grand Slam in six months when she makes her Australian Open debut this week. The British number one women’s doubles player, coached by Ian MacDonald at the University of Bath, and partner Olivia Nicholls will take on Czechia’s Markéta Vondroušová and Miriam Kolodziejová in the first round, with the match scheduled for Thursday (19th). Vondroušová made headlines in 2019 when she reached the French...

Team Bath’s Imogen Allison helps Vitality Roses to series win over Jamaica as student Jayda Pechova gains more England experience

16 January 2023

Team Bath Netball’s Imogen Allison started all three matches as the Vitality Roses recorded a thrilling 2-1 series victory over Commonwealth Games silver-medallists Jamaica in their first matches of the 2023 Netball World Cup year. Allison lined up at wing-defence during an excellent 73-52 victory for England in the opening match at Manchester’s AO Arena on Wednesday. She moved to centre for the weekend’s back-to-back fixtures at London’s Copper Box Arena, which saw the Sunshine...

In-form British Bobsleigh and Skeleton athletes win more World Cup gold as Brad Hall steers four-man crew to place in history books

15 January 2023

It was another golden weekend for the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) as their in-form athletes claimed two more titles on the IBSF World Cup circuit in Altenberg, Germany. An incredible second run saw Matt Weston move up four spots to grab his second men’s skeleton gold of the 2022-23 season before Brad Hall, just a day after winning two-man silver with Taylor Lawrence, steered the GB four-man bobsleigh crew to...

“A commanding presence” who leaves “a lasting impact” – tributes paid to much-loved Team Bath Judo coach Juergen Klinger

11 January 2023

Tributes have been paid to Juergen Klinger, the long-serving and recently retired Head of Judo at the University of Bath, who has died at the age of 71. Juergen was a much-loved and influential member of the Team Bath family from 2006 to his retirement in January 2020, putting in place a successful training programme that developed a host of British Champions and international medal winners at every level. [caption id="attachment_60915" align="alignright" width="292"] Juergen Klinger...

Josh Dingley and Sam Harris become latest Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby players to earn England U20 Men call-up

09 January 2023

Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby duo Josh Dingley and Sam Harris have been named in the 32-strong England U20 Men Elite Player Squad for 2023. Sport and Exercise Science student Harris (right in picture), who has impressed at fly-half for Bath Building Society-sponsored Team Bath this season, already has a cap at U20 level having played against France in June 2022. Dingley (left in picture), who plays both second row and back row, represented England...

British Bobsleigh and Skeleton add three more medals to World Cup tally in Winterberg during strong start to 2023

09 January 2023

University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association athletes started 2023 where they left off 2022 – by winning more medals on the IBSF World Cup circuit. Matt Weston (pictured) won men’s skeleton bronze in Winterberg, Germany, taking the team’s tally to seven World Cup medals so far this season. Weston, who won gold in Lake Placid in the final race before Christmas and bronze in the season opener in Whistler, clocked a combined time...

University of Bath students past and present on Pentathlon GB World Class Performance Programme as Paris 2024 qualification begins

08 January 2023

Eight University of Bath graduates, including both reigning Olympic Champions, and four current students have been named on Pentathlon GB’s World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) for 2023. It is a massive year for the pentathletes including the first qualification opportunities for Paris 2024, one of which is taking place at their home training venue when the University hosts the 2023 UIPM World Championships in August. All six athletes on the Podium programme combined study and...

Team Bath and England defender Tash Pavelin to miss 2023 Netball Super League season through injury

06 January 2023

England defender Tash Pavelin has sadly been ruled out of Team Bath Netball’s 2023 Netball Super League season after suffering an injury during training. The talented goal-defence and wing-defence has unfortunately ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her knee and faces a lengthy period of rehabilitation. Alicia John, Team Bath Netball Manager, said: “The whole Team Bath community wishes Tash the very best for a full recovery and offers its full support – we are thinking of...

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