News Archive, Month: May 2024

An evening of tears, cheers and high emotion as capacity crowd bring the noise for Team Bath Netball’s last Super League home game

31 May 2024

Nineteen years after first blazing a Blue and Gold trail for elite netball in the UK, Team Bath tonight played their last-ever Super League home match on an evening of high emotion at the Team Bath Arena. There was to be no final win to mark the occasion, visitors Strathclyde Sirens – themselves nearing the end of their Super League journey – winning the last quarter to secure their first victory of the 2024 season. That did not...

Statement from Team Bath Netball: Netball Super League 2.0

30 May 2024

Following a formal tender process, Team Bath Netball (University of Bath) have been informed by England Netball that they have not been granted a licence to continue in the Netball Super League past the end of this current season. This news will be a bitter disappointment to our fans across the southwest and understandably has left everyone involved in the franchise shocked and devastated. Team Bath Netball have actively engaged with England Netball throughout the...

Three golds among five-medal haul for Bath-based wheelchair fencers in last World Cup before Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

27 May 2024

The last international competition before the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games saw the University of Bath-based British Fencing squad win three gold medals and two silver at the Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dimitri Coutya won double gold in the Category B foil and epee, overcoming China’s Benjun Qin in both finals – 15-11 and 15-13 respectively. Training partner Piers Gilliver was also victorious in the Category A sabre, beating Italy’s Edoardo Giordan...

Title-chasing Manchester Thunder prove too strong for Team Bath Netball in penultimate home game of Super League season

24 May 2024

Table-topping Manchester Thunder proved too experienced for Team Bath Netball in their penultimate home match of the 2024 Super League season. The visitors underlined their title credentials during a dominant first quarter which set the platform for an 82-50 victory in front of another 1,200-strong crowd at the Team Bath Arena. The Blue & Gold fought throughout, though, and a much-improved second-half display – inspired by a raft of pre-planned changes to the on-court combination...

Defenders Tash Pavelin and Jayda Pechova among four Team Bath Netball players selected for 2024-25 Roses programmes

22 May 2024

Tash Pavelin will join fellow Team Bath Netball defender Jayda Pechova in the Vitality Roses programme for the 2024-25 season. Goal-defence Pavelin is one of three players elevated to the full-time programme from the Future Roses, whose newly-announced contingent includes Blue & Gold Super League stars Sophie Kelly and Phoebe Maslen. University of Bath Sports Performance student Pechova, supported by a Trendell Sporting Scholarship, continues in the Vitality Roses programme for a second successive year...

University of Bath Rowing Club's Becky Wilde (left) and Mathilda Hodgkins Byrne celebrate after qualifying Team GB's women's double scull for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. PICTURE CREDIT: Benedict Tufnell for British Rowing

“Massively proud” day for University of Bath rowing as alumna Becky Wilde secures Paris 2024 place at Final Olympic Qualification Regatta

21 May 2024

University of Bath Rowing Club’s Becky Wilde is set to compete at Paris 2024 after successfully securing a women’s double scull space for Team GB at the Final Olympic Qualifying Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland. Wilde, in her first full season with the senior GB Rowing Team, and partner Mathilda Hodgkins Byrne needed a top-two finish in today’s final and achieved that in fine style as they comfortably finished runners-up to Czechia. It is an outstanding...

A picture of Paralympic Games swimmer Suzanna Hext and her hearing dog, Kimmy, at the Team Bath Sports Training Village swimming pool where she does some of her training

Swimmer Suzanna Hext is first athlete who trains at University of Bath to be selected for Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

20 May 2024

With exactly 100 days to go until this summer’s Paralympic Games begin, swimmer Suzanna Hext has today become the first athlete who trains at the University of Bath to be selected by ParalympicsGB for Paris 2024. The reigning World Champion, who will be competing at her second Games after making her debut in Tokyo, does her strength and conditioning training at the Team Bath Sports Training Village (STV) with the UK Sports Institute (UKSI). A...

Team Bath Netball “keep reinforcing the positives” ahead of last 2024 Super League home games against Thunder and Sirens

19 May 2024

Team Bath Netball go into their last two home matches of the 2024 Super League campaign determined to “keep reinforcing the positives” as they look to gain some reward for their improving performances. Wins have proved elusive for the youthful Blue & Gold squad since the opening weekend but they have been much improved collectively and individually, particularly during the second half of the season when they have been right in contention for long periods...

Team Bath Gyms set to relaunch this summer after over £450k investment

17 May 2024

The University of Bath’s Sports Training Village (STV), recognised by UK Sport as one of just eight Elite Training Centres in the UK, has received an investment of over £450k into its Team Bath Gyms. Team Bath has extended its partnership with Matrix Fitness as the official supplier for this project which encompasses all three of the spacious Gyms within the STV, covering a total area of 1,536m2 - making it one of the largest...

Izzy Thorpe and University of Bath sporting scholar Kate Shortman have been selected to represent Team GB in artistic swimming at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. CREDIT: Team GB

Bath sporting scholar Kate Shortman officially selected in Team GB artistic swimming squad for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

14 May 2024

University of Bath sporting scholar Kate Shortman has today been officially selected to represent Team GB at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games this summer. It will be a second Games for artistic swimmer Shortman and duet partner Izzy Thorpe, following their debuts at Tokyo 2020, and they will head to Paris this August after winning multiple breakthrough medals during the past 12 months. The duo, who train in Bristol, achieved the Paris qualification standard in...

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