News Archive, Month: June 2024

Sports Performance student Riku Biscomb ready to step up as he represents Britain at World Kendo Championship in Milan

30 June 2024

University of Bath student Riku Biscomb is taking to the global stage for the first time as he represents Great Britain at the 19th World Kendo Championship in Milan, Italy. Biscomb, who has just completed the first year of a Sports Performance course, is supported in his dual student-athlete careers by the Student Performance Sport Breakthrough Programme and does his gym work at the Team Bath Sports Training Village while also training with Bath Kendo...

Pictured (from left) are University of Bath-based Joe Choong, Kate French, Kerenza Bryson and Myles Pillage who have been selected to represent Team GB in modern pentathlon at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. PICTURE CREDIT: Team GB / Sam Mellish.

Defending champions and Olympic debutants among Bath-based modern pentathlon quartet selected for Paris 2024

26 June 2024

Defending champions Joe Choong and Kate French plus Pentathlon GB colleagues Kerenza Bryson and Myles Pillage have today become the latest University of Bath-based athletes to be officially selected by Team GB for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. It will be a third Games apiece for French and fellow Tokyo gold-medallist Choong, who has won two Modern Pentathlon World Championship titles since claiming Olympic gold in record-breaking style in 2021. The duo, who studied Sports...

A picture of Bethan Dyke (left) and Tash Pavelin (right) who were winners in the Team Bath Netball 2024 end-of-season awards

Bethan Dyke, Tash Pavelin and Kirsty Harris among award winners as Team Bath Netball celebrate 2024 season across all age groups

25 June 2024

Super League captain Bethan Dyke was a double winner as Team Bath Netball celebrated the 2024 campaign across all age groups at their end-of-season awards evening. Wales international Dyke, who had been awarded with the Fans’ Most Valuable Player Award at the previous night’s All-Star Match, was also her team-mates’ choice as Players’ Player of the Year. Vitality Roses defender Tash Pavelin was Coaches’ Player and Kirsty Harris received the Spirit of Bath Award during...

The University of Bath is hosting a Sport Imaginarium event, looking at sustainability in sport, on Thursday 27th June 2024

Olympic champions gathering at University of Bath for Imaginarium exploring a healthy and sustainable future for sport

24 June 2024

Olympic medallists Heather Fell, Jason Gardener and Amy Williams are returning to their former University of Bath training base this week to support an inspirational event exploring a healthy and sustainable future for sport. The Sport Imaginarium Bath (click here for free tickets) is a sustainability workshop, run by Olympians Etienne Stott and Laura Baldwin, which aims to harness the power of imagination and the sporting mindset to inspire action to tackle the climate and...

The Team Bath Netball All-Stars return for a celebratory evening at the Team Bath Arena, 21st June 2024

Rewatch our All-Stars celebration as Team Bath Netball Super League legends return to the Blue & Gold

21 June 2024

There was a celebratory atmosphere at the Team Bath Arena on Friday as past and present Team Bath Netball players donned the famous Blue & Gold once again to celebrate the club's trailblazing Super League era. A host of iconic players from the club's two decades - including five members of the inaugural Super League squad in 2005-06 - took to the court alongside the 2024 Super League squad for a hugely-entertaining evening enjoyed by...

Picture of rugby 7s player Grace Crompton and hockey player Tim Nurse, both graduates of the University of Bath, who have been selected by Team GB for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Team Bath Futures coach Grace Crompton and fellow University graduates earn Team GB selections for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

19 June 2024

Team Bath Futures coach Grace Crompton and fellow University of Bath alumna Amy Wilson Hardy have been named in the Team GB women’s rugby 7s squad for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Sports Performance graduate Tim Nurse has also been selected as travelling reserve for a Team GB men’s hockey squad that includes former Team Bath Buccaneers defender Liam Sanford. It will be an Olympic debut for Crompton, who has been working on the Futures...

Jess Thirlby and Anna Stembridge, present and past England Vitality Roses Head Coaches, were inducted into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport in April 2024 for their contributions to Team Bath Netball

Coaching greats Jess Thirlby and Anna Stembridge back on the Blue & Gold benches for Team Bath Netball All-Stars celebration match

18 June 2024

Team Bath Netball coaching greats Jess Thirlby and Anna Stembridge will be back on the bench at the Team Bath Arena this Friday after being confirmed as the coaches for the All-Stars celebration match. Thirlby and Stembridge, present and past England head coaches respectively, famously forged a successful coaching partnership together with Team Bath but will be on opposition sides for one night only as a Blue team take on a Gold team. The duo...

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

Double European silver helps sporting scholar Kate Shortman maintain medal momentum ahead of Paris 2024 Olympic Games

17 June 2024

There was another two-medal haul for University of Bath sporting scholar Kate Shortman and artistic swimming partner Izzy Thorpe as they continued their Paris 2024 Olympic Games preparations at the European Championships. Shortman and Thorpe secured silver in both the Tech Duet and Free Duet competitions in Belgrade, following on from their silver and bronze at the World Championships in February and Tech Duet gold at last month’s Olympic Test Event in Paris. “If someone...

Team Bath Netball's players and staff line up at the end of their last-ever Netball Super League match against Cardiff Dragons on Saturday 15th June 2024.

Team Bath Netball keep fighting to the end as Super League era comes to an emotional conclusion in Cardiff

16 June 2024

Team Bath Netball’s historic 19-year tenure in the Super League came to an end on Saturday on an emotional evening in Cardiff. Cardiff Dragons claimed a well-deserved 58-41 victory on the night, built on a strong first-half performance, but Team Bath fought to the end and gave a large, vocal travelling contingent of fans in the Utilita Arena plenty to cheer as they won the second half 23-21. Player-coach Kadeen Corbin, a veteran of three...

David McNulty - British Swimming Performance Centre Bath squad 2023-24

David McNulty, coach to Olympic Champions at the University of Bath, awarded MBE in King’s Birthday Honours for services to swimming

15 June 2024

David McNulty, Head Coach of the hugely-successful Aquatics GB Performance Centre squad based at the University of Bath, has been awarded an MBE in the King’s Birthday Honours for his services to swimming. McNulty, an inductee into the University’s Hall of Fame for Sport, has coached swimmers to 11 medals at the past three Olympics and is now gearing up for another Games – the sixth of his outstanding career – on the Team GB...

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