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Australian shooter Beryl Friday joins exciting Team Bath Netball squad for 2018 British Fast5 All-Stars Championship

24 September 2018

It may be Monday but Team Bath Netball have a “Friday” in the squad today announced for the 2018 British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship, taking place from 1-6pm on October 13 at London’s Copper Box Arena. Twice an ANZ title winner with Queensland Firebirds, Australian shooter Beryl Friday has joined an exciting Blue and Gold squad featuring a mix of new and familiar names for the event in which they were runners-up a year ago....

Team Bath Netball, 2017 British Fast5 All-Stars. CREDIT: Chloe Neill

University of Bath student Imogen Allison excited to continue her netball education in Team Bath’s Blue and Gold

22 September 2018

University of Bath student Imogen Allison is looking forward to playing alongside and learning from her idol, Serena Guthrie, after becoming the latest player to re-commit to Team Bath Netball for the 2019 Vitality Superleague campaign. It will be a third successive season in the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold for England U21 international Allison, who has been a dynamic and increasingly influential presence at wing-defence. Jess Thirlby, Team Bath Netball Head Coach, said: “Imogen is one...

Dmitri Coutya has won debut European gold

Dimitri Coutya strikes gold as University-based wheelchair fencers win medal of each colour at European Championships

20 September 2018

GB has a new European wheelchair fencing champion in the shape of Team Bath-based Dmitri Coutya, who took his debut continental crown in Terni - a town in the southern part of the Umbrian region of Italy - on Wednesday. Having earlier won bronze in the category B foil, losing out to Italy’s Marco Cima in the semis by just a single point, Coutya lined up for the category B men’s epee. He faced Andrei...

Anniversary Game returns to The Rec as Iesis Group sponsor University of Bath’s big BUCS Super Rugby showpiece

18 September 2018

Top-flight student rugby will once more feature at Bath Rugby’s famous city-centre Recreation Ground as leading property and engineering company Iesis Group have stepped forward to support this year’s Anniversary Game featuring the University of Bath and due to take place on October 17 at 18.30. A year ago, more than 3500 spectators turned out to cheer the University side, which includes a number of Bath Academy players through the current partnership between two of...

Stacey Francis returns to Blue and Gold

Stacey Francis back in Blue and Gold

17 September 2018

Stacey Francis, one of the most popular and successful players in Team Bath Netball’s history, will be putting on the Blue & Gold dress once again after being named as a Worldwide All-Star pick for next month’s British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship. The world-class defender, who has just completed her second Australian Suncorp Super Netball season with Perth-based West Coast Fever, will line up for her former franchise in the fast-paced competition, which is returning...

World Champion Vicky Holland can't believe her success

University-based Holland wins World Triathlon Title

17 September 2018

Vicky Holland will return to the UK tomorrow as triathlon’s overall 2018 World Champion after a gutsy performance on Australia’s Gold Coast. The 32 year-old, who trains at the University of Bath as part of the national triathlon centre, finished well clear of USA’s Katie Zaferes, her only rival for the title after a season-long battle from March to September across four continents. Olympic bronze medallist Holland has never won the world title but her...

Chance for young swimmers to make a splash with the Team Bath AS Academy Programme

15 September 2018

Talented young swimmers who would like to take their sport to the next level are invited to a taster session in the University of Bath’s Olympic-sized pool for the Team Bath AS Academy Swimming Programme. Taking place at the Sports Training Village on Saturday, September 22, it is open to young people aged between eight and 13 who have achieved ASA Swimming Certificate 8-10 through a Learn to Swim Programme, Swim School or from a...

Winter Olympic stars shine bright as British Skeleton claim clean sweep of awards at 2018 Team GB Ball

14 September 2018

Lizzy Yarnold and the University of Bath-based PyeongChang 2018 British Skeleton squad collected a clean sweep of awards as summer and winter Olympians came together to celebrate at the Team GB Ball 2018. The Team GB Awards, which headlined the evening at London’s Royal Horticultural Halls, recognised the record-breaking achievements of PyeongChang 2018 where Team GB athletes collected their best ever haul of five medals. Yarnold was voted by her fellow athletes as the Olympians’ Olympian...

Jubilant Jamie Cooke sprints into record books as he wins dramatic gold at Modern Pentathlon World Championships

14 September 2018

The University of Bath Sports Training Village is home to another world champion after Pentathlon GB’s Jamie Cooke produced a stunning finish to take gold at the 2018 Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Mexico City. The Rio 2016 Olympian was in contention throughout but only took the lead for the first time with his last step of an epic laser-run, out-sprinting Pavlo Tymoshchenko and Valentin Prades to become the first British pentathlete to win a...

Great Britain's Dom Parsons with his Olympic Winter Games bronze. He will be the official Olympic Day Run starter.

Olympic medallist Dom Parsons taking a break from skeleton to focus on PhD studies at University of Bath

13 September 2018

Olympic bronze medalist Dom Parsons will take a season away from competing in skeleton to complete his PhD at the University of Bath. Parsons became Great Britain's first male Olympic skeleton medalist for 70 years when he finished third in PyeongChang seven months ago. With one eye on the next Winter Games in Beijing in 2022, Parsons has decided he will not compete on the ice in 2018-19 and instead aim to complete his doctorate...

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