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Record Season Opener crowd see Team Bath Netball excel across court to beat Loughborough Lightning in Vitality Superleague

24 February 2020

Anna Stembridge hailed “a good team performance” after Team Bath Netball started their 2020 Vitality Superleague campaign in fine style with a 72-58 victory over Loughborough Lightning. The Blue & Gold put on a solid show for the 9,200-strong crowd at Arena Birmingham – a record attendance for a netball event in the UK – and those watching live on Sky Sports as they recorded an impressive victory. “It was an excellent result but it...

High jumper Tom Gale and alumni David King strike gold at SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow

23 February 2020

Team Bath Athletics Club’s Tom Gale capped an excellent indoor season by winning his first British high jump title at the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow. Gale, who is coached by Denis Doyle at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, cleared 2.27m to take gold at the end of a winter campaign that saw him achieve the Olympic qualifying standard of 2.33m. “I’m feeling really good and I’ve put myself in the...

British Skeleton men eager to gain more experience on international stage after getting World Championships call for Altenberg

22 February 2020

Debutants Matt Weston and Craig Thompson will join Marcus Wyatt in representing British Skeleton at the 2020 IBSF World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, later this week. The trio train at the University of Bath, which is proud to be home to the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA), with skeleton and bobsleigh athletes training on the UK’s only push-start track as well as in the high-performance gym and indoor athletics facilities. Wyatt heads to Germany...

Kim Commane and Summer Artman to lead Team Bath Netball into 2020 Vitality Superleague season

21 February 2020

Australian shooter Kim Commane and England Roses defender Summer Artman have been named as Team Bath Netball captain and vice-captain respectively for the 2020 Vitality Superleague season. Commane has been a hugely influential figure since joining the Blue & Gold for the 2019 campaign, with Superleague Head Coach Anna Stembridge impressed by how she slotted seamlessly into the Blue & Gold culture. “Kim is a natural leader who demonstrates the values and behaviours we want...

Team Bath sponsor first to sign up to charity fitness challenge

20 February 2020

Organisers, participants and local businesses joined forces at the recent, official launch of new charity fitness initiative, Fit4Bath, with Fulkers Bailey Russell heading the charge to sign up for the event. Motivated by an increasing awareness that our children are spending more time in front of screens and less time playing outside, Fit4Bath founder - local businessman and sports enthusiast Nick Parry - wanted to find some way to make a difference. “How could we...

Team Bath Netball players and coaches “super excited” as 2020 Vitality Superleague Season Opener finally arrives

20 February 2020

After months of anticipation and preparation, the 2020 Vitality Superleague is finally here and Team Bath Netball’s players, coaches, sponsors and supporters are going into the new season full of excitement and ambition. The Blue & Gold will start their 15th Superleague campaign on Saturday (4.15pm) against old rivals Loughborough Lightning in front of the UK’s biggest-ever netball crowd, with nearly 9,000 tickets having been sold for the ten-team Season Opener event at Arena Birmingham....

Best home display of the season sees five-try Team Bath record impressive BUCS Super Rugby success against spirited Swansea

19 February 2020

Team Bath men’s 1st XV produced their best home performance of the season to record an impressive five-try BUCS Super Rugby victory over Swansea at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – dominated long periods of the match as tries from Caley Gray, Will Butt (pictured top) and Jordan Martin, all converted by George Worboys, gave them a 21-10 cushion at half-time. Team Bath...

Team Bath all set for penultimate home game as they entertain Swansea for first time in BUCS Super Rugby

19 February 2020

Team Bath men’s 1st XV welcome new BUCS Super Rugby opposition to the University of Bath Sports Training Village tonight as they entertain Swansea (6.30pm kick-off, free entry). Swansea have adapted well to the top flight of student rugby since their promotion last year and currently sit one place above the Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – with three games of the season remaining. It is the penultimate home match of...

Nine golds among big medal haul as University of Bath student-athletes impress once again at BUCS Nationals

18 February 2020

There were 26 medals won across five different sports, nine of them gold, as 135 University of Bath student-athletes proudly wore the Blue & Gold during three excellent days of competition at the 2020 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Nationals in Sheffield. Swimmer Luke Turley and judoka George Kroussaniotakis and Lewis Widdicombe all claimed two titles apiece, and karate’s Sophie Atkinson, a silver medallist in last year’s women’s novice kata, went one better this...

Top-ten finishes on World Cup circuit give British Bobsleigh & Skeleton athletes a boost ahead of World Championships

17 February 2020

Bobsleigh driver Brad Hall and skeleton athlete Marcus Wyatt both secured impressive eighth-placed finishes overall on the IBSF World Cup circuit during another good weekend for University of Bath-based winter sport athletes. Hall goes into next weekend’s World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, having beaten his previous best world ranking of 12th in 2017-18 after an excellent season in the two-man bobsleigh which included a stunning silver in Igls in January. He was joined by Greg...

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