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Strong finish is the target as Team Bath Netball face Loughborough Lightning in Vitality Superleague third-placed play-off

17 May 2019

Team Bath Netball are determined to finish the 2019 Vitality Superleague season on a high note when they face old rivals Loughborough Lightning in the third-placed play-off on Saturday (3pm). The Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold narrowly missed out on a place in the Grand Final when they were beaten 57-54 at Manchester Thunder last weekend in a tremendous contest decided by the smallest of margins. Despite the disappointment, Team Bath’s players and staff have taken...

Dave McNulty in front of the new video monitors in the London 2012 Legacy Pool

VIDEO: David McNulty on importance of supportive coach-athlete relationship as new positive mental health campaign is launched

16 May 2019

David McNulty, who has guided swimmers to Olympic, World and Commonwealth success during his ten years based at the University of Bath, has given his support to a national campaign promoting positive mental health across the UK’s high-performance system. The education programme, led by UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS), will be delivered to all 43 UK Sport funded sports and aims to reach all 1,200 athletes on world-class programmes. More than...

Baku bronze for Ben Fletcher as MJ Church Ambassador secures second judo Grand Slam medal

15 May 2019

Team Bath Judo’s Ben Fletcher claimed the second Grand Slam medal of his career when he won a brilliant bronze in Baku, Azerbaijan. The MJ Church Ambassador, coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, continued his fine 2019 form by defeating fellow Rio 2016 Olympian Jorge Fonseca of Portugal in his men’s -100kg bronze-medal match. After starting the day with victories over Daniel Mukete of Belarus and Georgia’s Giorgi Beriashvili,...

Budapest brace as Siobhan-Marie O’Connor competes in new international FINA Champion Swim Series event

14 May 2019

University of Bath-based Siobhan-Marie O’Connor won two medals when she competed in the second leg of FINA’s inaugural Champions Swim Series in Budapest, Hungary. The Rio 2016 Olympic medallist, coached by David McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, teamed up with Switzerland’s Jeremy Desplanches, Justin Ress of the United States and Canada’s Penny Oleksiak to win mixed 4x100m freestyle relay gold in the new international competition. O’Connor then took bronze in her specialist...

Netball star and University scholar Sophie Drakeford-Lewis shortlisted for Superleague Player of the Year award

14 May 2019

A stellar season for Sophie Drakeford-Lewis has earned the Team Bath Netball attacking star a nomination for the 2019 Vitality Superleague Player of the Year. Drakeford-Lewis - who combines her sport with studying Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath, where she is supported by a Bill Whiteley Sports Scholarship - has enhanced her reputation as one of the country's most exciting prospects during a campaign of tremendous consistency. One player from...

Gold for Green as University of Bath student Olivia leads British one-two at Czech Open Modern Pentathlon Champs

13 May 2019

Team Bath Dual Career athlete Olivia Green won gold and Kerenza Bryson took silver as rising Pentathlon GB stars produced excellent results at the Czech Open Championships. Both Sport & Exercise Science student Green, fresh from making her World Cup debut in Hungary, and Bryson were in the leading pack throughout the day and went into the decisive run-shoot sitting second and third respectively before improving their positions in fine style. [caption id="attachment_61501" align="alignright" width="292"]...

Team Bath Sportive cycling 2019

PICTURES: Cyclists enjoy sunny Sunday in Somerset countryside during second Team Bath Sportive

12 May 2019

The sun shone on the second Team Bath Sportive as more than 100 cyclists enjoyed perfect conditions for a Sunday ride through the Somerset countryside. Entrants travelled from as far afield as Ipswich, Cardiff, Cheshire and North Wales to take part, while overseas University of Bath students from Asia were also among the cyclists who enjoyed the warm weather and supportive atmosphere of the non-competitive event designed to encourage fitness and participation. There were two...

Team Bath Buccaneers’ U18 Girls were crowned as England Hockey Tier 2 Champions with an excellent 8-1 victory over Sudbury in the 2019 final

Free-scoring Team Bath Buccaneers U18 Girls are crowned as national England Hockey champions

12 May 2019

Team Bath Buccaneers’ U18 Girls went one better than last year when they were crowned as England Hockey Tier 2 Champions with an excellent 8-1 victory over Sudbury in the final. A fine strike from Sophie Hamilton after just two minutes settled the nerves and she doubled the lead before Olivia Hamilton converted a penalty corner to make it 3-0 at half-time. Alice Dymond and Olivia Hamilton added to the scoreline, either side of a...

Team Bath Netball battle to the end of scintillating semi-final but clinical Manchester Thunder have the edge

11 May 2019

Team Bath Netball’s dreams of a sixth Vitality Superleague title were dashed at the semi-final stages for a fourth successive season as they were edged out 57-54 at Manchester Thunder tonight. An outstanding contest played at tremendous intensity and breakneck speed by both teams saw the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold take an early lead, then respond brilliantly to a Thunder fightback to win the second quarter and cut the gap to 28-27 at half-time. Thunder...

VIDEO: Rachel Shaw proud of Blue & Gold team spirit ahead of big Netball Superleague semi-final at Manchester Thunder

10 May 2019

With just a day to go until Team Bath Netball visit Manchester Thunder for their 2019 Vitality Superleague semi-final, Team Bath TV caught up with Rachel Shaw to get her thoughts on the big match. The popular wing-attack, who has played an influential role once again in the Blue & Gold reaching the last four for a record 13th time, reflected on the team spirit shown throughout the season and the challenge awaiting in Manchester....

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