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Team Bath Netball stars Rachel Shaw and Kim Borger to retire from playing at end of 2022 Vitality Superleague season

18 May 2022

Team Bath Netball attacking duo Kim Borger and Rachel Shaw have today announced they will be retiring at the end of the 2022 Vitality Superleague season. The duo, hugely popular and influential figures both in the Team Bath dressing room and with the Blue & Gold fans, say they are proud of their outstanding contribution to the club’s legacy but are ready to move on to new challenges away from the court. Wing-attack Shaw, who...

Team Bath Netball dig deep to tame Dragons and earn three vital points ahead of crunch last 2022 Vitality Superleague home match

16 May 2022

Team Bath Netball head into their final home game of the 2022 Vitality Superleague season this week with their play-off fate still in their own hands after digging deep for an important away win over Celtic Dragons on Monday. The Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold overcame a slow start in Cardiff to build their way back into the game and hold a 14-12 lead after the first quarter. They stretched that to five goals at...

Superb silver for Joe Choong as Olympic Champion makes impressive return to modern pentathlon competition at Albena World Cup

15 May 2022

University of Bath-based Olympic Champion Joe Choong made an impressive return to international competition for the first time since winning gold at Tokyo 2020 as he claimed a dramatic silver at the UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Albena, Bulgaria. Choong, part of the Pentathlon GB high-performance squad at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, took a break after the Olympics but looked in good form all week as he eased through the qualifying and...

Team England call up seven more University of Bath-based swimmers to represent host country at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

11 May 2022

Seven more University of Bath-based swimmers, including Olympic gold-medallists James Guy (pictured) and Freya Anderson, have been added to the Team England squad for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Holly Hibbott, Ed Mildred, Jacob Peters, Luke Turley and Brodie Williams are also among the 38 swimmers confirmed today as joining the previously-selected Tom Dean and Ben Proud in the home team for this summer’s Games. University of Bath graduate Jay Lelliott will also make his...

Third-quarter flurry proves decisive but Team Bath Netball take positives from improved display in Superleague defeat at Lightning

10 May 2022

Head Coach Anna Stembridge admitted she had mixed emotions after Team Bath Netball produced an improved performance but were beaten 52-46 at Loughborough Lightning in the Vitality Superleague on Monday. The Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold were looking for a response to the previous week’s disappointing display against league leaders Manchester Thunder and got off to a strong start against the team sitting second in the table, winning a competitive first quarter 12-10. There remained...

Superb silver for TASS athlete Kat Matthews and top-six finish for sporting scholar Leon Chevalier at IRONMAN World Champs in Utah

09 May 2022

Kat Matthews, who receives physio and sport science support at the University of Bath, produced a magnificent performance on her IRONMAN World Championship debut to win a superb silver in Utah. Chemical Engineering Masters student Leon Chevalier, supported by a Santander Sporting Scholarship, also earned an excellent top-six finish in the men’s race at the rescheduled 2021 championships in the United States. British Army elite athlete Matthews, who accesses the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)...

Footballer Charlotte Greenlees voted Sports Personality of the Year as Blues Awards celebrate 12 memorable months of student, Olympic and Paralympic sport

05 May 2022

Footballer Charlotte Greenlees has been voted by her fellow student-athletes as the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year in the 2022 Blues Awards. The award recognises the Social Sciences student’s commitment to the University’s football and futsal clubs during the past four years, both on the pitch with the women’s 1st XI – a team she captained during her second year – and off it as social secretary and then, this season, club...

Team Bath Netball’s Imogen Allison, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, Layla Guscoth and Tash Pavelin in England programme for big season

03 May 2022

Team Bath Netball’s Imogen Allison, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and Layla Guscoth have once again been named in the England Vitality Roses programme for the 2022-23 season – and there is a first Futures call-up for Tash Pavelin too. Allison, Drakeford-Lewis and Guscoth, who are all part of the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold leadership team, have retained their places in the senior England squad for a huge season which starts with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games...

Sporting scholar Aleeya Sibbons leads University of Bath to golden sprint double at BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships

02 May 2022

Sporting scholar Aleeya Sibbons sprinted to double gold as University of Bath track and field student-athletes impressed at the 2022 BUCS and BT Outdoor Athletics Championships in Chelmsford over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Sibbons, a first-year Architecture student who is supported by a Santander Scholarship, eased to victory in both her 100m heat and semi-final before taking the individual title in 11.70 – just two-hundredths of a second clear of Edinburgh’s Alyson Bell. [caption id="attachment_67227"...

Team Bath Netball grab crucial last-gasp win over Saracens Mavericks during stunning Superleague showdown to boost top-four hopes

29 April 2022

Team Bath Netball kept their fans in almost cardiac suspense until the final seconds of Friday’s Vitality Superleague clash with Saracens Mavericks before edging the thriller by a single goal, 50-49 at the Team Bath Arena. With a continuing place in the league’s top four at stake and a long history of classic match-ups between the two sides, the crowd anticipated and received a peach of a game in which Bath came back from three...

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