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Team GB select University of Bath alumnae and former Team Bath Buccs player in Tokyo Olympic rugby sevens and hockey squads

18 June 2021

University of Bath graduates Deborah Fleming and Natasha Hunt have today been named in the Team GB women’s rugby sevens squad for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Former Team Bath Buccaneers player Liam Sanford has also been selected in the Team GB men’s hockey squad for this summer’s rescheduled Games. It will be a first Olympics for Sport & Social Sciences graduate Fleming, who represented the University in both netball and athletics – winning sprint...

Team Bath Tennis aces to compete at SW19 again this summer after being named among wild cards for Wimbledon 2021

16 June 2021

Team Bath Tennis duo Liam Broady and Samantha Murray Sharan will be taking to the famous grass courts at Wimbledon again this summer after being named among the initial wild cards for the 2021 tournament. Touring professional Broady, who is coached by David Sammel, will be making his fourth appearance in the men’s singles draw at SW19 having made the second round in 2015. He also faced Andy Murray and Milos Raonic in 2016 and...

From Team Bath Futures to fulfilling Olympic medal dream – Siobhan-Marie O’Connor announces retirement from competitive swimming

16 June 2021

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, who progressed from the Team Bath Futures programme to become an Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European medallist, has today announced her retirement from competitive swimming after an outstanding career. O’Connor first took to the pool at the University of Bath Sports Training Village aged nine and went on to train there for almost all of the following 16 years, first under the guidance of first Mark Skimming and then David McNulty with the...

Rising hockey stars take their chance to shine as Team Bath Buccaneers complete Y1 Future Championships trophy double

15 June 2021

There was double delight for Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club during the inaugural Y1 Future Championships season as they won both the men’s and women’s titles. A thrilling men’s final saw Buccs hold off a determined challenge from University of Bristol to claim a 4-3 victory. It was a tight contest in the women’s final but Buccs came out on top 2-1 against Millfield School to complete the trophy double, with all the goals being...

Max Ojomoh and Miles Reid link up with senior England Rugby squad for first time as University of Bath student trio get U20 Six Nations call

14 June 2021

University of Bath student Max Ojomoh and alumnus Miles Reid are this week training with the senior England Rugby squad for the first time as preparations begin for the summer series. Matrix Sporting Scholar Orlando Bailey has also been selected in the England U20 squad for the 2021 Six Nations Championship taking place in Cardiff later this month, while fellow first-year students Alex Clayton (Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering) and Zak Giannini (Accounting & Finance)...

Frustrating first quarter leaves Team Bath Netball with too much to do as superb Saracens Mavericks complete Vitality Superleague double

13 June 2021

Top-four chasing Saracens Mavericks produced a fantastic all-round performance to inflict only the second defeat of the 2021 Vitality Superleague season on Team Bath Netball. The Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold were edged out by one goal when the old rivals met earlier in the season but they were on the back foot throughout today’s match at London’s Copper Box Arena. Mavericks, who needed the points to maintain their semi-final bid, stormed into a seven-goal...

Trampolinist Laura Gallagher has been selected by Team GB for the Tokyo Olympic Game

“Hard work and perseverance” pays off as former Team Bath trampolinist Laura Gallagher earns Tokyo Olympic Games selection

12 June 2021

Former Team Bath trampolinist Laura Gallagher has been named in the Team GB squad for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Gallagher, who has represented Britain at European and world level for many years, will make her Olympic debut after producing one of her finest performances to date by qualifying for the final at the 2019 World Championships, which secured a Team GB place at the Games. She went on to finish a career-best sixth in...

Blue & Gold legend Mia Ritchie returns to Team Bath Netball squad for crucial last month of 2021 Vitality Superleague season

11 June 2021

Team Bath Netball legend Mia Ritchie has returned to the Blue & Gold for the final month of the 2021 Vitality Superleague season after being named as an injury replacement for Jess Shaw. The vastly-experienced mid-courter, dubbed the ‘pocket rocket’, was a key player for Team Bath for 11 consecutive Superleague seasons before taking time out this year to focus on personal and professional development off court. She has been back in training since April,...

Megan Fletcher at the 2021 World Judo Championships. CREDIT Sabau Gabriela/IJF

Top-five finish for Megan Fletcher and good wins for Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz as Team Bath judoka impress at World Championships

10 June 2021

Megan Fletcher narrowly missed out on a podium place in her last World Judo Championships as both she and fellow Team Bath judoka Prisca-Awiti Alcaraz impressed at the last major competition before the Tokyo Olympic Games. Fletcher, representing Ireland, was in fantastic form throughout Thursday’s -70kg competition in Budapest and recorded victories over South Africa’s Anastasiya-Alexandra Nenova and Barbara Timo of Portugal to reach the quarter-finals. Sanne Van Dijke of the Netherlands had the edge...

Wales call on Team Bath Netball shooter Betsy Creak for important year of Commonwealth Games and World Cup qualification

10 June 2021

Team Bath Netball shooter Betsy Creak has been named in the Wales squad for the 2021 season. It is a big year ahead for Creak and her international colleagues, with qualification for both the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and 2023 Netball World Cup to be won. Creak made her Wales debut in 2019 after successfully trialling while playing club netball for Premier Romans in Bristol, and it was during that summer international series that her...

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