News Archive, Category: News

“Milestone moment” as Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Wiltshire becomes latest Team Bath Netball Academy Development Centre

23 October 2020

Team Bath Netball today reached a ‘milestone moment’ as they now have an Academy Development Centre in every county across the South West of England after Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Wiltshire became the latest host venue for the talent development programme. The renowned Salisbury school will host weekly top-class Team Bath coaching sessions for selected netballers aged between 14 and 18, allowing them to access the Blue & Gold’s elite training environment without having to...

Dominant displays secure fourth LTA British Tour title in a year for talented Team Bath Tennis player Grace Piper

21 October 2020

Team Bath Tennis ace Grace Piper claimed her fourth LTA British Tour title in the space of 12 months with a dominant performance in the women’s singles at Taunton Tennis Club. Piper, a pupil at Ralph Allen School in Bath, dropped just 12 games across four matches as she lived up to her number-one seeding in the draw, securing the trophy with a 6-2 6-1 victory over second seed Katherine Barnes. The latest title comes...

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Emily Large and Bath alumna Anna Hopkin help London Roar set record points tally in International Swimming League opener

20 October 2020

Eye-catching performances from University of Bath-based Emily Large and alumna Anna Hopkin helped London Roar record the highest number of points in an International Swimming League fixture and start their 2020 campaign in fantastic style. Hopkin (pictured), who trained with Mark Skimming’s student swimming squad while studying Sports & Exercise Science, swam the anchor leg of an impressive women’s 4x100m freestyle relay victory as Roar opened up a 97-point lead at the end of day...

Exercise your body and mind with our free online wellbeing and fitness classes for University of Bath students and staff

19 October 2020

Get fired up for the day ahead with a high-intensity exercise class, feel empowered and energised through dance, or relax and unwind with meditation and yoga sessions. Those are among the free online fitness and wellbeing opportunities being provided to University of Bath students and staff this semester, thanks to funding from the university. Inspirational instructors from the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre and the local Bath community will be streaming sessions every weekday...

Bath-based swimmers return to competition as 2020 International Swimming League season begins in Budapest bubble

16 October 2020

Nine University of Bath-based swimmers past and present are returning to competitive action for the first time since March as the second season of the International Swimming League (ISL) gets under way in Budapest. More than 300 swimmers from around the world are representing ten franchises at the five-week competition, which starts today (16th October) and will see all league matches, semi-finals and the final take place in the Hungarian capital. In action on the...

The Maynard in Exeter becomes latest pathway partner in Team Bath Netball’s Academy Development Centre for South West

13 October 2020

Team Bath Netball has announced that another hub of South West sports development excellence – The Maynard in Exeter – is joining its Academy Development Centre (ADC) network. This move comes just weeks after Hartpury College in Gloucestershire also became a new ADC in a pathway designed to nurture the next generation of talented athletes. The Maynard already has a famous netballing ‘old-girl’ in Jo Vann, the current Team Bath Head Coach who went on...

Team Bath legend Stacey Francis has a shot at Suncorp Super Netball glory after helping West Coast Fever to Grand Final in Australia

11 October 2020

Team Bath Netball legend Stacey Francis played an inspirational role as she helped West Coast Fever reach the Suncorp Super Netball Grand Final in Australia for a second time in three years. Francis, a University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport inductee, was in outstanding form alongside fellow defenders Courtney Bruce and Jess Anstiss as Fever raced into a 21-12 lead after the first quarter of their preliminary final against Sunshine Coast Lightning. There...

Former University of Bath Deputy Director of Sport Ali Oliver awarded MBE for services to sport in Queen’s Birthday Honours

10 October 2020

Former University of Bath Deputy Director of Sport Ali Oliver says she is “truly honoured and humbled” after being awarded an MBE for services to sport in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Oliver, now Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, was part of the team that delivered the initial presentation and subsequent lottery-funding and planning applications for the Team Bath Sports Training Village during her time at the University from 1998 to 2004....

Great opportunity for primary school children to get active and have fun this autumn with Team Bath Tennis £10 coaching offer

09 October 2020

Primary school children in Bath & North East Somerset are being offered the chance to enjoy one month of coaching with Team Bath Tennis during October or November for just £10.  Each child will receive one hour of coaching each week during the month on the indoor courts at the Team Bath Sports Training Village. It is a great opportunity for youngsters to get active, learn new skills and, most importantly, have fun - all...

Partnership with huge potential as Haines Watts sign with Team Bath Netball as Superleague side’s Principal Sponsor

05 October 2020

Chartered Accountants Haines Watts have made a significant move in support of women’s sport in the South West by joining the Team Bath Netball family for the next three years as the Superleague side’s Principal Sponsor. Haines Watts will play an active part in supporting not just the elite side but also the pathway of young and talented netballers across the region through Team Bath’s academy sites in Truro, Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Hartpury, Glastonbury, Salisbury...

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