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Tom Dean in the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool

University of Bath student and graduate join World champ in British squad for European Short Course Swimming Championships

21 September 2019

University of Bath student Tom Dean and World Champion James Guy have been named in a 16-strong British team to contest the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow this December. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, and Guy are both coached by Dave McNulty and Jol Finck at the British Swimming National Centre Bath in the University's London 2012 Legacy Pool. They are joined in the squad...

Stacey Francis “coming home” to represent Team Bath once again at the 2019 British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championships

20 September 2019

Team Bath Netball legend Stacey Francis will be returning to the Blue & Gold once again next month for the 2019 British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championships. It is the second successive year that Francis – a key player in all five of Team Bath’s Superleague title victories – will wear the famous colours again as a Worldwide All-Star pick for the fast-paced, short-form version of the game. “For me, playing for Team Bath is like...

Sophie Kamlish, Rob Ellchuk and Paul Blake

Global gold-medallists Paul Blake and Sophie Kamlish get GB call for Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships

19 September 2019

Sophie Kamlish and Paul Blake will both be looking to add to their global medal collections after being named in the British Athletics squad for the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. The duo, who are both coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, can boast four world titles between them and nine medals in total. Kamlish broke the world record on the way to winning the T44 100m...

Delighted Dimitri Coutya retains Wheelchair Fencing World Championships title as Piers Gilliver adds to medal haul

18 September 2019

Dimitri Coutya successfully defended his Category B epee title on another medal-laden day for University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers at the IWAS World Championships in South Korea. Piers Gilliver also followed up his gold medal on the opening day by winning bronze in the Category A sabre for a second successive worlds. Coutya narrowly missed out on his retaining his foil crown on Tuesday, having to settle for silver on this occasion, but there was...

First global gold is perfect birthday present as Piers Gilliver wins wheelchair fencing World Championships title in South Korea

17 September 2019

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver saw his wait for a major global gold medal come to an end on his 25th birthday at the IWAS World Championships in South Korea. After winning silver at the 2015 and 2017 editions, as well as the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Gilliver deservedly came out on top this time after a dominant display in the Category A epee competition. Training partner Dimitri Coutya also reached the Category...

Experienced international Fionnuala Toner to bring her “fearless” approach to Team Bath Netball for 2020 Vitality Superleague

17 September 2019

She played at the Netball World Cup this summer and at two Commonwealth Games – now Fionnuala Toner is bringing her international talent to Team Bath for the 2020 Vitality Superleague season. The Northern Ireland star has today become the sixth player - and the first new face - to sign up for an exciting Blue & Gold squad ahead of the new campaign. Toner – who can play at goal-defence, wing-defence and centre –...

Double gold and a massive relay record as Stephanie Millward enjoys more success at London 2019 World Para Swimming Champs

16 September 2019

Team Bath AS swimmer Stephanie Millward added two more global golds to her impressive medal collection during a record-breaking week at the London 2019 World Para Swimming Allianz Championships. Millward, who trains in the University of Bath’s London 2012 Legacy Pool, swam a storming anchor leg as she, Alice Tai, Brock Whiston and Toni Shaw won the women’s 34pts 4x100m medley relay title in 4:36.31 – obliterating the previous world record by almost nine seconds....

“Coach’s dream” Abi Robson celebrates 21st birthday by being named in Team Bath Netball Vitality Superleague squad for 2020

15 September 2019

Rising star Abi Robson has received the perfect 21st birthday present – a place in the Team Bath Netball squad for the 2020 Vitality Superleague season. It is a third successive Superleague season in the Blue & Gold for the talented young defensive mid-courter, who is celebrating her milestone birthday today (September 15), but she has worn those famous colours for much longer. Robson first played for Team Bath’s junior section in the 2012-13 season...

Young fencers, kayakers, judoka, synchro swimmers and racers among new intake to Team Bath Futures programme

14 September 2019

Thirteen talented young sportspeople were welcomed as new members of the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme when they attended a successful induction day at the Sports Training Village. The new contingent compete in sports as diverse as kayaking, fencing, judo, synchronised swimming and racing. The Futures Athlete Development Programme is open to sportspeople aged between 11 and 18 who already compete at regional level or above in their chosen sport or who show great...

Help us #PackTheRec – register now for your FREE Anniversary Game ticket as Blue & Gold return to home of Bath Rugby

13 September 2019

Registration is now open for free tickets to the 2019 Anniversary Game - the University of Bath's annual showpiece BUCS Super Rugby match at The Rec in Bath city centre. Team Bath will take on Cardiff University at the iconic home of Bath Rugby on Wednesday, October 16 (6.30pm) and entry will once again be free for the biggest event of the student sporting calendar. All are invited to attend the game, which is being...

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