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Family is the focus as University of Bath-based Olympian Jerry Rice retires from skeleton after successful eight-year career

18 February 2021

Olympian Jerry Rice has announced his retirement from skeleton after more than eight years with the University of Bath-based British team. Rice, who was the second longest serving member of the squad behind Olympic bronze medalist Laura Deas, finished 10th at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games as he saved arguably his best top-tier performance for the biggest stage of all. The 30-year-old raced 79 times for his country and competed at two World Championships,...

GB narrowly miss out on team medals as British Bobsleigh & Skeleton athletes conclude 2020-21 season at IBSF World Championships

16 February 2021

Laura Deas and Matt Weston narrowly missed out on a medal when University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association athletes finished their season at the 2021 IBSF World Championships in Altenberg, Germany. The GB duo repeated their fourth-placed finish from the previous year in the team event, with Deas coming down fifth fastest of the women of 58.99 seconds and Weston recording the third quickest time of the men in 56.99 for a combined...

Hard work in training reaps rewards as University of Bath-based swimmers return to racing at Manchester International Meet

15 February 2021

James Guy recorded a hat-trick of wins and there were victories for Holly Hibbott, Jono Adam, Jacob Peters and sporting scholars Leah Crisp and Tom Dean as University of Bath-based swimmers returned to competitive action at the Manchester International Meet. It was the first domestic competition since last March and Guy, who is coached by Dave McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, was pleased to see his hard work in training rewarded with...

Team Bath Netball come through tough battle with Loughborough Lightning to complete winning weekend in Wakefield

14 February 2021

Team Bath Netball completed a winning weekend in the 2021 Vitality Superleague as they came through a hard-fought encounter against Loughborough Lightning with a 48-44 victory on Sunday. After leading throughout their opening match against Celtic Dragons on Saturday, the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold had to show tremendous fight and resilience to take the points from their second game in 24 hours at the central venue in Wakefield. There was nothing to choose between...

Team Bath Netball get 2021 Vitality Superleague season up and running with impressive victory over Celtic Dragons

13 February 2021

Team Bath Netball got their 2021 Vitality Superleague season off to an impressive start as they eased to a 61-29 victory over Celtic Dragons on Saturday. The Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold, playing their first Superleague match for 11 months, held a narrow 13-9 lead after the first quarter but stepped it up another level during a dominant second quarter, looking sharp right across the court as they extended the lead to 16 goals, before...

Inspirational trio Eboni Usoro-Brown, Kim Borger and Serena Guthrie named as Team Bath Netball leadership group for 2021 Superleague

12 February 2021

Eboni Usoro-Brown, Kim Borger and Serena Guthrie have today been named as Team Bath Netball’s leadership group for the 2021 Vitality Superleague season, which starts this weekend. The inspirational trio, who have a vast amount of top-flight experience between them, have all previously captained the Blue & Gold and will share the responsibility during the forthcoming campaign which begins with back-to-back matches against Celtic Dragons on Saturday (4pm) and Loughborough Lightning on Sunday (2pm). Anna...

Clean Sport Week: University of Bath student-athletes share the attributes that make them ‘100% Me’

11 February 2021

Hard work, passion, determination and commitment plus chocolate, coffee and orange juice - but no cheating. Those are the attributes that University of Bath student-athletes say makes them '100% Me'.  UK Anti-Doping's 100% Me campaign is a values-based education and information programme helping athletes throughout their sporting journey. It supports the principle of strict liability which means that athletes are solely responsible for what is found in their system, regardless of how it got there....

British Skeleton athletes heading to World Championships in high spirits after impressive season of medals and development

10 February 2021

Six University of Bath-based British Skeleton athletes will be aiming to cap an impressive 2020-21 season when they compete in the showpiece competition of the year – the IBSF World Championships which start in Altenberg, Germany on Thursday. The GB men’s trio of Craig Thompson, Matt Weston and Marcus Wyatt have all stood on the podium during the recently concluded World Cup campaign, while Olympic bronze-medallist Laura Deas leads the challenge for the British women...

Team Bath Netball players cannot wait to get going as Vitality Superleague returns with opening weekend double-header

09 February 2021

Almost exactly 11 months after they last took to the court for a Vitality Superleague game, Team Bath Netball begin their 2021 campaign with two matches in 24 hours this weekend – and all 15 players are buzzing to finally get started. The Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold face Welsh franchise Celtic Dragons in their opening fixture on Saturday (4pm centre-pass) before renewing rivalries with Loughborough Lightning the following afternoon (2pm). Both matches are being...

Clean Sport Week: Why education is key to raising anti-doping awareness among hundreds of athletes at the University of Bath

08 February 2021

February marks a year since the University of Bath retained its UKAD [UK Anti-Doping] Clean Sport Elite Accreditation. Having originally been accredited in 2017, retaining the status in 2020 means the university is one of only four universities in the UK to meet the UKAD’s highest level of accreditation. Accreditation recognises the ongoing commitment of the University to providing a clean sport environment for all of our athletes, coaches, support personnel and community members. Stephen...

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