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Mathematics student Joe Choong, of Pentathlon GB, outside the University of Bath library

Pre-exams boost for Mathematics student Joe Choong as he secures wider-podium place at Modern Pentathlon World Cup

09 May 2018

University of Bath student Joe Choong produced one of the most consistent performances of his modern pentathlon career to date to finish a fine fifth at World Cup 3 in Hungary. The Pentathlon GB athlete and MJ Church Ambassador starts his final Mathematics exams next week so is not in peak condition but he showed tremendous character and skill to impress across all five disciplines in Sunday’s final. Choong clocked 2:02.98 for the 200m freestyle...

The University of Bath athletics squad that won 11 medals at the 2018 BUCS Outdoor Championships in Bedford

Brilliant Bank Holiday Weekend for University of Bath athletes and rowers at national BUCS competitions

08 May 2018

University of Bath students won a fantastic 14 medals during a brilliant Bank Holiday Weekend at the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships in Bedford and the BUCS Rowing Regatta in Nottingham. Sports Performance student Cameron Chalmers, supported by a Thompson Education Trust scholarship, won the fifth individual gold medal of his BUCS athletics career as he led a Blue and Gold one-two in the 400m. Chalmers, coached by James Hillier and fresh from representing Guernsey at...

Team Bath Netball turn up the heat on baking Bank Holiday Monday to see off Severn Stars

07 May 2018

Team Bath Netball produced what Player of the Match Layla Guscoth described as a “championship quarter” to set up an ultimately convincing 51-35 victory over Severn Stars in Bank Holiday Monday’s Vitality Superleague West Country derby. A strong opening 15 minutes saw the Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold take a five-goal lead but the second quarter was much more tightly contested as Stars fought back to close the gap to three. However, on what was the...

Commonwealth Games medal parade featuring (from left) Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, presenter Kate Grey, Chloe Tutton, Anna Hopkin, Eilidh Doyle, Vicky Holland, Cameron Kurle, James Guy and presenter Samantha Murray

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medallists celebrated at parade ahead of Team Bath Netball match

07 May 2018

The sparkling achievements of University of Bath-based medallists from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games were celebrated on Bank Holiday Monday when they were paraded in front of an appreciative four-figure crowd at Team Bath Netball's Vitality Superleague match against Severn Stars. Athlete Eilidh Doyle and triathlete Vicky Holland, who both won silver in Australia, were joined on court by British Swimming National Centre stars Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, James Guy, Cameron Kurle and Chloe Tutton plus...

Fantastic first half sets up Blue & Gold for big win over Celtic Dragons during happy homecoming for Commonwealth heroes

04 May 2018

It was a happy homecoming for Team Bath Netball – and Commonwealth Games champions Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Kadeen Corbin – as they beat Celtic Dragons 66-39 in the Vitality Superleague on Friday. In their first game at the Team Bath Arena for two months, the Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold treated the four-figure crowd to a scintillating first-half display as they stormed into a 39-13 lead. Dragons showed tremendous spirit to win the third quarter 17-10...

VIDEO: How student-athletics squad maximise potential on and off the track at the University of Bath

03 May 2018

As the nation’s top student track and field athletes prepare for this weekend’s BUCS Outdoor Championships, Team Bath TV caught up with the University of Bath’s student athletics squad to find out more about how they juggle the dual demands of sport and education. The Blue and Gold, coached by Colin Bovell at the University’s world-renowned Sports Training Village, have an impressive record in BUCS competition over the years and will field nearly 50 athletes...

Ila Brandimarte won Tech Solo silver at the at the 2018 Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Championships

GB boost for synchronised swimmer Ila Brandimarte ahead of Glasgow 2018 European Championships

02 May 2018

Team Bath Synchro Club’s Ila Brandimarte is aiming to compete at this summer’s European Championships in Glasgow after receiving a double boost in her bid for Great Britain selection. Italian-born Brandimarte won a silver medal in the Tech Solo event at the 2018 Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Championships, just a day after being told that her application for British citizenship had been successful. She has been training with the British senior squad for the...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor returned to Team Bath AS to show them her Commonwealth Games gold medal in April 2018

Commonwealth champ Siobhan-Marie O’Connor returns to Team Bath AS to inspire next generation of swimmers

01 May 2018

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games champion Siobhan-Marie O'Connor returned to her roots as she visited Team Bath AS swimmers during their training at the University of Bath on Friday to show them her 200m individual medley gold medal. Swimmer Katie Butcher was chosen to present flowers to O'Connor on behalf of the team, congratulating the British Swimming National Centre star on her latest international success. Olympic medallist O'Connor has trained at the University of Bath...

Home sweet home as Team Bath Netball host Dragons and Stars in Bank Holiday Weekend double header

01 May 2018

Anna Stembridge has called on the Team Bath Netball fans to turn out in force for their Bank Holiday Weekend home double header and help the Blue and Gold get back to winning ways. Sitec-sponsored Team Bath entertain Celtic Dragons on Friday (7.30pm) and Severn Stars on Monday (5pm), with the coaches and players determined to re-energise their Vitality Superleague campaign after back-to-back defeats on the road against table-topping Wasps and second-placed benecosMavericks. Superleague Head...

City of Bath rhythmic gymnasts feature in CBBC TV programme Gym Stars after colourful Rainbow weekend

01 May 2018

A new television series is starting on CBBC today (May 1), going behind the scenes with City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club as they train at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Gym Stars, which will be shown at 5.45pm on Tuesdays and will also be available on iPlayer, features the young City of Bath gymnasts as they prepare for competition in the Team Bath Arena, capturing the emotions and drama as they pursue...

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