News Archive, Category: News

Team Bath hoping for capital gains as they head to London for BUCS Super Rugby match against Durham

05 October 2018

Team Bath men’s 1st XV will be looking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to Northumbria when they head to London to play Durham University at Rosslyn Park FC. Durham, who are yet to play this season, will be looking to get their new BUCS Super Rugby campaign off to a winning start in what is being dubbed as ‘The Big Match’ tonight (Friday). It is expected to be an entertaining encounter under the...

University of Bath-based athletes dominate 2018 Bath Sports Awards shortlists after stellar year

04 October 2018

Team Bath and sportspeople who train at the University of Bath are well represented on the shortlist of finalists in the 2018 Bath Sports Awards. Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold is in contention for the Sports Personality of the Year award, a title she previously won in 2015, along with Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers and fellow England Netball team-mate Kadeen Corbin – they helped the Roses to a historic gold at the Gold Coast...

Team Bath Buccaneers duo excited to represent GB Hockey U21 at prestigious Sultan of Johor Cup

04 October 2018

University of Bath sporting scholar Tim Nurse is looking forward to showing how much he has developed as a hockey player during the past year when he makes his second appearance for Great Britain U21 at the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia. The Sports Performance student is joined in the squad for next week’s eight-team tournament in Malaysia by fellow Team Bath Buccaneers player Stuart Rushmere, with both having also been selected in the...

Barry Scollo (left) and Stephen Baddeley (right)

LTA names University of Bath as Fed Cup host venue for February 2019 ties

03 October 2018

The nation’s leading female tennis players look set to descend on the University of Bath next February as the Sports Training Village has been named by British Tennis as a host venue for February’s Fed Cup, by BNP Paribas. Johanna Konta, Heather Watson, Anna Smith, Jocelyn Rae and others have all appeared in recent Europe/Africa zone Fed Cup ties for Great Britain as the country strives to gain that elusive promotion to World Group II...

Aerial Views of the University of Bath Campus showing buildings, landscaping, new developments and surrounding areas. Main focus STV, Sports Training Village. Running track. Athletics pitch. 3G pitch. Taken October 2016

CUSTOMER NOTICE: Car park closure on Friday October 5 2018

02 October 2018

On Friday October 5, the annual Schools Biathlon will be held at the University of Bath Sports Training Village and, as in previous years, the organisers will have sole use of the G car park. The G car park is located next to the astro pitches, just past the turning for The Avenue, and used for Pay & Display and by permit holders. Due to the Schools Biathlon, the car park will be closed from 10pm on Thursday October...

Never a better time to show your Blue & Gold as 2019 Vitality Netball Superleague tickets go on sale

01 October 2018

Team Bath Netball’s top coaching duo – Jess Thirlby and Anna Stembridge - say there is “never a better time” for fans to show their Blue and Gold as tickets go on sale today for the 2019 Vitality Netball Superleague season. With the return of world star and England Commonwealth Games gold medallist Serena Guthrie to her home side, fans will have a new-look line-up to get behind. “Netball as a sport is more exciting...

University swimming coach Dr Andrei Vorontsov invited to share his expertise with German counterparts

30 September 2018

Dr Andrei Vorontsov, assistant swimming coach at the University of Bath, was a guest speaker at the German Swimming Coaches Federation annual conference last week. The world-renowned coach was invited to speak about his successful spell as Head National Coach for Sweden from 2013-2016, a period that saw Sarah Sjostrom become the first Swedish woman to win Olympic gold when she claimed the 100m butterfly title in a world-record time at Rio 2016. Vorontsov, who...

James Guy (left) and Calum Jarvis (right) won 4x200m freestyle gold with Great Britain at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships

Fresher Tom Dean among big University of Bath-based contingent in British Swimming World-Class Programme

29 September 2018

European Champion and University of Bath fresher Tom Dean is among nine National Centre Bath swimmers selected for the 2018-19 British Swimming World-Class Performance Programme. Dean has moved to the University to begin a Mechanical Engineering degree and train with the hugely-successful National Centre – coached by David McNulty and Jol Finck – in the University’s London 2012 Legacy Pool. He won 200m individual medley gold at both the British Championships and European Junior Championships...

Natalie Dunman named as Interim Performance Director for British Skeleton

28 September 2018

Natalie Dunman has been announced as the new Interim Performance Director for the British Skeleton World Class Performance Programme (WCPP). Dunman joins the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA), based at the University of Bath, with immediate effect for a period of up to 12 months on a secondment from her role as UK Sport Head of Performance Pathways. Formerly Lead Talent Scientist at the English Institute of Sport (EiS), Dunman's role with UK Sport...

Young international defenders Summer Artman and Leila Thomas join Team Bath Netball for 2019 Superleague season

27 September 2018

England international Summer Artman says she is looking forward to bringing her “passion and determination” back to the Blue & Gold after returning to Team Bath Netball for the 2019 Vitality Superleague season. Fellow talented young defender Leila Thomas, who represented Wales at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, has also joined the South West franchise as Team Bath continue to build both for the campaign ahead and for the future. Artman, who went to...

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