Team England select Team Bath Judo’s Rhys Thompson and alumna Gemma Howell for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Team Bath judoka Rhys Thompson and University of Bath alumna Gemma Howell have been named in a 14-strong Team England judo squad for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. It will be a Commonwealth debut for both athletes, with Thompson – who trains in the dojo at the Team Bath Sports Training Village – continuing a breakthrough season that has also seen him make his first Grand Slam and Senior European Championships appearances. A bronze-medallist at...

24 June 2022

Blistering finish from Tom Dean helps University of Bath-based trio win freestyle relay bronze at World Swimming Championships

Tom Dean won his second medal of the week and James Guy took his international medal tally to 32 as they helped British Swimming claim 4x200m freestyle relay bronze at the FINA World Championships in Budapest. Fellow University of Bath-based swimmer Matt Richards also received a medal after playing his part in securing a place for the GB team in Thursday’s final with a strong swim in the heats. Guy produced a solid opening leg...

23 June 2022

University of Bath students Ethan Staddon and Tom Carr-Smith get England Rugby call for Six Nations U20 Summer Series

Sporting scholar Ethan Staddon and fellow University of Bath student Tom Carr-Smith have been named in the England Rugby U20 squad for the Six Nations U20 Summer Series. They join Bath Rugby club colleagues Sam Harris, Ewan Richards and John Stewart in a 32-man squad heading to Italy for the tournament, which gets under way against South Africa on Friday 24th June (4pm BST). England will also face France on Wednesday 29th (4pm) and Ireland...

22 June 2022

Tom Dean bags bronze in thrilling freestyle final to win British Swimming’s first medal of 2022 FINA World Championships

University of Bath-based swimming star Tom Dean secured the first FINA World Championships medal of his career after taking bronze in a thrilling 200m freestyle final in Budapest on Monday. The Olympic Champion, coached by David McNulty at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, went out at world-record pace and was almost a body-length clear of the field after clocking 48.91 during an explosive first 100m. Romania’s David Popovici and South Korea’s Sunwoo Hwang managed...

21 June 2022

First senior England Rugby appearance for Bath scholar Orlando Bailey as Grace Crompton help Roses win Rugby Europe Sevens Series

Sporting scholar Orlando Bailey made his first senior England appearance and Grace Crompton helped the Roses clinch the Rugby Europe Sevens Trophy during a memorable weekend for rugby-playing University of Bath students. International Development with Economics student Bailey, who is supported by a Matrix Scholarship, came on as a replacement for Joe Cokanasiga during the second half of England men’s match against the world-famous Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday. It was an uncapped match but...

20 June 2022

Team Bath Netball duo Layla Guscoth and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis in England squad for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Fresh from their bronze-medal success in the 2022 Vitality Netball Superleague season, two Team Bath netballers have today been named in the Team England squad to play at the Commonwealth Games next month. Layla Guscoth, a doctor at the RUH and originally from the host city of Birmingham, is joined by University of Bath graduate Sophie Drakeford-Lewis in the squad. Both were part of the Roses squad who completed a first away Series win against...

20 June 2022

No mixed feelings for University of Bath hockey players as they win national England Hockey title in fine style after brilliant season

The University of Bath mixed hockey team produced a five-star performance to claim the England Hockey Mixed Tier 2 title when the national finals took place at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Saturday. They got off to the perfect start on the Olympic pitch, captain Hannah Egerton (Biomedical Sciences) opening the scoring after just two minutes, before Hertfordshire-based opponents Blueharts levelled from a penalty corner midway through the first half. James Smith...

19 June 2022

An exciting opportunity to lead Student Performance Sport programme at the University of Bath

The University of Bath is recruiting for a Head of Student Performance Sport - an exciting opportunity to work within one of the most dynamic and integrated high-performance sporting environments in the UK. The successful applicant will be responsible for setting standards that drive continuous improvement while fostering a high-performing culture and team environment across our SPS programmes. They will lead and manage our experienced Head Coaches, Performance Support Team and Performance Sport Officer, as...

17 June 2022

FEATURE: Lauren English – Team Bath Tennis coach

Despite the surname, there’s a quiet Aussie twang to the voice of recently-appointed Team Bath tennis coach Lauren English. Dig a bit deeper and you find that the softly but professionally-spoken player-turned-coach, who came to Team Bath from The Redland Club in Bristol, has a remarkable back-story. Not one necessarily typical of someone who has played Grand Slam tennis at junior and senior level and who is now passionate about coaching and the need for...

15 June 2022

University students named in World Champs squad

Kate Shortman and Daniella Lloyd, both sports scholars at the University of Bath, have been named in the first Great Britain artistic swimming team to take part in a FINA World Championships for almost a decade. Shortman, studying International Management and Modern Languages and a Bill Wihteley scholar, has been selected with Isabelle Thorpe to compete in the duet – for the first time since the rearranged Tokyo Olympic Games last year.  She will swim...

14 June 2022

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