Team Bath's Rachel Shaw was named Player of the Match

Professional Wasps performance leaves Team Bath playing waiting game

A professional performance from visitors Wasps saw them emerge from a feisty contest to take a 40-58 victory over Team Bath and consolidate their lead in netball’s Vitality Superleague. More than 1300 spectators at the Team Bath Arena had hoped to see the Blue and Gold, sponsored by Sitec, win in their final home game of the league season and bring a final-four place into reach. Instead the fans await the outcome of the weekend’s...

15 June 2018

Great Britain's Dom Parsons with his Olympic Winter Games bronze. He will be the official Olympic Day Run starter.

Winter medallist Parsons to set off Olympic day runners

2018 Olympic Winter Games skeleton medallist, Dom Parsons, will be the official starter when Team Bath stages its annual Olympic Day Run on Saturday as part of a Family Fun Day. The run, which celebrates International Olympic Day, will get under way at 2pm on the outdoor athletics track at the University of Bath Sports Training  Village, and people of all ages and abilities are invited to take part, either running or walking. Participants can...

12 June 2018

Yarnold honoured in Queen’s Birthday list

Double Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold, who is part of the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association’s training group based at the University of Bath, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Yarnold’s OBE, is in recognition of becoming the first British athlete to defend a Winter Olympic title after winning skeleton gold at PyeongChang 2018 and Sochi 2014. In doing so, Yarnold became the nation’s most successful winter athlete of all time...

11 June 2018

Victory is sweet. Credit: British Triathlon/ David Pearce

Holland enjoys top step for first time in three years

Vicky Holland, who bases her training at the University of Bath, was in fine form at the weekend, winning her first World Triathlon Series title in three years. The Rio medallist’s tenacity paid off at the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds as she overcame challenges along the way to surge ahead of the field and claim victory. Earlier Britain’s Jess Learmonth had led out of the swim and was the strongest cyclist on the climb...

11 June 2018

Phenomenal fightback falls agonisingly short as Team Bath Netball are edged out by Loughborough Lightning

A sensational final-quarter fightback was not quite enough to salvage a result for Team Bath Netball as Loughborough Lightning held on for a single-goal victory that takes them top of the Vitality Netball Superleague. The Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold found themselves trailing 37-27 at the end of a third period that saw tremendous defensive pressure and ruthless finishing give the visitors a seemingly unassailable lead. However, Team Bath – playing their third home game in...

08 June 2018

Dame Katherine Grainger (left) and Michael Jamieson (right) were among the panel at an Athletes Future Roadshow that took place at the University of Bath in June 2018

Athlete Futures Roadshow provides University-based sportspeople with careers advice for life after sport

Olympic, World and Commonwealth champions based at the University of Bath were among a host of athletes who received careers advice for life after sport. The University hosted the third of four Athlete Futures Roadshow events in 2018, organised and run by the Athlete Futures Network, a partnership between UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) that is supported by the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association. The Network provides services...

07 June 2018

Hockey players Peter Scott and Tim Nurse, March 2018

England Hockey call up University of Bath scholars for U21 internationals against the Netherlands

University of Bath sporting scholars Peter Scott and Tim Nurse have been named in the England U21 hockey for this month’s international matches against the Netherlands. Scott and Nurse, who play for the University in BUCS competitions and their club hockey for Team Bath Buccaneers, study Sports Performance and are supported by King and Trendell Sports Scholarships respectively. Both have previously represented their country at U21 level, with Scott – the 2017 Sports Personality of the...

06 June 2018

Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Shantal Slater

Terrific Team Bath Netball make amends for Sirens setback to move back into top four of Vitality Superleague table

Team Bath Netball moved back into the top four of the Vitality Netball Superleague as an excellent all-round team performance secured an impressive 60-34 victory over UWS Sirens. The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold, fresh from a vital 54-45 victory over top-four rivals benecosMavericks on Friday, set the tone during a phenomenal first quarter as they stormed into a 17-4 lead. Scottish franchise Sirens, who had inflicted a surprise defeat on Team Bath in Glasgow nine...

04 June 2018

The Mayor of Bath, Cllr Ian Gilchrist, with Donna Creighton at a bobsleigh taster session in May 2018

Mayor of Bath gets a taste of bobsleigh and skeleton at UK’s only outdoor push-start track

The Mayor of Bath has praised the University of Bath’s unique outdoor push-start track as “a fantastic facility” after trying his hand at bobsleigh. Cllr Ian Gilchrist got to sample the facilities, also used by Olympic skeleton champions Lizzy Yarnold and Amy Williams for their UK training, during a visit in the closing weeks of his tenure as Mayor. He was given an introduction to the sport by Donna Creighton, a former international skeleton and...

03 June 2018

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Join the Blue and Gold family – Team Bath Netball recruiting for assistant coach

Team Bath Netball are recruiting for an Assistant Coach to join the Blue and Gold family. The role, offered on a part-time basis of 29.2 hours per week, will see the successful candidate work under the guidance and direction of Head Coach Jess Thirlby to deliver netball coaching and development. It is based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village and the salary starts from £21,585, rising to £24,983 Pro Rata. The closing date...

02 June 2018

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