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Students, graduates, coaches and support staff representing Bath and Britain at World University Games

A magnificent seven University of Bath students and graduates are heading to Taipei to represent Great Britain at the World University Games, taking place from August 19-30. Three coaches and a physio are also part of the British Universities & Colleges Sports [BUCS] support staff for the world’s second-biggest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games, featuring almost 10,000 athletes from more than 170 countries. Defending gold-medallist Jay Lelliott, an ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ...

17 August 2017

Tom Gale, high jump

Tom Gale takes high jump victory as Jason Gardener rolls back the years at Manchester International

Team Bath Athletics Club’s Tom Gale claimed high-jump victory at the Manchester International on a night when Jason Gardener and his Olympic-winning relay team-mates made a triumphant return to the track for charity. Gale, supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) at the University of Bath, was the only high jumper to clear 2.17m at the first time of asking to secure the win for England at the Manchester Regional Arena. One of 32...

16 August 2017

Zambia 5050 blog – how I helped Adam Peaty swap swimming for basketball

University of Bath student Jake Samuel is part of the organising team for the Zambia 5050 charity challenge, a fundraising campaign led by Olympian Mel Marshal and Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty to create sporting opportunities for some of Africa’s poorest children. Marshal and Peaty, along with their team, are undertaking ten hours of sport with children each day for five days at five different locations in the capital city of Lusaka and its surrounding communities...

16 August 2017

Team England rhythmic gymnastics group in training at the University of Bath, October 2016

England rhythmic gymnasts step up Gold Coast 2018 preparations at University of Bath training camp

Team England’s rhythmic gymnastics squad have been continuing their build-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with a productive training week at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Squad members Mimi-Isabella Cesar (pictured) and Stephani Sherlock also took the opportunity to finalise their preparations for the 2017 World University Games, taking place in Taipei next week. Overseeing the camp once again was City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club coach Sarah Moon, who guided Team...

15 August 2017

Students to receive top-class netball education as Asha Francis becomes Team Bath Assistant Coach

Asha Francis says she is looking forward to passing on the Blue & Gold ethos to the next generation of stars after being appointed as Team Bath Netball’s new Assistant Coach.  Her key responsibility will be working with University of Bath students in British Universities & Colleges Sport [BUCS] competitions but she will work across all the Team Bath Netball programme, including the Vitality Superleague high-performance team and the development of the new Futures Performance...

14 August 2017

Liam Sanford on the ball for Team Bath Buccaneers

Buccs players and coaches get international call for EuroHockey Nations Championships

Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club players and coaches will be representing their countries on the international stage when both the Senior and Junior EuroHockey Nations Championships take place this month. Liam Sanford (pictured), who made his senior debut in March, is once again in the England men’s squad for the championships taking place in Amsterdam from August 15-28. Bobby Crutchley, former Head Hockey Coach with Buccs and the University of Bath, leads a coaching team...

14 August 2017

The London 2017 4x400m medal ceremony featuring Emily Diamond (left) and Eilidh Doyle (second from left)

Superb silver for Eilidh Doyle and Emily Diamond as University-based duo help GB end London 2017 on a high

University of Bath-based Eilidh Doyle and Emily Diamond helped Great Britain end London 2017 on a memorable note as they won a superb silver in the women’s 4x400m relay on the last night of the IAAF World Championships. British Athletics team captain Doyle built on the excellent work of Zoey Clark and Laviai Nielsen in the first two legs to hand the baton over to Diamond in second place. The United States were able to...

13 August 2017

Danny Talbot and his 4x100m relay team-mates are presented with their gold medals at the London 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships

Danny, the champion of the World – Bath graduate Talbot storms to relay gold at London 2017

University of Bath graduate Danny Talbot is on top of the world after helping Great Britain and Northern Ireland storm to men’s 4x100m relay gold on a sensational Saturday night at London 2017. Talbot, who studied Sports Performance while training at the University, ran an outstanding third leg in the IAAF World Athletics Championships final to increase the lead given to him by CJ Ujah and Adam Gemili over the first 200m. Nathaneel Mitchell-Blake then...

12 August 2017

James Lambdon (second from left) collects a TASS Stars Award on behalf of judoka Rhys Thompson, August 2017

Judoka Rhys Thompson rewarded for his enterprise at TASS Stars Awards

University of Bath judoka Rhys Thompson has been named as Most Enterprising athlete at the first-ever Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) Stars Awards.  Thompson was one of six athletes who receive financial, sport science and lifestyle support at the £30million Sports Training Village, a TASS Delivery Site, to be nominated for the national awards. The award citation said: "Rhys has demonstrated his ambition and passion by making the very difficult decision to distance learn his...

11 August 2017

Emily Perry

Opportunity for new Team Bath Netball coaching role as Emily Perry moves on

Team Bath Netball assistant coach Emily Perry is moving on to a new post as Head Pathway Coach at Loughborough after over a decade with the University of Bath franchise. Perry, 30, moved from playing and coaching in Essex to study at Bath in 2006, graduating with a BA Hons in Coach Education and Sports Development in 2009. Having qualified as a Level 3 coach in the same year, Emily went on to work for England Netball...

11 August 2017

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