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

Olympian Joe Choong to make first World Cup appearance of 2017

Bath student Joe Choong, an MJ Church ambassador, will make his World Cup return at this week’s event in Drzonkow, Poland, his first World Cup appearance since finishing 4th in Rome at the beginning of April 2016. The Rio Olympian took time out from training to concentrate on his Mathematics degree at the University of Bath over the winter before returning to international action with an impressive 5th place finish at the German Open Championships last month....

24 May 2017

Another top treat for fans set for September

Team Bath sign up to British Fast5 All-Stars event

Team Bath are the fifth Netball Superleague team to be confirmed for the British Fast5 All-Stars Championship at The O2, London on Saturday, September 23. Team Bath moved into the Netball Superleague top four with victory over Sirens last Friday evening, their sixth consecutive win, with two matches now left to play. In September they will face many of the same teams in a new prize-money event sanctioned by England Netball and to be staged...

24 May 2017

Rachel Shaw puts South Bristol students through their paces at Sitec day

Team Bath netballers create impact in Bristol

Team Bath’s netballers created a big impact when they met hundreds of school students from 20 Bristol schools this week. The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold squad, who represent the South West’s netball franchise, were on hand at Merchants’ Academy in Bristol to lead drills, talk to the students and play sport alongside them. “It was fantastic to work together with so many schools”, said Team Bath Director of Netball Jess Thirlby.   “We really enjoyed meeting...

24 May 2017

Book fitness classes and outdoor tennis courts online with Connect

Team Bath users can now access the Sports Training Village's facilities more easily and quicker than ever before with our online bookings system. Using Connect*, users of STV facilities can view the availability of fitness classes and outdoor tennis courts up to seven days in advance, and then book with just a few clicks. The system accounts for membership, staff and student discounts, allowing ease of access and booking. Fitness classes Team Bath's range of...

23 May 2017

MJ Church Ambassador and Olympian Joe Choong in action

Jogging meets Star Wars as Bath hosts first-ever Laser Run

Laser Run is the thrilling finale to every Modern Pentathlon competition, especially at the Olympic Games, and Team Bath is delighted to be hosting the first in a brand new national series of this event where jogging meets Star Wars for people of all ages from nine upwards. The event, called the Laser City Tour Series, takes place on Sunday 4th June at the Sports Training Village, during the overall British Modern Pentathlon Championships before...

23 May 2017

James Guy wins second gold in three days as Bath-based swimmers secure four medals at Japan Open

National Centre swimmers James Guy and Jessica Fullalove won four medals at the Japan Open Swimming Championships in Tokyo, Japan over the weekend in an encouraging preparation for this summer's World Championships. On the back of an intense nine-day training block in Thailand, Guy won his third medal of the Open with gold in the men’s 100m butterfly with a new personal best time of 51.50. The performance followed a gold-medal winning swim in the 400m...

22 May 2017

Home sweet home as Team Bath Netball silence Sirens to move into Superleague top four

Team Bath Netball produced their highest-scoring performance of the Vitality Superleague season so far as they beat Sirens 63-47 to move up to fourth in the table. The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold looked in confident form from the off in both attack and defence, playing some slick netball in front of another fantastic four-figure home crowd as they dominated the first three quarters to take a 49-32 lead. Sirens, who needed a win to keep...

19 May 2017

James Guy swimming in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, January 2017

Tough training block can’t stop James Guy equalling PB at Japan Open swimming champs in Tokyo

University of Bath-based swimmer James Guy continued his preparations for this summer's World Championships by equalling his 200m butterfly personal best at the Japan Open in Tokyo, the 2020 Olympic Host City. The Rio 2016 Olympic medallist, coached by Jol Finck and Dave McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, won bronze in 1:55.91 - despite still being in heavy training after an intense nine-day block at a preparation camp in Thailand. “That was...

19 May 2017

England Netball U21s trained at the University of Bath in May 2017

Team Bath Superleague stars earn England U21 call for Netball World Youth Cup

Team Bath Netball Superleague stars Imogen Allison and Jess Shaw have been named in the England U21 squad for this summer’s Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana. Paige Reed has also been named as a reserve for the squad, which will be coached by Team Bath’s Emily Perry and Denise Ellis. Both Allison and Reed are University of Bath students and are supported by King and Santander Sports Scholarships respectively. The squad leaves for a...

18 May 2017

Thomas Tsiopanis has been named as Cypriot Male Swimmer of the Year 2015

Swimming scholar Thomas Tsiopanis is Budapest-bound after first World Championships selection

University of Bath sporting scholar Thomas Tsiopanis has thanked coach Mark Skimming after being selected to compete at the 2017 World Swimming Championships. The Sports Performance student, who is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship and trains in the Sports Training Village London 2012 Legacy Pool, will represent his native Cyprus at the Championships, taking place in Budapest, Hungary, from July 14-30. Tsiopanis said: “I am really excited to be selected for my first World...

17 May 2017

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