England’s Red Roses return to University of Bath for three training camps ahead of Women’s Rugby World Cup

The England Women’s Rugby squad are returning to the University of Bath this week for the first of three mini training camps as they continue to fine-tune their preparations for this Autumn’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. It is the second successive year that the Red Roses have trained at the University and they will once again use the rugby pitches for drills, as well as the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre for...

04 July 2022

Alicia Barnett is a Wimbledon quarter-finalist as Team Bath Tennis ace and Jonny O’Mara enjoy memorable win over Jamie Murray and Venus Williams

Alicia Barnett is through to the Wimbledon mixed doubles quarter-finals after the Team Bath Tennis ace and partner Jonny O’Mara beat Jamie Murray and Venus Williams in a three-set rollercoaster on Sunday. A wonderfully entertaining encounter on Court 2 saw Barnett and O’Mara, who had beaten 2021 US Open finalists Marcelo Arevalo and Giuliana Olmos 6-2 3-6 7-5 in the first round, save five match points during a dramatic final-set tie-break before sealing a memorable...

03 July 2022

Alicia Barnett and Olivia Nicholls go down fighting as Wimbledon women’s doubles campaign ends after epic three-hour battle

Team Bath Tennis ace Alicia Barnett and partner Olivia Nicholls produced a tremendous performance in the second round at Wimbledon before their women’s doubles campaign came to a battling end in an epic encounter. The duo, in their first-ever Grand Slam competition, won the first set against Nadiia Kichenok (Ukraine) and Raluca Olaru (Romania) but it was the Number 15 seeds who eventually progressed 3-6 6-4 7-6(10-5) after more than three hours on Court 8....

01 July 2022

Wonderful winning Wimbledon debut for Team Bath Tennis player Alicia Barnett and partner Olivia Nicholls

Team Bath Tennis player Alicia Barnett and partner Olivia Nicholls enjoyed a winning Wimbledon debut on Wednesday as they progressed to the second round of the women’s doubles in fine style. Barnett, coached by Ian MacDonald at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, and Nicholls produced a brilliant performance on Court 6 as they beat the vastly-experienced duo of Kaia Kanepi and Renata Voracova 6-1 4-6 6-2. Rain delayed the start of the match for...

29 June 2022

Sporting scholars Kate Shortman and Daniella Lloyd enjoy World Championship breakthroughs with British artistic swimming team

It was a busy but highly-rewarding week of artistic swimming at the 2022 FINA World Aquatics Championships for University of Bath sporting scholars Kate Shortman and Daniella Lloyd. Shortman, who studies International Management and Modern Languages and is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, competed in five finals across the week in Budapest. She scored 85.1632 to finish seventh in the Tech Solo, her best-ever individual result on the Worlds stage, before teaming up with...

28 June 2022

Alicia Barnett ready for Wimbledon as Team Bath Tennis doubles ace prepares to make her Grand Slam debut at SW19

Team Bath Tennis player Alicia Barnett will make her Grand Slam debut when she competes at Wimbledon this week with women’s doubles partner Olivia Nicholls. Barnett, coached by Ian MacDonald, and Nicholls have been drawn to face Kaia Kanepi and Renata Voracova in a first-round tie scheduled for Wednesday after being handed a wildcard into the Championships. That was reward for their excellent form on the international circuit this season, which has included a biggest...

27 June 2022

World Champs end on medal-winning note for University of Bath-based swimmers Tom Dean, James Guy and Jacob Peters

Tom Dean completed a hat-trick of bronze medals as he and fellow University of Bath-based swimmers James Guy and Jacob Peters helped British Swimming end the 2022 FINA World Aquatics Championships on a high note. The last event of a busy week in Budapest saw Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholar Dean hold off a strong challenge from Australia’s Kyle Chalmers on the freestyle leg to anchor the men’s 4x100m medley relay quartet of Luke Greenbank, James...

26 June 2022

Jubilant Jess Varley storms through field again to win superb silver at UIPM 2022 Pentathlon World Cup Final in Turkey

University of Bath alumna Jess Varley produced another outstanding laser-run performance to secure a superb silver for Pentathlon GB at the UIPM 2022 Pentathlon World Cup Final in Ankara, Turkey. Olympic Champion Joe Choong finished just outside the medals in the men’s final and there was another impressive top-10 finish for University of Bath sporting scholar Olivia Green in the women’s race. Varley, who studied Natural Sciences and trains with Pentathlon GB at the Team...

25 June 2022

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

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