Jess Thirlby and Anna Stembridge, present and past England Vitality Roses Head Coaches, were inducted into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport in April 2024 for their contributions to Team Bath Netball

Coaching greats Jess Thirlby and Anna Stembridge back on the Blue & Gold benches for Team Bath Netball All-Stars celebration match

Team Bath Netball coaching greats Jess Thirlby and Anna Stembridge will be back on the bench at the Team Bath Arena this Friday after being confirmed as the coaches for the All-Stars celebration match. Thirlby and Stembridge, present and past England head coaches respectively, famously forged a successful coaching partnership together with Team Bath but will be on opposition sides for one night only as a Blue team take on a Gold team. The duo...

18 June 2024

Izzy Thorpe and University of Bath sporting scholar Kate Shortman have been selected to represent Team GB in artistic swimming at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. CREDIT: Team GB

Double European silver helps sporting scholar Kate Shortman maintain medal momentum ahead of Paris 2024 Olympic Games

There was another two-medal haul for University of Bath sporting scholar Kate Shortman and artistic swimming partner Izzy Thorpe as they continued their Paris 2024 Olympic Games preparations at the European Championships. Shortman and Thorpe secured silver in both the Tech Duet and Free Duet competitions in Belgrade, following on from their silver and bronze at the World Championships in February and Tech Duet gold at last month’s Olympic Test Event in Paris. “If someone...

17 June 2024

Team Bath Netball's players and staff line up at the end of their last-ever Netball Super League match against Cardiff Dragons on Saturday 15th June 2024.

Team Bath Netball keep fighting to the end as Super League era comes to an emotional conclusion in Cardiff

Team Bath Netball’s historic 19-year tenure in the Super League came to an end on Saturday on an emotional evening in Cardiff. Cardiff Dragons claimed a well-deserved 58-41 victory on the night, built on a strong first-half performance, but Team Bath fought to the end and gave a large, vocal travelling contingent of fans in the Utilita Arena plenty to cheer as they won the second half 23-21. Player-coach Kadeen Corbin, a veteran of three...

16 June 2024

David McNulty - British Swimming Performance Centre Bath squad 2023-24

David McNulty, coach to Olympic Champions at the University of Bath, awarded MBE in King’s Birthday Honours for services to swimming

David McNulty, Head Coach of the hugely-successful Aquatics GB Performance Centre squad based at the University of Bath, has been awarded an MBE in the King’s Birthday Honours for his services to swimming. McNulty, an inductee into the University’s Hall of Fame for Sport, has coached swimmers to 11 medals at the past three Olympics and is now gearing up for another Games – the sixth of his outstanding career – on the Team GB...

15 June 2024

University of Bath students (from left) Louise Ashford, Kate Baxter, Tom Deffains, Anna Farrow and Leila Flower all won gold at the Golden Bear Swimming Meet in Croatia in June 2024.

Five gold among 28-medal haul as University of Bath swimmers enjoy roaring success at Golden Bear Meet in Croatia

The University of Bath Swimming Club won five gold medals, 14 silver and nine bronze as they enjoyed another successful visit to the annual Golden Bear Meet in Zagreb, Croatia. In total the 19-strong squad achieved 52 final placings and Mark Skimming, Head of Swimming at the University, said: “There was a good percentage of personal bests and some very good performances in not ideal conditions compared to what the swimmers are normally used to....

14 June 2024

A graphic promoting the Team Bath Netball All-Stars Super League celebration match at the University of Bath on Friday 21st June 2024

Trailblazing champions among Team Bath Netball legends back in Blue & Gold for All-Stars celebration match at Team Bath Arena

A host of iconic players from Team Bath Netball’s storied past will be donning the famous Blue & Gold once again on Friday 21st June for an All-Stars match celebrating the franchise’s trailblazing contribution to the sport. Rachel Dunn, Clare Elsley, Tamsin Greenway, Jo Vann and current Head Coach Asha Francis, who all helped Team Bath win the inaugural Super League title during the 2005-06 season, are among the returning stars taking to the Team...

13 June 2024

Dan Bethell shot during Paralympics GB Badminton team announcement day at the Institute of Sport, Sheffield. Photo credit Sam Mellish / Paralympics GB

Para-badminton ace Dan Bethell aiming to complete journey from Team Bath Futures to Paralympic champion after Paris 2024 selection

Bath para-badminton star Dan Bethell is determined to go one step better than his history-making debut in Tokyo after being named in the ParalympicsGB squad for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. Bethell, who started his para-badminton career as a youngster at the University of Bath and still does some of his training there, is ranked world number one in the SL3 men’s singles – the event in which he won ParalympicsGB’s first-ever medal in the...

10 June 2024

A picture of Team Bath Netball's Phoebe Maslen and Severn Stars player Jess Shaw during their 2024 Netball Super League showdown. CREDIT: Clive Jones

“One last chance to play together” – Team Bath Netball determined to go out on a high in Super League swansong at Cardiff Dragons

Team Bath Netball are determined to “go out with a bang” as they prepare for their last-ever Super League fixture this weekend. The Blue & Gold make the short journey across the Severn Bridge to face Cardiff Dragons on Saturday (6pm centre-pass) and will be cheered on by a good contingent of travelling fans at the Utilita Arena - click here to buy tickets. The match, round two of the Battle of the Bridge, is...

10 June 2024

Helen Glover (left) and Becky Wilde, who both started their rowing careers at the University of Bath, have been selected to represent Team GB at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Helen Glover and Becky Wilde, who started rowing careers at University of Bath, named in Team GB squad for Paris 2024 Olympics

Double gold-medallist Helen Glover and Olympic debutant Becky Wilde, both graduates of the British Rowing Performance Development Academy (PDA) at the University of Bath, have been confirmed in the Team GB squad for Paris 2024. It will be a fourth Games for Glover, who famously won women’s pair gold at both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics with University of Bath alumna Heather Stanning. She will contest the women’s four this time with Esme...

05 June 2024

An evening of tears, cheers and high emotion as capacity crowd bring the noise for Team Bath Netball’s last Super League home game

Nineteen years after first blazing a Blue and Gold trail for elite netball in the UK, Team Bath tonight played their last-ever Super League home match on an evening of high emotion at the Team Bath Arena. There was to be no final win to mark the occasion, visitors Strathclyde Sirens – themselves nearing the end of their Super League journey – winning the last quarter to secure their first victory of the 2024 season. That did not...

31 May 2024

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