2019 Sports Personality of the Year Heleen Maes with Vice-Chancellor Ian White

Volleyballers spike three top prizes as Blues Awards celebrate another great year of student sport in Bath

The 2019 Blues Awards proved to be a big hit for the University of Bath Volleyball Club as they claimed three of the top honours during the annual celebration of student sport. International Management student Heleen Maes – captain, coach, treasurer and social media officer for the club – was voted by her peers as Sports Personality of the Year and received the award from Vice Chancellor Professor Ian White moments after volleyball had been...

09 May 2019

The University of Bath women's hockey 1st team celebrate after winning the BUCS Premier South A title in February 2019

VIDEO: Combining a passion for hockey with studying full-time at the University of Bath

It has been a 2018-19 to remember for University of Bath Hockey Club, who have won four BUCS league titles, two cups and the most BUCS points of any Bath student club this season. More than 330 students are part of a thriving hockey programme - led by Hockey Development Manager Ian Cordwell and England coach Jody Paul - that fields 12 teams each week in league competition, with many of the players also representing...

08 May 2019

VIDEO: Watch the Blue & Gold family pay tribute to Team Bath Netball legend Jess Thirlby after last home game

It was an emotional evening at the Team Bath Arena on Saturday as the Blue & Gold family paid tribute to Jess Thirlby after her last home game. Jess has been part of Team Bath Netball for the past 20 years, first as a player - indeed she was the first player to join the elite programme when it was established at the University of Bath - and then as a hugely-successful coach. During that...

07 May 2019

Laura Macro won LW1x gold at the 2019 BUCS Regatta

Laura Macro and James Gladman strike gold as Bath students impress at BUCS athletics and rowing competitions

University of Bath students won nine medals and set numerous personal bests when they represented the Blue & Gold at the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships and BUCS Rowing Regatta over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Sports Performance Masters student James Gladman, supported by the Team Bath Dual Career Programme, led the way for coach Colin Bovell’s athletics squad in Bedford as he scorched to 200m gold in 21.24. He then teamed up with Sport & Exercise...

06 May 2019

Olivia Green in action on her modern pentathlon World Cup debut in Hungary, May 2019. MUST CREDIT: Virag Buza

Top-ten finishes at latest World Cup show Pentathlon GB are in good shape as home European Champs get closer

There were five top-ten finishes for Pentathlon GB athletes when they competed at the third World Cup of the 2019 season at Szekesfehervar in Hungary. World Champion Jamie Cooke finished a fine fourth in the men’s final on Saturday, one place ahead of MJ Church Ambassador Joe Choong who continued his impressive start to the international season. University of Bath graduate Choong returned to the wider podium the following day as he partnered World Cup...

05 May 2019

Perfect home send-off for Jess Thirlby as brilliant Blue & Gold secure Vitality Superleague semi-final place with big win over London Pulse

Team Bath Netball are through to their 13th Vitality Superleague semi-final in 14 years after completing their league campaign with a convincing 72-50 victory over London Pulse. Roared on by another sell-out 1,300-strong crowd at the Team Bath Arena, the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold knew a win would guarantee their place in the top four and quickly calmed the nerves by racing into an early 8-0 lead. Pulse battled away but Team Bath remained dominant...

04 May 2019

Have your say on the Team Bath experience in our Express Customer Survey

How satisfied are you with the Team Bath experience? Have you been impressed by the newly-extended Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre? Now is the chance to have your say. The Team Bath Customer Care Team is staging its annual Express Customer Survey to see what all those who use the Sports Training Village – students, athletes, public and staff – think of the service and facilities. The question is straightforward – How likely would you be to recommend...

03 May 2019


University of Bath students are going to Wembley on FA Cup Final day after winning FA People’s Cup

A team of football-playing students from the University of Bath will be presented with a trophy on the pitch at Wembley on FA Cup Final day after winning a national small-sided competition. Team Best were undefeated in 20 matches as they came out on top in the Men’s University category of the FA People’s Cup, an inclusive competition run in partnership with BBC Get Inspired and designed to encourage more people to enjoy the game....

02 May 2019

Ilaria Brandimarte in the London 2012 Legacy Pool. CREDIT: Monica Almada Gouveia

Illness can’t prevent Team Bath Synchro star Ilaria Brandimarte from earning podium place at Swim England National Champs

Team Bath Synchro Club’s Ilaria Brandimarte overcame illness to claim a well-earned bronze medal at the Swim England National Synchronised Swimming Championships in Nottingham. The British international, who helped GB win a superb silver medal at the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series in Paris last month, almost pulled out of the nationals after being laid low by a virus the day before competition started. She battled on, though, and while lacking the energy to perform...

01 May 2019

Track and field offering gains national recognition as University of Bath is awarded Gold Charter Mark by England Athletics

The University of Bath has become only the second university in the country to be awarded a Gold Charter Mark by England Athletics. The Charter Mark recognises the high standards of support being offered to student-athletes across all track and field disciplines, as well as the vibrant training and competitive environment provided at the Sports Training Village. Colin Bovell, Head Athletics Coach at the University of Bath, said: “This is great news and we are...

30 April 2019

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