Stephanie Millward. PICTURE CREDIT: Georgie Kerr/British Swimming

Swim star Stephanie Millward competing at European Championships in Madeira with 100 days to Tokyo Paralympic Games

Today marks both 100 days to go to the rescheduled Paralympic Games and the start of the World Para Swimming European Open Championships, a key competition in the build-up to Tokyo 2020 for University of Bath-based Stephanie Millward. The Rio 2016 double gold-medallist is among an eight-strong British Swimming team competing at the Penteada Swimming Complex in Funchal, Madeira between today and Saturday (22nd). She will be looking to put in some strong swims against...

16 May 2021

Former Team Bath captain Tom Doughty makes Bath Rugby Premiership debut as Will Butt equals try-scoring record for Coventry

Former Team Bath captain Tom Doughty became the latest player to progress from BUCS Super Rugby to Premiership Rugby when he came on for Bath Rugby during Friday’s match against Sale Sharks. The hooker, who played in the first three BUCS Super Rugby seasons and was the competition’s leading scorer thanks to his threat at set-pieces, came off the bench at The Rec in the 34th minute to replace the injured Jacques du Toit. Sale...

15 May 2021

From Rio inspiration to targeting Tokyo – para-triathlete Michael Taylor seeking to continue rapid rise with 100 days to Paralympics

Back in 2016, when all Paralympic and Olympic eyes were on Rio, Michael Taylor was newly-disabled – he is an amputee – and wondering what came next. Fast forward five years and now a first-year medical student, the qualified physiotherapist is aiming not to be watching the Tokyo Paralympic Games this summer but competing in them in the para-triathlon PTS4 category. “I was looking around for a new sport after my injury and the Olympic...

14 May 2021

Quartet of World-Class Start rowers heading to Lucerne for final World Rowing Cup test before Tokyo Olympic Games

Four graduates of the successful World-Class Start talent development programme based at the University of Bath will be in action when the GB Rowing Team compete at the World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland from May 21-23. GB's last international competition before the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games will see London 2012 and Rio 2016 champion Helen Glover continue her comeback to the sport in the GBR1 women's pair with Polly Swann, the duo having won gold at last month's...

13 May 2021

Awesome April earns Imogen Allison the latest Team Bath Netball Rengen Player of the Month award

England international Imogen Allison has been named as Team Bath Netball’s Rengen Player of the Month for April. The wing-defence, who has been in fantastic form all season, missed the opening match of the month through injury but made a huge impact off the bench in the victory against Leeds Rhinos and was named as player of the match. Further fine displays followed against London Pulse and Celtic Dragons, while University of Bath alumna Allison’s...

12 May 2021

Team Bath Netball quartet named in England Vitality Roses programme for build up to Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Team Bath Netball quartet Imogen Allison, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, Layla Guscoth and Serena Guthrie have today been named in the England Netball Vitality Roses programme for a crucial 2021-22 international season building up to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Allison, Guscoth and University of Bath sporting scholar Drakeford-Lewis will be looking to stake their claims to make their Commonwealth debuts, while Guthrie – who helped the Roses to a historic first title triumph in 2018 – is...

11 May 2021

Group exercise classes and informal indoor sport returning to Team Bath Sports Training Village from May 17th as reopening continues

Group exercise classes will return to the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre studios from Monday, 17th May as part of the next key phase of the Sports Training Village reopening. Indoor organised and informal sport will also resume, while groups of up to 30 people will be able to book our outdoor facilities after the Government approved the next stage of the national roadmap out of lockdown restrictions. We will initially be running approximately...

11 May 2021

Enjoy nature and the beauty of Bath with these guided walking routes around our home city

'Connecting with nature' is the theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week, taking place from May 10-16, and we are fortunate to be surrounded by both rural and urban beauty in our home city of Bath. There are many green spaces to explore in and around the city, particularly around the University of Bath's Claverton Down campus, and enjoying quiet time amongst nature in the countryside, a park or garden can help provide a...

10 May 2021

Team Bath Netball are “a class above” as they complete Vitality Superleague double over Leeds Rhinos in eye-catching style

Table-topping Team Bath Netball showed their experience, energy and precision to take a second win over Vitality Superleague newcomers Leeds Rhinos this season at London’s Copper Box Arena on Sunday. Once again a strong second quarter, replicating the same pattern when the two sides last met in the league exactly a month ago, put the Haines Watts-sponsored side in the driving seat on their way to a 59-43 victory. Team Bath goal-defence Layla Guscoth won...

09 May 2021

Sporting scholar Sophie Drakeford-Lewis voted Sports Personality of the Year in 2021 University of Bath Blues Awards

England and Team Bath Netball star Sophie Drakeford-Lewis has been voted by her fellow student-athletes as the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year in the 2021 Blues Awards. The goal-attack combines an international and Superleague netball career with studying Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering at the University, where she is supported by a Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholarship. Drakeford-Lewis, who also received a Full Blue along with fellow Team Bath Superleague player and Santander...

07 May 2021

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