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TeamBath

TeamBath
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Full nameUniversity of Bath - Team Bath
Founded1971
Based inUniversity of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath, Somerset
Colours    Blue and gold
Websitewww.teambath.com

TeamBath is the University of Bath's sporting organisation. In addition to entering teams in BUCS intervarsity competitions, TeamBath has also entered teams in national leagues and competitions. Team Bath F.C. reached the first round proper of the 2002-03 FA Cup. They become the first university team to reach this stage since Oxford University A.F.C. in 1880. In 2005-06 the netball team were both founder members and the inaugural champions of the Netball Superleague. They were Superleague champions again in 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2013. The field hockey club enter a team in the Men's England Hockey League.

TeamBath's main sports complex is the Sports Training Village based at the University of Bath campus at Claverton Down. The university has hosted several sporting events, including the 1995 European Youth Summer Olympic Days, the 2015 and 2019 European Modern Pentathlon Championships and the 2019 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone competition. The facilities at the University of Bath have also been used as a training base by many individual Olympians and Paralympians.

History

Year Key events
1968 University of Bath student, David Hembrow, swims for Great Britain at the 1968 Summer Olympics. He becomes the University's first Olympian.
1971 Construction on the new sports facilities begins at Claverton Down; Tom Hudson is appointed as the University's first Director of Physical Education. He remains in the role for the next twenty years.
1972 Former Wales football international, Ivor Powell, joins the University of Bath as a football coach. He goes on to serve in the role for thirty eight years.
1974 Denis Howell MP officially opens the new sports facilities.
1976 University of Bath becomes the first university in the United Kingdom to offer a sports scholarship. Martyn Hedges becomes the first recipient.
1987 The England national rugby union team begin to train at the University of Bath.
1990 James May, a University of Bath sports scholar wins, representing England at the 1990 Commonwealth Games wins a gymnastics vault gold medal.
1994 Sir Roger Bannister officially opens the athletics track.
1995 University of Bath hosts the 1995 European Youth Summer Olympic Days
1997 Phase I of the Sports Training Village is completed. A 50m swimming pool and four indoor tennis courts are added to the athletics track, eight outdoor tennis courts and field hockey pitch.
1999 Colin Jackson, coached by Malcolm Arnold, wins the 110 metres hurdles at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics
2000 Stephanie Cook becomes the first University of Bath-based athlete to win an Olympic Gold medal when she wins the Modern pentathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics; Sascha Kindred and Matt Walker also win gold medals in the swimming at the 2000 Summer Paralympics.
2001 Lord Glentoran officially opens the bobsleigh and skeleton track.
2003 Team Bath F.C. reach the first round proper of the 2002-03 FA Cup. They become the first university team to reach this stage since Oxford University A.F.C. in 1880.[1][2][3]
2003 Tim Henman officially opens a Lawn Tennis Association academy at the Sports Training Village.
2004 Anne, Princess Royal officially opens a newly expanded Sports Training Village
2004 Jason Gardener wins a gold medal for Great Britain at the 2004 Summer Olympics as part of the Men's 4 × 100 metres relay team.
2005-06 With a squad that included Pamela Cookey, Rachel Dunn, Stacey Francis, Jess Garland, Tamsin Greenway and Geva Mentor, Team Bath's netball team win the inaugural Netball Superleague title.[4][5][6] They subsequently dominate the early seasons of the league, winning further Superleague titles in 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2013.[7][8][9][10]
2010 Amy Williams wins a gold medal for Great Britain at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the skeleton.
2012 Thirty University of Bath-based athletes compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics. They included Michael Jamieson who won silver in the Men's 200 metre breaststroke and Samantha Murray who won silver in the modern pentathlon
2014 Lizzy Yarnold succeeds Amy Williams as she wins a gold medal for Great Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympics in the skeleton; Kelly Gallagher also won a gold medal for Great Britain at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Alpine skiing.
2015 The Australia national rugby union team train at the University of Bath during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
2015 University of Bath host the 2015 European Modern Pentathlon Championships.
2016 Twenty University of Bath-based athletes compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Paralympics, winning twelve medals between them. They included Paul Blake who won gold in the Men's Paralympics 400 metres.[11]
2017 Sophie Kamlish win gold at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in the women's 100 metres; Danny Talbot is a member of the Great Britain team that wins gold at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics in the Men's 4 × 100 metres relay.
2018 Lizzy Yarnold wins a second gold medal for Great Britain at the 2018 Winter Olympics in the skeleton. Laura Deas win a bronze in the same event. Dom Parsons win a bronze medal in the men's skeleton.
2016 Thirty University of Bath-based athletes compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, representing eight different countries and winning seventeen medals between them. The England national netball team that wins gold in the netball tournament features five former or current Team Bath players - Ama Agbeze, Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Kadeen Corbin, Serena Guthrie and Geva Mentor.[12]
2018 James Cooke wins gold at the 2018 World Modern Pentathlon Championships and Vicky Holland win gold at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Series within 48 hours of each other.
2019 University of Bath host three stages of the 2019 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone competition.
2019 University of Bath host the 2019 European Modern Pentathlon Championships. James Cooke wins gold at the event.[13]

Source:[14]

Hall of Fame

Date of Induction Inductees
12 May 2014 Jason Gardener Athletics
12 May 2014 Ben Rushgrove Athletics
27 May 2014 Amy Williams Skeleton
20 July 2015 Tom Hudson Former Director of Sport
3 August 2015 Lyn Gunson Netball
17 August 2015 Jan Bárt? Modern Pentathlon
28 January 2016 Paul Palmer Swimming
2 February 2016 Bobby Crutchley Field hockey
4 March 2016 Heather Stanning Rowing
28 March 2016 Pamela Cookey Netball
18 May 2016 Kate Allenby Modern Pentathlon
18 May 2016 Stephanie Cook Modern Pentathlon
22 June 2016 Malcolm Arnold Athletics
22 June 2016 Colin Jackson Athletics
9 July 2016 Ivor Powell Football
16 November 2016 Kate Howey Judo
26 January 2017 Ged Roddy Former Director of Sport
26 January 2017 Mark Foster Swimming
28 April 2017 Steve Borthwick Rugby union
3 May 2017 Sascha Kindred Swimming
25 September 2017 Stacey Francis Netball
24 November 2017 Paul Blake Athletics
29 November 2018 Alison Oliver Former Deputy Director of Sport
25 February 2019 Michael Jamieson Swimming
16 October 2019 Stephanie Millward Swimming
16 October 2019 Andrei Vorontsov Swimming
21 October 2019 Nigel Redman Rugby union
7 December 2019 Serena Guthrie Netball

Source:[15]

Medallists

The following athletes have either been students at the University of Bath or have been based at the University's training facilities.

Summer Olympics

Athletics
Judo
Modern Pentathlon
Rowing
Swimming

Source:[11][16]

Summer Paralympics

Athletics
Sailing
Swimming
Wheelchair fencing
Games Athlete Event Medal
2016 Piers Gilliver Men's épée A 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Source:[11][16]

Winter Olympics

Skeleton

Source:[17]

Winter Paralympics

Alpine skiing
Games Athlete Event Medal
2014 Kelly Gallagher Alpine skiing 1st place, gold medalist(s)

Facilities

Sports Training Village

The Sports Training Village 50 metre swimming pool
Indoor tennis courts at the Sports Training Village

TeamBath's main sports complex is the Sports Training Village based at University of Bath campus at Claverton Down. Facilities include:

  • Olympic-sized London 2012 legacy pool.
  • Fitness gyms
  • Outdoor floodlit 400m athletics track.
  • Indoor sprint track.
  • Three large sprung-wood sports halls.
  • Indoor and outdoor tennis courts.
  • Judo dojo.
  • Indoor jumps and throws hall.
  • Fencing pistes.
  • Outdoor and indoor shooting ranges.
  • Bobsleigh/skeleton push-start track
  • Rugby and football pitches
  • Outdoor field hockey pitches
  • Physio treatment areas and sport science labs

Source:[18]

Team Bath Arena

The 2,000-seater Team Bath Arena is home of Netball Superleague's Team Bath.[18][19][20]

Directors of Sport

Years
Tom Hudson[21] 1971-1991
Ged Roddy [22] 1992-2009
Stephen Baddeley[23] 2010-

References

  1. ^ "Bath enjoy a wallow in deep waters". www.theguardian.com. 25 October 2002. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "University challenge for Team Bath". www.uefa.com. 15 November 2002. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Team Bath 2-4 Mansfield". news.bbc.co.uk. 16 November 2002. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ "TeamBath take Superleague title". news.bbc.co.uk. 4 June 2006. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "2005-06 Team Bath squad". www.teambath.com. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "2006-07 Team Bath squad". www.teambath.com. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "Team Bath defend their Super League Title". womensportreport.com. 9 June 2007. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "Gallery: Full Report: Mavericks lose out in grand final to Team Bath". www.whtimes.co.uk. 7 April 2009. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ "Team Bath beat off Mavericks to win Superleague Grand Final". www.express.co.uk. 17 May 2010. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "Team Bath are champions". www.itv.com. 25 May 2013. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ a b c "Rio 2016". www.teambath.com. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ "Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medallists celebrated at parade ahead of Team Bath Netball match". www.teambath.com. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ "2019 European Championships at University of Bath". www.teambath.com. 11 August 2019. Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ "Our history". www.teambath.com. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ "Hall of Fame for Sport". www.teambath.com. Retrieved 2020.
  16. ^ a b "29 medals, hundreds of representatives and a bright future - The Olympic history of University of Bath-based athletes". www.teambath.com. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 2020.
  17. ^ "University of Bath-based skeleton quartet selected by Team GB for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games". www.teambath.com. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 2020.
  18. ^ a b "Facilities". www.teambath.com. Retrieved 2020.
  19. ^ "Matchday Information". www.teambath.com. Retrieved 2020.
  20. ^ "Team Bath". www.netballsl.com. Retrieved 2020.
  21. ^ "Dr Tom Hudson inducted into Team Bath Hall of Fame for Sport". www.teambath.com. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 2020.
  22. ^ "Mark Foster and Ged Roddy inducted into University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport". www.teambath.com. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 2020.
  23. ^ "Stephen Baddeley - Director of Sport". www.teambath.com. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 2020.

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