News Archive, Month: December 2016

University of Bath score three second-half tries to see off Leeds Beckett in final BUCS Super Rugby match of the year

15 December 2016

University of Bath Men's Rugby 1st XV moved to fifth in the BUCS Super Rugby table to end 2016 after beating Leeds Beckett University 23-8 at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Wednesday (Dec. 14). The result meant Bath would enter a six-week break with five wins and four losses from their opening nine matches, sitting six points behind Durham and three points ahead of Cardiff Met. in what appears to be evolving into a three-way mid-table...

Strength and Conditioning Coach Bob Smith completes 50th half-marathon in 50 weeks with help from Team Bath athletes and staff

14 December 2016

More than 50 Team Bath athletes and staff joined Strength and Conditioning Coach Bob Smith run his 50th half-marathon in just 50 weeks in aid of raising money for Bristol Children's Hospital. The outstanding achievement, which will be complete when Bob runs half-marathons 51 and 52 before the New Year, took his Grand Appeal total closer to the target of £12,000 he has set for the end of the year. Runners included Olympian Ben Fletcher...

Joint IKON founders Peter Hargreaves and Steve Chant (centre left and right) join the rugby family as sponsorship is announced.

IKON Construction provide festive boost for University Super Rugby XV

14 December 2016

The University of Bath’s Super Rugby squad were boosted on the day of their final pre-Christmas match with news of a new sponsor. IKON Construction will sponsor the squad through to the end of August 2019 in a three-year deal that will help the fledgling rugby franchise grow with support targeted at sports science and medicine support in particular. Super Rugby is a brand new national student rugby league, backed by the RFU, which features...

Team Bath reach final of Mike Greenwood Trophy in promising start to netball pre-season campaign

14 December 2016

Team Bath enjoyed a fine start to their pre-season campaign when they reached the final of the Mike Greenwood Trophy on Saturday (Dec. 10). It was the second final in two years for the Blue and Gold who won the Manchester-based competition last year, and the event allowed new players Shantal Slater, Vangelee Williams, Paige Reed and Layla Guscoth to make their first Team Bath appearances. En route to the final Team Bath defeated Celtic...

Team Bath Rio stars win Athlete of the Month accolades

13 December 2016

The latest winners of the Team Bath Athlete of the Month awards made quite the spectacle at Ellis & Killpartrick Opticians. Rio 2016 Olympians Piers Gilliver and Sonny Webster collected their certificates and prizes at the store in Bath City Centre. Tennis player Lisa Whybourn and runner Jenny Nesbitt have also been recognised for their impressive sporting achievements, with all four winners receiving a piece of REVO Eyewear. Wheelchair fencer Gilliver – a sporting ambassador for Team Bath partners...

Team Bath judoka win haul of medals at British Judo Championships

12 December 2016

As many as nine Team Bath judoka brought home medals during an "outstanding" display at the British Judo Championships over the weekend (Dec. 10 and 11). Olympian Ben Fletcher, who represented Great Britain at Rio in the summer, became senior British champion for the third time when he won the -100kg men's competition in style, claiming victory in all seven of his bouts. Bronze in the same event went to University of Bath placement student...

‘Start’ rowers win three medals at British Rowing Indoor Championships

12 December 2016

Three rowers from the University of Bath's renowned rowing Start programme picked up four medals - including three golds - at the British Rowing Indoor Championships on Saturday (Dec. 10). 16-year old Jens Hullah, who rows with the junior GB Rowing Team, won gold in the junior men's 2,000m event. The medal was Hullah's second in two years at the event after he set a new British Y11 junior boy’s record at last year's competition and...

Olympic swimmer Andrew Willis bags silver medal at World Championships short-course event

09 December 2016

Rio Olympic Games swimmer Andrew Willis returned to the pool in style on Thursday (Dec. 8), winning Great Britain's second medal of the World Championships (25m) with silver in the 200m breaststroke.  University of Bath-based Willis, a Chemical Engineering graduate, showed his consistency to improve from heat to final and set a new personal best time of 2:02.71. He was beaten to the touch by Marco Koch (Germany) who won the gold. Mikhail Dorinov (Russia)...

Heather Stanning and Siobhan-Marie O'Connor have been shortlisted for a 2016 Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year award

University of Bath trio win accolades at Sportswomen of the Year Awards

09 December 2016

Rio Olympic Games medallists Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, Heather Stanning and Helen Glover each picked up honours at the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2016 on Thursday evening. University of Bath-based swimmer O'Connor, a long-standing member of the hugely-successful British Swimming National Centre at the Sports Training Village, won Young Sportswoman of the Year after her outstanding silver medal in the 200m individual medley in Brazil. In doing so, Bath-born O'Connor broke her own British...

Vangelee Williams (right) watches on as Jamaica team-mate Jhaniele Fowler-Reid attempts to block a shot from England's Kadeen Corbin, November 2016. MUST CREDIT: Steve Porter

Host of new players set to make debuts as Team Bath Netball get pre-season underway by aiming to retain Mike Greenwood Trophy

08 December 2016

Sunshine Girls Vangelee Williams and Shantal Slater are set to make their first appearances for Team Bath Netball this weekend, fresh from helping Jamaica record a series victory over England. Fellow new recruit Layla Guscoth has also been named in a 12-strong squad for the Mike Greenwood Trophy, a pre-season tournament featuring fellow Superleague franchises Celtic Dragons, Hertfordshire Mavericks, Wasps Netball and hosts Manchester Thunder. Team Bath, sponsored by Sitec, won the round-robin competition last...

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