News Archive, Month: February 2017

The starting XV for University of Bath's BUCS Super Rugby match at Loughborough University, February 2017

LIVE STREAM: Watch University of Bath take on Loughborough in BUCS Super Rugby

08 February 2017

Fans of the Blue and Gold will be able to watch the University of Bath’s BUCS Super Rugby fixture at Loughborough University tonight (Wednesday) live on YouTube. The match, which gets under way at 7pm, is a big one for the IKON Construction-sponsored men’s XV as they bid to secure a top-four finish in the league table. Bath won 28-17 when the teams met at the Sports Training Village earlier in the season but Loughborough...

‘At times I thought ‘what’s the point?” – How the support of a sport scholarship helped turn the fortunes of one of the University of Bath’s brightest athlete prospects

08 February 2017

Champions aren't made in the gym. When promising young modern pentathlete Sarah Collin suffered a stress fracture in her hip, the real test of her character began. Collin, who moved to the University of Bath to join the Pentathlon GB setup, had won an international medal after being in the sport for as little as a year and her talent was identified by coaches keen for her to fulfill her potential. She made her move...

Liam Sanford and Peter Scott of Team Bath Buccaneers have been called into the Great Britain under-21 squad

Rising Team Bath Buccaneers stars all set for first senior England Hockey caps

08 February 2017

University of Bath sporting scholar Peter Scott (right) and fellow Team Bath Buccaneers player Liam Sanford (left) will gain their first experience of senior international hockey after being named in the England Men’s squad for a four-Test series in South Africa. Sanford was added to England’s central training programme last month after impressing in trials and is in line to win his first senior cap. Sport Performance student Scott, supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship,...

Jemma Lowe and Sascha Kindred have announced their retirement from swimming

Swimmers Jemma Lowe and Sascha Kindred call time on outstanding careers

08 February 2017

University of Bath-based swimmer Jemma Lowe has called time on a distinguished career that saw her race at two Olympic Games and win medals on the World, European and Commonwealth stages. Her announcement comes just a day after former Team Bath swimmer Sascha Kindred announced his retirement following a stellar career that saw him win 62 major medals, including seven Paralympic golds. Lowe moved her training base to the Bath National Training Centre in September...

Sydney Gregson, Jor'dan McIntosh, Ben Fletcher and Piers Gilliver on the MJ Church site visit, January 2017

Can you dig it? Sporting ambassadors get to experience life at MJ Church on site visit

06 February 2017

Four University of Bath-based international athletes got to try their hand at driving diggers and dump trucks as they paid a special visit to the headquarters of Team Bath partners MJ Church. Rio 2016 wheelchair fencing silver-medallist Piers Gilliver and judoka Ben Fletcher were joined by England Women’s rugby player Sydney Gregson and skeleton athlete Jor’dan McIntosh on the informative and interactive tour of the Civil Engineering, Plant, Transport and Waste Management Contractors’ Marshfield base....

Team Bath Tennis player Amelia Bissett (second from left) helped Great Britain win their qualifying group in the 2017 Tennis Europe Winter Cup

Amelia Bissett helps Britain serve up place in Tennis Europe Winter Cup finals

05 February 2017

Rising Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy star Amelia Bissett has helped Great Britain reach the finals of this year’s U14 Tennis Europe Winter Cup – the sport’s premier indoor junior team competition. The 13-year-old, who is coached by Eve Hughes and Craig Procter at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, won five of her six matches as Britain made impressive progress through the weekend’s qualifying group stages in Pecs, Hungary. Bissett and her team-mates will now...

Trio of alumni ready for French test as England Women start Six Nations campaign

03 February 2017

University of Bath alumni Natasha Hunt, Izzy Noel-Smith and Amy Wilson Hardy will all start for England Women in Saturday’s televised Six Nations opener against France.  Sarah Hunter, who trains at the Sports Training Village, will captain an experienced Red Roses squad that can boast 994 international caps between them. The match will take place at Twickenham at 7.35pm, immediately after the men’s fixture against France, and will be televised on Sky Sports Mix. Wilson Hardy, who...

Dan Rowland on the attack for the University of Bath men's 1st XV in the 25-15 BUCS Super Rugby win over Cardiff Met, February 2017

Terrific tries and determined defending boost University of Bath’s BUCS Super Rugby play-off push

01 February 2017

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV kept up their push for a BUCS Super Rugby play-off place with a spirited 25-15 victory over Cardiff Met on Wednesday afternoon. In an entertaining final home match of the season, Bath – sponsored by IKON Construction – scored two early penalties through Will Flinn before visiting prop Sam Cochrane touched down to cut the lead to 6-5. However, when Cardiff captain Aled Evans was sin-binned just after...

Jol Finck and James Guy at the London 2012 Legacy Pool, January 2017

World Champion James Guy and swim coach Jol Finck loving “fresh start” at University of Bath

01 February 2017

Double Olympic medallist James Guy is set to make his first competitive appearance since becoming the latest World Champion to move his training base to the University of Bath. The 21-year-old, who stormed to the World 200m freestyle title in 2015, has made the switch to the British Swimming National Centre Bath along with coach Jol Finck and fellow Rio 2016 Olympian Cameron Kurle. They will train alongside the likes of Olympic silver-medallists Jazz Carlin,...

Fresh talent hoping to emulate Olympic Champions with GB Rowing Team Start programme at University of Bath

01 February 2017

It is the groundbreaking talent identification and development scheme that set double Olympic Champions Heather Stanning and Helen Glover on their way to becoming two of Britain’s greatest-ever sportswomen. Now the GB Rowing Team Start Programme based at the University of Bath has an exciting, ambitious group of emerging rowers keen to follow in their wake as attention turns to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and beyond. Training and racing alongside students in the University...

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