News Archive, Month: March 2017

MJ Church Ambassador Blog: Pentathlon GB’s Joe Choong on life after Rio 2016

30 March 2017

Joe Choong is a Mathematics student at the University of Bath and an Olympic athlete with Pentathlon GB. Helping him excel on both the sporting and academic front is a bursary from Team Bath partners MJ Church, the Marshfield-based Civil Engineering, Plant, Transport and Waste Management Contractors.  As he prepares to return to international competition, here is Joe's latest blog as a MJ Church Sporting Ambassador... "Last year I had my most successful year in sport, which...

Will Britton and Charlie Dunbar have been named in the England Rugby Students squad, March 2017

Will Britton and Charlie Dunbar named in England Rugby Students squad for April internationals

29 March 2017

University of Bath men’s 1st XV captain Will Britton (left) and centre Charlie Dunbar (right) have been named in the England Rugby Students squad for two international matches next week. Britton, who studies Sport & Social Sciences, and Dunbar, a Sport & Exercise Science student, were both initially selected in the 42-man training squad before impressing coaches during a day of training in Coventry last week. England team manager Paul Baty, head coach Aaron James – who...

Team Bath Buccaneers men's 1st XI celebrate after being crowned as England Hockey Men's Conference West champions in March 2017

Premier Division the next goal as Team Bath Buccs wrap up England Hockey title in style

27 March 2017

Team Bath Buccaneers have another shot at gaining promotion to England Hockey’s highest echelons after winning a fourth Men’s Conference West title in seven years. Sunday’s 7-0 win over Cheltenham at the University of Bath Sports Training Village wrapped up the regional championship for the men’s 1st XI, who remain unbeaten since the first weekend of the season. Ben Stone opened the scoring after nine minutes to settle any nerves and a great reverse-stick strike...

Pentathlon GB's Kate French won the first Modern Pentathlon World Cup gold of her career in Cairo in March 2017

Kate French strikes gold in Cairo as Pentathlon GB enjoy medal-laden international weekend

26 March 2017

University of Bath graduate Kate French won the first World Cup gold of her career during an excellent weekend of competition for Pentathlon GB. Jo Muir and Myles Pillage also secured silver in the mixed relay in Cairo, Egypt, while Psychology student Charlie Follett was runner-up at the Swiss Women International in Bern. Rio 2016 Olympian French has been in fantastic form this year and recorded one of the most emphatic modern pentathlon victories in...

Team Bath Netball battle past Team Northumbria to record first home win of Superleague season

24 March 2017

Team Bath Netball clocked up their fourth Vitality Superleague win of the season and their first at home as they overcame Team Northumbria 47-38 at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Friday night. The Sitec-sponsored side had to dig deep in front of the 1,200 spectators in what proved to be a physical and often scrappy contest in which Team Bath at time stuttered in attack. There were just two points in it...

England international Alex Lane in action for the University of Bath men's 1sts in the 2017 BUCS Big Wednesday badminton final

High praise for University of Bath as BUCS Big Wednesday provides a feast of spectacular student sport

23 March 2017

An Olympic gold medallist was among the hundreds of athletes from across the country competing at the University of Bath this week as it hosted BUCS Big Wednesday, the culmination of the student sporting season. More than 100 teams contested a total of 52 finals across 14 different sports during two outstanding days of competition across the Claverton Down campus, with action taking place in the £30m Sports Training Village, the Founders’ Hall and on...

Bartu (second left) at Tuesday's degree ceremony

Pentathlon GB performance director Jan Bartu awarded Honorary Doctorate by University of Bath

22 March 2017

Jan Bartu, one of the longest-serving and most consistently successful performance directors in British sport, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Bath. Bartu has built and then led the PentathlonGB Performance programme, based at the University since 1998, and supported athletes to win a total of five Olympic medals, including a gold from Steph Cook at the Sydney 2000 Games. Already a member of the University’s Hall of Fame, Bartu received...

Paul Blake in training at the University of Bath for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Two golds and a silver as Paralympic champ Paul Blake makes strong start to 2017

22 March 2017

University of Bath-based Paralympic champion Paul Blake has started his 2017 campaign in fine style by winning two golds and a silver at the Dubai 2017 World Para Athletics Grand Prix. T36 runner Blake, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village, ran his fastest 200m time since 2012 as he clocked 25.73 on the newly-laid track in Dubai to claim his first victory of the week in Monday’s T35/36/42 final. He was back...

Team Bath Judo's Gregg Varey (right) won -66kg bronze at the 2017 Casablanca African Open in Morocco

Team Bath judoka Gregg Varey back on World Cup podium after winning Morocco medal

22 March 2017

Team Bath Judo’s Gregg Varey won his first medal at World Cup level since moving up to a higher weight category when he competed at the Casablanca Africa Open in Morocco. Varey, who made the switch from -60kg to -66kg in 2014, beat reigning Junior European Champion Dzmitry Minkou of Belarus in the bronze medal contest. He had earlier overcame Abdulaziz Albashi of Saudi Arabia and Spain’s Jose Aranda Olalla to reach the semi-finals, where...

Team Bath Netball edged out in narrow defeat to Superleague leaders Surrey Storm

20 March 2017

Team Bath Netball gave Superleague leaders Surrey Storm the toughest test of their season so far but fell to a narrow 52-46 defeat at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Monday night. In a physical and fast-paced match, the Blue and Gold – sponsored by Sitec - reduced an eight-point half-time deficit to just two goals during another emphatic third quarter but Storm held on for victory. The result leaves Team Bath -...

Partners and Suppliers