News Archive, Month: March 2017

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 -...

UKAD chairman Trevor Pearce (right) presents the accreditation plaque to University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley

University of Bath proud to be awarded ‘elite status’ accreditation by UK Anti-Doping

20 March 2017

The University of Bath has become the latest university to complete UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)’s Accreditation Programme. The University has shown its firm commitment and dedication to clean sport by completing the programme and achieving the highest level of ‘elite status’. The Accreditation Programme was launched in 2012 to recognise and enhance the work being conducted by universities, colleges and schools in the UK, in support of UKAD’s prevention strategy and vision of clean sport. The...

Piers Gilliver won gold on his international sabre debut at the IWASF World Cup in Pisa, Italy, March 2017

Stunning sabre debut helps wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver achieve golden double in Pisa

20 March 2017

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver won double gold when he competed at the IWAS World Cup in Pisa, Italy over the weekend. As well as taking the title in his specialist epee discipline, the weapon he won silver with at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Gilliver also struck gold on his international sabre debut. Gilliver, a sporting ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church, won four of his five poule contests in the...

Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club's ladies 1st XI celebrate after being promoted to the National League, March 2017

Buccs ladies are on the up as hockey men prepare for title decider at University of Bath

19 March 2017

Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club are celebrating after the ladies’ 1st XI secured their return to the Investec National Women’s Hockey League. And the men could also be popping the champagne corks next weekend as victory in their final match of the regular season would clinch another league title and a shot at promotion to the Premier League. Buccs’ ladies went to West Club Women’s League Premier Division 1 leaders Clifton 2nd XI on Saturday knowing...

Bobsleigh driver Brad Hall, March 2017

Best four-man bobsleigh finish for Brad Hall ends BBSA World Cup season on a high

19 March 2017

Brad Hall’s best-ever four-man finish ensured the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) ended their international season on a positive note in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Hall, who is in his first full season as driver, finished eighth overall and ahead of a host of top teams at the venue for next year’s Winter Olympics after clocking a combined time of 1:40.37, just 0.15 seconds away from a medal. Bruce Tasker and rookies Sam Blanchet and...

Imogen Allison during Team Bath victory over Hertfordshire Mavericks in the netball Superleague

Calling the Blue and Gold Army

15 March 2017

University of Bath students Imogen Allison and Paige Reed will be in the Team Bath squad when our netballers take on Surrey Storm in a crucial Vitality Superleague encounter on Monday evening at 7.45pm at the STV. The call has gone out today for the University’s students to make a Blue and Gold army as Team Bath take to the court in this encounter which could provide a huge step towards securing a semi-final slot. Surrey...

The University of Bath players are heartbroken after their BUCS Rugby Championships semi-fiinal defeat to Hartpury, March 2017

Heartbreak but pride for University of Bath as Twickenham bid falls just short

14 March 2017

A valiant display from the University of Bath men’s 1st XV was not quite enough to earn them a trip to Twickenham as Hartpury College held on to reach the BUCS Rugby Championship final. Hartpury – the BUCS Super Rugby league champions and unbeaten at home all season – were forced to defend desperately on their own line for the last ten minutes of an enthralling semi-final as Bath threw everything at them in an...

WATCH LIVE: University of Bath visit Hartpury in BUCS Rugby Champs semi-finals

14 March 2017

The University of Bath men's 1st XV play their biggest match of the season so far tonight when they visit local rivals Hartpury College in the BUCS Rugby Championships semi-finals (6.30pm). The winners of the game, which you can watch live on the YouTube video below, will book a trip to Twickenham Stadium for the final against either Exeter University or Loughborough University on March 30. Hartpury were crowned as champions of the inaugural BUCS...

Severn Stars 39 Team Bath Netball 48, March 2017. MUST CREDIT: Razorlight Imagery.

Clinical quarter helps Team Bath Netball get back to winning ways ahead of home double header

13 March 2017

Head Coach Anna Stembridge praised her players for showing “true character” as Team Bath Netball got back to winning ways with a 48-39 victory in their first-ever Vitality Netball Superleague derby encounter with new franchise Severn Stars. A remarkable run of 14 unanswered goals in the third quarter proved decisive as the Blue and Gold – sponsored by Sitec – turned a 23-21 half-time deficit into an emphatic 40-27 lead going into the final period...

BUCS Western Conference Cup finals, March 2017. University of Bath beat Marjons in the women's rugby cup final

Western finals mark start of huge month of BUCS student sport at University of Bath

09 March 2017

The first of two major student sporting events at the University of Bath during March saw teams from across the region contest the BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Western Conference Cup Finals this week. Students from 15 universities and colleges in Wales and the South West of England competed in 12 different sports during an action-packed day on campus, with finals taking place in the Sports Training Village, the Founders’ Hall and the outdoor...

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