News Archive, Month: March 2017

University of Bath men's 1st XV celebrate after beating Durham University 20-19 in the BUCS Rugby Championships quarter-finals, March 2017

One win from Twickenham as men’s 1st XV record dramatic BUCS Rugby Champs win at Durham

08 March 2017

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV are just one win from Twickenham after a dramatic 20-19 victory in Tuesday’s BUCS Rugby Championship quarter-final at Durham University. Will Flinn’s outstanding conversion from the touchline with eight minutes to go, following a fine try from Dan Rowland, proved to be the difference between the teams after a titanic tussle. However, Durham twice had chances to win it in the closing stages through Charlie Norman penalties but...

Battling home performance by Team Bath not enough to overturn Loughborough Lightning who clinch 47-41 Superleague victory

06 March 2017

A spirited recovery from Sitec-sponsored Team Bath Netball came up just short as they suffered a 47-41 home defeat to Loughborough Lightning in a gripping Vitality Netball Superleague contest on Monday. Welsh shooter Chelsea Lewis, who scored 22 goals during a fine performance, set up a grandstand finish for the Blue and Gold as they fought from a five-goal half-time deficit to level the score at 40-40 with five minutes to go. But Lightning managed...

Eilidh Doyle adds to her international medal collection with Euro Indoor relay silver

06 March 2017

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Doyle won the 15th medal of her international career as she helped Great Britain to a 4x400m relay silver medal at the 2017 European Indoor Championships in Belgrade. In the process, Doyle – coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village – became Scotland’s most decorated track and field athlete ever. Rio 2016 Olympic medallist Doyle ran the first leg and used her experience to put Britain in a...

Davis Cup captain Leon Smith delivered a Tennis For Kids training session to coaches from across the South West at the Sports Training Village in March 2017. He is pictured with Dillon Slade (left) and Tom Ellis (right).

Davis Cup captain Leon Smith back at Team Bath Tennis to mentor kids’ coaches

03 March 2017

Great Britain Davis Cup captain Leon Smith returned to the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Thursday to help coaches from across the South West prepare to deliver a national training programme for children. Smith, who led GB to a historic victory in 2015, worked with Team Bath Tennis staff as they shared details of the Tennis For Kids scheme with around 60 coaches who will implement the free six-week training plan back at their...

Team Bath Buccaneers' Liam Sanford (back, fourth from left) and Peter Scott (back, right) helped England Hockey men to a 5-2 win over South Africa in March 2017

Team Bath Buccs’ Liam Sanford makes historic debut as England Hockey win in South Africa

03 March 2017

Liam Sanford became the first-ever current Team Bath Buccaneers men’s player to represent England Hockey at senior level as he helped his country to a 5-2 win over South Africa in Cape Town. The talented full-back, who has been selected for England’s Lottery-funded central programme after impressing in trials, made his debut from the bench during Thursday’s impressive victory. University of Bath Sports Performance student Peter Scott, supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, was also...

Team Bath Gym expansion survey – Have your say!

01 March 2017

Some Team Bath users may be aware that work is soon to commence on the building of a brand new £3.5 million gym facility within the Sports Training Village, set to almost double the space for fitness activity on the University of Bath campus. The expansion will offer a range of opportunities in addition to the existing Team Bath Gym which will remain within the STV. In order to build the most fitting facility for...

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