News Archive, Month: September 2017

Luca Petrozzi diving over for the University of Bath’s second try against Leeds Beckett, September 2017

University of Bath denied at the death by jubilant Leeds Beckett in enthralling BUCS Super Rugby opener

27 September 2017

A penalty from the last kick of a pulsating game condemned the University of Bath to a frustrating defeat in their opening BUCS Super Rugby game of the 2017-18 season against Leeds Beckett University. There were 94 minutes on the clock when Harri Collier slotted over from close range to give the visitors a hard-fought 27-26 success in a hugely-entertaining contest where the lead changed hands six times. Bath, sponsored by IKON Construction, once again...

Men’s 1st XV need your support tonight for opening match of 2017-18 BUCS Super Rugby season

27 September 2017

It’s back! BUCS Super Rugby returns to the University of Bath tonight and the men’s 1st XV are hoping for a bumper crowd during Freshers Week for their 2017-18 opening match against Leeds Beckett University. Last year’s meeting between the two sides was one of the most memorable in the inaugural Super Rugby season as the Blue and Gold beat Leeds 25-7 in front of a 5,500 crowd at The Rec on the University’s 50th...

Tash Pavelin and Mia Ritchie confirmed in Team Bath Netball Superleague squad for 2018

Mia Ritchie and Tash Pavelin confirmed in Team Bath Netball Superleague squad for 2018 season

26 September 2017

Mia Ritchie and Tash Pavelin have become the latest players to commit to Team Bath Netball for the 2018 Vitality Superleague season. It will be an ninth successive Superleague campaign for Ritchie, a key member of the leadership team whose dynamic mid-court performances have made her a huge favourite of the Blue and Gold supporters. By contrast it will be a first taste of Superleague for University of Bath Natural Sciences student Pavelin, who makes...

University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport inductee Stacey Francis with Steve Egan, Vice-President (Implementation). Credit: Clare Green for Matchtight.

Team Bath Netball legend Stacey Francis inducted into University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

25 September 2017

England international Stacey Francis, a five-time Superleague winner with Team Bath Netball, today became the latest inductee into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. The ceremony took place as part of celebrations to mark the University being named as the 2018 Sports University of the Year in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide, with staff from all departments turning out to congratulate Francis on her induction and to be thanked for their...

Picture of Iesis Group CEO Iestyn Lewis (centre) with (from left) University of Bath Head of Rugby Aaron James, players Douglas Crawford, Jack Davies, Charlie Dunbar and captain Will Britton, and University of Bath Deputy Director of Sport Greg Sharp launching the Anniversary Game at The Rec.

Student rugby returns to The Rec as Bath host Loughbrough in Iesis Group-sponsored Anniversary Game

25 September 2017

Top-flight student rugby will once again return to The Recreation Ground, Bath Rugby’s world-famous city-centre home, when it stages an eagerly-awaited Anniversary Game between the University of Bath and rivals Loughborough next month. More than 5,000 spectators are expected to cheer on the Blue and Gold at the BUCS Super Rugby match, which is taking place on Wednesday, October 18 (6.30pm) and will be sponsored by leading property and engineering company Iesis Group. Admission is...

Team Bath Netball won £20,000 after finishing as runners-up in the inaugural British Fast5 All-Stars Championship in September 2017

Final flourish as Team Bath Netball impress at first British Fast5 All-Stars Championships

23 September 2017

Team Bath Netball got the 2017-18 season off to an exciting start as they reached the final of the inaugural British Fast5 All-Stars Championships. The Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold lived up to their pre-tournament promise of playing vibrant and dynamic netball as they treated the crowd to three entertaining contests at London’s O2 Arena. A nail-biting 19-18 win over Team Northumbria and an exciting 34-26 success against Severn Stars, inspired by some long bombs from...

University of Bath named as Sports University of the Year in Good University Guide 2018

22 September 2017

The University of Bath has been named as the UK’s top sports university in the influential The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The award is based on the quality of its world-class sporting facilities, the performance of its student sports teams and the ranking of its sports-related subjects, with Sports Science also topping the Guide’s ranking table for the subject. Vice-Chancellor & President of the University of Bath, Professor Dame Glynis...

Olympic swimming coach Dr Andrei Vorontsov returns to University of Bath to work with student squad

21 September 2017

After eight years of preparing Russian and Swedish swimmers for the Olympic Games, world-renowned coach Dr Andrei Vorontsov has returned to the University of Bath to share his expertise with the student team. He has been appointed as Assistant Coach to Head of Swimming Mark Skimming and will work with a talented group of student-athletes that includes British 50m freestyle champion Anna Hopkin, who competed at the World University Games in Taipei last month. Vorontsov...

Liam Broady (right) celebrates with coach Dave Sammel after reaching the quarter-finals of the St Petersburg Open in 2017

Liam Broady becomes first Team Bath MCTA singles player to reach ATP World Tour quarter-finals

20 September 2017

Liam Broady has become the first Team Bath MCTA Tennis player to reach the quarter-finals of an ATP World Tour singles tournament after a stunning victory over Adrian Mannarino at the St Petersburg Open in Russia. The 23-year-old, coached by Dave Sammel and Ian MacDonald at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, recovered from a set and a break down to win 2-6 6-4 6-0 against the number-four seed from France, whose world-ranking of...

(From left) Asha Francis, Imogen Allison, Tash Pavelin and Jess Shaw in Parade Gardens, overlooked by Bath Abbey, in the Team Bath Netball dress specially designed by Viper 10 Sportswear for the British Fast5 All-Stars Championships.

Team Bath Netball celebrate home city in dress specially designed for first-ever British Fast5 All-Stars Championships

19 September 2017

Team Bath Netball will celebrate the iconic landmarks of their stunning home city when they take part in the first-ever British Fast5 All-Stars Championships at The O2 Arena in London this weekend. The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold will be wearing a dress specially commissioned for the televised event featuring famous sites from the World Heritage city’s skyline, including Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge. The stylish dresses have been produced by Viper 10 Sportswear, Team Bath...

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