News Archive, Month: September 2017

Charlie Dunbar, one of 13 University of Bath rugby players in the Bath United squad, is congratulated on his try in the A League defeat to Saracens Storm, September 2017

Sporting powerhouses unite as Team Bath and Bath Rugby sign partnership agreement

05 September 2017

Team Bath and Bath Rugby have agreed a partnership that will connect their delivery of performance rugby and player development. The new arrangement will focus on shared coaches and a cohesive training programme for the Bath Academy and University of Bath, with a specific emphasis on the BUCS Super Rugby programme and developing the coaching and analysis provision for players within the University. Both organisations will aim to provide a coordinated training and competition environment...

VIDEO: BUCS Super Rugby captain Will Britton on pre-season and a big year ahead

04 September 2017

The University of Bath men's rugby team will get their first run-out ahead of the 2017-18 BUCS Super Rugby season when they visit Nottingham University in a friendly on Wednesday afternoon. The Blue & Gold have been back in training for a week now, with 13 members of the squad having already taken to the field for Bath Rugby's United XV in Friday's Premiership A League match against Saracens Storm. Among them was University of...

Alex Lane becomes first University student to win English Badminton men’s singles crown

04 September 2017

University of Bath sporting scholar Alex Lane has taken his place in the history books after claiming his debut senior men’s singles title at the 2017 English National Badminton Championships. Lane, who studies Sports Performance and is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, became the first University student to win the coveted prize after producing a dominant display to beat top seed Toby Penty 21-11 21-15 in Sunday’s final. It completed a memorable day for...

Marcus Daniell and Marcelo Demoliner make defending champs work for US Open progress

04 September 2017

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell saw his 2017 US Open campaign ended by the defending men’s doubles champions after an entertaining and high-quality contest at Flushing Meadows on Sunday. Daniell, competing in his 11th successive Grand Slam tournament, and partner Marcelo Demoliner recorded an impressive 6-3 6-7 6-4 victory over Spain’s Pablo Carreño and Fernando Verdasco on Friday to set up a second-round showdown with Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares. Murray and Soares...

Kate French and Jamie Cooke won silver at the 2017 Kremlin Cup in Moscow

Kate French and Jamie Cooke medal in Moscow as Kremlin Cup concludes modern pentathlon season

03 September 2017

Pentathlon GB’s Kate French and Jamie Cooke ended their 2017 seasons on a high note as they teamed up to win silver at the Kremlin Cup, an invitational mixed relay event in Moscow. The Rio 2016 Olympians were in medal contention throughout the day after being one of only five teams to break the two-minute barrier in the opening 200m freestyle swim. They then surged to the top of the leaderboard with 28 victories and...

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher edged out in golden score at Senior World Championships

03 September 2017

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher suffered a golden-score defeat to double Olympian Ramadan Darwish during a hard-fought contest at the 2017 Senior World Championships. MJ Church ambassador Fletcher, coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, went into the event in Budapest on the back of some excellent results and performances during 2017. He demonstrated that form in the opening round of the men’s -100kg competition, a tactical battle against Brazil’s...

England Netball in the 2017 Quad Series in Australia and New Zealand. MUST CREDIT: Press Association

Blue and Gold stars past and present play key roles in another Quad Series cracker

03 September 2017

A whole host of Team Bath Netball players past and present produced star performances for both teams as England were edged out 54-51 by South Africa in another thrilling Quad Series match in New Zealand on Sunday. Kadeen Corbin was once again in the starting seven for England and Eboni Beckford-Chambers was on the bench as coach Tracey Neville stuck with the team that began Wednesday’s stunning win over the Silver Ferns. Corbin scored with...

Bath Rugby call up 13 University of Bath students for Premiership A League opener at The Rec

01 September 2017

A fantastic 13 University of Bath students have been named in the Bath Rugby United 22 for tonight’s opening match of the 2017-18 Premiership Rugby A League season against Saracens Storm. Eight of them are in the starting XV for the game at The Recreation Ground (5.30pm), including full-back Darren Atkins at full-back, wing and Trendell Sporting Scholar Levi Davis, centre Craig Duncan and scrum-half Will Flinn. Will Britton, captain of the University’s IKON Construction-sponsored...

First-round frustration but more Grand Slam experience for Team Bath’s Anna Smith at US Open

01 September 2017

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Anna Smith suffered a narrow first-round defeat at the US Open on Thursday as she contested her fourth Grand Slam tournament of 2017. Smith and partner Nicole Melichar made a great start to their women’s doubles match against Raquel Atawo and Sabine Lisicki, breaking serve twice to take the first set 6-3 on Court 14. However, their opponents fought back to win the second set 7-5 before edging the decider...

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