News Archive, Month: October 2017

Jess Varley bags bronze brace as Pentathlon GB athletes impress at U24 European Championships

22 October 2017

University of Bath graduate Jess Varley left the first-ever U24 European Modern Pentathlon Championships with two bronze medals after a successful visit to Poland for Pentathlon GB. Varley, who studied Natural Sciences, took women’s team bronze with Zoe Davison and Kerenza Bryson before returning to the podium with fellow Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) athlete Jamie Harper in the mixed relay (pictured left). Davison, Bryson and Varley finished fifth, eighth and ninth respectively in the...

Calling all University of Bath staff – join our new free weekly squash league

21 October 2017

Anyone for squash? A new squash league open to all members of University of Bath staff is starting this week, with the courts and equipment provided for free. Eight courts will be available every Thursday afternoon - four from 12.15-1pm and four from 1-1.45pm - and all abilities are invited to take part. Simply challenge another member of staff to a game and, after playing, input the scores through squashpoints.com. The competition will be run...

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Fresher Tim Nurse gets Great Britain Hockey call for Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia

20 October 2017

It’s been an exciting few weeks for hockey player Tim Nurse, who started a degree at the University of Bath last month and is now out in Malaysia representing Great Britain U21 in the prestigious Sultan of Johor Cup. Nurse, who is studying Sports Performance, is part of an 18-strong squad for the annual tournament which this year will see GB take on Australia, India, Japan, United States and the host country. The step up...

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Team Bath star Kadeen Corbin in England Netball squad for Malawi test series

19 October 2017

Team Bath Netball’s Kadeen Corbin has been named in the England squad for next month’s three-match Vitality Netball International Series against Malawi as the countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games continues. She is joined by sister Sasha and two other former Blue and Gold stars, Rachel Dunn and captain Ama Agbeze, in the 12-strong squad for the Roses’ final internationals of the year. The Malawi Queens are currently ranked sixth in the world...

Big Rec crowd enjoy entertaining Anniversary Game but Loughborough leave with the spoils

18 October 2017

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV were cheered on by another big crowd at The Rec but it was rivals Loughborough University who left with the spoils after an entertaining BUCS Super Rugby Anniversary Game, sponsored by Iesis Group. Jack Davies scored the first and last tries of an absorbing first half, either side of touchdowns from Musa Yusuff and Jack Moates, but two penalties and two conversions from the impressive Owen Waters gave...

Free rugby at The Rec – men’s 1st XV want your support for tonight’s big Anniversary Game

18 October 2017

A huge crowd is expected to cheer on the University of Bath men’s 1st XV as they run out at the world-famous Recreation Ground tonight (Wednesday) for the eagerly-anticipated BUCS Super Rugby Anniversary Game against old rivals Loughborough University (6.30pm). Entry is free for the big match, which is being sponsored by property and engineering company Iesis Group and will celebrate the anniversary of the University receiving Royal Charter status in October 1966. Will Britton...

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Just the job – recruitment experts Investigo to support netball and rugby programmes at University of Bath

17 October 2017

Award-winning recruitment experts Investigo are joining forces with the University of Bath in a unique sporting double-header. The company will support the rugby and netball programmes based at the University for the 2017-18 season. Both the BUCS Super Rugby and Netball Superleague teams will wear the Investigo logo on their kit. Club members from the sports will also enjoy the opportunity to benefit from Investigo’s expertise in the employment market. [caption id="attachment_58298" align="alignright" width="292"] Mia...

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Olympic champ heads British skeleton World Cup squad as PyeongChang Winter Olympics season starts

17 October 2017

Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold heads a six-strong team of University of Bath-based skeleton sliders selected for the opening World Cup races of the 2017-18 season in North America. With the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games now less than four months away, Yarnold will start the build-up to the defence of her title alongside World Cup medalist Laura Deas and Youth Olympic Champion Ashleigh Pittaway. Mechanical Engineering PhD student Dom Parsons, who is currently ranked number...

Josie Janz-Dawson and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis have joined Team Bath Netball for the 2018 Superleague season

International stars join Team Bath Netball as 2018 Superleague tickets go on sale

16 October 2017

Josie Janz-Dawson and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis are two new talents announced as joining Team Bath Netball today as tickets go on sale for the Blue and Gold’s 2018 Vitality Superleague home matches. Fans will be able to see them and a host of returning and other stars at the Team Bath Arena that will feature a new reserved-seating format, largely dispensing with the need to queue at the venue on match nights. Current season-ticket holders will...

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VIDEO: Players and sponsors Iesis Group look ahead to this week’s big Anniversary Game at The Rec

16 October 2017

Iestyn Lewis is hoping the University of Bath’s current generation of student rugby players will be as inspired by performing at The Rec as he was during his time with Bath Rugby. Lewis, a former sporting scholar and Director of Rugby at the University, is sponsoring the BUCS Super Rugby Anniversary Game between the University of Bath and Loughborough through his property and engineering company Iesis Group. It is taking place at The Rec on...

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