News Archive, Month: October 2017

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...

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...

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...

Aaron James, Iestyn Lewis and Will Britton at The Rec, September 2017

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...

The Shaw sisters - Rachel (far right) and Jess (third left) have re-signed for Team Bath Netball.

Shaw sisters “sure thing” for Team Bath

15 October 2017

Netball international Rachel Shaw says the Team Bath Netball squad has become “a second family” to her as she and her younger sister Jess sign up to the Blue and Gold for the 2018 Vitality Superleague season. She said: “I really love the buzz and energy around this team and the novelty of putting on the Blue and Gold never wears off for me”. The talented siblings have already played for England and are renowned...

Bath attack thwarted by Cardiff Met defence

13 October 2017

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV were frustratingly defeated in a tough and competitive BUCS Super Rugby Game against Cardiff Met on Wednesday. The final score of 18-10 was a result of a strong defence from the Cardiff Met side. A successful penalty kick from Bath’s Will Flinn brought the team three points in the 1st half. This, followed by a try from George Frampton and a successful conversion from Flinn after a lineout,...

Team Bath Netball launch new performance network

10 October 2017

More talented young netballers from across the South West will now have the chance to develop their game the Blue and Gold way following the launch of a new Team Bath Netball Futures Pathway. Two Team Bath Netball Academies and three Team Bath Netball “Hubs” have been set up across the region, allowing 80 aspiring netballers, aged from 14 to 21, to benefit from top-class coaching and lifestyle and sports science support. This new network...

University of Bath BUCS Super Rugby squad 2017-18

Game of two halves as University of Bath are left to rue errors during Durham defeat

05 October 2017

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV were left to rue costly errors as they were beaten in a BUCS Super Rugby game of two halves at Durham University on Wednesday. There was nothing between the teams during a tight-fought first period that saw both defences stand up well to some patient attacking play, with neither side able to force a breakthrough. However, Durham finally broke the deadlock six minutes into the second half and...

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