News Archive, Month: October 2017

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...

University of Bath Super Rugby squad 2017-18

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...

University of Bath-based swimming medallists named in Team England squad for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

04 October 2017

University of Bath-based trio Andrew Willis, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and James Guy are among the first group of swimmers to be selected by Team England for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. All three are part of the successful high-performance British Swimming National Centre at the Sports Training Village and all won medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. O’Connor – coached by David McNulty in the London 2012 Legacy Pool – enjoyed a particularly successful...

Men’s 1st XV make long journey to North East looking for BUCS Super Rugby response

04 October 2017

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV will be looking for an instant response to their last-kick BUCS Super Rugby defeat to Leeds Beckett when they make the long journey to Durham University today. Just two changes have been made to the starting XV for the first away match of the 2018-19 season, with hooker Beck Cutting and prop Bradley Packham coming into the front row. Austin Hay switches from tighthead to loosehead prop. Bath,...

Supporting student-athletes – 2018/19 scholarship and Dual Career applications now open

03 October 2017

The new academic year may have only just begun at the University of Bath but already we are planning for how to support our student-athletes in both their educational and sporting careers during 2018-19. Applications are now open for both the sporting scholarships, with funding generously provided by alumni and businesses, and the Team Bath Dual Career programme, which provides lifestyle support plus free access to the Team Bath Gym and Sports Training Village facilities....

Rugby alumni George Stephenson passed away aged 24 in September 2017

Rugby teams to pay tribute to player, chairman and graduate George Stephenson

03 October 2017

The University of Bath’s rugby teams will wear black armbands in their BUCS League matches on Wednesday in memory of George Stephenson, who has lost his battle with cancer aged 24. ‘Stevo’ was a popular and respected member of the rugby family at the University, playing across a number of positions for the 1st XV from 2011 to 2015 and serving as Chairman of the rugby club in his final season. He graduated with a...

young Team Bath Tribe participants with Carter Jonas Partners Philip Marshall (Commercial, back left) and David Mackenzie (Residential Sales, back right) plus Team Bath Tribe coaches Marlon Gasparotto, Nancy Walker and Hannah Gray. Credit: Clare Green for Matchtight.

Building for a healthier future as property consultancy Carter Jonas sponsor Team Bath Tribe

02 October 2017

National property consultancy Carter Jonas has joined the University of Bath’s mission for a healthier generation after coming on board as sponsors of the Team Bath Tribe youth sports programme. The support of Carter Jonas, whose Bath city-centre offices are based on Wood Street and Lower Bristol Road, will help more than 5,000 children from the ages of two through to 16 get active in a host of sports every week. Tribe, which has been...

Vicky Thornley on her way to victory at the GB Rowing Team Olympic Trials. PICTURES: Peter Spurrier / Intersport Images

Silver in Sarasota as Bath rowing graduate Vicky Thornley produces best World Champs result

01 October 2017

Former University of Bath-based rower Vicky Thornley helped the GB Rowing Team finish the 2017 World Championships on a high note as she won women’s single scull silver in Sarasota, Florida on Sunday. Thornley, who learnt to row with the highly-successful GB Rowing Team Start Programme at the University, finished runner-up to Jeannie Gmelin of Switzerland to add to her European Championships gold and two World Cup medals during an excellent 2017. “I’m really happy...

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