News Archive, Month: November 2017

Paul Blake is inducted into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport by Deputy Director of Sport Greg Sharp, November 2017. CREDIT: Bryn Vaile for Matchtight.

“Absolute honour and pleasure” as Paralympic champ Paul Blake joins University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

24 November 2017

Paralympic gold-medallist and multiple World Champion Paul Blake today became the latest inductee into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. The popular and inspirational athlete has been training with Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village for the past eight years, enjoying tremendous success during that time. His greatest moment to date came at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games as he stormed to T36 400m gold. He won 800m silver too that...

Will Flinn on the charge for the University of Bath men's 1st XV in the 24-22 BUCS Super Rugby win over Hartpury College

VIDEO: Action and reaction from University of Bath’s dramatic BUCS Super Rugby win over Hartpury

23 November 2017

The University of Bath ended their long wait for both a home win and victory over West Country rivals Hartpury College in dramatic style on Wednesday, Levi Davis scoring in the last minute to seal a 24-22 success. After the match, Team Bath TV caught up with Head of Rugby Aaron James and captain Will Britton to get their thoughts on a memorable evening at the Sports Training Village. Check out our collection of BUCS...

Team Bath Netball to host Superleague champs and local rivals in January tri-tournament

23 November 2017

Netball’s 2018 will burst into action on January 6 when Team Bath take on Wasps and Severn Stars in a curtain-raising tri-tournament at the Team Bath Arena. Starting at 1pm, fans will be entertained by three matches featuring the Blue and Gold, 2017 Vitality Netball Superleague champions Wasps and Stars, who were exciting league debutantes last season. Tickets are on sale now for what promises to be an exciting start to another big year of...

Last-gasp try earns University of Bath a welcome and deserved BUCS Super Rugby win over local rivals Hartpury

22 November 2017

A Levi Davis try in the dying moments gave the University of Bath men’s 1st XV a well-earned and confidence-boosting 24-22 victory over Hartpury College in tonight’s BUCS Super Rugby West Country derby. The hosts, sponsored by IKON Construction and supported by Investigo, looked set for another frustrating evening when a try from replacement Toby Hill gave Hartpury the lead for the first time with just a couple of minutes to go. However, Bath were...

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Tokyo 2020 potential earns student Tim Nurse a place in GB Hockey Elite Development Programme

22 November 2017

University of Bath sporting scholar Tim Nurse has been recognised as having Tokyo 2020 Olympic potential after being named in the Great Britain Hockey Men’s Elite Development Programme (EDP). Nurse, who started a Foundation Degree in Sports Performance this term and is supported by a King Scholarship, is one of 35 players selected for the new programme aimed at developing medal-winning Olympians of the future. After a highly-successful junior career with England U16 and U18,...

West Country derby marks return of BUCS Super Rugby to University of Bath tonight

22 November 2017

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV return to BUCS Super Rugby action tonight after a two-week break when they welcome defending champions Hartpury College to the Sports Training Village. Last season’s West County derbies were hard-fought and entertaining affairs and tonight’s promises to be no different, with both teams in search of a much-needed win to reignite their campaigns. Both currently sit in the bottom three having won just once this season, away to...

Join us on Friday to welcome Paralympic champion Paul Blake into Hall of Fame for Sport

21 November 2017

Reigning Paralympic gold-medallist and multiple World Champion athlete Paul Blake will become the latest inductee into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport on Friday (November 24). Blake has enjoyed incredible success since joining Rob Ellchuk’s training group at the University seven years ago, with perhaps his greatest achievement coming at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games when he stormed to the T36 400m crown. He has four Paralympic medals in total – he...

Hewett, de Groot and Wagner serve up singles success at 2017 Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

20 November 2017

British number one Alfie Hewett, Diede de Groot of the Netherlands and the USA’s David Wagner were crowned as champions during an outstanding 2017 Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament. Their successes capped a world-class week of competition at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, where multiple Grand Slam champions and Paralympic medallists served up a host of memorable performances. Hewett had produced one of those in the men’s singles quarter-finals, recovering from losing the...

Bobsleigh bronze is GB’s first medal for four years as Laura Deas hits top five again in skeleton

19 November 2017

Brad Hall guided GB Bobsleigh to their first World Cup medal in four years during another impressive weekend of international competition for the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA). Lamin Deen’s quartet were also on the wider podium during the four-man competition at Park City in the United States, while Laura Deas secured a second successive top-five finish in the women’s skeleton. Hall, Bruce Tasker, Joel Fearon and Greg Cackett were competing...

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Anna Hopkin and Jacob Greenow strike gold at BUCS National Short-Course Swimming Champs

18 November 2017

University of Bath students brought home a host of personal bests and two golds – through Anna Hopkin and Jacob Greenow – from the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Short Course Swimming Championships. Coach Mark Skimming was pleased with the potential shown by his swimmers in Sheffield but added there is still room for improvement in the months ahead. Hopkin (pictured), a TET Sporting Scholar, took gold in the 50m free but was...

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