News Archive, Month: November 2017

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

Team Bath Netball to take on Wales in first pre-season friendly

14 November 2017

The new-look Team Bath Netball squad will get their first competitive run-out of pre-season this weekend when they take on the Welsh national squad preparing for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The match is taking place at Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre on Saturday (4pm) and will provide the Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold with an early opportunity to test out new combinations in a game environment. Australian defender Josie Janz-Dawson and England U21 goal-shooter Sophie...

Young fans Hannah Holness and Molly Goult join their heroines on court

Lucky, young fans join Superleague Stars

13 November 2017

Two lucky young fans experienced life as Superleague netballers recently after winning a competition to train with Team Bath Netball’s star-studded squad. Molly Goult, who plays for Team Bath’s U14A side, and friend Hannah Holness got to meet and chat to their favourite players before joining in a fun warm-up session. They then took part in drills and skills training before spending time with coaches Anna Stembridge and Jess Thirlby as they ran the more...

MJ Church sporting ambassador Dave King, March 2017

King and Gale backed nationally as Tokyo potential

10 November 2017

Hurdler Dave King and high-jumper Tom Gale are amongst a cohort of University of Bath-based athletes who emerged onto British Athletics’ lottery-supported list for the 2018 season, announced today. They are part of the World Class Performance Programme which is funded by the National Lottery and organised with the aim of success at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. King, an MJ Church Ambassador, broke through and won World Championships selection last year and...

Four World Champs medals for Uni-based fencers

09 November 2017

2016 Rio Paralympic silver medallist Piers Gilliver has added 2017 INAS World Wheelchair Fencing Championships silver and bronze to his growing global medal haul in Rome this week. Today the MJ Church Team Bath ambassador took silver behind Russia’s Maxim Shaburov in the Category A epee final with Russia featuring on the same podium again with bronze through Roman Fedyev. Shaburov had earlier taken gold in the Category A sabre final in which Gilliver, a...

Bath defend their line under Exeter pressure

Tough night for Team Bath as Exeter run in seven tries

08 November 2017

Team Bath were rocked by a solid Exeter performance in tonight’s BUCS Super Rugby Westcountry derby at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Bath, sponsored by IKON Construction and supported by Investigo, went down 7-47, to a visiting side who performed clinically with the minimum of errors. The teams went into tonight’s match on the back of contrasting results, with Bath having recorded their first win of the season at Nottingham Trent while Exeter...

Watch West Country derby for free as Bath take on Exeter in BUCS Super Rugby tonight

08 November 2017

The Sports Training Village will play host to a big BUCS Super Rugby West Country derby tonight as the University of Bath men’s 1st XV take on Exeter in an eagerly-awaited contest. There have been some memorable matches between the clubs over the years and tonight’s is shaping up to be a good one too, with the teams going into the contest on the back of contrasting results. Bath, sponsored by IKON Construction and supported by...

Golden hat-trick for wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dmitri Coutya at Netherlands World Cup

Wheelchair fencers hoping to turn top ranking into gold at World Championships in Rome

07 November 2017

After a busy summer of training, University of Bath-based Piers Gilliver says he is in good shape ahead of this week’s IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships in Rome, Italy. The Rio 2016 Paralympic finalist and Ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church is a former Junior World Champion in epee and will be looking to add the senior title to his growing list of honours after finishing runner-up in 2015. Training partner Dimitri Coutya (pictured...

Global champions in star-studded line-up as day two opens on Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

07 November 2017

Winners of titles at this year’s Wimbledon, Australian, French and US Open tournaments are joining Rio 2016 Paralympic gold-medallists in a star-studded line-up for the 2017 Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament. The prestigious event started yesterday at the University of Bath Sports Training Village following a hugely-successful debut last year, with spectators invited to watch world-class sport for free from Wednesday - Saturday. A stacked men’s singles competition features eight of the world’s top-ten ranked players...

Team JST overcome final scare to power to fourth successive Strength in Depth European crown

06 November 2017

Wigan-based Team JST (pictured) were crowned as Europe’s fittest team for the fourth year running when the annual Strength in Depth tournament returned to the University of Bath Sports Training Village over the weekend. They had to do it the hard way, though, as an injury to masters athlete Paul Hopper and a platform error in the ninth and final challenge of two brutal days of competition allowed the CrossFit Oslo Wolfpack from Norway to...

City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club gymfusion event, November 2017

City of Bath rhythmic gymnasts produce dream performance at national Gymfusion event

05 November 2017

City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club are celebrating after wowing the crowds at this weekend’s Gymfusion Midlands at the Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent. The event had a ‘dream’ theme and featured an array of gymnastics routines performed by squads from all over the country. In the only rhythmic gymnastics discipline at the show, the Bath club enthralled the audience with a complex and delightful routine using ribbons, balls, clubs and hoops based on the dream of...

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