News Archive, Month: January 2018

Sports Performance student Darren Atkins to join Bath Rugby senior squad for 2018-19 season

31 January 2018

Darren Atkins has followed fellow University of Bath student Josh Bayliss in signing a new contract with Bath Rugby that will see him step up into the Premiership club’s senior squad for the 2018-19 season. The talented full-back, who has represented the University men’s 1st XV in BUCS Super Rugby, is one of a number of Bath Rugby Academy players who combine training and playing for the Blue, Black & White with studying Sports Performance....

Brilliant Buccs reach Jaffa Super 6s indoor hockey final during unforgettable day at Copper Box Arena

30 January 2018

Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club achieved their best-ever Jaffa Super 6s result as the men’s team finished runners-up in the national indoor competition. After qualifying from the league stage for the first time, Buccs treated the sell-out crowd at London’s Copper Box Arena and a television audience watching live coverage on BBC Sport to two tremendous performances. They overcame Wimbledon in the semi-finals after a dramatic penalty shoot-out, then pushed East Grinstead all the way...

National Centre Bath trio win eight medals at Luxembourg Euro Swim Meet

29 January 2018

University of Bath-based swimmers Jazz Carlin, James Guy and Chris Walker-Hebborn won eight medals between them at the Luxembourg Euro Meet over the weekend. Guy, coached by Jol Finck at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, struck gold in both the 200m freestyle (1:47.97) and 100m butterfly (52.31). He also claimed 200m butterfly bronze (1:59.52) and was part of a 4x100m medley relay squad that finished runner-up in a British one-two. Helping the other British...

Tough test but invaluable experience for Pentathlon GB juniors at Budapest International Competition

28 January 2018

University of Bath students Charlie Follett and Georgia Hannam gained invaluable international experience when they were among five Pentathlon GB athletes to reach the finals of the Budapest Indoor Competition in Hungary. Follett (left), who studies Psychology, was 27th overall in the women’s competition and Santander Sporting Scholar Georgia Hannam, who studies Physical Activity & Health, finished 28th. Fellow junior athlete Kerenza Bryson also qualified for the final, placing 31st. [caption id="attachment_59139" align="alignright" width="292"] Georgia Hannam in...

Dream come true as University students Will Britton and Miles Reid help Bath Rugby to Anglo-Welsh Cup victory on debut

27 January 2018

The thriving partnership between the University of Bath and Bath Rugby produced more positive results on Saturday as students Will Britton and Miles Reid made their senior debuts in the famous Blue, Black and White. The duo, both part of the University men’s 1st XV that competes in BUCS Super Rugby, came off the bench in the second half to help Bath record a 21-8 home victory over Newcastle Falcons in the Anglo-Welsh Cup. Fellow...

University captain Will Britton and fellow student Miles Reid in line to make Bath Rugby debuts

26 January 2018

University of Bath students Will Britton and Miles Reid are in contention to make their Bath Rugby debuts on Saturday after being named on the bench for the Anglo-Welsh Cup clash against Newcastle Falcons (The Rec, 3pm). Sport & Social Sciences student Britton (pictured) is captain of the University’s BUCS Super Rugby team, for whom Reid – a former Beechen Cliff School pupil who began a Sports Performance course this year – has appeared regularly...

Lloyd Wallace celebrates after finishing seventh at the Aerial Skiing World Cup in Deer Valley, February 2016

Aerial skier Lloyd Wallace soars to Olympic debut as slider Jackie Narracott also earns PyeongChang 2018 selection

25 January 2018

Aerial skier Lloyd Wallace and Australian skeleton athlete Jackie Narracott are the latest University of Bath-based sportspeople to be officially selected for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Wallace’s qualification for the Team GB squad – the first male aerial skier to be selected by Britain in 20 years – is all the more remarkable as it comes just six months after he suffered a serious head injury while training in Switzerland. He was placed...

Students and alumni among Pentathlon GB squad starting international season at Budapest Indoor

25 January 2018

Five University of Bath students and four graduates are among an 11-strong Pentathlon GB squad starting their international modern pentathlon seasons at the Budapest Indoor Competition in Hungary this week. Natural Sciences student Jess Varley, supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS), will compete in the women's qualifiers on Thursday alongside Psychology student Charlie Follett and Santander Sporting Scholar Georgia Hannam, who studies Physical Activity & Health. Completing the GB women's squad are graduates...

Best-ever Australian Open campaign comes to a battling end for Team Bath’s Marcus Daniell after epic quarter-final

24 January 2018

Marcus Daniell’s best-ever Grand Slam run came to a battling end on Wednesday as the Team Bath Tennis player and men’s doubles partner Dominic Inglot narrowly missed out on an Australian Open semi-final place. Daniell and Inglot saved three match points on their way to winning a thrilling second-set tie-break 12-10 and taking their quarter-final against Austria’s Oliver Marach and Croatia’s Mate Pavic on the Margaret Court Arena the full distance. There was nothing to...

Calum Jarvis in the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool

Team Wales select swimmers Jazz Carlin and Calum Jarvis for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

24 January 2018

Welsh swimmers Jazz Carlin and Calum Jarvis (pictured) are the latest University of Bath-based sportspeople to be officially selected for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. They are among 93 athletes across 11 sports added to the Team Wales squad today for the Games, taking place in Australia from April 4-15. University of Bath graduate Jacob Paul, a 400m hurdler who was supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship while studying Sport & Social Sciences, has also...

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