News Archive, Month: February 2018

University of Bath BUCS Super Rugby squad 2017-18

Men’s 1st XV caught cold in icy conditions before turning up the heat in second half at Hartpury

28 February 2018

A strong second-half performance gave the University of Bath men's 1st XV some positives to take from their final BUCS Super Rugby league match of the 2017-18 season, a 29-17 defeat away to local rivals Hartpury College. The match was played in snowy conditions and IKON Construction-sponsored Bath were caught cold in the first half, going 24-0 down. They were much improved in the second period, though, and got on the scoresheet when Will Partington...

Men’s 1st XV looking to end BUCS Super Rugby league season on a high at Hartpury

28 February 2018

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV will conclude their 2018 BUCS Super Rugby league campaign today when they make the short journey to Gloucestershire to face Hartpury College. The match has been moved forward to 5pm due to the cold weather and will see Bath, sponsored by IKON Construction and supported by Investigo, look to finish on a high ahead of the BUCS Rugby Championship knockout competition. A last-gasp try from Bath Rugby Academy...

Ben Fletcher won a silver medal at the Dusseldorf Grand Slam in February 2018

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher moves into world’s top ten after winning Grand Slam silver in Germany

27 February 2018

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher has hailed his silver medal at the Dusseldorf Grand Slam in Germany as “probably the best result of my career”. The Rio 2016 Olympian and MJ Church ambassador was only denied the -100kg gold by Georgia’s Varlam Liparteliani, an Olympic and World silver-medallist who is currently ranked number one in the world. Fletcher had to battle through four rounds to reach the final, recording impressive victories over Temur Rakhimov of...

“Resilience and determination” helps Team Bath Netball edge out Severn Stars in last seconds of Superleague thriller

27 February 2018

Head Superleague Coach Anna Stembridge has praised her players’ “resilience and determination” after a goal in the dying seconds against West Country rivals Severn Stars maintained Team Bath Netball’s perfect start to the season. An epic derby match at the University of Worcester on Monday saw the Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold trail 39-36 going into the final quarter but draw level at 40-40, only for Stars to respond with three unanswered goals to seemingly regain the momentum. Team...

(From left) Amy Williams, Eleanor Furneaux, Danny Holdcroft and Brogan Crowley were live on BBC Breakfast from the push-start track on February 26 2018

BBC Breakfast visit University of Bath’s outdoor push-start track to learn more about skeleton’s formula for success

26 February 2018

BBC Breakfast marked the end of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games by broadcasting live this morning from the UK’s only outdoor push-start track at the University of Bath. Intrepid reporter John Maguire tried his hand at skeleton as he found out more about the world-class programme run by the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) at the University that has now produced seven Olympic medallists from the last five Games. Three of those medals...

PyeongChang 2018: Four-man bobsleigh crews bring Winter Olympic Games to a close

25 February 2018

Team GB’s four-man bobsleigh crews brought the curtain down on the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games by finishing 17th and 18th respectively on Sunday. There were just three-hundredths of a second between the British crews after four rounds of competition in South Korea, with Brad Hall, Nick Gleeson, Joel Fearon and Greg Cackett (pictured) edging in front after a quicker final run on the last day of the Games. They clocked 3:18.26 overall, while Lamin Deen,...

Layla Guscoth makes an interception as Team Bath Netball beat Surrey Storm 60-44, February 2018

Team Bath Netball provide plenty of home cheer as they quell Storm in front of sell-out crowd

23 February 2018

Team Bath Netball maintained their 100 per cent record for the 2018 Vitality Netball Superleague season by beating Surrey Storm in front of a delighted home crowd on Friday. In their first match this year at the Team Bath Arena, the Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold were pegged back to 12-12 at the end of a fluctuating first quarter before giving a sell-out crowd of 1,420 supporters plenty to cheer during a stunning second period. With...

PyeongChang 2018: Mica McNeill and Mica Moore record Team GB’s best-ever women’s bobsleigh Olympic result

21 February 2018

Mica McNeill and Mica Moore achieved Team GB’s best-ever women’s bobsleigh result at a Winter Olympic Games when they placed eighth at PyeongChang 2018 on Wednesday. The 2017 Junior World Champions, who train with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) at the University of Bath, went into day two lying sixth overall after two fine runs on Tuesday. They lost a couple of places in the third run but maintained eighth position in their fourth...

Beth Close won 200m gold at the 2018 BUCS Nationals in SheffieldBeth Close won 200m gold at the 2018 BUCS Nationals in Sheffield

Eight golds among 28-medal haul for University of Bath student-athletes at BUCS Nationals 2018

21 February 2018

Student-athletes at the University of Bath won 28 medals across five different sports during a successful visit to Sheffield for the 2018 BUCS Nationals. Among the eight gold medals was a thrilling 200m title on the athletics track for Beth Close (pictured) after a storming finish. She then anchored the women’s 4x200m relay team to another tremendous victory as they retained the title for Bath. MJ Church ambassador Anna Hopkin’s 50m freestyle gold was one...

Eilidh Doyle and David King

British medallists Eilidh Doyle and David King selected for Birmingham 2018 IAAF World Indoor Athletics

20 February 2018

University of Bath-based Eilidh Doyle and David King have been named in a 31-strong British Athletics squad for next month’s IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham. Doyle, who celebrates her 31st birthday today (Tuesday) booked her place by winning 400m gold at the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships on Sunday, again at Arena Birmingham, in a season-best time of 51.84. “I am delighted with that,” said the multiple international medallist, who is coached by Brian...

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