News Archive, Month: March 2018

Jack Davies en route to try no.1 against Cardiff

10-try Bath storm into national quarter-finals

21 March 2018

Two high scoring phases at the beginning of each half proved the cornerstones of a 58-15 ten-try home win Wednesday for the University of Bath first XV team against Cardiff University in the last-16 of the BUCs Super Rugby Championships. Cardiff held the floodgates in the first half, countering the Ikon-sponsored and Investigo-supported Bath side’s three opening tries with two of their own. Pressure mounted on the visitors in the second half with some powerful,...

Sporty students going for a hat-trick of national titles on BUCS Big Wednesday

21 March 2018

Three student-sport teams from the University of Bath will be looking to win national titles today when they compete at BUCS Big Wednesday. The culmination of the 2017-18 student sports season, taking place this year at the University of Nottingham, will see the men’s badminton team, women’s netballers and women’s water polo team all going for glory. For a second successive year, Bath will take on old rivals Loughborough in the men’s badminton Championship final....

Team Bath’s Marcus Daniell gets to hit with tennis great Roger Federer at Indian Wells Masters

16 March 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Marcus Daniell got to practice with the greatest of all time this week when he hit with Roger Federer at the Indian Wells Masters in California. Daniell earned his place at the tournament after reaching the men’s doubles quarter-finals at this year’s Australian Open and he repeated that achievement at Indian Wells with new partner Diego Schwartzman of Argentina. Their run was ended on Thursday by home favourites Mike and Bob...

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games bronze-medallist Laura Deas with Dame Katherine Grainger

VIDEO: Interviews with Dame Katherine Grainger and Laura Deas as University hosts Commonwealth Big Lunch

14 March 2018

Olympic legend Dame Katherine Grainger was the guest of honour when the University of Bath hosted the UK's first Commonwealth Big Lunch this week. The event doubled as a rousing send-off for the 30 University-based sportspeople who will be competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and a chance to welcome skeleton bronze-medallist Laura Deas back to her home training base after her PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games heroics. TeamBathTV caught up with Dame Katherine,...

University of Bath celebrates Gold Coast 2018 and PyeongChang 2018 links by hosting UK’s first Commonwealth Big Lunch

13 March 2018

Some of the country’s top sportspeople joined dignitaries, students and local schoolchildren at the University of Bath today to celebrate its links to both the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The Commonwealth Big Lunch, organised and hosted in conjunction with UK Sport, saw 130 guests enjoy food from around the Commonwealth in the first of a nationwide series of events building up to the Commonwealth Heads of Governnment...

Student Jenny Nesbitt selected for Gold Coast 2018 ahead of Commonwealth celebration at University of Bath

12 March 2018

Sporting scholar Jenny Nesbitt has become the 30th University of Bath-based sportsperson to be selected for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games after she was called into the Welsh athletics squad. The news comes a day before the University celebrates its Gold Coast links with a Commonwealth Lunch that will be attended by a host of the selected sportspeople, students from 22 Commonwealth nations and dignitaries including Guest of Honour Dame Katherine Grainger, the Chair...

Dimitri Coutya makes history with medal hat-trick as University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers excel in Italy

12 March 2018

Dimitri Coutya became the first Brit to win three individual medals at a World Cup event during another outstanding weekend for University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers on the international stage. Coutya won Category B epee and foil gold, as well as sabre bronze, while MJ Church ambassador Piers Gilliver also excelled as he claimed the Category A epee title in Pisa, Italy. Double World Champion Coutya has dominated his epee category in recent months and...

University of Bath graduate Kelly Gallagher in Super G action at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

PyeongChang 2018: Kelly Gallagher ready to throw kitchen sink at Games after solid start to week

11 March 2018

University of Bath graduate Kelly Gallagher had to settle for eighth place in the visually-impaired Super G at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games but said she was happy to be “pushing out of the starting gate” again. Four years ago in Sochi, Gallagher famously won the Super G title to become the first Brit to claim alpine skiing gold at either an Olympic or Paralympic Games. She suffered multiple injuries after a training crash...

(From left) Jamie Harper, Bradley Sutton and Eilidh Prise won team gold at the 2018 BUCS Modern Pentathlon Championships

Double gold among medal haul for Bath students at BUCS Modern Pentathlon Championships

10 March 2018

University of Bath students won team gold and two individual medals when they competed in the 2018 BUCS Modern Pentathlon Championships in Oxford. Whiteley Sporting Scholar Eilidh Prise, who studies Mathematics, led the way in the women’s individual competition to claim 12 BUCS points for Bath. Katherine Townsend and Sarah Collin were seventh and 12th respectively. Sports Performance student Bradley Sutton, supported by a Santander Sporting Scholarship, was runner-up to Sport & Exercise Science graduate...

Impressive Manchester Thunder side end Team Bath Netball’s winning start to Superleague season

09 March 2018

Team Bath Netball’s winning start to the 2018 Vitality Superleague season was ended by a clinical Manchester Thunder side on Friday. The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold edged the first and final quarters in front of a noisy sell-out crowd but Thunder, inspired by excellent goal-attack Kathryn Turner, were fast and fluent going forward and deserved their victory, eventually coming out on top 60-51. Anna Stembridge, Team Bath Netball Superleague Head Coach, said: “We’re obviously disappointed...

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