News Archive, Month: March 2018

Rising Team Bath AS star Laura McNab heading to second European Junior Champs with British Swimming

23 March 2018

Team Bath AS swimmer Laura McNab has once again been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Junior Championships, this year taking place in Helsinki, Finland from July 4-8. It is Laura’s third opportunity to represent her country, with her selection following success at the British Championships in Edinburgh earlier this month. At the event, Laura won the Junior 200m freestyle title and made the Senior 100m freestyle final, finishing an impressive sixth against...

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....

Aspiring Beijing 2022 Olympic skeleton star Ashleigh Pittaway becomes latest MJ Church Ambassador

20 March 2018

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games may have just finished but Team Bath and partners MJ Church are already looking to the future by supporting a potential skeleton star of 2022. Ashleigh Pittaway, a Youth Olympic Games gold-medallist in 2016, is only 17 years old but has already raced on the IBSF World Cup circuit five times and claimed a top-ten finish at the 2018 Junior World Championships in St Moritz. She has been training...

CUSTOMER NOTICE: Update on Sports Training Village Opening

19 March 2018

After more but lighter snow overnight, we continue to have partial opening at the Sports Training Village due to staff experiencing difficulty getting to work.  The campus car parks remain snowy and we would ask all customers to take care. The current situation is: The gym is open and operational The swimming pool (50m) is open and operational The tennis courts are open and Team Bath tennis classes will be open from 4-7.30pm All Tribe...

Men’s 1st XV want your support as they set off on Road to Twickenham against in-form Cardiff University

19 March 2018

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV take their first step on the Road to Twickenham on Wednesday when they welcome Cardiff University to the Sports Training Village for a last-16 match in the BUCS Rugby Championship (6.30pm kick-off). South A champions Cardiff will arrive full of confidence after securing promotion to the BUCS Super Rugby league with an 87-34 aggregate victory over North A winners Newcastle University in the play-offs last week. Bath, sponsored...

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...

Ed Nightingale Futures canoeing

Another chance to try out for Futures Athlete Development Programme as current stars shine on international stage

15 March 2018

Talented young sportspeople have another opportunity to try out for the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme at a free screening day taking place next month. It is taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from 8.45am to around 2pm on Saturday, April 7, and will test the physical fitness, speed and power of current and aspiring members of the talent development scheme. Athletes currently on the programme – which provides access to...

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,...

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