News Archive, Month: August 2018

New U1 and U2 bus route from September 2018

CUSTOMER NOTICE: Change of route for U1 and U2 bus services to University of Bath

31 August 2018

Customers and visitors who use the First Bus services to travel from Bath city centre to the University of Bath Sports Training Village are advised there will be major route changes from Sunday, September 2, 2018. All U1 journeys will now have a single main city centre departure location at Corn Street, opposite Avon Street car park, which is close to the bus and railway stations. Rather than go through the city centre as they...

National Vintage Games to provide enriching sports experience for over-50s for second year at University of Bath

30 August 2018

The National Vintage Games, the UK's first competitive and recreational sports event for the over-50s, is returning to the University of Bath Sports Training Village this weekend. Established in 2017, this year's event - taking place on Sunday, September 2 - is set to be bigger and better with the inclusion of new team events like walking rugby and walking netball alongside returning sports walking football, athletics, swimming, tennis and badminton. All sports will have official adjudication...

Back in Blue and Gold – Serena Guthrie returns to Team Bath Netball for 2019 Vitality Superleague season

29 August 2018

Serena Guthrie, one of the world’s finest netballers and a pivotal player in England’s historic Commonwealth Games success, will be returning to Team Bath Netball for the 2019 Vitality Superleague season. In a major coup for the five-time Superleague champions, Guthrie – a dynamic and inspirational powerhouse for both club and country – will once again don the famous Blue & Gold after spending four successful years playing professionally in New Zealand and Australia. The...

New Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby captain Tom Doughty

VIDEO: Bath Rugby Academy hooker Tom Doughty proud to be new Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby captain

27 August 2018

New Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby captain Tom Doughty says it will be “a massive honour” to wear the armband during the 2018-19 season. The all-action hooker, a Sports Performance student at the University of Bath, takes over in the role from Sports & Social Sciences graduate Will Britton – both have signed Academy forms with Bath Rugby this summer. “It’s a massive honour to be made captain, it’s something I’ve wanted to do for...

England international Alex Lane in action for the University of Bath men's 1sts in the 2017 BUCS Big Wednesday badminton final

MJ Church ambassador Alex Lane reaches third successive final at England Nationals Badminton Champs

26 August 2018

University of Bath graduate Alex Lane narrowly missed out on defending his men’s singles title at the England Nationals Badminton Championships staged at Wycombe Leisure Centre. The MJ Church Ambassador, coached by Peter Bush at the Sports Training Village, reached the final for the third successive year and took the first game 21-19 against Toby Penty. However, the 2017 runner-up – the top-ranked player in the draw – hit back to win the second game...

“All to play for” in ITU World Triathlon Grand Final after Vicky Holland strikes gold once again in Montreal

25 August 2018

Vicky Holland will go into the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final just 34 points adrift of leader Katie Zaferes after the University of Bath-based triathlete won her third gold medal of the season in Montreal, Canada. The Rio 2016 Olympic bronze-medallist, who has already won in Leeds and Toronto this season, overcame a poor start to the penultimate race to finish 22 seconds clear of her US rival and boost her overall title chances...

VIDEO: Essential nutrition facts to help you train harder, recover faster and improve performance

24 August 2018

A good nutritional plan is essential to getting the most out of your training and competition.  In the latest of our series of Team Bath health and lifestyle videos, our nutritionists look at three facts you should know that can help you train harder, recover faster and improve your overall performance. We also look at the 'three Rs' of post-exercise nutrition - rehydrate, replenish and rebuild. Watch the videos below and check out the series...

Layla Guscoth and Kadeen Corbin

Layla Guscoth returns for Roses as Team Bath Netball quintet earn England selection for busy Autumn

20 August 2018

Layla Guscoth is set to wear the England dress for the first time in three years after being named in the Roses squad alongside fellow Team Bath Netball star Kadeen Corbin for the Autumn internationals. Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and Paige Reed have also been selected in the Roses’ U21 squad along with Chartie Curtis, who is stepping up to that age group after impressing as England U19 captain this summer. Guscoth – named in the Vitality...

Myles Pillage, Pentathlon GB, Trendell Sporting Scholar 2018

Sporting scholar Myles Pillage and Zoe Davison to make senior Modern Pentathlon World Champs individual debuts

17 August 2018

University of Bath sporting scholar Myles Pillage will make his Senior World Championships individual debut in Mexico next month after being named in an eight-strong Pentathlon GB squad for the 2018 edition. Fellow junior Zoe Davison will also make the step up after finishing a fine fourth in the women's competition at the Junior World Championships earlier this month. Biochemistry student Pillage, supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, has previously competed in three relays at...

Team Bath squad back in training ahead of biggest BUCS Super Rugby season yet

15 August 2018

The Team Bath men’s rugby union squad began pre-season training this week ahead of an exciting 2018-19 BUCS Super Rugby campaign that will start and finish in front of their home fans – and once again include an Anniversary Game at the home of Bath Rugby. The season begins during Freshers’ Week when the Blue & Gold entertain Northumbria at the University of Bath on Wednesday, September 26, and concludes in March when old rivals...

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