News Archive, Month: September 2018

Anniversary Game returns to The Rec as Iesis Group sponsor University of Bath’s big BUCS Super Rugby showpiece

18 September 2018

Top-flight student rugby will once more feature at Bath Rugby’s famous city-centre Recreation Ground as leading property and engineering company Iesis Group have stepped forward to support this year’s Anniversary Game featuring the University of Bath and due to take place on October 17 at 18.30. A year ago, more than 3500 spectators turned out to cheer the University side, which includes a number of Bath Academy players through the current partnership between two of...

Stacey Francis returns to Blue and Gold

Stacey Francis back in Blue and Gold

17 September 2018

Stacey Francis, one of the most popular and successful players in Team Bath Netball’s history, will be putting on the Blue & Gold dress once again after being named as a Worldwide All-Star pick for next month’s British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship. The world-class defender, who has just completed her second Australian Suncorp Super Netball season with Perth-based West Coast Fever, will line up for her former franchise in the fast-paced competition, which is returning...

World Champion Vicky Holland can't believe her success

University of Bath-based Vicky Holland wins World Triathlon Title

17 September 2018

Vicky Holland will return to the UK tomorrow as triathlon’s overall 2018 World Champion after a gutsy performance on Australia’s Gold Coast. The 32 year-old, who trains at the University of Bath as part of the national triathlon centre, finished well clear of USA’s Katie Zaferes, her only rival for the title after a season-long battle from March to September across four continents. Olympic bronze medallist Holland has never won the world title but her...

Chance for young swimmers to make a splash with the Team Bath AS Academy Programme

15 September 2018

Talented young swimmers who would like to take their sport to the next level are invited to a taster session in the University of Bath’s Olympic-sized pool for the Team Bath AS Academy Swimming Programme. Taking place at the Sports Training Village on Saturday, September 22, it is open to young people aged between eight and 13 who have achieved ASA Swimming Certificate 8-10 through a Learn to Swim Programme, Swim School or from a...

Winter Olympic stars shine bright as British Skeleton claim clean sweep of awards at 2018 Team GB Ball

14 September 2018

Lizzy Yarnold and the University of Bath-based PyeongChang 2018 British Skeleton squad collected a clean sweep of awards as summer and winter Olympians came together to celebrate at the Team GB Ball 2018. The Team GB Awards, which headlined the evening at London’s Royal Horticultural Halls, recognised the record-breaking achievements of PyeongChang 2018 where Team GB athletes collected their best ever haul of five medals. Yarnold was voted by her fellow athletes as the Olympians’ Olympian...

Jubilant Jamie Cooke sprints into record books as he wins dramatic gold at Modern Pentathlon World Championships

14 September 2018

The University of Bath Sports Training Village is home to another world champion after Pentathlon GB’s Jamie Cooke produced a stunning finish to take gold at the 2018 Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Mexico City. The Rio 2016 Olympian was in contention throughout but only took the lead for the first time with his last step of an epic laser-run, out-sprinting Pavlo Tymoshchenko and Valentin Prades to become the first British pentathlete to win a...

Great Britain's Dom Parsons with his Olympic Winter Games bronze. He will be the official Olympic Day Run starter.

Olympic medallist Dom Parsons taking a break from skeleton to focus on PhD studies at University of Bath

13 September 2018

Olympic bronze medalist Dom Parsons will take a season away from competing in skeleton to complete his PhD at the University of Bath. Parsons became Great Britain's first male Olympic skeleton medalist for 70 years when he finished third in PyeongChang seven months ago. With one eye on the next Winter Games in Beijing in 2022, Parsons has decided he will not compete on the ice in 2018-19 and instead aim to complete his doctorate...

Sophie Drakeford-Lewis

University of Bath student Sophie Drakeford-Lewis excited to continue sporting eductation with Team Bath Netball

12 September 2018

Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, one of the most exciting young attacking talents in the game, is looking forward to continuing her development with Team Bath Netball after signing on for a second successive Vitality Superleague season. The 19-year-old enjoyed an excellent debut campaign with the Blue & Gold during 2018, establishing herself as a regular starter at goal-attack and impressing supporters and team-mates with her slick combination play, maturity and coolness under pressure. A bronze-medalist with England...

MJ Church extend Team Bath support to men’s 1st XV ahead of 2018-19 BUCS Super Rugby season

12 September 2018

Team Bath’s BUCS Super Rugby squad have been handed a boost ahead of the 2018-19 season thanks to a new sponsorship deal with MJ Church – the South West’s leading Civil Engineering, Plant, Transport and Waste Management Contractor. The Blue & Gold will proudly wear the Marshfield-based family company’s logo on their shorts during the new season, which starts with a home match against Northumbria at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Wednesday,...

Eboni Beckford-Chambers & Mia Ritchie

Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Mia Ritchie back in Blue & Gold for 2019 Netball Superleague season

10 September 2018

Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Mia Ritchie will be bringing their outstanding talent and experience back to the Blue & Gold for the 2019 Vitality Superleague season after becoming the latest players to recommit to Team Bath Netball. The duo can boast 17 seasons of playing experience between them in the famous Blue & Gold. Inspirational defender Beckford-Chambers, captain of Team Bath for the past three years, was part of the England Netball squad that won a...

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