News Archive, Month: October 2018

Team Bath seeking first BUCS Super Rugby win double of the season as they visit Nottingham Trent

31 October 2018

Team Bath men’s 1st XV travel to Nottingham Trent today (Wednesday) looking to continue their winning run and complete their first BUCS Super Rugby double of the 2018-19 season. The Blue & Gold, sponsored by Fulkers and MJ Church, held on for a nervy 41-36 victory when the two teams met at the University of Bath Sports Training Village earlier this month, with captain Tom Doughty scoring a hat-trick of tries on the night. That...

Beryl Friday fulfils England ambition as Australian attacker joins Team Bath Netball for 2019 Superleague season

30 October 2018

Versatile Australian attacker Beryl Friday says she has fulfilled a long-term ambition after joining Team Bath Netball for the 2019 Vitality Superleague season. The 24-year-old made her first appearance in Blue & Gold during the British Fast5 All-Stars Championships recently, impressing with her composure and energy in attack. Now Friday – a former ANZ champion with Queensland Firebirds – will bring those talents to Team Bath’s Superleague squad for the new season and is looking...

Laura Deas with her skeleton bronze medal from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Olympic medallist Laura Deas selected in exciting six-strong British Skeleton squad as Beijing 2022 Olympiad begins

30 October 2018

Olympic bronze medalist Laura Deas is among six University of Bath-based British Skeleton sliders selected for this year’s opening World Cup races as the team look to build on last season’s historic success. Deas made the podium in her maiden Olympic Winter Games in South Korea in February as British Skeleton celebrated an unprecedented hat-trick of medals thanks to a bronze for Dom Parsons and a second successive gold for Lizzy Yarnold. And while Yarnold...

Golden English double for Team Bath as University of Bath stages 2018 English Rhythmic Gymnastics Champs

29 October 2018

There was plenty of home success to celebrate when the University of Bath Sports Training Village hosted the 2018 English Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships. Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club's Senior group added the overall English champions title to their British crown, while the Junior group - full of confidence after winning gold at their first international competition in Bulgaria - also took the national title having won silver at the British Championships. Selina, Tiola, Sarah, Evie, Sophie...

Kelly Ganfield with Invictus Games Ambassador David Beckham at Sydney 2018

“Phenomenal” feeling as Kelly Ganfield wins historic medal for Team UK at Invictus Games Sydney

28 October 2018

Kelly Ganfield said that becoming the first visually-impaired athlete to claim a medal at the Invictus Games “felt immense” after the University of Bath-based sprinter won silver in Sydney. Ganfield, who runs tethered to guide and athletics coach Mikail Huggins, teamed up with Naomi Adie, Alexandra McClellan and Debbie O’Connell to finish runners-up to the United States in the women’s 4x100m relay. “It felt immense because this was an event they hadn’t tried before and...

Sporting scholar Jack Davies becomes latest graduate from BUCS Super Rugby to Bath Rugby senior team

27 October 2018

Jack Davies became the latest University of Bath student to make his senior Bath Rugby debut when the Blue, Black & White took on Harlequins in the Premiership Rugby Cup on Saturday. The Management Masters student, who is supported by a Santander sporting scholarship, replaced Sports Performance student Miles Reid in the 35th minute of Bath’s 27-19 defeat at The Rec. University of Bath graduates Josh Bayliss, Luke Charteris and Levi Davis were in the...

Terrific Team Bath run in five tries to beat South West rivals Exeter for first time in BUCS Super Rugby

24 October 2018

Team Bath produced an excellent all-round performance to record their first BUCS Super Rugby victory over South West rivals Exeter in an entertaining derby at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The Blue & Gold, sponsored by Fulkers and MJ Church, got off to a storming start as Hugo Stiles, who kicked both conversions, and fellow winger Finn Murphy ran in tries inside the opening ten minutes. Exeter, who started the day second in...

Vicky Holland and Jamie Cooke with the Mayor and Mayoress of Bath at a civic reception in October 2018

Mayor of Bath celebrates achievements of World Champions Jamie Cooke and Vicky Holland at civic reception

24 October 2018

After being crowned as World Champions within 48 hours of each other last month, University of Bath-based Jamie Cooke and Vicky Holland have had their achievements officially celebrated at a civic reception. Cooke, who competes in modern pentathlon, and triathlete Holland were guests of the Mayor of Bath, Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones, at The Guildhall on Tuesday (October 23). Both were joined by their coaches, training colleagues and Team Bath representatives. The reception recognised their outstanding...

Team Bath aim to continue winning home run as they entertain Exeter in BUCS Super Rugby derby

24 October 2018

Team Bath men’s 1st XV are bidding for a third BUCS Super Rugby home win in as many weeks when they take on South West rivals Exeter at the University of Bath Sports Training Village tonight (Wednesday). The Blue & Gold edged out Nottingham Trent 41-36 at the STV before memorably beating Leeds Beckett with a last-minute penalty from Hugo Stiles in front of 4,000 spectators at The Rec last week in the Anniversary Game....

University of Bath graduate Laura Rudland returns to Team Bath Netball for 2019 Superleague season

23 October 2018

Laura Rudland says she is returning to Team Bath Netball as a more confident player after rejoining the South West franchise for the 2019 Vitality Superleague season. The 23-year-old, who can play at wing-attack and goal-attack, progressed through the Blue & Gold development pathway and was part of the Superleague squad in both 2016 and 2017 before spending last season with West Country rivals Severn Stars. “I’m really excited to be back,” she said. “I...

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