News Archive, Month: October 2018

Stacey Francis reflects on her Team Bath return and the Blue & Gold’s massive contribution to the netball world

21 October 2018

Stacey Francis says she loved being back with Team Bath Netball this month and has been reflecting with pride on the Blue & Gold’s legacy within the netball world. The legendary defender, a key member of all five Team Bath Superleague-winning squads and University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport inductee, put on the famous colours once again for the recent British Fast5 All-Stars Championship. “It was awesome,” she told The Netball Show podcast....

Kelly Ganfield in rowing training with George Studd ahead of the 2018 Invictus Games UK Team Trials

Team Bath’s Kelly Ganfield feeling “stronger and better” as she prepares to compete at Invictus Games Sydney

19 October 2018

After months of training and preparation at the University of Bath, Kelly Ganfield has arrived in Australia full of confidence and excitement as she represents her country once again in the Invictus Games. The 2018 Games – featuring wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans from a record 18 participating nations – are taking place in Sydney from October 20-27 and will be televised on BBC1. It will be the second time that Army...

Last-minute penalty secures Anniversary Game success for Team Bath in front of huge Rec crowd

17 October 2018

A last-minute penalty from Hugo Stiles earned Team Bath a dramatic victory over Leeds Beckett in front of a 4,000-strong crowd at The Rec in the annual Iesis Group-sponsored Anniversary Game. Trailing 27-26 as a topsy-turvy match ticked into its 80th minute, the home side maintained their belief and – roared on by a packed main stand at the home of Bath Rugby – forced a penalty in front of the posts. The stadium fell...

Join thousands enjoying free rugby at The Rec tonight as Team Bath compete in Iesis-sponsored Anniversary Game

17 October 2018

The biggest Blue & Gold night of the year is finally here as Team Bath men’s 1st XV head to The Rec for the annual Anniversary Game in front of a four-figure crowd at Bath Rugby’s world-famous city-centre home. Wednesday’s BUCS Super Rugby match against Leeds Beckett is once again being sponsored by Iesis Group and is set to attract a big audience, with nearly 3,000 free tickets already snapped up. Don’t worry if you...

University of Bath student Chartie Curtis graduates to Team Bath Netball Superleague squad for 2019 season

16 October 2018

After captaining England U19 in Australia and being crowned as European Champion on her international U21 debut, rising star Chartie Curtis is set to make her Vitality Superleague bow in 2019 after being named in the Team Bath Netball squad. The talented defender, who is studying Economics at the University of Bath, was a Superleague training partner with the Blue & Gold last season while also captaining Team Bath’s U21 squad in NPL competition. A...

Double Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold announces her retirement from skeleton after stellar career

16 October 2018

Double Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold, who trained at the University of Bath during her outstanding skeleton career, has announced her retirement from competition. "It has been an amazing ten years of my life and I have been lucky enough to learn from amazing coaches and be part of this team," said Yarnold, who was part of the hugely-successful British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) squad based at the University. "When I came into the sport...

Team Bath Buccaneers players Stuart Rushmere (left) and Tim Nurse helped Great Britain Hockey U21 win the Sultan of Johor Cup in October 2018

Sultan of Johor success for Team Bath Buccs’ Tim Nurse and Stuart Rushmere with GB Hockey

14 October 2018

Team Bath Buccaneers hockey players Tim Nurse and Stuart Rushmere helped Great Britain men’s U21 squad secure their second Sultan of Johor Cup title following a series of superb performances in Malaysia. Millfield School sixth-former Rushmere came off the bench and scored a crucial equaliser from a penalty corner – his second goal of the tournament – as GB came from behind to beat India 3-2 in Friday’s final group match. That meant the two...

Olympian Bruce Tasker announces retirement as British Bobsleigh name squad for 2018-19 season

12 October 2018

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympian Bruce Tasker has announced his retirement from bobsleigh. The 31-year-old suffered a stroke in January of this year but had been considering stepping down from competition at the end of the Olympic cycle regardless. Tasker, a former 400m and 200m runner, missed the PyeongChang Olympics as a result of the stroke but is in line to receive a retrospective bronze medal from the Sochi Games. “It's a decision I've not taken...

Team Bath Netball to face Thunder in opening match of 2018 British Fast5 All-Stars Championships

11 October 2018

Team Bath Netball have been drawn against Manchester Thunder in the opening round of matches for this Saturday’s British Fast5 All-Stars Championships at the Copper Box Arena in London. The winners will face the victors of match four between benecosMavericks and Wasps Netball, while the defeated teams in those games will have a second chance to progress through the Double Elimination Group Stage. Blue & Gold legend Stacey Francis is part of the Team Bath...

Tense but deserved victory gets Team Bath off the mark ahead of big BUCS Super Rugby Anniversary Game

10 October 2018

Team Bath men’s 1st XV will go into next week’s big Anniversary Game at The Rec on the back of their first BUCS Super Rugby win of the season after edging a high-scoring encounter against Nottingham Trent tonight. Captain Tom Doughty scored a hat-trick of tries in the first half which, along with an Ed Rimmer touchdown, gave the Blue & Gold – proudly wearing the logo of new sponsors Fulkers and also supported by...

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