News Archive, Month: November 2018

Alison Oliver is inducted into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

Former Deputy Director of Sport Alison Oliver returns to “Team Bath family” to be inducted into Hall of Fame for Sport

29 November 2018

Alison Oliver today returned to the world-class Sports Training Village that she helped to establish to be inducted into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. Oliver, now Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, was part of the team that delivered the initial presentation and subsequent lottery-funding and planning applications for the £30million STV during her time as Deputy Director of Sport at the University from 1998 to 2004. The facility has...

“Tremendous character” rewarded as Team Bath record first away victory over Hartpury in BUCS Super Rugby

29 November 2018

Team Bath men’s 1st XV got back to winning ways in BUCS Super Rugby in superb style on Wednesday as they recorded their first-ever away victory over West Country rivals Hartpury. Chris Barry’s second-half try and Hugo Stiles’ conversion proved to be the difference as the Fulkers-sponsored Blue & Gold claimed a hard-fought 13-11 victory. Hartpury had chance to snatch a draw after scoring a try in the dying seconds but, from the last kick...

Shooter Kim Commane sets sights on silverware after joining Team Bath Netball for 2019 Vitality Superleague season

28 November 2018

After helping two teams reach finals in her native Australia this year, new recruit Kim Commane is determined to go one step further when she lines up for Team Bath Netball in the 2019 Vitality Superleague. The 30-year-old specialist shooter brings bags of experience to the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold having won the 2009 World Youth Championships with Australia U21 and played professionally down under, first with New South Wales Swifts in the ANZ Championship...

Bath Rugby Academy players return to Team Bath starting XV for derby day visit to Hartpury

28 November 2018

Team Bath men’s 1st XV will welcome back a host of Bath Rugby Academy players for today’s BUCS Super Rugby derby at Hartpury (6.30pm). No 8 Miles Reid makes his first appearance in Blue & Gold this season, while Jack Davies starts at lock and Will Partington returns at full-back. Alex Burrage, who will wear the captain’s armband, is also available again and is joined in the half-back pairing by George Wootten, making his first...

GB call up sporting scholar Ben Jones for Master’U BNP Paribas tennis title defence in France

27 November 2018

University of Bath sporting scholar Ben Jones has been called into the Great Britain team travelling to France this week looking to defend their title at the Master’U BNP Paribas event – the world’s biggest annual university tennis team tournament. Chemistry student Jones, who is supported by a Buchan Jones sports scholarship, replaces George Houghton who has had to withdraw from the six-strong squad through illness. Barry Scollo, Director of Tennis at the University of...

Blue & Gold Superleague stars share their knowledge with next generation of netballers during Futures Academy Day

26 November 2018

Nearly 100 aspiring Team Bath Netball stars got to learn from current Blue & Gold Superleague players and coaches during an inspirational Futures Academy Day at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday. Teenage players travelled from the Futures Academies and Hubs across the South West to take part in the event, designed to allow the athletes and coaches to meet and learn from each other. The day started with a presentation on...

Laura Deas (back, centre) won two ICC gold medals in Winterberg in November 2018

Three golds among super six-medal haul as British Skeleton sliders reign in Winterberg

26 November 2018

British Skeleton’s excellent start to the 2018-19 season continued as they won six more medals, including three gold, in Winterberg, Germany. After recording her first international victory for three years when she came out on top in the Intercontinental Cup (ICC) race, Olympic medallist Laura Deas only had to wait 24 hours for her second success after completing back-to-back wins. MJ Church Ambassador Ashleigh Pittaway narrowly missed out on joining Deas on the podium in...

Chemistry graduate Alex Paske claims first Continental Open judo podium place in Cameroon

25 November 2018

Former Team Bath judoka Alex Paske won his first medal on the international stage as he took a superb silver at the Yaounde African Open in Cameroon. The University of Bath Chemistry graduate, who trained with Team Bath for 11 years before leaving this summer due to family commitments, overcame two home judoka – Ebenezer Njoh Ndongue Miano and Joseph Hell Bapou – on his way to the -73kg final. A waza-ari was all that...

Lizzy Yarnold and Vicky Holland need your vote for BT Sport Action Woman of 2018 Award

24 November 2018

Lizzy Yarnold and Vicky Holland, who both won global titles this year while training at the University of Bath, are in the running for the BT Sport Action Woman of 2018 Award. A public vote is now under way – click here to take part – and the winner will be announced during a ceremony being shown live on BT Sport 2 on Monday, December 3. British Skeleton history-maker Yarnold became Britain’s most decorated Winter...

Sailing student Benno Marstaller flies the flag for UK in 2018 Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final

23 November 2018

Team Bath Dual Career sailor Benno Marstaller got to learn from two Olympic Champions when he represented the United Kingdom at the 2018 Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final in Miami. Marstaller, who is in the first year of a Mathematics degree at the University of Bath, partnered Chloe Collenette against teams representing 15 other nations in the international competition for sailors aged 16-20. They were selected by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and raced...

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