News Archive, Month: November 2018

Double gold for Mica McNeill and Montell Douglas as British Bobsleigh crews win five medals at Park City

22 November 2018

Mica McNeill and Montell Douglas won two gold medals in as many days during an encouraging start to the 2018-19 international season for British Bobsleigh. The British pair backed up Monday evening’s opening North American Cup (NAC) win in Park City, Utah, with an even more clear cut success at the same venue on Tuesday afternoon. PyeongChang 2018 Olympian McNeill and Douglas finished more than half a second ahead of the silver medal crew from...

Mistakes and penalties prove costly as Durham complete BUCS Super Rugby double over Team Bath

21 November 2018

Errors proved costly for Team Bath men’s 1st XV as they slipped to a disappointing 27-13 BUCS Super Rugby home defeat to Durham on Wednesday. The Fulkers-sponsored Blue & Gold, who are also backed by MJ Church, were unable to capitalise on some good positions in a first half that saw them concede a late try to go into the break 13-6 adrift. Mistakes at the start of the second half then allowed visiting flanker...

Olympic and World Champions among University-based winners at 2018 Bath Sports Awards

21 November 2018

Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold, World Champion Vicky Holland and Paralympic silver-medallist Piers Gilliver were among the University of Bath-based athletes, coaches and clubs to enjoy success at the 2018 Bath Chronicle Sports Awards. Yarnold, who made history by successfully defending her women’s skeleton crown at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, was named as Sports Personality of the Year for a second time having also won in 2015. Her success came after British Skeleton, based...

Duo all set for BUCS Super Rugby debut as Team Bath welcome Durham to Sports Training Village

21 November 2018

Team Bath men’s 1st XV will be looking to bounce back from last week’s agonisingly close defeat to Cardiff Met tonight (Wednesday, 6.30pm) as they welcome Durham to the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The Blue & Gold, sponsored by Fulkers and MJ Church, go into the match having won four out of their last five games and will be hoping for a different result this time around after being edged out 30-24 when they faced Durham at...

Tom Dean, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, Tim Nurse and Sarah Jackson are the new MJ Church Ambassadors for 2018-19

Quartet of international title-winning student-athletes join family of MJ Church Ambassadors for 2018-19

20 November 2018

Two European Champions, a World Youth Champion and a title-winning GB Hockey star have joined the family of talented Team Bath athletes who will be sporting Ambassadors for MJ Church during 2018-19. Swimmer Tom Dean, netballer Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, windsurfer Sarah Jackson and hockey player Tim Nurse will help to bring Team Bath’s thriving partnership with MJ Church alive by attending events and inspiring the company’s staff and their families, as well as customers and stakeholders,...

Dakar delight as Team Bath Judo’s Gregg Varey wins third Continental Open medal

19 November 2018

Team Bath Judo’s Gregg Varey claimed the third Continental Open medal of his career when he won a brilliant bronze at the Dakar African Open in Senegal. The University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, who is Team Captain of the Team Bath High Performance Judo Squad, beat home favourite Jeannot Diata in the -66kg bronze-medal match to secure a well-deserved podium place. Varey needed just 42 seconds to win his opening bout against Nigeria’s Moctar...

The men's team that won gold for the University of Bath at the BUCS Duathlon Championships

Dual career athlete Leon Chevalier enjoys golden double as students excel at BUCS Duathlon Championships

18 November 2018

Team Bath Dual Career athlete Leon Chevalier won individual and team gold as University of Bath students impressed at the BUCS Duathlon Championships in Chippenham. First-year Chemical Engineering student Chevalier completed the course at Castle Combe Circuit – a two-mile run, 10-mile bike ride and another two-mile run – in 41:45 to finish 15 seconds clear of the field. Fellow Dual Career athlete Alex Chantler-Mayne, who studies Mechanical Engineering, was sixth overall in 42:34 and...

Time to shine on Hippodrome stage for Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club’s dynamic display squad

18 November 2018

Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club's display squad performed at one of the biggest gymnastics showcase ever over the weekend when they took part in GymFusion at the Birmingham Hippodrome. They were among a variety of clubs who came together to display their skills in a fun, friendly and non-competitive environment. The talented Team Bath girls travelled through the music ages as they showed off display skills with a creative interpretation of the theme 'time' during a...

Marcus Wyatt, Laura Deas and Craig Thompson all won medals on the Intercontinental Cup circuit for British Skeleton in November 2018

Four golds in nine-medal haul as British Skeleton athletes slide into the 2018-19 season in style

17 November 2018

British Skeleton athletes, who train at the University of Bath, have made an outstanding start to the 2018-19 season after winning nine medals from eight races in Igls, Austria. Olympic medallist Laura Deas began her warm-up for the World Cup season by winning silver medals on successive days on the Intercontinental Cup, while Craig Thompson and Marcus Wyatt both struck gold – the latter having finished runner-up to Thompson in the opening race. University of...

GB’s Anne Keothavong and Anna Smith join Team Bath Tennis players to launch Fed Cup ticket sales

15 November 2018

Great Britain’s Fed Cup Captain Anne Keothavong and Team Bath player Anna Smith joined local tennis players at the University of Bath today as tickets for the highly-anticipated Fed Cup by BNP Paribas went on sale to the general public. The University’s £30million Sports Training Village will stage the international women’s team event, dubbed the World Cup of Tennis, from February 6-9 2019 as GB and seven other nations compete for a place in the...

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