News Archive, Month: January 2019

Gold for Jo Muir and bronze for Joe Choong as Pentathlon GB are Hungary for podium places at Budapest Indoor International

31 January 2019

Jo Muir bagged a brilliant gold and fellow University of Bath graduate Joe Choong won bronze as Pentathlon GB enjoyed an impressive start to the 2019 international season at the Budapest Indoor International in Hungary. Muir, who studied Sports Performance, produced a supreme display to remain in the top three throughout the women’s final on her way to beating reigning World medallist Annika Schleu to the title. It was a fourth individual international medal of...

Comeback falls short as men’s 1st XV slip to narrow defeat at Cardiff Uni on BUCS Super Rugby return

31 January 2019

There was disappointment for Team Bath men’s 1st XV in their first BUCS Super Rugby game of 2019 as they were beaten 28-24 by promoted Cardiff University on Wednesday. The home team went into the match at the foot of the table but have been improving as the season progresses and took the lead with a converted try which was cancelled out in kind by Bath before half-time. Fulkers-sponsored Team Bath then scored from a...

Strong Team Bath men’s 1st XV head to promoted Cardiff University as BUCS Super Rugby returns for 2019

30 January 2019

Team Bath men’s 1st XV resume their BUCS Super Rugby campaign after the New Year break today (Wednesday) when they make their first league visit to promoted Cardiff University (5pm). The Fulkers-sponsored Blue & Gold, who are also supported by MJ Church, sit fifth in the table at the start of 2019 but are just nine points adrift of table-topping Exeter, who are also in the Welsh capital to face third-placed Cardiff Met. Cardiff University...

Team Bath Netball vow to learn lessons from disappointing Surrey Storm Superleague setback

28 January 2019

There was disappointment for Team Bath Netball in their first home match of the 2019 Vitality Superleague season as they were beaten 56-50 by Surrey Storm on Monday. The Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold had gone into the televised game on the back of two away wins but struggled to find their rhythm against a well-drilled Storm side who were more clinical going forward and deservedly recorded their first victory of the season. Team Bath Netball...

First-ever Grand Prix medal for judoka Megan Fletcher as she joins brother Ben on podium in Tel Aviv

27 January 2019

Team Bath Judo siblings Ben and Megan Fletcher both fought brilliantly to earn podium places at the Tel Aviv Grand Prix in Israel over the weekend. MJ Church Ambassador Ben continued his return from arm surgery by claiming a superb silver in the men’s -100kg weight category, only being denied victory by France’s Alexandre Iddir after a hard-fought final. Older sister Megan, a reigning Commonwealth Games champion, recorded excellent victories over Canada’s Kelita Zupancic and,...

Rhianon Stidever, Tracey Phillips and Anna Stembridge on the bench for Team Bath Netball's 2019 Super 10 match against Celtic Dragons. CREDIT: Eliza Hope Photography

“We can’t wait to see our home fans again” – Team Bath Netball ‘excited’ ahead of Surrey Storm Superleague showdown

24 January 2019

Anna Stembridge says she is “super excited” ahead of Team Bath Netball’s first home game of the 2019 Vitality Superleague season – Monday’s televised showdown against Surrey Storm. The Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold go into the match (7pm centre-pass - click here to purchase tickets) as the only team to have won their opening two Superleague fixtures so far thanks to encouraging victories over Celtic Dragons at Super 10 and Strathclyde Sirens in Scotland. Head...

Here’s who is playing and when during Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone event at Team Bath Tennis

23 January 2019

With just two weeks to go until the Fed Cup returns to Great Britain for the first time in 26 years, the schedule has been released for four action-packed days of world-class tennis at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The host nation will play all of their Pool A matches during the afternoon sessions, which get under way on the indoor Team Bath Tennis courts at 4.30pm. Slovenia will be their first opponents...

Team Bath stars past and present play their part as outstanding Quad Series whets appetite for 2019 Netball World Cup

21 January 2019

Team Bath Netball co-captains Serena Guthrie and Eboni Usoro-Brown helped England record victories over both Australia and New Zealand during the final round of international matches before this summer’s Netball World Cup in Liverpool. The Vitality International Series, part of the Quad Series which also featured South Africa, saw a host of Blue & Gold stars past and present contribute to a world-class tournament that truly whetted the appetite for a massive year of netball ahead....

Four top-ten finishes for British Skeleton athletes at delayed European Championships in Igls

19 January 2019

British Skeleton athletes who train at the University of Bath enjoyed a fine day at the European Championships as Laura Deas finished fifth and four of her team-mates recorded their best-ever top flight results. Deas produced her best World Cup result since winning Olympic bronze last year, while Sports Performance graduate Madelaine Smith recorded her best-ever showing with World Cup eighth and European Championship seventh in Igls, Austria. In the men’s race, it was personal...

England Women and coach Andy Robinson provide major learning opportunities for University of Bath’s rugby players

18 January 2019

Members of the University of Bath men’s rugby squad have had chance to share the pitch with current England players and learn from a decorated international and Premiership coach this week. The Blue & Gold were invited to Bisham Abbey to take part in a semi-contact team training forwards and backs session with the England Women’s squad as they prepare for the 2019 Six Nations, which starts with a visit to Ireland on Friday, February...

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