News Archive, Month: February 2019

Chance to try out new Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre for FREE as facility is officially opened at University of Bath

20 February 2019

Professor Bernie Morley, Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Bath, will officially open the new Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre on Tuesday, February 26 during a free taster day open to all. Olympic Champion Amy Williams and Rugby World Cup winner Lewis Moody will also be special guests on the day and will be leading coaching sessions for visitors in the new two-tier extension. It will more than double the existing gym capacity...

Double Championship record and magnificent seven gold medals for University of Bath athletes at BUCS Nationals

19 February 2019

There were two new championship records for swimmer Tom Dean and 25 medals, seven of them gold, as sporting University of Bath students impressed at the 2019 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Nationals in Sheffield. MJ Church Ambassador Dean (pictured), a 2018 European Champion who is in the first year of a Mechanical Engineering degree and supported by a Bill Whiteley Sports Scholarship, eclipsed Olympic medallist Duncan Scott’s previous mark as won 200m freestyle...

Watch the Gladiators Return to Bath as tickets go on sale for 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

19 February 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships, a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying event being staged at the University of Bath this summer. Styled “Gladiators Return” in recognition of the combative nature of an event in which athletes battle each other across five sports, the UK Sport National Lottery-backed Championships are taking place from August 6-11 at the £30million Sports Training Village. Britain’s top pentathletes will be joined by the...

Sell-out Wasps test will provide perfect motivation as Team Bath Netball seek quick response to Saracens setback

18 February 2019

Anna Stembridge believes that back-to-back sell-out Vitality Superleague home matches against Wasps and Manchester Thunder will provide the perfect motivation as Team Bath Netball seek an instant response to their disappointing defeat at Saracens Mavericks. The Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold, missing co-captains and England Commonwealth champions Serena Guthrie and Eboni Usoro-Brown through illness and injury, made a number of uncharacteristic errors during Saturday’s match which ruthless Mavericks took full advantage of to record a 68-45...

World Cup gold and three silvers continue run of podium success for wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya

14 February 2019

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya continued their outstanding run of podium success on the international stage when they won four medals between them at the latest IWAS World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The event was part of the IWAS World Games, being staged in Sharjah this week, and saw MJ Church Ambassador Gilliver secure a third successive gold medal in the men’s Category A epee by beating Gang...

VIDEO: Team Bath run in magnificent seven tries to make amends for BUCS Super Rugby defeat at Cardiff University

13 February 2019

Team Bath men’s 1st XV scored seven tries, six of them during a dominant second half, as they beat Cardiff University 53-17 in the first BUCS Super Rugby game of 2019 at the University of Bath. The Fulkers-sponsored Blue & Gold, who are also supported by MJ Church, had lost 28-24 when the two teams met at the end of January and led by just one point after an evenly-matched first half. However, Team Bath...

Men’s 1st XV seeking to avenge away defeat in Cardiff as BUCS Super Rugby returns to STV for first time in 2019

13 February 2019

Team Bath men’s 1st XV face opposition from the Welsh capital for the third time in as many weeks when they play host to Cardiff University tonight (6.30pm) in the first BUCS Super Rugby game of 2019 at the University of Bath. The Fulkers-sponsored Blue & Gold, who are also supported by MJ Church, lost 28-24 when the two teams met at the end of January but responded brilliantly by beating high-flying Cardiff Met 23-7...

The University of Bath women's hockey 1st team celebrate after winning the BUCS Premier South A title in February 2019

Champagne moment as University of Bath women’s hockey players end wait for BUCS Premier South A title

12 February 2019

The University of Bath women’s hockey 1st team are celebrating after winning the BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Premier South A title for the first time since 2008. They went into their final game on Wednesday against Cambridge knowing that victory would ensure they could not be caught by nearest challengers Exeter. Cambridge had won at Bath before Christmas, though, and needed a victory themselves to have any chance of avoiding the relegation play-offs....

Myles Pillage and Joe Choong during the run-shoot at the second Pentathlon GB ranking competition of 2019 at the University of Bath Sports Training Village

Student Myles Pillage is top of the class at Pentathlon GB ranking competition as Kate French records second win

11 February 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Myles Pillage and graduate Kate French came out on top when Britain's top modern pentathletes competed in the second Pentathlon GB ranking competition of 2019 at the Sports Training Village on Saturday. Biochemistry student Pillage, who is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, edged out Rio Olympians Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong during a men's competition that saw the lead change hands several times. Choong had led going into the ride...

BATH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: The Great Britain side pose with a Union Jack after winning during Day Four of the Fed Cup Europe and Africa Zone Group I at the University of Bath on February 09, 2019 in Bath, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images for LTA)

Epic home win for Great Britain provides perfect finish to fantastic Fed Cup tennis tournament at University of Bath

10 February 2019

Great Britain provided the perfect finish to an outstanding week of Fed Cup tennis at the University of Bath Sports Training Village as they beat Serbia to secure their place in April's World Group II promotion play-offs. Katie Boulter got the host nation off to a great start, beating Ivana Jorovic 6-4 6-3, before Johanna Konta battled through the pain barrier to overcome Aleksandra Krunic 7-6 (7-1) 3-6 6-2 in another epic encounter that had...

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