News Archive, Month: February 2019

Tremendous Team Bath complete double over league leaders Exeter to take BUCS Super Rugby title chase into final week

27 February 2019

In-form Team Bath men’s 1st XV produced another magnificent performance to win at table-topping Exeter University this afternoon and ensure the BUCS Super Rugby title race would go into the final week of the season. The 34-21 success at Topsham Sports Ground saw the Fulkers-sponsored Blue & Gold, who are also supported by MJ Church, complete a first league double over Exeter and close to within four points of their South West rivals in the...

In-form Team Bath head to South West rivals Exeter for BUCS Super Rugby top-of-the-table crunch clash

27 February 2019

It is first versus second in BUCS Super Rugby today as Team Bath men’s 1st XV head to table-topping Exeter hoping to take the title race into the final week of the regular season. Victory for Exeter would secure top spot but the Fulkers-sponsored Blue & Gold, who are also supported by MJ Church, are in fine form and will be determined to close the gap even further as they seek a fourth successive win...

Great Britain's Jazz Carlin (left) with her silver medal after the women's 400m freestyle final at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on day two of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil.

Double Olympic medallist Jazz Carlin announces her retirement from competitive swimming

27 February 2019

Swimmer Jazz Carlin, who won two silver medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games while training at the University of Bath, has today announced her retirement after a hugely-successful 14-year career. Carlin, who has been coached by David McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath since 2014, won World, European and Commonwealth medals before enjoying her greatest moment in Rio when she won 400m and 800m freestyle silver. “It’s really hard for me to pick...

The new Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre is officially open to students, staff and the public!

26 February 2019

The new Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre has been hailed as “a pretty special place” after it was officially opened to students, staff and the public at the University of Bath Sports Training Village today. Professor Bernie Morley, the University’s Acting Vice-Chancellor, was joined by Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams, Rugby World Cup winner Lewis Moody and Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Guests were then given a guided tour of the...

(From left) British Swimming National Centre Bath Lead Coach David McNulty, Hall of Fame for Sport inductee Michael Jamieson, British Swimming Performance Director Chris Spice and University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley

London 2012 Olympic swimming medallist Michael Jamieson inducted into University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

25 February 2019

Olympic swimming medallist Michael Jamieson today returned to the University of Bath, the place where he both trained and studied, to become the latest inductee into the Hall of Fame for Sport. Jamieson famously won 200m breaststroke silver at the London 2012 Olympic Games, smashing the British record three times during the championships and only being denied gold by a World Record swim from Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta. He also won silver at both the Delhi...

Epic comeback sees Team Bath men’s 1st XV claim big away win and go second in BUCS Super Rugby table

23 February 2019

Team Bath men’s 1st XV head to Exeter University this Wednesday having become the BUCS Super Rugby league leaders’ nearest challengers with an epic team performance and victory against Northumbria on Friday. The Blue & Gold, sponsored by Fulkers and supported by MJ Church, stretched their winning run to three game In fantastic style as they overturned a 36-20 deficit to secure a 44-36 victory at Newcastle Falcons’ Kingston Park ground, moving up to second...

Wasps’ second-quarter surge proves decisive as Team Bath Netball go down fighting against Superleague champions

22 February 2019

A frustrating second quarter ultimately proved to be Team Bath Netball’s undoing as they went down fighting against Vitality Superleague leaders Wasps in front of a capacity crowd on Friday. The Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold went toe to toe with the two-times champions in a pulsating first quarter that finished all square, only for the game to get away from them during a feisty second period that Wasps won 17-7. Roared by a noisy 1,200-strong...

Second spot is target for Team Bath as they make long journey to fellow BUCS Super Rugby high-fliers Northumbria

22 February 2019

Team Bath men’s 1st XV have the chance to go second in the BUCS Super Rugby table tonight (Friday, 7pm) but face a tough challenge when they head to Kingston Park, home of Newcastle Falcons, to face Northumbria. With both Hartpury and Cardiff Met dropping points in Wednesday’s fixtures, the Fulkers-sponsored Blue & Gold – who are also supported by MJ Church – know that a win would move them up to behind leaders Exeter....

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...

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...

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