News Archive, Month: April 2019

Team Bath Buccaneers players Stuart Rushmere (left) and Tim Nurse helped Great Britain Hockey U21 win the Sultan of Johor Cup in October 2018

More international experience for Team Bath Buccs hockey duo as they head to Belgium with England U21s

19 April 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Tim Nurse and Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club colleague Stuart Rushmere will gain more international hockey experience when they represent England U21s against Belgium over the Easter weekend. MJ Church Ambassador Nurse, who studies Sports Performance and is supported by a King Sports Scholarship, and Rushmere were both part of the England U21 squad that won the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia earlier this season. They are in a...

Trophy cheer as University of Bath RFC win at The Rec to secure Bath Combination Cup

18 April 2019

University of Bath RFC became Bath Combination Cup champions for the second time in four years on Wednesday night after overcoming Midsomer Norton at The Rec in front of a lively crowd. Right from the off Bath came out firing, intent on playing an expansive brand of rugby which saw them run in two early tries through Cal Barrett and Murray Bellis, with fly-half Tom Pitman converting both. Despite the Blue & Gold’s brave defensive...

Exciting Easter weekend ahead as Blue & Gold face Severn Stars derby and televised Mavericks match in two days

18 April 2019

Team Bath Netball face two massive matches in as many days over a big Easter weekend as the 2019 Vitality Superleague season builds towards an exciting conclusion. The Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold make the short journey to the UoG Arena in Gloucester on Saturday for a local derby against in-form Severn Stars (6pm centre-pass). Both teams will then head up to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry for an action-packed Easter Sunday which features three matches, culminating in a...

Customer notice: London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool reopening at 6am on Thursday (April 18)

17 April 2019

Following a delay with the installation of a new turning board system, the London 2012 Legacy Pool at the University of Bath Sports Training Village will now reopen on Thursday (April 18) instead of Saturday (April 20). It will be open from 6am to 10pm on Thursday, with public swim-fit lanes available from 6am-2pm and 3-10pm, and from 9am to 4pm on Good Friday. Click here to see the updated timetable. Unfortunately the delay means...

Chance for a trophy as University of Bath rugby players head to The Rec for Bath Combination Cup final

17 April 2019

University of Bath rugby players will once again get to experience competing under the floodlights at The Rec tonight (Wednesday) when they take on Midsomer Norton RFC in the Bath Combination Cup final. Luke Trewella will captain the Blue & Gold in the trophy match, which is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm at the famous city-centre home of Bath Rugby. It is one of two finals taking place on the night, with Avon facing Combe...

Buccs teams are on the up as hockey trio are named in Men’s Conference West Team of the Year for 2018-19

16 April 2019

Three Team Bath Buccaneers men’s 1sts players, including two University of Bath students, have been named in the England Hockey Men’s Conference West Team of the Year for 2018-19. Toby Heywood-Bourne and Harry Skinner, who both study Sports Performance, are joined in the representative XI by Ireland international John Jackson. Buccs finished fourth in the final Men’s Conference West table this season and have been promoted to Division 1 South of the newly-restructured national league....

Joe Choong (left) won men's individual silver at the Sofia World Cup in April 2019. MUST CREDIT: UIPM

Two silver medals and best-ever finishes provide plenty of Pentathlon GB cheer at Sofia World Cup

15 April 2019

Joe Choong’s superb individual silver medal was matched in the mixed relay competition by Jamie Cooke and Francesca Summers as Pentathlon GB enjoyed a hugely-impressive weekend at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was a first World Cup medal of his career for MJ Church Ambassador Choong, who followed up a rapid time of 2:00.08 in the swimming pool with 21 victories from 34 bouts in the fencing hall. He rolled two...

University of Bath duo help England Students to home victory against France in opening international

14 April 2019

Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby duo Will Partington and Jack Kenningham helped England Students record an impressive win in the first of their two international matches against France. Bath Rugby Academy player Partington started at full-back in Sunday’s 27-17 victory at Chester RFC, while Harlequins Academy forward Kenningham came off the bench for his England Students debut. The focus now turns to the away fixture, taking place on Friday (April 19) at the Stade Gilbert...

Aerial Views of the University of Bath Campus showing buildings, landscaping, new developments and surrounding areas. Main focus STV, Sports Training Village. Running track. Athletics pitch. 3G pitch. Taken October 2016

Customer notice: Convocation Avenue closed on April 23, restricted access to Car Park G due to temporary bus stop

13 April 2019

Customers are advised that Convocation Avenue, the road that passes in front of the University of Bath Sports Training Village, will be closed on Tuesday, April 23 while roadworks take place. This means there will be no access to the East Car Park via this route and buses will be dropping off and picking up in Car Park G, next to the artificial pitches. As a result, Car Park G will also have restricted access....

Blue & Gold dig deep to overcome seven-goal deficit and battle past Loughborough Lightning in sensational Superleague showdown

12 April 2019

Team Bath Netball overturned a seven-goal deficit and then held off a last-quarter comeback as they defeated top-four rivals Loughborough Lightning 57-55 in a sensational 2019 Vitality Superleague showdown that fully lived up to its pre-match billing. The battle between third and fourth place promised to be an epic encounter and it was all that and more as another four-figure crowd at the Team Bath Arena was treated to a spectacle high on quality, drama...

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