News Archive, Month: October 2019

Last-minute try earns battling Team Bath a bonus-point consolation from BUCS Super Rugby defeat at Leeds Beckett

30 October 2019

Their wait for an away win continues but a last-minute try ensured Team Bath men’s 1st XV at least came away from today’s BUCS Super Rugby match at Leeds Beckett with a bonus point. The much-changed visitors, missing a number of players through injury, were always chasing the game after conceding two early tries and, despite a battling performance, were never quite able to get back into contention. They did keep it in the balance...

Quartet set for first starts of season as Team Bath head to Leeds Beckett in BUCS Super Rugby

30 October 2019

Four players will make their first starts for Team Bath when the men’s 1st XV head to Leeds Beckett this afternoon for round six of the 2019-20 BUCS Super Rugby season. Ivor Powell Sporting Scholar George Worboys starts at fly-half and fellow Bath Rugby Academy player Max Ojomoh lines up at centre. James Richardson, who made several appearances off the bench last season, gets his first start on the wing and hooker Rory Mead comes...

Young Player of the Year and emerging England Netball star Sophie Drakeford-Lewis back with Team Bath for 2020 Superleague season

29 October 2019

She is the current Vitality Superleague Young Player of the Year, one of the brightest stars in the new generation of England Roses – and she is back in Blue & Gold for 2020. Sophie Drakeford-Lewis is today confirmed as a Team Bath Netball player for a third successive Superleague season and, as part of the new-look England squad as well, she is eagerly looking forward to a big year ahead. “I am really excited...

Rapid starts provide positive signs as aspiring young British bobsleigh stars target Youth Olympics qualification

28 October 2019

The journey to the Youth Olympics for five youngsters who train with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) at the University of Bath gathered pace at the weekend as the first of the qualification races took place in Norway. Charlotte Longden, who has previously competed for Team Bath Athletics Club, led the way with ninth and 11th-placed finishes in the girls’ mono-bob competition while representing Great Britain in Race 1 and 2 of the...

Molly Chapman (left) won the women's doubles title with Abbygael Harris at the 2019 Middlesex Senior Gold badminton tournament

University of Bath students serve up winning results at Badminton England Gold, Silver and Bronze events

27 October 2019

It has been a successful couple of weeks of competition on the Badminton England circuit for University of Bath students. Molly Chapman, who studies Sports Performance and is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, won both the women’s and mixed doubles titles at the Middlesex Senior Gold Tournament, partnering Abbygael Harris and Matthew Widdicombe respectively. [caption id="attachment_62563" align="alignright" width="292"] Molly Chapman won the women's double with Abbygael Harris (top) and mixed doubles title with Matthew...

Four-man bobsleigh team finally set to receive Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic bronze medals at Team GB Ball

24 October 2019

The University of Bath-based four-man bobsleigh team that have been promoted onto the podium following doping violations at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games will finally receive their bronze medals at next month's Team GB Ball in London. The GB 1 crew consisting of John Jackson, Bruce Tasker, Stuart Benson and Joel Fearon finished the competition in fifth place but have retrospectively moved up the rankings following the disqualification of two crews from Russia after...

Team Bath left to rue self-inflicted wounds as they suffer BUCS Super Rugby derby defeat to Hartpury in Melksham

23 October 2019

It was a frustrating wet Wednesday evening in Melksham for the Team Bath men’s 1st XV as they succumbed to a 31-12 BUCS Super Rugby defeat against local rivals Hartpury, The Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – gifted Hartpury two of their three first-half tries, the visitors ruthlessly capitalising on an interception and a charge-down as they opened up a 24-5 lead. The second half of a bruising encounter – played...

Champions Hartpury provide next test as Team Bath look to build on big Anniversary Game win at Melksham RFC

23 October 2019

Team Bath men’s 1st XV will be looking to build on last week’s memorable Anniversary Game victory at The Rec when they entertain local rivals Hartpury in BUCS Super Rugby tonight (6.30pm). The Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – notched their first win of the season in superb style when they beat Cardiff University 52-25 in front of a 6,500-strong crowd at The Rec. There are four changes to the starting...

Get ready for The BiG Showdown – Team Bath Netball to stage six-club, two-day pre-season tournament in December

22 October 2019

Team Bath Netball's annual pre-season tournament is returning in December - and this year it is bigger and better than ever. Instead of the three teams of recent years, there will be SIX competing over two action-packed days in The BiG Showdown at the Team Bath Arena to be the first-ever winners of the Lyn Gunson Trophy – named in honour of the legendary coach and player-development guru who made such an impact with Team...

(From left) Jo Muir, Francesca Summers, Kate French and Jess Varley won women's team gold at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Pentathlon GB and England Netball among team nominees for The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2019

21 October 2019

The Pentathlon GB women’s squad and an England Netball squad featuring Team Bath’s Serena Guthrie and Eboni Usoro-Brown are among the Team of the Year nominees for The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2019. It has been a stellar year for the modern pentathletes based at the University of Bath with the women’s trio of Kate French, Jo Muir and Francesca Summers winning team gold at the European Championships – staged at the...

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