News Archive, Month: November 2019

Free BUCS Super Rugby back at Sports Training Village tonight as Team Bath men’s 1st XV take on Cardiff Met

20 November 2019

Team Bath men’s 1st XV will finally run out in front of their home fans at the University of Bath Sports Training Village this season as they host Cardiff Met in round eight of BUCS Super Rugby tonight (6.30pm). The match is the first of four on successive Wednesdays on the University’s athletics infield pitch and spectators are welcome at all of them – admission is FREE and there is a great view of the...

Super silver is best yet as Team Bath judoka Gregg Varey returns to podium at Dakar African Open

19 November 2019

Team Bath High Performance Judo Squad captain Gregg Varey recorded his best result yet on the international stage as he won a superb silver at the Dakar African Open in Senegal. It was only the third competition back after injury for Varey, who got off to a strong start in the -66kg category as he beat Mauritania’s Aly Diallo by ippon inside 40 seconds of their first-round contest. The University of Bath Sports Performance graduate...

Sporting scholars among eight University of Bath-based athletes selected for U24 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

19 November 2019

Oliver Murray, one of the 15 new University of Bath sporting scholars for 2019-20, is among eight athletes selected by Pentathlon GB for this week’s U24 European Championships in Drzonkow, Poland. All of the squad are based at Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre at the University, with Murray – who studies Electronic & Electrical Engineering – joined in the men’s team by fellow Santander scholar Bradley Sutton, Henry Choong and Sports Performance graduate Jamie Harper....

Three medals and an overall top-four finish adds up to good BUCS Short-Course Swimming meet for University of Bath students

18 November 2019

William Ryley and Luke Turley both won medals as the University of Bath’s student swimming team finished a fine fourth overall at the 2019 Speedo BUCS Short-Course Championships in Sheffield. Chemistry student Ryley, supported by a Goldsmith Sports Scholarship, finished runner-up to Olympic and World medallist Duncan Scott in the 1,500m freestyle in 15:11.85. He was joined on the podium by Team Bath Dual Career athlete Turley, who took bronze in 15:15.83. The Sports Performance...

Breakthrough Welsh shooting “gem” Betsy Creak all set for debut Superleague season with Team Bath Netball

18 November 2019

She made her international debut for Wales this year and now breakthrough shooting star Betsy Creak is all set for her first-ever Vitality Superleague campaign after joining Team Bath Netball for 2020. The 23-year-old impressed Blue & Gold Superleague Head Coach Anna Stembridge with some eye-catching displays in Wales’ Summer Series against the likes of South Africa and Northern Ireland. Now, having made the step-up from club and student netball in Bristol, Creak is determined...

Golden hat-trick at Amsterdam World Cup is fitting way to end stellar year for wheelchair fencers Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver

17 November 2019

University of Bath-based Wheelchair Fencing World Champions Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver finished 2019 on a suitably high note as they won three more gold medals between them at the IWASF World Cup in Amsterdam. The results mean the remarkably-consistent duo have won medals in 19 of the 20 events they have contested at five World Cups this year – nine gold, five silver and five bronze - as well as two gold, one silver...

Laura Rudland ready to take her game to the next level with Team Bath Netball during 2020 Superleague season

16 November 2019

Laura Rudland is ready to “hit the ground running” after committing to Team Bath Netball for the 2020 Vitality Superleague campaign. It will be the talented attacker’s second successive Superleague season in Blue & Gold – her third in total – and she is looking forward to building on her impactful performances from 2019. “This is the first time I have done two consecutive seasons with the same club and I think that will really...

Golden visit to Edinburgh caps impressive league campaigns for Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics

15 November 2019

A triumphant trip to Scotland saw Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics secure a host of gold medals at the National Level 3 Finals in Edinburgh. In the Espoir category, Team Bath’s blue group of Delilah, Eva, Emily, Emily and Megan took home gold for their fabulous ribbon routine, placing them third in the overall league. Also in the same category the gold group of Chloe, Patricia, Sophie, Diana and Ayana performed another beautiful ribbon routine to...

First win on the road gives Team Bath a timely boost ahead of four successive home games in BUCS Super Rugby

14 November 2019

Team Bath men’s 1st XV gave themselves the perfect springboard into a run of four successive BUCS Super Rugby home games as they recorded an impressive 38-21 victory in wet and windy conditions at Cardiff University on Wednesday. It was a first win on the road this season for the Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – and completed a league double over Cardiff, following on from last month’s big win at...

Great Britain's Dom Parsons with his Olympic Winter Games bronze. He will be the official Olympic Day Run starter.

Olympic medallist Dom Parsons returns to World Cup circuit in strong British Skeleton squad after completing doctorate

13 November 2019

University of Bath alumni Dom Parsons will return to international competition for the first time since winning a brilliant bronze at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games after being named in the British Skeleton squad for the 2019-20 World Cup season. Parsons, who sat out last season to complete his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, is joined in a strong squad by fellow Olympic medallist Laura Deas, Sports Performance graduate Madelaine Smith, Kim Murray, Marcus Wyatt...

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