News Archive, Month: December 2019

Late tries provide small consolation as Team Bath slip to another BUCS Super Rugby home defeat against strong Loughborough side

11 December 2019

A dominant second-half performance from Loughborough condemned the Team Bath men’s 1st XV to a fourth successive BUCS Super Rugby home defeat on an icy evening at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. There was little between the teams in the first half, the difference being a converted try two minutes before the break that gave the visitors a narrow 12-5 advantage. However, they powered away in the second period, adding four more tries...

Team Bath welcome old rivals Loughborough to STV for final BUCS Super Rugby home match of 2019 – free to watch!

11 December 2019

Team Bath men’s 1st XV will be looking to end their run of four successive home matches on a positive note when they entertain old rivals Loughborough tonight (6.30pm kick-off, free entry). Hong Kong international Alex Nisbet will captain the Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – for the first time when the teams run out at the University of Bath Sports Training Village for the final time in 2019. James Richardson...

Sporting scholars impress on international doubles debut as University of Bath badminton players continue fine form

10 December 2019

University of Bath students have continued their fine form at badminton tournaments on both the international and domestic circuits. Molly Chapman and Will Jones, who are both supported by Santander Sport Scholarships, competed together for the first time in the mixed doubles at the Victor Welsh International in Cardiff. And it proved to be an impressive debut as the duo, coached by Peter Bush at the University’s Sports Training Village, won three matches before their...

Enjoy The BiG Showdown? Watch the netball action again on BBC iPlayer and check out this great picture gallery

09 December 2019

The BiG Showdown - Team Bath Netball's big weekend of pre-season sport - may be over but you can relive of Sunday's action again on BBC iPlayer. The live stream, which featured seven matches including the exciting Grand Final between the hosts and eventual champions Saracens Mavericks, is available to watch online and on connected televisions over the Christmas period and until January 7, 2020. Click here to watch The BiG Showdown on BBC iPlayer...

Scholar Tom Dean and James Guy among the medals as British Swimming enjoy successful European Short-Course Championships

09 December 2019

Sporting scholar Tom Dean won the first senior individual medal of his career and James Guy bagged a bronze as University of Bath-based swimmers contributed to a successful European Short-Course Championships for Great Britain in Glasgow. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported in his dual careers by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, gave the host nation a fantastic start to the week as he won 400m freestyle silver in 3:37.95. Having only secured the last...

Hosts Team Bath Netball pipped by Saracens Mavericks in exciting conclusion to The BiG Showdown weekend

08 December 2019

Team Bath Netball were edged out 33-27 after a final flourish from Saracens Mavericks in the showpiece finale of The BiG Showdown at the University of Bath, denying the home team a fifth straight crown in their annual pre-season tournament. This year the tournament took a different twist, taking place over two days with four of Team Bath’s Vitality Superleague rivals – Severn Stars, Surrey Storm, Strathclyde Sirens and Mavericks - joining them, as well...

Top-ten finishes for Laura Deas and Marcus Wyatt as British Skeleton athletes start World Cup campaign at Lake Placid

08 December 2019

Marcus Wyatt and Laura Deas both recorded top-ten finishes as the University of Bath-based British Skeleton squad began the 2019-20 IBSF World Cup season in Lake Placid, New York this weekend. Olympic bronze-medallist Deas finished tenth overall after two runs in the women’s competition on Saturday, with Sports Performance graduate Maddy Smith 19th and Kim Murray 22nd. The following day saw Wyatt also place tenth in the men’s competition, three places ahead of Dom Parsons...

Standing ovation for Serena Guthrie as netball legend is inducted into University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

07 December 2019

Team Bath and England legend Serena Guthrie received a standing ovation from appreciative netball fans and fellow players when she was inducted into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport during The BiG Showdown pre-season tournament. Guthrie, recognised as one of the world’s finest mid-court players and an inspiration for club and country, was welcomed into the Hall of Fame by University of Bath Vice-President for Student Experience Dr Cassie Wilson during an...

Title favourites Mavericks, home side Team Bath and Knights all level mid-way on Day One

07 December 2019

With three matches gone at The BiG Showdown, Team Bath and Saracens Mavericks both have three points apiece as do Knights who provided the early upset, taking the victory over Surrey Storm. Team Bath v Severn Stars Team Bath started brightly with a 36-23 win over near-neighbours Severn Stars.  They led throughout in an encounter marked by pace and precision in attack with some flying and crowd-pleasing ‘takes’ in the circle from both Kim Commane...

Give the gift of fitness this Christmas with a Team Bath voucher

06 December 2019

Membership access to the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre, our Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool and the 100 group exercise classes we run every week are among the new gift vouchers you can buy for friends and family this Christmas. All of the vouchers come with an additional gift, ranging from Team Bath t-shirts to TYR swimming goggles and an Under Armour rucksack. To give the gift of fitness this Christmas, visit our...

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