News Archive, Month: December 2019

Khanyisa Chawane and Serena Guthrie help Team Bath Netball partners Sporting Family Change spread Christmas cheer

17 December 2019

New signing Khanyisa Chawane has joined Team Bath Netball legend Serena Guthrie in helping to spread some Christmas cheer in the local community with Sporting Family Change. The South African star joined staff at the charity's headquarters in Midsomer Norton to help wrap presents and prepare Christmas hampers for distribution to families in the Bath area. Watch the video here: 🎁 Great to have Khanyisa Chawane from @TeamBathNetball come and help us prepare free #Christmas...

Six golds among the medal haul as Bath swimmers end 2019 season with competitions in Edinburgh and Amsterdam

16 December 2019

There were gold medals for Kieran Bird, Tom Dean, Tom Derbyshire and Calum Jarvis as University of Bath-based swimmers wrapped up 2019 by impressing at the Scottish National Short-Course Championships in Edinburgh. Fresh from slicing a massive seven seconds off his personal best while winning 400m freestyle silver at the European Short-Course Championships, Dean (pictured) – supported by a Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholarship – touched the wall first in both the 100m individual medley (54.43)...

Flying start to competitive skeleton career continues for Amelia Coltman as she wins Europa Cup gold in Germany

15 December 2019

Amelia Coltman’s dream start to her British Skeleton competitive career continued when she won Europa Cup gold in Konigssee, Germany on Saturday. The 23-year-old, who has been training at the University of Bath since joining the skeleton programme in 2017, went one better than the silver she won on her international debut in Winterberg last weekend. “To win my first race of my career in my second ever competition was unbelievable,” said Coltman, who finished...

Marcus Wyatt and Madelaine Smith slide to top-ten finishes at Skeleton World Cup event in New York

13 December 2019

Marcus Wyatt and University of Bath alumna Madelaine Smith both recorded top-ten finishes at the second IBSF Skeleton World Cup race of the 2019-20 season at Lake Placid in New York. Wyatt improved two spots on his finish at the same track in the World Cup season opener five days ago as he clocked an overall time of 1 minute 47.49 seconds to place eighth. Olympic bronze medallist Dom Parsons finished 17th in his second...

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...

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