News Archive, Month: March 2020

Aerial view of STV, football and rugby pitches 2017

BUCS activity suspended until April 1 and University of Bath Varsity fixture cancelled

16 March 2020

All BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] activity will be suspended for the remainder of March and the University of Bath’s annual Varsity fixture against Cardiff Met has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. Among the sporting fixtures to be postponed is Team Bath’s BUCS Rugby Championship quarter-final at Durham University, which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday (March 18). A statement from BUCS said: “BUCS staff are working hard to outline...

Sporting scholar Tom Dean’s double gold leads medal haul for University of Bath-based swimmers at Edinburgh International

16 March 2020

Sporting scholar Tom Dean won two gold medals as University of Bath-based swimmers produced several good results at the Edinburgh International Meet in Scotland. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, set a new personal best of 1:46.03 as he pipped training partner James Guy (1:46.79) to victory in a 200m freestyle final also featuring Sports Performance graduate Calum Jarvis (6th, 1:49.74) and Cameron Kurle (7th, 1:49.89). He also took...

CUSTOMER NOTICE: Team Bath Netball v London Pulse postponed

16 March 2020

England Netball have informed all clubs that the 2020 Vitality Superleague is suspended. This means that our match against London Pulse will not now take place. All ticket buyers should receive an e-mail from Ticketline which tells them of next steps. The current Ticketline terms and conditions can be seen here – please click here to view them in full. We will continue to post updates as we receive them on our Twitter, Facebook and...

Winter’s training produces early results as Bath-based triathlete Vicky Holland wins gold at Mooloolaba World Cup in Australia

15 March 2020

Triathlete Vicky Holland said she was pleased to see her winter’s training at the University of Bath produce some early success as she claimed victory in the Mooloolaba World Cup in Australia. In what proved to be the last event before World Triathlon announced the suspension of all races until the end of April, Holland – who trains with British Triathlon’s Bath National Performance Centre – produced a strong performance before pulling away from compatriot...

VIDEO: Four shoulder-strengthening exercises to reduce the risk of injury and aid performance

14 March 2020

The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body but there is a fragile equilibrium between stability and mobility.  In this video, Team Bath physio Katy Williams looks at four exercises you can do anywhere that build endurance of the external rotator at the back of the shoulder, helping to reduce the risk of injury and aid performance. Click here to see more top-tips videos for fitness, health, lifestyle and sport.

VIDEO: Five best stretching exercises you can perform at home

13 March 2020

To keep your body working at the best of its ability, you need to have a good range of movement and flexibility so here are five stretches that will dynamically mobilise your hips, shoulders and upper back. These exercises can be done anywhere, can be done as part of a repeated stretching circuit or you can add them to your warm-up routine. Click here to see more top-tip videos in health, fitness, lifestyle and...

From lacrosse to rowing – student-athlete Immy Macdonald makes international transition with Team Bath Dual Career support

12 March 2020

Team Bath Dual Career student-athlete Immy Macdonald has gained her first taste of international rowing after competing in Paris at the 2020 World Rowing Indoor Championships. The Sports Performance student has been training for less than a year with the University of Bath-based GB Rowing Team World Class Start programme after making the transition from lacrosse. She was supported on her trip to Paris by the Team Bath Elite Athlete Fund. Here Immy writes about...

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: Advice to Sports Training Village visitors and netball spectators

12 March 2020

This information has been updated - please click here for the latest information Currently the University of Bath Sports Training Village is open as usual.  This is because the current government advice is to continue to operate as normal. However, Monday night's (16 March) Vitality Netball Superleague match against London Pulse is postponed because England Netball has suspended the league with immediate effect. For netball spectators who had already bought tickets, the current Ticketline terms...

Sports Massage students to get hands-on experience with Bath Rugby Foundation at 2020 Bath Half

11 March 2020

Students training with the Team Bath School of Sports Massage will be gaining hands-on experience this weekend when they provide pre and post-race support for runners competing in the 2020 Bath Half Marathon. They will be working with the team of runners raising money for the Bath Rugby Foundation charity during the annual event, which is taking place on Sunday (March 15). All of the sports massage students are currently working towards their Level 3...

Commitment to providing high-quality clean sport education and environment sees University of Bath retain UKAD Elite Accreditation

10 March 2020

The University of Bath has retained its UKAD [UK Anti-Doping] Clean Sport Elite Accreditation after demonstrating its ongoing commitment to providing students, staff and coaches with essential anti-doping education and support. As one of only three higher-education institutions in the UK to receive the award, the University of Bath is recognised by the national governing body as promoting a clean sport ethos through its culture, policies and environment. Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport at the...

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