News Archive, Month: November 2021

Doubles delight for Ben Jones and Alicia Barnett continues this year’s terrific title-winning form of senior Team Bath Tennis players

21 November 2021

Alicia Barnett and University of Bath graduate Ben Jones both enjoyed more doubles success on the international circuit over the weekend, taking the number of senior titles won by Team Bath Tennis players this year to 19. It was a second win in Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh in a week for Jones and partner Daniel Little, who completed an ITF World Tour double with an impressive 6-3 6-2 victory over Neil Oberleitner and Volodymyr Uzhylovskyi....

University of Bath students earn call-ups for England U20s and GB 7s as women’s rugby programme goes from strength to strength

19 November 2021

Three University of Bath students have been named in the England Rugby Women’s U20 squad to face South Africa in a development match this weekend. (Pictured from left) Jenny Hesketh (Sport Management & Coaching), China Kill (Criminology) and Gabriella Nigrelli (Civil and Architectural Engineering), who all play for Bristol Bears, have been called up for the fixture at London Irish RFC on Sunday (21st). Sport Management & Coaching student Grace Crompton has also been selected...

New British record for Ben Proud as University of Bath star moves up all-time ranking list with International Swimming League win

19 November 2021

University of Bath swimmer Ben Proud broke his own 50m freestyle British record as he recorded a fantastic victory for Energy Standard during the 2021 International Swimming League play-off match in Eindhoven. The double Olympian, who is coached by Mark Skimming at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, took three-hundredths of a second off his previous best set in 2017 to beat a world-class field in 20.64. Proud was one of only two swimmers in...

Team Bath leave Cardiff Met with two well-deserved bonus points after playing their part in another cracking BUCS Super Rugby contest

18 November 2021

The Team Bath men’s 1st XV head into three successive home games on the back of another narrow BUCS Super Rugby defeat as they came away from a high-scoring encounter at Cardiff Met with two well-earned bonus points. The Rengen-sponsored visitors played well and were competitive throughout a brilliant contest but only had two George Worboys penalties to show for their first-half efforts and conceded three tries just before half-time to find themselves 24-6 behind...

Ultimate test of fitness and endurance returns as 80 teams head to Sports Training Village for 2021 WIT Strength in Depth Origins Final

18 November 2021

The ultimate team test of fitness and endurance is returning to the Team Bath Sports Training Village this month – and it is going to be bigger than ever as 80 teams contest the 2021 WIT Strength in Depth Origins Final. Around 1,000 competitors will take part in the two-day event, which sees teams of 12 – including 2019 champions The Jolly Sailor Invincibles from Cornwall – taking on a host of gruelling challenges throughout...

Bath Rugby debutants in Team Bath starting line-up as men’s 1st XV return to BUCS Super Rugby action with trip to Cardiff Met

17 November 2021

After a fortnight’s break, the Team Bath men’s 1st XV resume their BUCS Super Rugby campaign tonight with a short trip across the Welsh border to face Cardiff Met at Cyncoed (6.30pm). The Rengen-sponsored visitors have made just three changes to the side that started their previous match, a last-gasp defeat to Exeter after an excellent performance against the table-toppers. Captain George Cave returns to the front row, Harry Breeze wears the Number 8 shirt...

Skeleton medallist Laura Deas happy to help aspiring Olympic debutants as she and Brogan Crowley start Beijing qualification campaign

16 November 2021

PyeongChang medallist Laura Deas and aspiring Olympic debutant Brogan Crowley are going into the new IBSF Skeleton World Cup season with different levels of experience but the same goal – qualifying for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games. Deas, who won bronze in South Korea three years ago, is the only member of the University of Bath-based GB skeleton squad to have previously competed at the Games and is sharing her knowledge of what to expect...

Three Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic places is the goal for in-form GB men’s skeleton squad as crunch IBSF World Cup campaign begins

15 November 2021

The University of Bath-based GB men’s skeleton squad are heading into the Olympic season with the goal of all three qualifying to compete at the Beijing 2022 Winter Games in February. Craig Thompson, Matt Weston and Marcus Wyatt all won medals on the IBSF World Cup circuit during a highly-encouraging 2020-21 season and say they are confident of building on those experiences during the biggest campaign of their careers so far. Just two countries can...

Molly Hole captains England U21s to Europe Netball title as Team Bath players also impress for Wales at senior and age-group level

14 November 2021

Team Bath Netball’s Molly Hole secured her second winner’s medal in a fortnight as she captained England’s U21s to a successful title defence at the 2021 Europe Netball tournament. Hole, who has been named in the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold Superleague squad for the 2022 season, was part of Team Bath’s British Fast-5 All-Stars triumph last month and had previously skippered the Roses to Europe Netball victory at U17 level in 2020. She started...

Four students and six alumni among University of Bath representation for Premiership Rugby Cup derby between Bath and Gloucester

12 November 2021

Fresh from scoring a BUCS Super Rugby hat-trick for the University of Bath men’s 1st XV, sporting scholar George Worboys will start for a youthful Bath Rugby side in tonight’s Premiership Rugby Cup derby at Gloucester (7.45pm). There could also be a senior Bath Rugby debut for England U20 international Tom Carr-Smith, who produced a memorable assist while partnering Worboys in the Team Bath half-back pairing during last week’s narrow defeat to Exeter. Ivor Powell...

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