News Archive, Month: February 2022

VIDEO: Watch highlights of thrilling derby-day encounter at Severn Stars as Team Bath Netball get back to winning ways in Superleague

27 February 2022

The first West Country derby of the 2022 Vitality Superleague season proved to be a memorable one as Team Bath Netball dug deep for a 48-45 victory over Severn Stars at the University of Gloucester. The Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold trailed by two at the end of the third quarter but held their nerve well to level the scores before scoring the last three goals of a cracking contest to take the points. Enjoy some highlights from the match...

Team Bath Netball looking for response to Storm setback as they head to Severn Stars for West Country Superleague derby

25 February 2022

It’s derby day for Team Bath Netball this weekend as they make the short journey to the University of Gloucester Arena to face West Country rivals Severn Stars. Both teams head into Saturday’s match (6pm centre-pass) looking to bounce back from home defeats in Round 4 of the 2022 Vitality Superleague, with the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold slipping to a 62-58 reverse against Surrey Storm and Stars going down 62-52 to early pacesetters Saracens Mavericks. Team Bath and England star...

Stunning laser-run fires Jess Varley to silver medal as Bath students past and present impress for Pentathlon GB at Budapest Indoors

24 February 2022

University of Bath alumna Jess Varley produced a stunning laser-run to win silver for Pentathlon GB at the Budapest International Open in Hungary, the curtain-raiser for the 2022 international modern pentathlon season. Natural Sciences graduate Varley, who won two of Pentathlon GB’s National Ranking Events at the Team Bath Sports Training Village this winter and was runner-up in the third, started the decisive discipline of the women’s A final more than a minute behind the...

Effort undermined by errors as Team Bath’s final home game of BUCS Super Rugby season ends in frustrating defeat to Cardiff Met

23 February 2022

Team Bath’s final home game of the 2021-22 BUCS Super Rugby league season proved to be a frustrating one as they were beaten 40-24 by Cardiff Met. The Rengen-sponsored men’s 1st XV matched their opponents physically for much of the evening and were only trailing by two tries at half-time but couldn’t make the most of having a strong wind in their favour during the second period as errors at either end of the field...

Last home BUCS Super Rugby league match tonight as Team Bath take on Cardiff Met at Sports Training Village – free to watch!

23 February 2022

Team Bath's last home match of the BUCS Super Rugby league season promises to be a cracker as Varsity rivals Cardiff Met head to the Sports Training Village for tonight's showdown (6.30pm kick-off, free to watch). Spectators have turned out in big numbers to cheer on the Rengen-sponsored men's 1st XV in this season's matches and have been treated to some entertaining matches, with 476 points scored at an average of 60 per game. Team...

University of Bath student-athletes bring home 17 medals across four sports from first BUCS Nationals competition for two years

22 February 2022

University of Bath student-athletes won a host of medals in athletics, badminton, fencing and swimming when they headed to Sheffield over the weekend for the first BUCS Nationals competition to be staged for two years. There was a medal of each colour for the University’s badminton players, coached by Peter Bush, with Molly Chapman and Santander Sporting Scholar Will Jones (both Sports Performance) taking the mixed doubles title. Jones also claimed men’s doubles silver with...

Graduate Tim Nurse wins first senior England Hockey caps as Team Bath Buccs history-maker Liam Sanford reaches milestone

21 February 2022

University of Bath graduate Tim Nurse made his senior England Hockey debut when the national men's team travelled to Argentina for a FIH Hockey Pro League double-header in Buenos Aires. Nurse, who was supported by a King Sporting Scholarship as he combined hockey and studying Sports Performance, came off the bench for his first cap in Saturday's 2-0 defeat and also got game-time in the following day's 3-1 reverse. Team-mate Jack Turner said after Saturday's...

Beijing 2022: Brad Hall “very proud” after steering Team GB four-man bobsleigh to top-six finish on final day of Winter Olympic Games

20 February 2022

Brad Hall was a proud pilot after Team GB’s four-man bobsleigh crew finished an impressive sixth on the final day of competition at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Hall and brakemen Greg Cackett, Nick Gleeson and Taylor Lawrence of the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association produced four consistent runs to finish just seven-tenths of a second outside the medal places with a combined time of 3:55.72. “I’m definitely very proud of...

Make a date with Court 8, swing to the beat or get a coaching qualification – so many way to enjoy tennis at Team Bath this spring

19 February 2022

Tennis has a problem but it’s one that British Tennis is more than delighted to have. Figures show that Emma Raducanu’s US Open success last year encouraged thousands more of us to take up a racket or try the sport again or to become fans. The drive is now on to make more use of existing facilities and to find new coaches to support this growing interest. Team Bath Tennis has joined that drive and...

Make Saturday or Sunday your swim day in the Team Bath pool and feel the benefits that the sport has to offer body and mind

19 February 2022

In 2019 Swim England – the body which organises and promotes swimming in England – produced a report aimed at government suggesting that swimming saved the NHS £357 million per year (click here to read). Whether you find the figure credible or not, there were probably more than a few grains of truth in the stats the report contained about swimming as a health and wellbeing activity: Swimmers report feeling on average 6.4 per cent...

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