News Archive, Month: October 2022

Students Emma Whitaker and Charlie Brown join forces to win mixed relay gold for Pentathlon GB at Junior World Championships

09 October 2022

University of Bath students Emma Whitaker and Charlie Brown struck mixed relay gold at the end of an impressive week for Pentathlon GB at the Modern Pentathlon Junior World Championships in Poland. Both had recorded top-ten finishes in Saturday’s individual finals, with Sports Performance student Whitaker – who is supported by a Santander Sporting Scholarship - placing fifth in the women’s competition and Sports Management & Coaching student Brown finishing eighth in the men’s event....

Dynamic New Zealand mid-courter Ali Wilshier excited to complete new-look Team Bath Netball squad for 2023 Superleague season

06 October 2022

Livewire New Zealand mid-courter Ali Wilshier says she cannot wait to immerse herself in the “family culture” at Team Bath Netball after today being confirmed as the final member of the club’s 2023 Superleague squad. The 23-year-old centre and wing-attack has spent the past two seasons with Southern Steel in the ANZ Premiership, where she established a reputation as a ‘pocket rocket’ with speed and finesse around the attacking circle. Now she is ready to...

Dominant first half sets four-try Team Bath up for first win of BUCS Super Rugby season at Leeds Beckett

05 October 2022

Team Bath recorded their first win of the 2022-23 BUCS Super Rugby season in fine style as they beat Leeds Beckett 24-5 in Yorkshire on Wednesday afternoon. The Bath Building Society-sponsored men’s 1st XV got off to a strong start as co-captain Tom Williams and England U20 international Jasper Spandler both scored tries from driven lineouts in the opening stages. Bath Rugby Academy winger Byron Lloyd-Gilmour then finished off some good wide attacking play and...

England U20 internationals among new faces in Team Bath starting XV as they make BUCS Super Rugby away trip to Leeds Beckett

05 October 2022

Team Bath men’s 1st XV are heading to Yorkshire today as they take on Leeds Beckett in their first away match of the 2022-23 BUCS Super Rugby season (2pm kick-off). Both teams are looking to bounce back from opening-day defeats, with Bath Building Society-sponsored Team Bath narrowly being edged out 22-21 by Cardiff while Leeds Beckett lost 31-15 to newly-promoted Nottingham. Team Bath have shuffled the starting XV with eight players coming in for their...

British Bobsleigh appoint new Performance Director and Head Coach at start of Milan Cortina 2026 Winter Olympiad

04 October 2022

Mark Silva and Graham Richardson have been appointed as Performance Director and Head Coach respectively of University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh for the new Olympic cycle. The pair will lead GB's pursuit of success in Milan Cortina in 2026 as bobsleigh returns to UK Sport funding for the first time in four years. Silva steps up from his role as Bobsleigh Manager within the GB set up, while Richardson joins after seven successful seasons with...

Student rugby is back at The Rec! Rengen-sponsored Anniversary Game returns after three-year gap

03 October 2022

Free BUCS Super Rugby is making an eagerly-awaited return to The Rec after a three-year gap this October as Team Bath men’s 1st XV take on league champions Durham in the Rengen-sponsored Anniversary Game. The last edition of the University of Bath’s student-sport showcase fixture in 2019 saw more than 6,000 spectators head to the iconic city-centre home of Bath Rugby to roar Team Bath to a 52-25 victory over Cardiff, with 11 tries scored...

Super seven Bath students selected to represent Pentathlon GB at 2022 Junior World Pentathlon Championships in Poland

02 October 2022

Seven University of Bath students have been selected to represent Pentathlon GB at the 2022 Junior World Pentathlon Championships, taking place in Zielona Góra-Drzonków, Poland from 2-9 October. Santander Sporting Scholar Emma Whitaker (pictured, Sports Performance) and Alex Bousfield (Politics and International Relations) will look to build on impressive senior performances when they contest the women’s events. Looking to gain more international experience in the men’s competition is Guy Anderson (Accounting and Finance), Charlie Brown...

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