News Archive, Month: October 2023

Tickets on sale now as Team Bath Netball Tri-Tournament returns ahead of 2024 season featuring London Pulse and Severn Stars

31 October 2023

Netball fans will enjoy a great chance to see three Super League teams in action a month before the 2024 season begins as the popular Team Bath Tri-Tournament returns for another year. Taking place at the Team Bath Arena on Sunday 14th January, this pre-season’s event will see the hosts take on local rivals Severn Stars and 2023 Super League finalists London Pulse in an action-packed round-robin competition. Three matches will be played during the...

“It’s been unreal” – University of Bath student rugby duo help England prepare for Rugby World Cup bronze-medal match against Argentina

27 October 2023

A week after helping the University of Bath win the Anniversary Game, student rugby players Jack Bennett and James Short have been helping England prepare for their Rugby World Cup bronze-medal match against Argentina. Flanker Bennett, who scored for the Bath men’s 1st XV in their 25-20 victory over Cardiff Met at the Rec, and centre Short were invited to train with University of Bath graduate and Hall of Fame for Sport inductee Steve Borthwick’s...

“Awesome experience” as Josh Gammon and University of Bath Student Swimming Club team-mates compete at World Cup

26 October 2023

University of Bath student swimmer Josh Gammon says he can take plenty of learning into a huge season ahead after racing at the World Aquatics World Cup in Budapest, Hungary. The Sports Performance student, who is reigning 200m butterfly British Champion, and training partners Niamh Ward and Jemima Hall all made their senior international debuts at the star-studded competition, which was the third leg of this year’s World Cup series. Gammon told the Propulsion Swimming...

Saluting Our Sisters this Black History Month: Sprinter Aleeya Sibbons and netballer Kadeen Corbin celebrate the women who inspire them

26 October 2023

October is Black History Month and to celebrate this year’s theme of Saluting Our Sisters, we spoke to University of Bath student-athlete Aleeya Sibbons and Team Bath Netball’s Kadeen Corbin about the women who have inspired them in their sporting journeys. Aleeya Sibbons; UK Athletics international sprinter; Architecture student (Y3), supported by a Santander Scholarship: “When I thought of Saluting Our Sisters, there were two women that popped into my mind straight away and they...

VIDEO: Six-try Bath follow up Anniversary Game success with impressive BUCS Super Rugby derby victory over Hartpury

25 October 2023

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV built on last week’s Anniversary Game success as they recorded an impressive six-try victory over Hartpury in a BUCS Super Rugby West Country derby. Forwards Jasper Spandler, Ted Johnson, Tom Cowan, Billy Sela and Zak Giannini all touched down for the Bath Building Society-sponsored hosts in a 38-21 win, while co-captain Ludo Kolade bagged their bonus-point fourth try. Bath named 12 of the 15 that started last week’s...

Reigning in the rain as thousands of fans cheer University of Bath to BUCS Super Rugby Anniversary Game victory over Cardiff Met

18 October 2023

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV reigned in the rain as they fought out a 25-20 victory over Cardiff Met in front of another huge crowd at The Rec for their annual Anniversary Game fixture. Player of the match Scott Kirk’s try 20 minutes from time proved to be the difference on a night when fellow Bath Rugby Academy forwards Jasper Spandler and Jack Bennett also touched down for the hosts. Iwan Price-Thomas added...

University of Bath name strong squad for Anniversary Game at The Rec

17 October 2023

The University of Bath have named a strong match-day squad for their biggest match of the BUCS Super Rugby season – the 2023 Anniversary Game at The Rec. Nearly 6,000 fans have already got their free tickets for the eagerly-anticipated match against Cardiff Met (6.30pm), sponsored by Colour Studios and Dragon Signs. Seven of the home match-day squad experienced the Anniversary Game last year, including co-captain Ludo Kolade, hooker Jasper Spandler and second-row Mackenzie Graham...

Bath student swimmers set to gain international experience as they head to Pan American Games in Chile and World Cup in Hungary

16 October 2023

Student swimmers at the University of Bath will be competing in Chile and Hungary over the next few days as they take to the international stage. Sam Williamson is heading to Santiago to represent Bermuda in the Pan American Games, which run from 20th October to 5th November. A busy gala will see the Sports Performance student contest the 100m and 200m breaststroke, 200m and 400m individual medley, and the 200m freestyle. Business student Jemima...

University of Bath sporting scholar Jayda Pechova heading back to New Zealand with England for FAST5 Netball World Series

13 October 2023

Team Bath Netball’s Jayda Pechova will gain more international experience after being selected to represent the Vitality Roses at the FAST5 Netball World Series in Christchurch, New Zealand from 11-12 November. It will be a second successive appearance at the tournament for the 19-year-old defender, who competed on the senior international stage for the first time at the 2022 event. It is also a quick return to New Zealand for Pechova, who made her senior...

Bath head into Anniversary Game seeking first win of BUCS Super Rugby season as late try seals defeat at Leeds Beckett

12 October 2023

University of Bath men’s 1st XV will go into their Anniversary Game fixture looking for a big crowd to roar them to a first win of the 2023-24 BUCS Super Rugby season after suffering a frustrating 29-19 defeat at Leeds Beckett. The Bath Building Society-sponsored side, making their third long away trip in as many weeks, were right in an entertaining contest throughout before a try two minutes from time took the game out of...

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