News Archive, Month: November 2023

Ieuan Davies scores for the University of Bath men's 1st XV in their BUCS Super Rugby win over Cardiff. CREDIT: Bob Bradford

VIDEO: Iwan Coyle’s first-half double sets University of Bath on their way to five-try BUCS Super Rugby home win over Cardiff

30 November 2023

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV started their run of three successive BUCS Super Rugby home matches at the Team Bath Sports Training Village with a 27-7 victory against Cardiff. It was an instant return to winning ways for the Bath Building Society-sponsored hosts following last week’s battling defeat at table-topping Exeter. [caption id="attachment_69996" align="alignright" width="292"] Iwan Coyle scored two first-half tries. PICTURES: Bob Bradford[/caption] Flanker Iwan Coyle warmed up proceedings on a cold...

A picture of Team Bath Netball's U21 and U19 squads

University of Bath students among next generation of Team Bath Netball stars looking to shine as 2023-24 NPL season begins

29 November 2023

The 2023-24 Netball Performance League (NPL) season gets under way this weekend and Team Bath’s age-group squads are hoping to shine once again on the national stage. All of the teams achieved top-four finishes in their respective leagues last season, with the U21s winning bronze medals for a second successive year. Seven members of that squad – Scarlett Creasey, Ife Danso, Ellie Gabriel, Amaya Herold, Effie Robinson and Super League training partner Lily Jones –...

Austin Emens playing for the University of Bath men's 1st in the BUCS Super Rugby 2023 Anniversary Game against Cardiff Met at The Rec.

University of Bath student-rugby player Austin Emens earns first Great Britain call-up for Emirate Dubai 7s

28 November 2023

University of Bath student Austin Emens will make his GB Rugby Sevens debut this weekend after being selected to compete at the renowned Emirates Dubai 7s. His call-up comes after the Business student impressed during a training week in Malaga ahead of the opening round of the revamped and rebranded HSBC SVNS 2024 series and through his performances for Bath’s BUCS Super Rugby squad during the past few seasons. Emens has been a regular starter...

Bath’s BUCS Super Rugby winning run comes to a battling end as table-topping Exeter extend their perfect start

23 November 2023

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV were unable to prevent table-topping Exeter extending their 100 per cent record as they were beaten 31-17 in Wednesday’s BUCS Super Rugby South West derby. The Bath Building Society-sponsored visitors went into the match off four successive victories and gave Exeter a real test in the first half, responding to two home tries with touchdowns of their own from winger Oli Sedgwick and hooker Jasper Spandler. Only two...

Cameron Brooker’s golden hat-trick among 18-medal haul as University of Bath swimmers shine at BUCS Short Course Champs

21 November 2023

Sporting scholar Cameron Brooker secured a hat-trick of titles as University of Bath students won 18 medals at the 2023 BUCS Short Course Swimming Championships in Sheffield. Mechanical Engineering student Brooker, who will represent Great Britain at December’s European Short Course Championships, struck gold in the 100m backstroke (50.95), 200m backstroke (1:52.80) and 200m freestyle (1:44.85). Joshua Gammon won 200m butterfly gold (1:54.70) and Leah Crisp, Jemima Hall and Niamh Ward also enjoyed multiple podium...

Team Bath Netball’s Jayda Pechova set for another international milestone after Vitality Roses selection for South Africa series

20 November 2023

Team Bath Netball’s Jayda Pechova will get to experience her first home international series after being named in the Vitality Roses squad for December’s matches against South Africa. The 19-year-old defender earned her selection after impressing on her senior England debut during September’s tour of New Zealand (pictured). She also represented her country at the recent FAST5 World Series, helping the Roses clinch the bronze medal. The matches against South Africa – taking place in...

VIDEO: Brilliant Bath run in super seven tries and nullify Nottingham during BUCS Super Rugby happy homecoming

16 November 2023

It was an excellent BUCS Super Rugby homecoming for the University of Bath men’s 1st XV as they beat Nottingham 43-0 to extend their winning run to four matches. Wednesday’s fixture was the first to be played at the Team Bath Sports Training Village this season and saw the Bath Building Society-sponsored hosts run in seven tries while keeping their opponents out at the other end to underline a dominant performance. A touchdown in the...

University of Bath awarded UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre status for helping Olympic and Paralympic athletes achieve potential

13 November 2023

The University of Bath has today been recognised by UK Sport for its contribution to the preparation of elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes. It is one of the first of just eight institutions nationwide to be awarded the status of “UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre”, a title that celebrates its role in helping Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes achieve their full performance potential. Dr Kate Baker, Director of Performance at UK Sport, said: “Our Elite...

University of Bath sporting scholars past and present help Vitality Roses win bronze at 2023 FAST5 Netball World Series

12 November 2023

Team Bath’s Jayda Pechova secured the first podium placing of her senior international career when she helped England Netball win bronze at the 2023 FAST5 Netball World Series in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was a second successive appearance at the tournament for the 19-year-old defender, who featured in all six of the Vitality Roses’ matches – starting three of them – during an action-packed weekend of competition. It was bookended by victories over South Africa,...

Team Bath Netball Academy chief Natalie Roddy excited to join Welsh Feathers national coaching set-up at start of new World Cup cycle

10 November 2023

Team Bath Netball Academy Head Coach Natalie Roddy has been appointed as Assistant Coach of the Welsh Feathers international squad at the start of the 2027 Netball World Cup cycle. Roddy will work alongside Wales Head Coach Emily Handyside, a University of Bath alumna who was herself a netball coach at Team Bath under Jess Thirlby and Anna Stembridge. The Feathers have this week announced their squad for the 2023-24 season, with Blue & Gold...

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