News Archive, Month: February 2024

Lisa Putt of Team Bath Netball attempts to close down a Loughborough Lightning attack during their Netball Super League match in February 2024.

Team Bath Netball excited to kick off home run with Friday night derby against Severn Stars as they look to learn Lightning lessons

29 February 2024

Team Bath Netball start their 2024 Super League home campaign in front of the BBC Sport cameras this Friday with Head Coach Asha Francis looking for a response from her players to last weekend’s tough defeat at Loughborough Lightning. Local rivals Severn Stars provide the opposition in the first of three successive home fixtures for the Blue & Gold, who also entertain London Pulse on Friday 8th March and Saracens Mavericks on Friday 15th March...

The exterior of the Wheelchair Fencing National Training Centre at the University of Bath

VIDEO: GB wheelchair fencing squad working hard at University of Bath base with six months to go to Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

28 February 2024

The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games are now just six months away and the world-leading GB wheelchair fencing squad are working hard at the University of Bath as they look to build on their tremendous success at Tokyo 2020.  The UKSI Wheelchair Fencing World-Class Programme has gone from strength to strength since being established at the Team Bath Sports Training Village and this Paralympic cycle has seen the opening of a custom-built National Training Centre, allowing...

The University of Bath men's BUCS Super Rugby squad get a team talk.

VIDEO: Late winner finally sees off Nottingham as Bath stay in top-four contention ahead of last BUCS Super Rugby home game

28 February 2024

A late try settled a rollercoaster match in the University of Bath’s favour as they kept their BUCS Super Rugby top-four hopes alive with a 33-29 victory at Nottingham on Wednesday. The Bath Building Society-sponsored visitors were without a number of regular starters on international duty but showed strength in depth to overcome a Nottingham side battling against relegation. Both sides scored two tries in the first half, Bath’s coming either side of Nottingham’s in...

A picture of British Swimming Performance Centre Bath coaches David McNulty (left) and Jamie Main (right)

Bath Performance Centre’s David McNulty and Jamie Main nominated for Team GB swimming coaching team at Paris 2024 Olympic Games

27 February 2024

University of Bath-based David McNulty and Jamie Main have been nominated by British Swimming to be part of the Team GB coaching team for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. It will be a sixth Olympic Games for McNulty and his fourth as Lead Coach of the British Swimming Performance Centre Bath, with his charges having won 14 medals – seven of them gold – between them at London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. Joining...

Swimmer Josh Gammon (left) and athlete Justin Davies (right) won medals for the University of Bath at BUCS Nationals 2024 in Sheffield.

Golden double for swimmer Josh Gammon as University of Bath student-athletes win 19 medals at BUCS Nationals 2024

26 February 2024

University of Bath students won 19 medals, including double gold for swimmer Josh Gammon and silver on the track for Justin Davies, when they contested BUCS Nationals 2024 in Sheffield over the weekend. Podium places came in athletics, karate and swimming, while the University was also well represented in the badminton, climbing and fencing competitions. Swimming There were 14 medals for University of Bath students in the Ponds Forge International Swimming Pool, with Josh Gammon...

A picture of British Skeleton's Tabby Stoecker and Matt Weston celebrating their Team silver medal at the 2024 IBSF World Championships

Matt Weston becomes British Skeleton’s most decorated World Champs athlete by winning Team silver with Tabby Stoecker

25 February 2024

University of Bath-based Matt Weston became Britain’s most decorated IBSF Skeleton World Championships of all time when he and Tabby Stoecker won Team silver in Winterberg, Germany. It was Weston’s second silver medal in as many days, after finishing runner-up in the men’s race 24 hours earlier, and the fourth of his career following his men’s gold and team silver at the 2023 championships. Stoecker, who was fourth in the women’s race, and Weston set...

British Skeleton's Matt Weston won men's silver at the 2024 IBSF World Championships in Winterberg, Germany. PICTURE CREDIT: IBSF

Another World Championships medal for British Skeleton’s Matt Weston as University of Bath-based squad excel in Winterberg

23 February 2024

Matt Weston added a World Championships silver medal to the gold he won last year and there were two fourth-placed finishes as University of Bath-based British Skeleton athletes once again impressed in Winterberg. Germany’s Christopher Grotheer set a new track record on his way to winning the men’s title on home ice but defending champion Weston pushed him all the way, finishing just 0.23secs behind after four consistent runs, as he became the first Brit...

A graphic promoting the Discover Your Paralympic Potential event taking place at the University of Bath on Saturday 6th April 2024 for people with a physical impairment.

Discover Your Paralympic Potential and find your sport during ParalympicsGB event at the University of Bath

19 February 2024

Aspiring Paralympians will have chance to try out a range of sports during a ‘Discover Your Paralympic Potential’ day taking place at the University of Bath this April. Hosted by ParalympicsGB, the event on Saturday 6th April is open to anyone aged 10 and over with a physical impairment who dreams of competing at a Paralympic Games and unlocking the opportunities that sport provides. The Paralympic Potential programme offers people the chance to find out...

Sophie Kelly shoots for goal during Team Bath Netball's Super League Season Opener win against Strathclyde Sirens, February 2024

Confident start to 2024 Super League campaign as Team Bath hold off Strathclyde Sirens surge to record Season Opener success

18 February 2024

Team Bath Netball produced a performance of “pure grit and determination” as they saw off a fierce fightback from Strathclyde Sirens to make a winning start to the 2024 Super League season. The Blue & Gold, inspired by a superb display from goal attack Sophie Kelly, led by four at half-time of Saturday’s Season Opener in Nottingham before their Scottish opponents rallied to take a 40-39 lead into the final 15 minutes. [caption id="attachment_70214" align="alignright"...

The University of Bath men's 1st XV beat Swansea 50-40 in BUCS Super Rugby in February 2024.

VIDEO: Bath run in seven tries but still have to dig deep for BUCS Super Rugby home victory over Swansea

15 February 2024

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV were involved in a second-successive high-scoring BUCS Super Rugby showdown but came out on top this time as they fought out a 50-40 home victory over Swansea. A week after their 53-36 defeat at Hartpury, the Bath Building Society-sponsored hosts looked set to bounce back with a comfortable victory as they ran in four tries inside the opening 30 minutes through Max Pearce (2), Sam Mercer and Jack...

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