News Archive, Month: March 2024

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

Brilliant Bath defeat Durham to set up BUCS National Champs semi-final with South West rivals Exeter

27 March 2024

A storming second half saw the University of Bath men's 1st XV defeat Durham to reach the BUCS National Championships semi-finals for another year. The Bath Building Society sponsored visitors trailed 18-12 at half time but were superb in the second period as they secured a 33-23 success. Bath, who are also supported by Rengen, will now visit South West rivals and BUCS Super Rugby league champions Exeter in the semi-finals on Wednesday 3rd April...

A picture of the Olympic-standard London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool at the University of Bath Sports Training Village.

Paris 2024 places up for grabs as University of Bath-based swimmers head to London for crunch Aquatics GB Swimming Championships

27 March 2024

Places in the Team GB squad for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be on the line when 42 University of Bath-based swimmers compete in the 2024 Aquatics GB Swimming Championships from 2-7 April. Competition will be fierce in the London Aquatics Centre as swimmers seek not only a place on the podium but also a consideration time for this summer’s Games, with both individual and relay spots up for grabs. Reigning Olympic Champion Tom...

Welsh Women's Rugby player Jenny Hesketh is a University of Bath sporting scholar for 2023-24

University of Bath women’s rugby club delighted as sporting scholar Jenny Hesketh wins first senior Wales cap in Six Nations opener

25 March 2024

University of Bath sporting scholar Jenny Hesketh became the latest student to make her senior international rugby debut this season when she started for Wales in their Guinness Women’s Six Nations opener against Scotland. The Sports Management and Coaching student, who is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, played the full 80 minutes at full-back as Wales narrowly lost 20-18, only being denied a draw by a last-minute missed conversion. Hesketh, who plays her club...

British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association athletes Matt Weston (left) and Corie Mapp won Overall World Cup gold during the 2023-24 season.

University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association celebrating golden World Cup double

24 March 2024

Matt Weston added Overall World Cup gold to his previous World and European Championship title successes as University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association athletes concluded another impressive season. Corie Mapp matched Weston’s achievement in the Para Bobsleigh competition as silver and bronze in the last two races of the season in La Plagne secured Overall World Cup gold for the second time in his remarkable career. Weston joins Kristan Bromley, Shelley Rudman and...

Team Bath Netball's Tash Pavelin closes down Surrey Storm's Sophie Drakeford-Lewis in their Netball Super League match in March 2024. PICTURE: Eva Gilbert

Final scoreline does not reflect competitive match as Team Bath Netball are defeated at Surrey Storm

23 March 2024

Team Bath Netball were beaten 60-44 at Surrey Storm on Saturday but the final scoreline does not reflect how closely fought the Super League match was for most of the evening. The Blue & Gold deservedly held a 15-14 advantage after the first quarter and the lead continued to change hands during the next two quarters of a competitive contest. Excellent defending from Jayda Pechova and Tash Pavelin, who recorded five interceptions and eight deflections...

Former University of Bath Footballers remember momentous win 50 years on

19 March 2024

On Friday 15th March a very special event was held, welcoming back the 1974 University of Bath Football team which had stormed to victory, against all odds, in the UAU Football Championship, with the final held in March 1974 at the St Andrew’s home of Birmingham City. In March 1974, it was election year; Margaret Thatcher had visited Bath to speak at King Edward’s School shortly after a General election which had seen Edward Heath’s...

A picture of Team Bath Netball's players in a huddle in front of a packed stand at the Team Bath Arena during their 2024 Netball Super League match against Saracens Mavericks

Improved showing but Team Bath Netball are unable to build on strong start as Super League rivals Saracens Mavericks hit back

15 March 2024

Team Bath Netball were unable to build on a strong first quarter as Super League rivals Saracens Mavericks hit back to win 60-48 at the Team Bath Arena on Friday. Roared on by a 1,600-strong crowd, the Blue & Gold raced into a 15-12 lead after an excellent opening 15 minutes and could have been further clear. However, mistakes crept back into their game which allowed Mavericks to put a couple of runs of goals...

A picture of University of Bath men's 1st XV player Iwan Price-Thomas kicking a conversion in a BUCS Super Rugby fixture

Storming second half sees Bath rally from 26-0 down to beat Cardiff and claim top-five finish in 2023-24 BUCS Super Rugby league table

14 March 2024

Iwan Price-Thomas’s last-minute penalty completed a dramatic turnaround victory in Cardiff for the University of Bath men’s 1st XV in their last BUCS Super Rugby league match of the 2023-24 season. An early yellow card set the tone for a disappointing first half for the Bath Building Society-sponsored visitors, who found themselves trailing 26-0 at the break. It was a completely different story in the second half, though, as a brilliant try from Iwan Coyle...

A picture of Rengen CEO Iestyn Lewis shaking hands with University of Bath DIrector of Sport Stephen Baddeley following a sponsorship renewal in March 2024

Rengen to continue supporting Team Bath’s sport and fitness activities at all levels after agreeing three-year partnership extension

12 March 2024

Team Bath and Rengen have today announced a three-year extension to their successful partnership supporting sport and fitness activities at the University of Bath. A leading company specialising in student, residential and commercial developments and lettings, Bath-based Rengen – whose CEO is University of Bath alumnus Iestyn Lewis – has been an official partner of Team Bath since 2019. During that time Rengen has supported Team Bath’s activities at all levels, from recreational and youth...

A picture of (from left) Dimitri Coutya, Oliver-Lam Watson, Piers Gilliver and Joshua Waddell celebrating after winning foil team gold at the 2024 Wheelchair Fencing European Championships in Paris.

Five golds among big European Champs medal haul for Bath-based GB wheelchair fencers in first visit to Paris during Paralympic year

11 March 2024

The GB wheelchair fencing squad, based at the University of Bath, enjoyed a successful first visit to Paris this Paralympic year as they won five gold medals at the 2024 European Championships. Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver claimed two individual titles apiece, the former going mighty close to completing a personal hat-trick, before joining forces with Oliver Lam-Watson and Joshua Waddell to win foil team gold and epee team bronze. Gemma Collis, who occasionally trains...

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