News Archive, Category: Hockey

Strong finish sees Team Bath Buccaneers secure top-four placing in 2020 Jaffa Super 6s indoor hockey season

12 January 2020

Team Bath Buccaneers finished a fine fourth overall after two consistent weekends in their 2020 Jaffa Super 6s Division 1 indoor hockey campaign. The only teams to defeat Buccs’ men were Brooklands and Repton, who placed first and second overall. Buccs went into the second weekend of competition at UWE Bristol sitting fifth in the table and started strongly, beating Ashmoor 7-4 before scoring three times in the final quarter to secure a 4-4 draw...

Emphatic victory, comeback draw and last-minute winner leave Team Bath Buccaneers well placed in Jaffa Super 6s

05 January 2020

Team Bath Buccaneers’ men sit just three points off top spot after a solid start to their 2020 Jaffa Super 6s Division 1 indoor hockey campaign. After losing 5-3 to Repton in the opening match at Nottingham Trent University, Buccs hit back strongly with a 10-3 victory over Harleston Magpies. They then recovered from 4-2 down to draw with Loughborough Students before grabbing a last-minute winner in their 5-4 victory over Ipswich to sit in...

Fed Cup tennis, Modern Pentathlon European Champs and World Championship triumphs among sporting highlights of 2019 at University of Bath

26 December 2019

It’s the end of another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath which saw world-class tennis and modern pentathlon come to the Sports Training Village (STV) while athletes and students excelled on the world stage. The £35million STV successfully hosted two major international sporting events in 2019, including the first Fed Cup tennis tie to be staged in Great Britain for 26 years. The indoor courts were transformed into a showcase arena as...

Ireland international John Jackson in action for Team Bath Buccs

Team Bath Buccs duo named in Ireland squad for 2020 EuroHockey Indoor Championships in Spain

20 December 2019

Team Bath Buccaneers duo John Jackson and Stephen West have been named in the Ireland men’s squad for the 2020 EuroHockey Indoor Championship III tournament in Santander, Spain. The vastly-experienced Jackson (pictured), who represented his country at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, will captain Ireland at the five-nation event from January 17-19. Also in the 12-strong squad is goalkeeper West, who last week graduated from the University of Bath after completing a four-year PhD Research...

Meet the talented University of Bath student-athletes across 13 different sports joining the ranks of sporting scholars during 2019-20

11 November 2019

Aspiring Olympians, both Summer and Winter, and reigning European and British Champions are among the latest intake of scholars to receive support from the University of Bath on both their sporting and academic journeys. The talented 2019-20 group of 15 student-athletes, who compete across 13 different sports, join 26 existing scholars who each receive a cash award that runs over the period of their course and helps them meet the demands of training, competing and...

Peter Jackson appointed as new Team Bath Buccaneers men's 1st team manager

Former Ireland manager Peter Jackson to bring his vast international experience to Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club

06 November 2019

Former Ireland Hockey Senior Men’s Manager Peter Jackson has been appointed as the new men’s 1st XI manager for Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club. Jackson has nearly 50 years of experience in the sport as a player, coach, administrator and manager including a hugely-successful tenure with Ireland that saw them climb from 24th in the world rankings to the top ten, win numerous trophies and qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. As well as...

Another golden moment for sporting scholar Tim Nurse as GB Hockey retain Sultan of Johor Cup in dramatic style

19 October 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Tim Nurse is celebrating after helping Great Britain Hockey U21s retain the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia. It is the third successive year that the Sports Performance student, who is supported by a King Sports Scholarship, has represented his country at the international competition and he now has two gold and a silver to show for his efforts. Ian Cordwell, Hockey Development Manager at the University of Bath, said:...

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Tim Nurse named as Best Player as England Hockey U21s win silver at Junior EuroHockey Championships

22 July 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Tim Nurse was named as the Best Player of the Tournament after helping England Hockey U21s to a silver medal at the Junior EuroHockey Championships in Valencia, Spain. The Sports Performance student, supported by a King Sporting Scholarship, and Team Bath Buccaneers colleague Stuart Rushmere were part of an England team that successfully negotiated the group stages by beating Poland and drawing with Belgium and the host nation. That guaranteed...

Hundreds of youngsters enthused and inspired after busy but rewarding six weeks of school visits to Sports Training Village

20 July 2019

The last term of the 2018-19 school year has been a fun and inspirational one for hundreds of pupils from across the country who have paid a visit to the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Around 1,500 youngsters aged between five and 18 have visited in the past six weeks alone, taking the number hosted by the Team Bath Tribe & Development team over the past ten months to more than 3,000. Youngsters get...

Team Bath Buccaneers players Stuart Rushmere (left) and Tim Nurse helped Great Britain Hockey U21 win the Sultan of Johor Cup in October 2018

Team Bath Buccaneers trio representing England Hockey at European U21 Championships in Spain

13 July 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Tim Nurse is one of three Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club players selected to represent England Hockey at the European U21 Championships taking place in Valencia, Spain, from July 13-21. MJ Church Ambassador Nurse, who studies Sports Performance and is supported by a King Sporting Scholarship, and Stuart Rushmere are both in an 18-strong men’s squad. They helped Great Britain U21s to victory at the Sultan of Johor Cup in...

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