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Dakar delight as Team Bath Judo’s Gregg Varey wins third Continental Open medal

19 November 2018

Team Bath Judo’s Gregg Varey claimed the third Continental Open medal of his career when he won a brilliant bronze at the Dakar African Open in Senegal. The University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, who is Team Captain of the Team Bath High Performance Judo Squad, beat home favourite Jeannot Diata in the -66kg bronze-medal match to secure a well-deserved podium place. Varey needed just 42 seconds to win his opening bout against Nigeria’s Moctar...

The men's team that won gold for the University of Bath at the BUCS Duathlon Championships

Dual career athlete Leon Chevalier enjoys golden double as students excel at BUCS Duathlon Championships

18 November 2018

Team Bath Dual Career athlete Leon Chevalier won individual and team gold as University of Bath students impressed at the BUCS Duathlon Championships in Chippenham. First-year Chemical Engineering student Chevalier completed the course at Castle Combe Circuit – a two-mile run, 10-mile bike ride and another two-mile run – in 41:45 to finish 15 seconds clear of the field. Fellow Dual Career athlete Alex Chantler-Mayne, who studies Mechanical Engineering, was sixth overall in 42:34 and...

GB’s Anne Keothavong and Anna Smith join Team Bath Tennis players to launch Fed Cup ticket sales

15 November 2018

Great Britain’s Fed Cup Captain Anne Keothavong and Team Bath player Anna Smith joined local tennis players at the University of Bath today as tickets for the highly-anticipated Fed Cup by BNP Paribas went on sale to the general public. The University’s £30million Sports Training Village will stage the international women’s team event, dubbed the World Cup of Tennis, from February 6-9 2019 as GB and seven other nations compete for a place in the...

Frustration as late penalty brings Team Bath’s BUCS Super Rugby winning run to an end against Cardiff Met

14 November 2018

Team Bath men’s 1st XV saw their BUCS Super Rugby winning run come to an end as they were edged out 29-26 by fellow high-fliers Cardiff Met at the University of Bath Sports Training Village tonight. Harry Johnston’s penalty five minutes from time ultimately proved to be the difference in a feisty, physical affair between two evenly-matched sides who were separated by just one point going into the fixture. It was a frustrating defeat for...

Table-topping Team Bath host fellow high-fliers Cardiff Met as BUCS Super Rugby returns to University STV

14 November 2018

Team Bath men’s 1st XV return to BUCS Super Rugby action after a two-week break tonight (Wednesday, 6.30pm), looking to secure a fifth successive win as they play host to Varsity rivals Cardiff Met. The Blue & Gold, sponsored by Fulkers and MJ Church, go into the match as league leaders following their excellent run of form in October. However, four teams – including Cardiff Met – are just a point adrift of Team Bath...

World Champion and London 2012 medallist Samantha Murray announces retirement from modern pentathlon

13 November 2018

Olympic silver-medallist and former Modern Pentathlon World Champion Samantha Murray has today announced her retirement from the sport after ten years at the top. The 29-year-old, who also won World Championship bronze in 2012 and enjoyed a World Cup win in 2015, is one of Great Britain’s most successful modern pentathletes. Murray has been based at the University of Bath throughout that decade. As well as training at Pentathlon GB’s National Performance Centre, she studied...

Matthew Wright, Luke Turley, Tom Derbyshire and William Ryley were all on the podium for the University of Bath at the 2018 BUCS National Swimming Championships

Two golds among nine-medal haul for University of Bath students at 2018 BUCS National Swimming Champs

13 November 2018

Tom Derbyshire and Luke Turley strike gold as student-swimmers at the University of Bath pick up a horde of medals at the BUCS National Swimming Championships in Sheffield. Sport & Exercise Science student Derbyshire, who is supported through a British Swimming Scholarship and made his senior British debut at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, took gold in the men’s 1,500m freestyle with a dominant display that saw him break the 15-minute mark and win the title...

Team Bath Netball won the 2018 tri-tournament at Loughborough Lightning

Team Bath Netball up and running in pre-season with two tri-tournament victories in Loughborough

12 November 2018

Team Bath Netball made an encouraging start to their pre-season fixtures as they recorded two well-earned victories in a tri-tournament hosted by Loughborough Lightning on Saturday. All 14 players in the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold squad got court time as they stepped up their preparations for the 2019 Vitality Superleague campaign, which begins in January - click here for ticket information. After beating Strathclyde Sirens 39-33 in their opening match, Team Bath found themselves six...

Piers Gilliver (second from left) won epee gold at the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia

Golden start to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic qualification period for wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver

11 November 2018

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver began the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games qualification period in fine style as he won gold in the IWAS World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Rio 2016 silver-medallist, an ambassador for Team Bath sponsors MJ Church, was in fantastic form throughout the men’s Category A epee competition and took the overall victory with a battling 15-12 final success against World and European Champion Maxim Shaburov of Russia. Training partner...

Stefan Olsson, Giulia Capocci and Sam Schroder won the singles titles at the 2018 Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Epic final and surprise victories provide fitting conclusion to 2018 Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

10 November 2018

The international nature of the Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament was illustrated by its roll of honour as players from six countries claimed the titles after another excellent week of world-class competition at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Two-time Wimbledon champion Stefan Olsson of Sweden secured his first Bath men’s singles crown after coming out on top 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(7) in an epic final against France’s Stephane Houdet that lasted just two minutes...

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