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Team Bath looking to complete first league double of season as Northumbria visit kicks off busy BUCS Super Rugby home run

24 November 2021

Team Bath men's 1st XV kick-off a run of three successive BUCS Super Rugby home fixtures tonight (Wednesday) when they welcome Northumbria to the Sports Training Village (6.30pm). It is the first reverse fixture of the season for the two teams, with Rengen-sponsored Team Bath having scored seven tries during an impressive 41-17 win in Newcastle back in October. They go into tonight's match on the back of two narrow three-point defeats to high-flying Exeter...

University of Bath students bring home gold and bronze medals as Pentathlon GB impress at U24 European Championships

22 November 2021

There was double gold for sporting scholar Olivia Green and medals for fellow University of Bath students Emma Whitaker, Alex Bousfield and Toby Price as Pentathlon GB athletes impressed at the U24 European Championships in Poland. Sport & Exercise Science student Green, who is supported by an Alumni Fund Scholarship, was in fine form throughout the women's final as she recorded an excellent victory. Santander Scholar Whitaker (Sports Performance) was fourth and there was a...

Super start to Beijing 2022 Olympic season as Brad Hall pilots British Bobsleigh to silver and bronze at IBSF World Cup opener in Igls

21 November 2021

Brad Hall and Greg Cackett won two medals in as many days as University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh made an excellent start to the 2021-22 IBSF World Cup campaign in their first races of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games season.  Having finished a fine third in the two-man event at Igls in Austria on Saturday, Hall piloted his team to silver on the same track on Sunday for GB’s first four-man medal in four...

Doubles delight for Ben Jones and Alicia Barnett continues this year’s terrific title-winning form of senior Team Bath Tennis players

21 November 2021

Alicia Barnett and University of Bath graduate Ben Jones both enjoyed more doubles success on the international circuit over the weekend, taking the number of senior titles won by Team Bath Tennis players this year to 19. It was a second win in Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh in a week for Jones and partner Daniel Little, who completed an ITF World Tour double with an impressive 6-3 6-2 victory over Neil Oberleitner and Volodymyr Uzhylovskyi....

University of Bath students earn call-ups for England U20s and GB 7s as women’s rugby programme goes from strength to strength

19 November 2021

Three University of Bath students have been named in the England Rugby Women’s U20 squad to face South Africa in a development match this weekend. (Pictured from left) Jenny Hesketh (Sport Management & Coaching), China Kill (Criminology) and Gabriella Nigrelli (Civil and Architectural Engineering), who all play for Bristol Bears, have been called up for the fixture at London Irish RFC on Sunday (21st). Sport Management & Coaching student Grace Crompton has also been selected...

New British record for Ben Proud as University of Bath star moves up all-time ranking list with International Swimming League win

19 November 2021

University of Bath swimmer Ben Proud broke his own 50m freestyle British record as he recorded a fantastic victory for Energy Standard during the 2021 International Swimming League play-off match in Eindhoven. The double Olympian, who is coached by Mark Skimming at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, took three-hundredths of a second off his previous best set in 2017 to beat a world-class field in 20.64. Proud was one of only two swimmers in...

Team Bath leave Cardiff Met with two well-deserved bonus points after playing their part in another cracking BUCS Super Rugby contest

18 November 2021

The Team Bath men’s 1st XV head into three successive home games on the back of another narrow BUCS Super Rugby defeat as they came away from a high-scoring encounter at Cardiff Met with two well-earned bonus points. The Rengen-sponsored visitors played well and were competitive throughout a brilliant contest but only had two George Worboys penalties to show for their first-half efforts and conceded three tries just before half-time to find themselves 24-6 behind...

Ultimate test of fitness and endurance returns as 80 teams head to Sports Training Village for 2021 WIT Strength in Depth Origins Final

18 November 2021

The ultimate team test of fitness and endurance is returning to the Team Bath Sports Training Village this month – and it is going to be bigger than ever as 80 teams contest the 2021 WIT Strength in Depth Origins Final. Around 1,000 competitors will take part in the two-day event, which sees teams of 12 – including 2019 champions The Jolly Sailor Invincibles from Cornwall – taking on a host of gruelling challenges throughout...

Bath Rugby debutants in Team Bath starting line-up as men’s 1st XV return to BUCS Super Rugby action with trip to Cardiff Met

17 November 2021

After a fortnight’s break, the Team Bath men’s 1st XV resume their BUCS Super Rugby campaign tonight with a short trip across the Welsh border to face Cardiff Met at Cyncoed (6.30pm). The Rengen-sponsored visitors have made just three changes to the side that started their previous match, a last-gasp defeat to Exeter after an excellent performance against the table-toppers. Captain George Cave returns to the front row, Harry Breeze wears the Number 8 shirt...

Skeleton medallist Laura Deas happy to help aspiring Olympic debutants as she and Brogan Crowley start Beijing qualification campaign

16 November 2021

PyeongChang medallist Laura Deas and aspiring Olympic debutant Brogan Crowley are going into the new IBSF Skeleton World Cup season with different levels of experience but the same goal – qualifying for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games. Deas, who won bronze in South Korea three years ago, is the only member of the University of Bath-based GB skeleton squad to have previously competed at the Games and is sharing her knowledge of what to expect...

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