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Golden girls qualify for British Champs as Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club impress on big stage

11 April 2019

Four groups and three individuals from Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club were among 400 gymnasts and 60 groups who competed at one of the UK’s largest national competitions at Fenton Manor. The Bath Senior Gold Group won gold and qualified for the British Championships thanks to a strong hoop and clubs performance by Tiola, Selina, Lottie, Evie, Sophie and Sarah. The Senior Blue Group of Amelia, Vanessa, Grace, Frances, Emily and Lizzy finished sixth at...

Fab four Team Bath players named in BUCS Super Rugby team of the year for 2018-19

10 April 2019

Four members of the squad that helped Team Bath enjoy their best-ever BUCS Super Rugby season have been selected in the league's overall team of the year. Captain Tom Doughty, who is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, is joined by fellow Bath Rugby Academy players Jack Davies - a Santander Scholar - and Will Partington in the XV. First-year Jack Kenningham - a Harlequins Academy player who was shortlisted for the BUCS Super Rugby...

Team Bath Netball determined to bounce back quickly when they welcome top-four rivals Loughborough Lightning to STV

09 April 2019

Team Bath Netball will be looking to take inspiration from one of their best performances of the 2019 Vitality Superleague season so far when they take on top-four rivals Loughborough Lightning in a crunch home match on Friday (7.30pm centre-pass, click here to buy tickets). The Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold produced an eye-catching display to convincingly win the reverse fixture back in February – the perfect response to a disappointing setback in their previous match...

Lois Rideout has returned to Team Bath Netball as Head of the new Futures Pathway, October 2017

Academy Head Coach Lois Jackson steps into Team Bath Netball Superleague squad as injury replacement for Chartie Curtis

07 April 2019

Lois Jackson says she is relishing being back in the elite Superleague environment after stepping into the Team Bath Netball squad as an injury replacement for Chartie Curtis. England U21 international Chartie – who combines netball with studying Economics at the University of Bath, where she is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship – suffered a knee ligament injury against Wasps in February and underwent an operation this week, cutting short an impressive debut Superleague...

Blue & Gold reign in the rain as they wrap up fourth Varsity victory against Cardiff Met

04 April 2019

Sporting students from the University of Bath are celebrating after winning their annual Varsity fixture against Cardiff Met for the fourth year running. It was a tightly-fought contest in the Welsh capital but, after 21 matches across 15 sports, the Blue & Gold finally took the honours by 59 points to 52. The SU Bath Sports Officer Andy Galloway said: “It was yet another fantastic Varsity over at Cardiff this year, with a record number...

Bath students Jack Kenningham and Will Partington earn call-up to England Students rugby squad for French tests

03 April 2019

Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby players Jack Kenningham and Will Partington are celebrating today after being called up to England Students to play their French counterparts later this month. The home fixture is on Sunday April 14 at Chester RFC, with the reverse away fixture billed for April 19 at the Stade Gilbert Santiago in Barbezieux-St Hilaire. Fleet-footed Partington, a prolific points kicker for Team Bath, plays at full-back but has also featured on the...

Brilliant Blue & Gold quell Storm to secure place at 2019 Fast5 All-Stars tournament

02 April 2019

Team Bath Netball emerged from their Monday-night away trip to Surrey Storm with a win, a move back into the top four of the Vitality Superleague, a place in October’s Fast5 at the Copper Box Arena and the opportunity to give a fuller squad on-court time.  The victory was also a chance to avenge January’s home defeat to Storm. Laura Rudland, brought on early at wing-attack after a knock to Rachel Shaw, Leila Thomas, the...

Sarah Jackson hydrofoil. CREDIT: Andy Stallman

Windsurfer Sarah Jackson adapts quickly to claim top-ten finish in new hydrofoil discipline at national ranking competition

01 April 2019

University of Bath windsurfer Sarah Jackson recorded a top-ten finish in a relatively new discipline when the first national ranking competition of 2019 took place at the National Sailing Academy in Weymouth and Portland. After a frustrating first day of competition saw racing abandoned due to a lack of wind, Sports Performance student Jackson – who is a MJ Church Ambassador and supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship – turned her attention to hydrofoiling. “It...

Hawks flying high as University touch rugby players add National Series crown to regional and international titles

30 March 2019

The University of Bath secured the University National Touch Rugby Series (UNTS) overall title as they claimed victory at the last tournament of the season. Having won three of the four previous tournaments this season, the Hawks only needed to make the semi-finals to guarantee overall series victory but they ensured they finished an excellent season – in which they lost just one of their 55 matches – in fitting style. The tournament was split...

Sochi 2014 Olympic bronze medal finally confirmed for British four-man bobsleigh team

29 March 2019

Four more athletes who trained at the University of Bath have joined the ranks of Olympic medalists after John Jackson’s four-man bobsleigh crew were upgraded to the bronze-medal position at Sochi 2014. Jackson, Stu Benson, Bruce Tasker and Joel Fearon originally finished fifth in Russia five years ago, just 11 hundredths of a second outside the medal spots at the sport’s showpiece event. The subsequent disqualification of the home nation’s gold-medal winning and fourth-placed sleds...

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