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Fed Cup tennis and Pentathlon GB ranking competition provides Super Saturday of sport at University of Bath

08 February 2019

It will be a Super Saturday at the University of Bath this weekend as the Sports Training Village hosts both the final day of the Fed Cup tennis and the second Pentathlon GB ranking competition of 2019. A wonderful week of international competition on the transformed indoor Team Bath Tennis courts will come to an exciting conclusion when the promotion play-off match between the two group winners is played at 4.30pm – the victors will...

Terrific team performance sees Team Bath get back to winning ways with first BUCS Super Rugby victory at Cardiff Met

07 February 2019

A dominant Team Bath men’s 1st XV claimed another landmark win on the road as they defeated high-fliers Cardiff Met away for the first time in BUCS Super Rugby on Wednesday. The Blue & Gold, sponsored by Fulkers and MJ Church, bounced back from last week's disappointing Cardiff University defeat in fantastic style as they recorded a 23-7 victory over their Varsity rivals. Team Bath were first to get on the scoreboard, at the 20-minute mark, through...

Team Bath Netball back on the road as they visit old rivals Loughborough Lightning in Vitality Superleague

07 February 2019

Team Bath Netball return to Vitality Superleague action following their weather-enforced break on Saturday (March 9) when they visit old rivals Loughborough Lightning (6pm). The teams sit fourth and fifth in the table, level on six points although Lightning have played a game more following the postponement of Team Bath’s home match against Severn Stars last week following heavy snow. Lightning, who are coached by former Blue & Gold star Sara Bayman, have had a...

Sports Training Village buzzing as GB give fans plenty to cheer on opening day of Fed Cup tennis at University of Bath

06 February 2019

Thousands of sports fans have been flocking to the University of Bath today as the eagerly-awaited Fed Cup by BNP Paribas tennis event – the first to be staged in Great Britain for 26 years – got under way. There was a buzzing atmosphere on the transformed indoor tennis courts at the Sports Training Village as eight nations played their opening matches in the Europe/Africa Zone Group I tie. Great Britain gave the home fans...

Team Bath seeking an instant response as they return to Welsh capital to face Cardiff Met in BUCS Super Rugby

06 February 2019

Team Bath men’s 1st XV will be looking to bounce back from last week's away defeat to Cardiff RFC when they return to the Welsh capital tonight, this time to play high-fliers Cardiff Met at 6.30pm. The Fulkers-sponsored Blue & Gold, who are also supported by MJ Church, go into the match six points behind Cardiff Met and in search of their first victory in 2019. The two teams met last November in what was...

Team Bath Tennis serving up successful schemes to encourage more young women to emulate Fed Cup stars and pick up a racket

05 February 2019

As some of the world’s top female tennis players head to the University of Bath for this week’s international Fed Cup event, the host venue is investing in the future with a pioneering project designed to encourage more young women to play the sport. Team Bath Tennis has this year expanded its successful Tennis 4 Girls programme, taking it into seven schools in the city and allowing more young women aged between 14 and 16...

VIDEO: Great Britain tennis stars take to newly-built Centre Court as University of Bath gears up to host Fed Cup

04 February 2019

The Great Britain team and more than 100 local schoolchildren got to experience the newly-built Centre Court on Monday as a big week of international Fed Cup by BNP Paribas tennis got under way at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Johanna Konta, Heather Watson, Katie Boulter, Katie Swan, Harriet Dart and captain Anne Keothavong were joined in the 1,800-seater arena, which was constructed on the indoor courts over the weekend, by pupils from...

Sports Training Village tennis courts transformed ahead of this week’s big Fed Cup event at University of Bath

04 February 2019

The indoor courts have been transformed and the teams have arrived as the final countdown begins to this week's international Fed Cup tennis event being staged at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The weekend's snow and ice could not delay the major transformation project on the indoor Team Bath Tennis courts, which have seen the eight usually in use by players of all ages and ability changed into a 1,800-seater Centre Court, a...

Brilliant bronze for Ashleigh Pittaway at Junior Worlds as rising skeleton star adds to her medal collection

03 February 2019

MJ Church Ambassador Ashleigh Pittaway continued her medal-laden start to 2019 when she won bronze at the Junior World Skeleton Championships in Konigssee. The former Youth Olympic champion, who trains with British Skeleton at the University of Bath, performed superbly to finish third overall in the U23 competition – a big step forward from 11th in 2017 and ninth last year. The 18-year-old had previously won gold and silver on the Intercontinental Cup circuit in...

CUSTOMER NOTICE: Sports Training Village open but please take care as conditions remain icy

01 February 2019

Sunday 3 February: The University of Bath Sports Training Village is open today but the car parks remain icy after a heavy overnight frost so all customers are being asked to take care. The wintry weather meant the cancellation of the Team Bath Netball Superleague match against Severn Stars - a new date is being arranged. Tribe and tennis sessions were also cancelled on Friday and Saturday but are scheduled to resume on Monday. Thank...

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