News Archive, Category: Rugby

University of Bath Festival 2017

What a day! Thousands enjoy family fun at first-ever University of Bath Festival

06 May 2017

More than 8,000 people enjoyed an action-packed day of family fun when the University of Bath celebrated its 50th anniversary by staging its first-ever community Festival. There were activities across the Claverton Down campus, including the Active Zone at the £30million Sports Training Village where visitors got to try out 15 different sports and take on a Mini Olympics challenge. Team Bath Netball Superleague stars Shantal Slater and Vangelee Williams staged a shooting challenge and...

Peter Scott receives the Sports Personality of the Year award from HRH The Earl of Wessex at the 2017 Blues Awards

Hockey star Peter Scott named Sports Personality of the Year at annual Blues Awards

04 May 2017

England hockey international Peter Scott was named as the University of Bath’s Sports Personality of the Year at a Blues Awards ceremony attended by HRH The Earl of Wessex. Sports Performance student Scott, a Trendell Sports Scholar who made his senior England debut in March, topped a poll of Students’ Union Sport members from a shortlist that also included tennis player Emma Hurst and judoka Jan Gosiewski and Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz. Scott was presented with his...

University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport inductee Steve Borthwick (centre) with (left) Steve Egan, Vice-President (Implementation), and Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley (right)

Rugby legend Steve Borthwick inducted into University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

28 April 2017

Former England, Bath Rugby and Saracens captain Steve Borthwick today became the latest inductee into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. Borthwick – who is now forwards coach with an England squad that has won back-to-back Six Nations titles – combined a top-class playing career with studying Politics & Economics at the University, graduating in 2003. “Thank you very much for inviting me to join the Hall of Fame,” he said during...

University of Bath students (from left) Chantelle Miell, Jessie Hood, Sydney Gregson and Lottie Holland following Bristol Ladies’ semi-final win against Saracens.

Students set for Final test as rugby quartet bid for Women’s Premiership glory

20 April 2017

Four University of Bath students and one famous graduate will be hoping to get their hands on the Women’s Premiership Rugby trophy this weekend. MJ Church sporting ambassador Sydney Gregson and Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) trio Lottie Holland, Jessie Hood and Chantelle Miell are all in the Bristol Ladies squad for Sunday’s Premiership final against Aylesford Bulls at Sixways Stadium in Worcester (3pm). Coach Education & Sports Development graduate Izzy Noel Smith, who recently...

Prince Harry at the 2017 Invictus Games trials

Prince Harry returns to University of Bath to support 2017 Invictus Games UK Trials

07 April 2017

HRH Prince Harry returned to the University of Bath Sports Training Village today (Friday) to watch and support hundreds of athletes competing in trials for the 2017 Invictus Games. The Invictus Games Foundation Patron joined the crowds cheering on track and field athletes and rowers as they looked to earn their place in the UK team for this year’s Games in Toronto, Canada. Prince Harry also met with the serving and veteran servicemen and women...

Aaron James, Will Britton and Charlie Dunbar on England Students duty in April 2017

University of Bath rugby aces start for England in Student and U19 internationals

03 April 2017

University of Bath duo Will Britton and Charlie Dunbar both started for England Rugby Students during Sunday’s entertaining 36-36 draw with Ireland. Second-row forward Britton, who studies Sport & Social Sciences, and centre Dunbar, a Sport & Exercise Science student, were both called up for their country after impressing for the Blue and Gold 1st XV – sponsored by IKON Construction – during the inaugural BUCS Super Rugby season. Sunday’s closely-contested match in Oxford saw the lead exchange hands...

University of Bath Hawks celebrate after winning the English Touch Universities Series in April 2017

Hawks soaring high as touch rugby team clinch England title at University of Bath

02 April 2017

The University of Bath Hawks touch rugby team capped an outstanding season by winning the final leg of the England Touch Universities Series on home soil to be crowned as overall Series Champions. Hawks beat Exeter University 5-2 in a high-tempo and exciting final at Claverton Down on Saturday to exact revenge for their semi-final defeat in round three of the series and take the silverware. Proud captain Dom Tripp, an England international and Sport...

Will Britton and Charlie Dunbar have been named in the England Rugby Students squad, March 2017

Will Britton and Charlie Dunbar named in England Rugby Students squad for April internationals

29 March 2017

University of Bath men’s 1st XV captain Will Britton (left) and centre Charlie Dunbar (right) have been named in the England Rugby Students squad for two international matches next week. Britton, who studies Sport & Social Sciences, and Dunbar, a Sport & Exercise Science student, were both initially selected in the 42-man training squad before impressing coaches during a day of training in Coventry last week. England team manager Paul Baty, head coach Aaron James – who...

University of Bath captain Will Britton at the launch of the 2016 BUCS Super Rugby league at Twickenham

Vote University of Bath skipper Will Britton for BUCS Super Rugby star player award

27 March 2017

University of Bath men’s 1st XV captain Will Britton needs your support after being short-listed for the inaugural BUCS Super Rugby Fans’ Player of the Year award. The Sport & Social Sciences student, who plays in the second row, was an inspirational figure as he led the Blue and Gold to a fifth-placed finish in the league season and to within one score of a Twickenham final in the knockout stages. Voting is now under...

England international Alex Lane in action for the University of Bath men's 1sts in the 2017 BUCS Big Wednesday badminton final

High praise for University of Bath as BUCS Big Wednesday provides a feast of spectacular student sport

23 March 2017

An Olympic gold medallist was among the hundreds of athletes from across the country competing at the University of Bath this week as it hosted BUCS Big Wednesday, the culmination of the student sporting season. More than 100 teams contested a total of 52 finals across 14 different sports during two outstanding days of competition across the Claverton Down campus, with action taking place in the £30m Sports Training Village, the Founders’ Hall and on...

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