News Archive, Category: Rugby

University of Bath to invest in new 3G training facility to increase all-weather sporting provision

22 May 2018

Students and athletes from multiple sports who train and compete at the University of Bath could be set to enjoy enhanced all-weather training facilities at the Claverton campus from the next academic year onwards. Announcement of a new 3G training strip, which has been a high priority for students in particular for some time, came after a meeting of Council/Senate/Students' Union (CSSU) earlier this week at which the Vice Chancellor confirmed investment, subject to planning,...

Beck Cutting in training with the England U20 squad at Bisham Abbey ahead of the 2018 Six Nations

England call up University of Bath sporting scholar Beck Cutting for World Rugby U20 Championship in France

21 May 2018

The University of Bath’s rugby club will once again have a representative at the World Rugby U20 Championship after sporting scholar Beck Cutting was named in the England squad for the 2018 edition. The hooker, who studies Sport & Social Sciences and is supported by a Trendell Scholarship, has been selected in the 28-man squad for the tournament being staged in France from May 30 to June 17. Cutting plays his club rugby for Worcester...

American Football star Alex Jenkins with Team Bath physio Katy Williams, April 2018

New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Jenkins prepares for new NFL season at University of Bath STV

15 May 2018

American Footballer Alex Jenkins has praised the University of Bath as “the best sports uni in the UK” after using its world-renowned training facilities to step up his preparations for the 2018-19 NFL season. Jenkins, a defensive end for the New Orleans Saints, spent two weeks working out at the Sports Training Village during a recent close-season return to his home city of Bath. Following a bespoke programme put together by Team Bath physiotherapist Katy...

Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby squad with sponsors IKON Construction at The Rec, October 2017

Somerset Senior Cup final, sevens tournaments and England duty continue busy period for University rugby players

26 April 2018

The University of Bath men’s rugby club will play Weston Hornets RFC in the final of the Somerset Senior Cup on Friday (7.30pm). The IKON Construction-sponsored team beat the first XVs of Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon in the last eight and semi-finals respectively. Chris Lilley, who is coaching the Blue & Gold, said: “This is the tenth year the University has entered into the Somerset Senior Cup, a competition we are proud to be involved in....

The University of Bath won their Varsity contest against Cardiff Met for a third successive year in 2018

Sun shines on Varsity as University of Bath sporting students win for a third year running

19 April 2018

There was plenty of sporting fun in the sun as University of Bath students won their annual Varsity fixture against Cardiff Met for a third successive year. The warmest day of the year ensured there were big crowds and a tremendous atmosphere for the student sport showdown, which this year took place at the Sports Training Village and Founders Hall. Among the highlights of the ten wins from 13 matches for Bath were a 43-40...

Aerial Views of the University of Bath Campus showing buildings, landscaping, new developments and surrounding areas. Main focus STV, Sports Training Village. Running track. Athletics pitch. 3G pitch. Taken October 2016

Have your say on the Team Bath experience in our 2018 Express Customer Survey

17 April 2018

How satisfied are you with the Team Bath experience? Now is the chance to have your say. The Team Bath Customer Care Team is staging its annual Express Customer Survey to see what all those who use the Sports Training Village – students, athletes, public and staff – think of the service and facilities. The question is straightforward – How likely would you be to recommend your centre on a scale of 0 to 10,...

Kadeen Corbin and Eboni Beckford-Chambers with their Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games netball gold medals

Gold Coast 2018: Netballers make history as University-based sportspeople end Commonwealth Games with 17 medals

15 April 2018

Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Kadeen Corbin will return to Team Bath Netball this week as history-makers after helping England win Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games gold in magnificent fashion. The Blue and Gold duo were both part of a Roses team that won the coveted title for the first time with a sensational 52-51 victory over hosts and favourites Australia, victory being secured by a Helen Housby goal in the last second of an epic final....

Gold Coast 2018: Eboni Beckford-Chambers helps England reach first Commonwealth Games final

14 April 2018

Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers was a game changer as England came from behind to beat Jamaica with a last-second winner in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games netball semi-finals. Jo Harten’s goal from the last shot of the game put England into their first-ever Commonwealth Games final, where they will contest the gold medal with hosts and defending champions Australia on Sunday (4.02am BST). England were trailing 33-27 at half-time but the introduction...

Gold Coast 2018: Leon Reid “loving it” as he receives his 200m bronze medal at Commonwealth Games

13 April 2018

University of Bath-based Leon Reid said his Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games experience had been “surreal” after he collected his 200m bronze medal on Friday. Reid, coached by James Hillier at the Sports Training Village, finished fourth in Thursday’s thrilling final but was promoted onto the podium after race winner Zharnel Hughes was disqualified for impeding an opponent. Team England’s appeal against the decision, which was rejected, meant the medal ceremony was delayed until Friday...

University of Bath rugby players and coach all set for French test with England Students

09 April 2018

Three University of Bath rugby players have been named in the England Students squad for this month’s international matches in France. Will Britton (pictured), who captained the IKON Construction-sponsored men’s 1st XV to the BUCS Super Rugby semi-finals for a second successive season, is joined in the squad by Bath Rugby Academy players Jack Edmondson and Will Partington, who play prop and full-back respectively. University of Bath Head of Rugby Aaron James is Head Coach of...

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