News Archive, Category: Rugby

Ollie Lee, Abi Caple, Jade Traynor and Nye Davis are representing the England Scholars touch rugby teams in July 2017

University of Bath Hawks aiming to soar with England Scholars touch rugby teams in France

20 July 2017

Four members of the University of Bath Hawks touch rugby team are in France this week to represent the England Touch students team, the England Scholars.  Nye Davis and Ollie Lee, who study Mechanical Engineering and Sport & Exercise Science respectively, are in the men's team for the European Federation of Touch (EFT) Championship Permit tournament. Sport & Social Sciences student Abi Caple and Jade Traynor, who studies Sport & Exercise Science, will represent the...

The IKON Construction-sponsored University of Bath BUCS Super Rugby squad after their win against Cardiff Met, February 2017

Dates for your diary – Blue & Gold BUCS Super Rugby fixtures announced for 2017-18

23 June 2017

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV will start their 2017-18 BUCS Super Rugby season with a home match at the Sports Training Village against Leeds Beckett. The fixture list was officially announced on Friday morning, with the IKON Construction-sponsored Blue & Gold returning to The Rec – home of Bath Rugby – on October 25 to face Northumbria University. There are nine teams in Super Rugby next season following Nottingham Trent’s promotion, meaning there...

Sevens star Chantelle Miell back on England duty as Rugby Europe Grand Prix series begins

13 June 2017

University of Bath student Chantelle Miell has once again been selected in the England Women Rugby Sevens squad for the first leg of the Rugby Europe Women’s Grand Prix Series. The Malemort Sevens, taking place in France on June 17-18, and the second leg in Kazan, Russia, on July 8-9 provide England with their final chance to qualify for next year’s HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens in San Francisco. Sport & Exercise Science student Miell, who...

Donate old sports kit and equipment to Zambia 5050 appeal this week

29 May 2017

Athletes and teams are being asked to donate their old sports kit and equipment to the Zambia 5050 appeal at the University of Bath this week. Donations of balls, bibs, T-shirts, shorts, trainers, boots and larger equipment like netball posts and five-a-side goals are being accepted at the Team Bath Training & Development Office, outside the Founders Hall, from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday (May 31). It is in support of the inspirational Volunteer Zambia project, which...

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...

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