Marcus Wyatt’s first World Cup gold leads fantastic five-medal haul for British Bobsleigh and Skeleton sliders at Whistler season opener

University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association (BBSA) athletes won gold, three silver and bronze during a stunning start to the 2022-23 IBSF World Cup season in Whistler, Canada. Marcus Wyatt (pictured top left) claimed his first World Cup win in the men’s skeleton race on Thursday, his combined time of 1:45.44 for two runs pipping South Korea's Jung Seung-gi by one-hundredth of a second, and was joined on the podium by team-mate Matt...

27 November 2022

Jasper Spandler hat-trick tees Team Bath up for bonus-point victory over Swansea to extend BUCS Super Rugby winning run

A first-half hat-trick from England U20 hooker Jasper Spandler set Team Bath on their way to a hard-earned 24-7 victory over Swansea as they extended their BUCS Super Rugby winning run to four games. Replacement Haydn Barnes added a late try to secure a bonus point for the Bath Building Society-sponsored men’s 1st XV on a cold, windy night at the Team Bath Sports Training Village. All four tries came from lineouts and Mark Lilley,...

23 November 2022

Twelve medals and host of PBs help University of Bath student-swimmers finish third overall at BUCS Short Course Champs

University of Bath student-swimmers won 12 medals, including gold for GB international Jono Adam, when they competed at the BUCS Short Course Championships 2022-23 in Sheffield over the weekend. Those medals and a host of personal bests helped Bath finish third in the overall standings, as well as third in the men’s competition and fourth in the women’s. Mark Skimming, Head of Swimming at the University, said: “There were very pleasing swims over the weekend...

23 November 2022

Team Bath bidding to extend BUCS Super Rugby winning run as they welcome Swansea to Sports Training Village

In-form Team Bath are bidding to extend their BUCS Super Rugby winning run to four games when they welcome Swansea to the Sports Training Village on Wednesday (6.30pm kick-off, free to watch). Their last home match at the University of Bath saw the Bath Building Society-sponsored men’s 1st XV earn a nail-biting 36-35 win over table-topping Loughborough, a result they built on with last week’s 28-10 victory at Nottingham. With a number of Bath Rugby...

23 November 2022

Former Super League player Chani Wopara returns to Team Bath Netball as new Assistant Coach as 2023 season preparations continue

Former Team Bath Netball defender Chani Wopara says she is relishing working with a youthful squad eager to learn and improve after returning to the club as Assistant Super League Coach for the 2023 season. Wopara, who first joined the club at NPL age-group level in 2005, represented the Blue & Gold during the 2012 Super League campaign and helped them reach the semi-finals. Among her team-mates that year was Kadeen Corbin, who has also...

22 November 2022

Team Bath join forces with LEAP Academy to provide online health and fitness qualifications at discounted rate

The Team Bath Vocational & Applied Skills Team (VAST) has teamed up with online training provider LEAP Academy to offer students and the wider University of Bath community the chance to gain health and fitness qualifications. Level 2 Gym Instructing Certificate, Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training Diploma, and Level 4 Advanced Sports Nutrition Certificate are among the vocational courses on offer at a 30 per cent discounted rate through the new partnership. Miles...

21 November 2022

Golden hat-trick among medal haul for University of Bath-based GB wheelchair fencers at IWASF World Cup in Hungary

GB wheelchair fencers who train at the University of Bath warmed up for next week’s European Championships by winning five medals, three of them gold, at the IWAS Fencing World Cup in Eger, Hungary. Paralympic champion Piers Gilliver added two more titles to his growing collection by winning the Category A epee and sabre events. He beat training partner and fellow Tokyo 2020 medallist Oliver Lam-Watson 15-8 in the last 16 on his way to...

20 November 2022

VIDEO: Team Bath men’s 1st XV maintain momentum by grinding out bonus-point BUCS Super Rugby win in Nottingham

Team Bath made it five wins from seven BUCS Super Rugby games this season as they ground out a 28-10 win at league newcomers Nottingham on Wednesday. The Bath Building Society-sponsored visitors – high on confidence after impressive wins against Durham and Loughborough – got off to a flying start, forcing a penalty inside the opening couple of minutes which they kicked to touch before unleashing their lineout drive to score the opening try through...

16 November 2022

Assistant referee Adam Nunn all set for FIFA World Cup in Qatar after heat training sessions at Team Bath Sports Science Centre

World Cup official Adam Nunn has been preparing for the high temperatures he will experience in Qatar over the next month by undertaking heat training sessions at the University of Bath. The Premier League and FIFA assistant referee from Trowbridge has been doing weekly exercise and recovery sessions at the Team Bath Physio & Sports Science Centre in a plastic indoor chamber heated to more than 30 degrees Celcius. That is alongside the regular strength...

16 November 2022

Team Bath looking to extend winning run as they visit promoted Nottingham on return to BUCS Super Rugby action

Team Bath men’s 1st XV return to BUCS Super Rugby action after a well-earned mini break this afternoon as they pay their first visit to newly-promoted Nottingham (2pm kick-off). The Bath Building Society-sponsored travelling squad will be looking to build on back-to-back wins over Durham and Loughborough which have lifted them to within two points of the league leaders. They will face a tough test against Nottingham who won their first two matches in BUCS...

16 November 2022

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