Team Bath all set for penultimate home game as they entertain Swansea for first time in BUCS Super Rugby

Team Bath men’s 1st XV welcome new BUCS Super Rugby opposition to the University of Bath Sports Training Village tonight as they entertain Swansea (6.30pm kick-off, free entry). Swansea have adapted well to the top flight of student rugby since their promotion last year and currently sit one place above the Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – with three games of the season remaining. It is the penultimate home match of...

19 February 2020

Nine golds among big medal haul as University of Bath student-athletes impress once again at BUCS Nationals

There were 26 medals won across five different sports, nine of them gold, as 135 University of Bath student-athletes proudly wore the Blue & Gold during three excellent days of competition at the 2020 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Nationals in Sheffield. Swimmer Luke Turley and judoka George Kroussaniotakis and Lewis Widdicombe all claimed two titles apiece, and karate’s Sophie Atkinson, a silver medallist in last year’s women’s novice kata, went one better this...

18 February 2020

Top-ten finishes on World Cup circuit give British Bobsleigh & Skeleton athletes a boost ahead of World Championships

Bobsleigh driver Brad Hall and skeleton athlete Marcus Wyatt both secured impressive eighth-placed finishes overall on the IBSF World Cup circuit during another good weekend for University of Bath-based winter sport athletes. Hall goes into next weekend’s World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, having beaten his previous best world ranking of 12th in 2017-18 after an excellent season in the two-man bobsleigh which included a stunning silver in Igls in January. He was joined by Greg...

17 February 2020

More signs of progress as Team Bath Netball U21s record impressive derby-day win away to Severn Stars

Team Bath Netball’s U21s produced another impressive performance as they won 59-38 when they visited South West rivals Severn Stars in the NPL on Saturday. The group were in confident mood following their victory over Surrey Storm and got off to a strong start, with centre Elisha New providing a constant feed of quality ball to captain and shooter Hannah Passmore while the defensive unit worked well to turn over possession. Stars stepped up their...

16 February 2020

Another gold for Piers Gilliver as University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers finish World Cup with three medals

Piers Gilliver topped the Category A Epee podium for a ninth time in 13 international competitions as the University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer claimed his second medal at the IWAS World Cup in Eger, Hungary. After winning bronze in the sabre on Thursday, reigning World Champion Gilliver once again dominated the epee competition and conceded just 21 hits during the knockout phases on his way to another gold. After beating Poland’s Norbert Calka 15-5, Gilliver...

15 February 2020

Talented young swimmers invited to try out for Team Bath AS performance squad at Talent ID day in London 2012 Legacy Pool

Talented swimmers aged between eight and 13-years-old who live in the Bath area are being invited to attend a Talent ID Day being run by the Team Bath AS community club on Saturday, February 22.  The event, which has been made possible by a grant from the Swim England Membership Growth Fund, will offer a free one-hour skills and technique session in the Olympic-sized pool at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Parents and guardians...

15 February 2020

University of Bath student-athletes heading to Sheffield to compete across seven sports at 2020 BUCS Nationals

The 2020 BUCS Nationals takes place in Sheffield this weekend with 135 student-athletes from University of Bath set to take part. They will be joined by a number of coaches, physios and sports staff as they represent the Blue & Gold across seven different sports - athletics, badminton, climbing, fencing, judo, karate and swimming. Around 6,000 students in total from across the UK will be competing over the weekend with the aim to be crowned...

14 February 2020

Golden start to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic year for wheelchair fencer Dimitri Coutya as Piers Gilliver joins him on podium at Eger World Cup

University of Bath-based Dimitri Coutya began the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic year in style with victory on the opening day of the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Eger, Hungary. It was a fourth successive World Cup gold medal in the Category B Foil for Coutya, who defeated Poland’s Jacek Gaworski 15-11 in Thursday’s final after being in dominant form throughout the competition. The world number one defeated Japan’s Michinobo Fujita 15-8 and Russians Timur Khamatshin...

13 February 2020

Potential Tokyo 2020 Olympians and Paralympians learn about Japanese culture as EIS team up with University of Bath Skills Centre

The English Institute of Sport (EIS) has teamed up with the University of Bath to provide education sessions on Japanese culture to athletes and support staff as part of a preparation program towards Tokyo 2020. The University of Bath’s highly-respected Skills Centre (Foreign Languages) has been delivering introductory classes on Japanese culture on subjects such as getting around, currency and basic words and practical phrases to athletes and support staff from several sports which are...

13 February 2020

Team Bath put up a fight but Durham prove too strong as they underline BUCS Super Rugby title credentials

Durham demonstrated why they are BUCS Super Rugby league leaders as they produced a strong display to inflict defeat on Team Bath men’s 1st XV in their first home match of 2020. The Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – matched up well to the visitors for long periods of the game but Durham’s extra power in the pack eventually told as they secured a 38-0 victory at the Sports Training Village....

12 February 2020

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