National champions and international athletes among exciting new cohort of University of Bath sporting scholars

Seventeen student-athletes who have already made their mark on the national and international stage are the latest intake of scholars to receive support on both their sporting and academic journeys from the University of Bath. This year’s cohort includes an England Rugby Sevens player, an international heptathlete from the United States, three Team Bath Netball stars, a British swimming champion and emerging talents in hockey, modern pentathlon, rowing, tennis and windsurfing. The talented group, who...

18 December 2017

Golden double for Anna Hopkin as University of Bath-based swimmers impress at Swim England National Winter Champs

Student Anna Hopkin claimed two national titles as University of Bath-based swimmers won 11 medals at the Swim England National Winter Championships in Sheffield. MJ Church ambassador Hopkin, who is also supported by a Thompson Education Trust sporting scholarship, was the first English swimmer home in both the 50m and 100m freestyle, clocking rapid times of 25.33 and 54.76 – a personal best – respectively. Hopkin, who represented GB at the World University Games this...

18 December 2017

Team Bath Buccaneers top the table after perfect start to Jaffa Super 6s indoor season

The Team Bath Buccaneers men's 1st team are top of the tree this Christmas after a flawless first weekend of the Jaffa Super 6s indoor tournament, coming home from Bromsgrove with four wins fron four games. After successfully retaining their place in the top tier of English indoor hockey for the first time last season, Buccs got the new campaign off to a flying start as they beat Loughborough 5-2 thanks to some lethal finishing...

17 December 2017

University of Bath graduate Fran Wilson helped England win the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup at Lord’s.

Alumna Fran Wilson and England cricket colleagues win BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year award

University of Bath graduate Fran Wilson was part of the England women’s cricket team that was named as Team of the Year at the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. Wilson, who studied Sports Performance, helped England to victory in the Women’s World Cup Final during the summer. A multi-talented sportswoman, Wilson also captained the women’s football 1st XI during her time at the University of Bath and was voted as Sports Personality of...

17 December 2017

Team Bath Arena hosts successful Table Tennis England Grand Prix event

More than 200 players from across the country were in action when the University of Bath Sports Training Village hosted the fourth Table Tennis England Grand Prix event of 2017-18. A busy weekend in the Team Bath Arena saw Sam Mabey beat Matt Leete 11-6 11-8 11-18 in the men’s singles final, while Hannah Hicks (pictured) retained her women’s singles title with a 11-6 11-8 11-7 victory over Patricia Ianau. Leete overcame his disappointment in...

17 December 2017

New weekly tennis sessions for girls launching in the new year at University of Bath

Starting in January, Team Bath Tennis will be offering a new weekly tennis sessions to girls that are currently in secondary school and keen to get involved with the sport. Each session, led by Hetty Alton - an accredited level 2 coach who used to play for the University of Bath 1st team - will focus on a different part of the game with the aim of improving the player's knowledge and skill in tennis....

16 December 2017

Sports Performance student Levi Davis signs Bath Rugby Academy contract

Levi Davis has become the latest University of Bath student to sign an Academy contract with Bath Rugby. The England U19 winger, who is studying Sports Performance, scored on his senior debut for the Blue, Black and White against London Irish last month and has been a regular in the Premiership club’s United XV this season. He has also impressed for the Team Bath men’s 1st XV in BUCS Super Rugby in recent weeks, scoring...

15 December 2017

Another chance for talented young sportspeople to try out for Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

The Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme will be staging another free screening day in January, offering young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential the chance to try out for the talent development scheme. As well as testing their physical fitness, speed and power, the screening day – taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from 8.30am on Saturday, January 6 – will also feature an introduction to sports psychology. It is...

15 December 2017

WIll Flinn in action for the University of Bath men's 1st XV against Loughborough in the 2017 Anniversary Game at The Rec

University of Bath’s three-match unbeaten run comes to an end in a tough bout against Loughborough

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV saw their three-match unbeaten run in BUCS Super Rugby come to an end as they were beaten 35-24 at Loughborough on Wednesday. A strong first half from Loughborough saw them run in four tries through fly-half Tom Ffitch, centre Quinten Koster, scrum-half Alex Glashan and number eight Charlie Kingham, three of which were converted. This was countered by touchdowns from Bath winger Levi Davis and hooker George Frampton in...

14 December 2017

GB Rowing Team Start rowers with coach Dan Harris after all won medals at the 2017 British Rowing Indoor Championships

Multitude of medals for University of Bath rowers at 2017 British Rowing Indoor Championships

Rowers at the University of Bath won a host of medals, four of them gold, when they competed at the 2017 British Rowing Indoor Championships at the Lee Valley VeloPark on London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It was a great day for members of Bath’s GB Rowing Team Start programme, coached by Dan Harris at the University and Minerva Bath RC, with Chemistry student Luke Gwenter taking the men’s U23 2k title, Santander Sporting Scholar...

13 December 2017

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