VIDEO: Aaron James and Tom Doughty look ahead to big BUCS Super Rugby Champs home quarter-final against Durham

After a fantastic third-placed finish in the 2018-19 BUCS Super Rugby league table, Team Bath men's 1st XV start the knockout phases with a home tie against Durham University on Wednesday, March 20 (6.30pm, free entry). We caught up with Head Coach Aaron James and captain Tom Doughty to get their thoughts on the season so far and the challenge ahead as the Fulkers-sponsored Blue & Gold set off on the Twickenham trail. Don't forget...

18 March 2019

New meet record for James Guy as University of Bath-based swimmers impress at Edinburgh International

James Guy set a new meet record as University of Bath-based swimmers continued their preparations for next month’s British Championships by recording eight top-three finishes at the Edinburgh International over the weekend. Olympic medallist Guy, coached by Jol Finck at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, clocked 1:47.66 in the 200m freestyle to finish ahead of Duncan Scott. MJ Church Ambassador Tom Dean was third in 1:49.14 and Cameron Kurle took fourth in 1:50.08. Goldsmith...

17 March 2019

Team Bath Netball made to dig deep to start home run with Vitality Superleague victory over battling Celtic Dragons

Team Bath Netball kicked off their run of three home Vitality Superleague games in nine days with a hard-fought victory over Celtic Dragons. The Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold struggled to produce their best netball as they were put under pressure by spirited opposition, who reduced a five-goal half-time deficit to three going into the final quarter. Team Bath were eventually able to pull clear and secure a 56-50 victory, their third win a row, but...

16 March 2019

Jenny Nesbitt won the trials to qualify for the 2019 World Cross-Country Championships. CREDIT: Mark Shearman

Terrific trials triumph secures World Cross-Country Championships place for University of Bath student-athlete Jenny Nesbitt

University of Bath sporting scholar Jenny Nesbitt will represent Great Britain at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, later this month after a brilliant win in the qualifying event last weekend. The Sport & Social Science student, who is supported by a Trendell Sport Scholarship, made light of difficult weather conditions in Loughborough to chase down leader Jess Piasecki on the final loop and claim an excellent victory in the women’s trials...

14 March 2019

Team Bath Netball ‘find a way’ to defeat London Pulse and go into busy home run on back of successive Superleague victories

Team Bath Netball go into a busy period of three Vitality Superleague home games in nine days with the momentum of back-to-back victories but seeking more consistency after a mixed performance at London Pulse on Monday. The Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold won each of the first three quarters at the Copper Box Arena as they built up a healthy 54-42 advantage but then allowed league newcomers Pulse back into the contest in the last 15...

13 March 2019

Joe Choong, David King and Tom Dean

MJ Church Ambassadors stepping up Tokyo 2020 preparations with 500 days to go until next Olympic Games

Today marks 500 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and three MJ Church Ambassadors are among the multitude of University of Bath-based sportspeople ramping up their preparations for the world’s greatest sporting show. Pentathlete Joe Choong is aiming to join the ranks of double Olympians, and has a chance to qualify for Tokyo when the University hosts the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships this summer, while 110m hurdler David King and swimmer...

12 March 2019

Megan and Ben Fletcher won silver and gold respectively at the Marrakech Judo Grand Prix in March 2019

Marrakech medals in the bag as Team Bath judoka Ben and Megan Fletcher win Grand Prix gold and silver

Team Bath Judo siblings Ben and Megan Fletcher won gold and silver respectively during an excellent weekend of competition at the Marrakech Grand Prix in Morocco. MJ Church Ambassador Ben’s victory in the men’s -100kg category secured the second Grand Prix title of his career and moved him up to 11th in the world rankings. He fought brilliantly throughout the tournament, overcoming Poland’s Dominik Majowski, Romania’s Luca Kunszabo and Aibek Serikayev of Kazakhstan on his...

11 March 2019

Team gold adds to individual silver and bronze medals as Bath students impress at BUCS Pentathlon Championships

University of Bath students won team gold and there were individual medals for Bradley Sutton and Olivia Green when they competed at the 2019 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Pentathlon Championships in Oxford. Santander Sporting Scholar Sutton (pictured), who studies Sports Performance, was runner-up in the men’s competition for a second successive year, only being pipped to gold by eight points by Cambridge University’s Henry Choong, brother of Rio 2016 Olympian and Bath Mathematics...

10 March 2019

The army of volunteers who worked behind the scenes at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Could you be a Gladiator Maker? Volunteers sought for 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships at University of Bath

Organisers of the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships, being staged at the University of Bath this summer, are calling on local people to help deliver the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying event by becoming 'Gladiator Makers'. Pentathlon GB is seeking up to 100 volunteers in diverse roles for the event - dubbed 'Gladiators Return' - including medal ceremony attendants, helping with the media on site, supporting overseas teams and helping on the field of play. The...

09 March 2019

Ilaria Brandimarte, Amelia Coltman and Kim Commane at a This Girl Can event ahead of International Women's Day 2019

VIDEO: University of Bath sports stars inspires next generation at This Girl Can event on International Women’s Day

Three sporting role models who train and compete at the University of Bath helped to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 when they took part in an event inspiring schoolgirls across Bath & North East Somerset. Forty sporty children aged five and six attended the fun This Girl Can event at the Sports Training Village, which was hosted by Team Bath Tribe in association with the Bath & North East Somerset School Sport Partnership. As well...

08 March 2019

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