Bath Rugby: An away fixture against London Irish on January 3, in the Gallagher English Premiership kicks off the New Year when a repeat of the same fixture in 2019 would be appreciated when Bath ran out 10-38 winners. Irish are struggling alongside Bath so this is a crucial one for the Blue Black and Whites to win. On January 9, Bath have their first home game at the Rec with another premiership clash this time with Worcester Warriors, while on January 15 they are away to La Rochelle in the European Championships Cup. Another cup game sees the team welcoming Leinster to Bath on January 22 with a league clash with Harlequins at the Rec on January 28. It is crunch time for the team as if things continue to slide then relegation to the Championship is a looming possibility.
Bath City FC: The Romans play in the Vanarama National League Division South with a series of games this month that could define their season. First up is local rivals Chippenham Town on January 2, with an away game on Saturday January 8 against chelmsford City. They head off up the M4 agains to Hemel Hempstead Town on January 15and again on the 25th January when they square up to Hampton and Richmond. There are also home games on January 22 with Eastbourne Borough and January 29 when they play Braintree Town at Twerton Park in what is a very busy month. If you’ve never been then pop along to the park for a game every bit as exciting as the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool but with a distinct Bathonian flavour and cheer on the Romans to victory.
Bear Flat FC: The Bears look to consolidate their position in the third division of the Bath and District Sunday League. In January they play at home at the Sulis Club on the 9th against Lansdown Reserves and on the 16th when they entertain Heritage United Reserves. There’s an away game at Tormarton CC when they face Heritage United reserves on the 30th and a sort of away game back at Sulis Club when they play Two Weir Town.
Netball: Team Bath face up to Surrey storm a the Team Bath Arena on February 18th as the new 2022 Vitality Superleague gets underway. The competition is reverting to a home and away format for the new campaign and season and individual match-day tickets are now on sale. See https://netball.teambath.com/2021/11/03/vitality-netball-superleague-tickets/
Hockey: Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club is a club for everyone whose strength is built on the diversity of its playing membership, its partnership with Bath University and the quality of the coaching and facilities that it has access to. the club has strong representation amongst Club, Student and Youth players and has strength in depth in playing numbers with 8 Mens, 5 Ladies, 2 Masters, 2 Indoor, 5 Summer League and 17 Junior teams. The Buccaneers are based at The University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY. See https://www.teambathbuccaneers.co.uk/about-the-club/ to join and pick up a stick and hit a ball.
Swimming: Based at Bath Leisure Centre and established in 1899, Bath Dolphin Swimming Club (BDSC) is one of the oldest swimming clubs in the South West.
Tennis: Bloomfield Tennis Club founded in 1927 and is located at 98 Wellsway in Bath. Members have full access to club facilities, those who are Adult British Tennis members are also eligible to enter the club ballot for Wimbledon tickets that takes place each year. All funds from club memberships go directly into the running of the club. Bloomfield offers a wide range of membership options including:
Senior, Family, Junior and Student, along with Daytime only versions. to join visit https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/BloomfieldTennisClub
Cycling: Bath Cycle Club have several are informal rides, mostly organised on email. If you want to join the group please contact Mark firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the Email list.
To join visit www.bathcc.net and start cycling.
Bath Lacrosse Club: There are no games until January 15th when the team play Bristol Bombers in Cotswold division 1. They play at Odd Down Playing fields, Bloomfield Road, Bath BA2 2PR and to join see http://bathlacrosse.com/wp/
For more on Bath visit http://www.harrymottram.co.uk/bath-voice/bath-news/
More news of Bath’s chic community in Bath Voice magazine – now out – or read online at https://issuu.com/bathvoice