Bath Voice: Sports News

Bath Rugby: The team were unfortunate to lose out to Bristol by 25-20 last month and Sale by a single point when the referee may have blown early – preventing a late comeback. Moral victories both. In November the blue, black and whites are away against the likes of Leicester and others with the big match on Friday, 26th in the evening against Exeter at The Rec. A season defining fixture you may say and a chance to bounce back after the 17-71 defeat by Saracens.

Bath City FC: The Romans beat Welling United 2-1 on Saturday, November 6th at Twerton Park in a Vanarama National League Division South fixture with another crucnch match against Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday the 14th at the same ground. The Romans are yet to get into their stride but a win against Concord Rangers on Saturday the 20th could see them mount a charge up the table toward promotion. Top football man Jerry Gill is the ‘stripes’ manager and team skipper Carl Carpenter will take the team forward in all competitions.

Bear Flat FC: Following a 4-3 thriller against Nathan AFC Reserves on October 10, the Bears look to consolidate their position in the third division of the Bath and District Sunday League with an encounter with Two Weir Town on the 14th of November – after the small matter of a Hallowe’en encounter with Keynsham Rangers.

Netball: Eleven members of the Team Bath squad that reached the Grand Final during 2021 have recommitted to the Blue & Golds for another title challenge when the season restarts in February. They are Imogen Allison, Kim Borger, Betsy Creak, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, Layla Guscoth, Serena Guthrie, Kirsty Harris, Hannah Passmore, Tash Pavelin, Jess Shaw and Rachel Shaw.

Hockey: Bath Buccaneers juniors have enjoyed a good start to the season. The U10s and U12s are entered into the Avon Junior Hockey League Festivals that run throughout the season. They will also participate in the Avon County In2Hockey tournament on the 7th November.

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. They provide competitive swimming opportunities for young swimmers through to a masters swimming group. As a holder of the Swim England quality accreditation, Swim Mark, they offer a year round competitive swim team with high quality coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities.

Tennis: Bloomfield Tennis Club founded in 1927 and is located at 98 Wellsway in Bath. Facilities include three all weather carpet courts, a single junior short tennis court, a practice wall and a modest clubhouse with electricity, kitchen and running water. Other facilities are shared with the neighbouring Bloomfield Bowling Club, including car parking, toilets and an occasional bar.

Cycling: Bath Cycle Club have reported that their Friday women’s rides are back after the Summer break. These highly sociable rides have groups ranging from steady to medium to quicker. The quicker rides have longer routes to the cafe stop to make sure they all get there at the same time for a good chat. The club has a long and storied history, dating back as far as 1880. To join visit

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