Sports News In Brief

Combe Down Rugby is one of the city’s great club sides and was established back in 1896. The club has mini, senior and junior sides and welcomes new players and boys and girls who have never played the sport but would like to give it a go. For more details of the club and to join or watch the team play visit

Football: Bath City FC play in the Vanarama League South, the sixth tier of the English league system.
Firstly, some good news about the situation with Alex Fletcher. The Bath striker suffered a head injury after colliding with concrete advertising boards during Bath City’s game with Dulwich Hamlet at Twerton Park in the autumn.
Following a spell in hospital when he was in a critical situation he has recovered and has been discharged from hospital following brain surgery and has been reunited with his friends and family as he continues his recovery.
This month the team play at Chippenham Town on New Year’s Day before welcoming Eastbourne Borough to Twerton Park on Saturday 7th January. Other home games in the league are Farnborough on Saturday 28th January and Ebbsfleet United on Saturday February 11th. The Romans go on the road to Slough on the 14th, Braintree on the 21st and Chelmsford on February 4th.

Bear Flat FC: The Bears play in the third division of the Bath and District Sunday League.
More Football: Other local teams include Bath United FC who have a number of youth internationals in their squad, Larkhall Athletic; and Bath Arsenal Juniors. We would like to hear from these clubs and their junior and female sides – drop us a line with an email so we can keep up with your news.

Blue, Black and Whites: Bath Rugby play at The Rec in the Gallagher Premiership. The Gallagher Premiership league awards 4 point for a win, 2 points for a draw, plus1 point will be awarded to a team that loses a match by 7 points or less and to a team scoring 4 tries or more in a match.
Home games this month are against Toulon in the European Challenge Cup on 14th January at 3.15pm at the Rec and on February 18th they play London Irish.
There are two away games – one in Glasgow on 20th January and one in Sale on the 27th.
At the time of going to press former Bath rugby player Levi Davis was still missing in Spain.

Bath Ladies Rugby: The 1st XV play Thurrock at home on the 15th and London Irish on the 29th of January with Richmond also at home on the 12th February.
Saracens Rugby: Bath Saracens are an amateur rugby club competing in the Counties 3 Tribute Dorset & Wilts Central.
Bath Saracens play at home this month against Corsham II on Saturday, 7 January, while on Saturday, 14 January they travel across the city to face off against Combe Down II RFC. They have another home game on Saturday, 28 January when they play Melksham.
More Rugby: There are more clubs in Bath including Walcot RFC; Old Culverhaysians RFC; Old Sulians RFC; Oldfield Old Boys RFC and Bath Old Edwardians RFC. Send you news to Bath Voice – email below.
American Football: for fans of the sport Bath has its own team in the Killer Bees based at the University.
The Killer Bees have been a University club for 25 years with many former players going on to play for senior American Football teams across the UK and even the GB American Football team.
Home fixtures this season are Worcester Royals on Jan 29th with local derbies against UWE Bullets 2 on Feb 5th; and another cruncher against Bath Spa Bulldogs on Feb 12 at Bath Spa.
For details of how to join the team or simply to watch the games visit

Hockey 1: City of Bath Hockey Club were formed from a merger between Bath & Phillipians Hockey Club’s at the turn on the millennium. The club field 4 Men’s & 2 Ladies’ teams and have a thriving junior section. The men’s 1st XI competes in the West Hockey League Championship North.
Hockey 2: Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club are based at The University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY. See
Bath Lacrosse: The club enters one Men’s squad at senior level into the South of England Men’s Lacrosse Association competitions and one Women’s squad into the South West Women’s Lacrosse Association Competitions.
Their home games are at Odd Down Playing fields, Chelwood Drive, Off Bloomfield Road, Bath, BA2 2 PR. The club has a strong links to the University of Bath.

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 Region. 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.
Netball: The Bath University based Blue & Golds start a new season in February. when they play Loughborough Lightening on Saturday 11th February at Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham at 11am.
Lacrosse: Bath Lacrosse Club (BLC) was founded in 1983 and is affiliated to the England Lacrosse, the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport, and enters one Men’s squad at senior level into the South of England Men’s Lacrosse Association competitions and one Women’s squad into the South West Women’s Lacrosse Association Competitions.
The club has strong links with Bath University, allowing students from around the world to take up the stick at weekends and joining the various sides put out to do battle with clubs from around the UK.
To join the club or for more information visit