Bath Rugby’s centre Ollie Lawrence and hooker Tom Dunn (pictured) have been included in the England squad during the Guinness Six Nations competition.
News in brief:
Football: Bath City FC play in the Vanarama League South, the sixth tier of the English league system.
This month the team play at home in the league against Hampton and Richmond on the 7th, Ebbsfleet United on Saturday February 11th, Havant and Waterloovile on the 21st and Tonbridge Angels on the 25th.
The Romans go on the road to Chelmsford on February 4th and Dulwich Hamlet on the 18th.
Striker Alex Fletcher who suffered a head injury after colliding with concrete advertising boards during Bath City’s game with Dulwich Hamlet at Twerton Park in the autumn is making steady progress on the road to recovery.
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 on February 18th they play London Irish at 3pm KO while they entertain Bristol Bears on February 24th with an evening game.
The away game against Wasps has been cancelled since the former north London club now relocated to the Midlands having gone into administration and sold to new owners who have moved the team to Solihull Moors and have been relegated to the Championship.
The league remains unbalanced following the exit of two clubs due to financial problems despite an original promise in 2022 that the league would increase in size.
At the time of going to press former Bath rugby player Levi Davis was still missing in Spain. He was last seen in Barcelona on 29th October.
Bath Ladies Rugby: The 1st XV play Richmond 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 Combe Down 2nds on the 12th and are away to Melksham 2nds on the 19th.
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 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 www.thesubath.com/AmericanFootball
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 www.teambathbuccaneers.co.uk
Netball: The Bath University based Blue & Golds start a new season in February when they play Loughborough Lightening on Sat 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 http://bathlacrosse.com/wp/
Winter Sports: Bath is not known for its snow although when the white stuff accumulates the steep hills surrounding the spa city are ideal for skiing.
For dry slope skiing there is the Mendip Snoewport Centre at Churchill in North Somerset, the Gloucester ski and Snowborard Centre near Gloucester, and over the bridge in Wales there is the Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre.
Ice skating and ice hockey can be found in Bristol at Planet Ice at Cribbs Causeway and Ice Arena in Wales near Cardiff.