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    • Joseph named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month

      Congratulations to Bath Rugby centre Jonathan Joseph, who has capped an incredible few weeks by today being named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for January.

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      Joseph starred in both of England's opening RBS 6 Nations wins over Wales and Italy following a stunning month of action for his club that has earned him the accolade. The award is based on performances in all competitions with Aviva Premiership Rugby matches prioritised.

      "I told you so is a phrase often used by know it alls like me, but for as long as I can remember most people have said let's see JJ in an England shirt. Now we have he's the nation's sweetheart and even the England coaches are saying they were right to pick him!" said BT Sport analyst Austin Healey.

      "His selection all stems from his fantastic form for Bath, playing with fast feet and a smile on his face has made him the standout player for January.

      Joseph now heads to the Aviva Stadium this weekend, a ground he will revisit with his Bath Rugby side in April for the quarter finals of the European Rugby Champions Cup.

      Healey added: "What people also need to understand is he is incredibly strong with a great low centre of gravity, this enables him to break out of arm tackles whilst retaining speed and momentum.

      "Defensively he is very good, he reads the game well, he has it all. All he needs to do now is keep his feet on the ground and running (!), and hopefully he could be the England 13 or even wing, for a long time to come."

      Joseph – who made the last four for the second month running - beat an impressive shortlist of James Haskell, Billy Vunipola and Nathan Hughes.

      The award is the third time a Bath player has won it so far this season, with Joseph's fellow backs Kyle Eastmond and Semesa Rokoduguni winning in September and October.

      Rugby fans also had their say on who deserves to win the coveted Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month award, as they became the 10th Judge. Joining the panel of nine judges, fans voted for the player that had impressed them the most during the month of January.

      Fans can get involved and vote for their Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for February by visiting from noon on Monday 2 March. Each month, one lucky fan who votes will be selected at random and win four tickets to an Aviva Premiership Rugby game of their choice!

      As well as securing the votes of hundreds of fans, Joseph was voted for by a panel of media professionals – Nick Mullins (BT Sport), Alastair Eykyn (BT Sport), Mick Cleary (The Daily Telegraph), Steve James (The Sunday Telegraph), Sarah Mockford (Rugby World), Jill Douglas (ITV Sport), Chris Jones (BBC 5 Live), David Rogers (Getty Images) and Ben Coles (Planet Rugby). The panel was chaired by Paul Morgan, Premiership Rugby's Communications Director.

      Joseph wins a trophy and £250 to donate to a charity of his choice.

      Winners in the 2014-15 season

      September – Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby)
      October – Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby)
      November – Thomas Waldrom (Exeter Chiefs)
      December – Samu Manoa (Northampton Saints)
      January – Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)

    • Turn the city Blue, Black and White

      The city of Bath will be seeing Blue, Black and White from 10.30 this Saturday, as Bath Rugby take over ahead of our crunch match against Northampton Saints.

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      The festivities begin at Bath Spa train station, where you can nail your colours to the Bath Rugby mast as you pick up a free flag and a special trail map.

      The trail on the map will guide you to Bath Rugby’s Junior Membership Club leader Maximus and friends at the Tourist Information Centre, where you can enjoy performances from Brazilian band, Jamma de Samba, demonstrations from a four-time world record holding professional rugby trickster, and try your hand at the Bath Rugby inflatable passing target.

      Make sure you get your map stamped before venturing to the next location outside Russell & Bromley, at the bottom of Milsom Street.

      At Russell & Bromley you can meet some of the Bath players, hear more great music from Jamma de Samba and have your face painted by the Bath Rugby Foundation. Be sure to pick up a final stamp on your map and hand it to a member of staff in order to be entered into a prize draw that includes a Bath Rugby shop vouchers, match tickets and a Bath Rugby ball signed by the entire squad.

      Our activities are free of charge and open for all to join in the fun, even if you don’t have a ticket for the game. We’ll see you there!

    • Homer joins Bath Rugby

      Bath Rugby is excited to confirm that Tom Homer will make the move from London Irish to Bath Rugby this week. In addition, Gavin Henson will join up with his new club, Bristol Rugby, with immediate effect.

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      A versatile 24-year-old back, Homer is regarded as one of the brightest young talents in English rugby since his breakthrough season in 2008. His ability to play fullback, centre and wing, as well as his accuracy from the kicking tee, will make him a valuable addition to the Bath Rugby squad. 

      Homer said: "You can clearly see the ambition, determination and drive that there is at Bath. There are a lot of talented players at the Club and competition for starting places is fierce, but you want that as a player and I can't wait to start training with the squad."

      Henson had initially signed for the Green King IPA Championship side for next season, but Bath have agreed to a request from Bristol for him to join up with them earlier than originally intended.

      Mike Ford, Bath Rugby Head Coach, said: "Bristol asked if Gavin could join up with them early, and knowing that he wants to get settled there, we were happy to agree to the request. Gavin leaving has meant Tom can join us straight away, and likewise he can start learning the ropes at his new club."

      Ford added: "Tom is an incredibly talented young player and he's got a great attitude that will fit in well with the squad here and our policy of recruiting young, English talent. He already has a huge amount of experience, given he's only 24, and we're really looking forward to seeing him continue developing as a player here at Bath." 

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Set your kids on the path to being legends in the making

The ultimate aim of the Junior Membership Club is to inspire more children to lead fitter, healthier and more active lifestyles. We have set up an initiative called the ‘Children’s Challenge’ which is a set of fitness games created by the players aimed at girls and boys aged up to 15 years.

  • Please be aware that should your child attend any Junior Membership Club events throughout the season, photographs may be taken and used in the future to publicise the Junior Membership Club. If you do not wish your child to be involved in any photographs please make a member of staff aware at the time.
  • Each member is issued with a membership card with unique club ID on. These cards do not count as valid match tickets and should not be used to gain entry to the Recreation Ground on a matchday.
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