News Archive, Month: November 2010

Chris Parker

30 November 2010

Sport/Event > Tennis Date and Place of Birth > 1984 Height > 6ft 0 Course of Study > Molecular & Cellular Biology Biography > Big serving aggressive all-court player, Chris is looking to challenge the best University players. Competitive Record > He represents Norfolk and has a GB ranking of 2.2

Rachel Partington

26 November 2010

Sport/Event > Tennis Date and Place of Birth > 1987 Height > 5ft 7 Course of Study > Sport & Exercise Science Biography > Rachel is a very athletic, hard-hitting groundstroker who before coming to Bath was a Scholarship player at Queenswood School in Hertfordshire. She was captain of the Queenswood team and helped them reach the final of the National Schools' competition, the Aberdare Cup. Rachel played in the U18 National Junior Championships, and represents...

Amy Williams Gold medallist with union jack flag

Bath’s Vancouver 2010 golden girl presented with her MBE

25 November 2010

Bath’s Olympic golden girl Amy Williams was presented with her MBE by The Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace today (Thursday). The University of Bath Sports Performance graduate received the honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List following her outstanding performance in winning skeleton gold at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games in March. Amy said: “I was really proud and pleased today. It’s a lovely medal, it’s really pretty, and it’s going to go alongside...

All Blacks train at University of Bath

23 November 2010

New Zealand’s mighty All Blacks warmed up for their final autumn international with a training session at the University of Bath today (Tuesday). It’s the second time the All Blacks have trained at the University of Bath following an earlier visit four years ago. Victory over Wales in Saturday’s clash at the Millennium Stadium would give the All Blacks a remarkable seventh consecutive European tour clean sweep since Graham Henry became the team’s coach. Darren...

Emily Quin

22 November 2010

Sport/Event > Tennis Date and Place of Birth > 1983 Height > 5ft 7 Course of Study > BA Coach Education & Sports Development Biography > Athletic left-handed all-court player, Emily was junior doubles champion of her county, Buckinghamshire, and now represents them at senior level. She competed at Under 14 & U18 levels at Junior Nationals and was a member of the Scholarship Squad at Sutton Junior Tennis Centre before coming to Bath. Recent strong...

Fighters due to weigh-in ahead of Bath’s big night of boxing

18 November 2010

The combatants will take to the scales tomorrow (Friday) for the official weigh-in ahead of the evening of professional boxing at the University of Bath on Saturday (20 November) night. Wiltshire’s Nick ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell and his opponent Harry Matthews from York will be among the fighters weighing in at the Sports Training Village Team Bath Gym at 2pm on Friday. Blackwell and Matthews will battle it out for the vacant English middleweight title in the climax...

Miles Raybould

18 November 2010

Sport/Event > Tennis Date and Place of Birth > 1983 Height > 5ft 10 Course of Study > Sociology Biography > Miles is a very talented player with a huge forehand, and is capable of hitting a succession of winners from anywhere on the court, and has the ability to hurt any of the top university players. Miles competed in the British National Junior Championships at U14 & U16 level, and was chosen to represent the...

Rebekah Wilson

18 November 2010

Sport/Event > Bobsleigh Date and Place of Birth > 17 March 1991, Manchester Occupation > Athlete Biography > Struck gold with Paula Walker at the 2011 World Junior Championships, performances that earned the pair the British Olympic Association's bobsleigh athlete of the year award for 2011. The pair were reunited for the 2013/4 season following British Bobsleigh selection trials, with Wilson brakeman for Walker once again. Career highlights > 12th - 2-woman (with Paula Walker)...

Amy Williams holding gold medal at homecoming celebrations

Vote for golden girl Amy!

17 November 2010

Amy Williams, Bath’s own golden girl, is on a shortlist of just six athletes for the prestigious Sportswoman of the Year Award. The result will be decided by public vote and the poll closes at midday tomorrow (Thursday 18 November). If you haven’t already voted for Amy, please do so by going to The Sunday Times website. University of Bath graduate Amy made a piece of history when she struck skeleton gold at the Vancouver...

Boxing – Saturday night is fight night

17 November 2010

This Saturday (20 November) boxing makes its long-awaited return to Bath with a bill at the Sports Training Village that features an English title fight. Wiltshire’s Nick ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell takes on York’s Harry Matthews for the vacant English middleweight belt in the headline contest. The highly-rated 20-year-old Trowbridge boxer gets a shot at the English belt after only six professional bouts. There is also a full supporting card. The action takes place at the...

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