News Archive, Month: December 2010

James Webster

22 December 2010

Sport/Event > Athletics - 400m hurdles Date and Place of Birth > Coached by > Date Arrived at Team Bath > September 2013 Course of Study > International Management with Spanish Club > Occupation > Student Biography > James is studying for a degree in International Management with Spanish at the University of Bath and is a Santander Sports Scholar. A talented young 400m hurdler, he was third in the under-20 British rankings in 2013....

Sami El-Abd

21 December 2010

Sport/Event > Football, position: defender Date of Birth > 1988 Course of Study > Sports Performance Club > Team Bath FC Biography > Joined from Crawley Town where he made 15 appearances for the Conference side and has now made over 90 appearances for Team Bath. He studied Sports Performance while here. During his career he has also played for Hayes & Yeading and Whitehawk. Sami is the younger brother of Adam El-Abd, the Bristol City...

Williams and Weale win Athlete of the Year awards

21 December 2010

University of Bath graduates Amy Williams and Sam Weale have been named winners of the British Olympic Association Athlete of the Year awards for their respective sports. Williams, a Sports Performance graduate, collected the bobsleigh/skeleton award after winning skeleton gold for Great Britain at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. She said: “I’m delighted to receive the BOA Olympic Athlete of the Year award. This caps a really special year for me, the highlight of...

Joe Dewhurst

20 December 2010

Sport/Event > Tennis Date and Place of Birth > 1984 Height > 5ft 9 Course of Study > French & Politics Biography > Relying on his tremendous speed around the court and on heavily whipped groundstrokes, Joe is a threat to all university players. He qualified for the Daily Telegraph Grand Prix finals held in La Manga in 2001. Joe represents Lancashire County and is currently ranked 2.2 Competitive Record > Joe has a GB ranking...

Joanna White

19 December 2010

Sport/Event Athletics, 200m sprint Date and Place of Birth > 1990, UK Height > 175 cm Weight > 54 kg Coached by > Colin Bovell, Ayo Falola Date Arrived at Team Bath > October 2009 Course of Study > Economics and International Development Length of Course > 4 years Clubs > Team Bath St. Marys Richmond AC. 2nd claim - Woodford Green Occupation > Student Biography > Joanna participated in many sports as a young...

Katie Evans

16 December 2010

Sport/Event > Tennis Date and Place of Birth > 1983 Height > 5ft 7 Course of Study > International Management & Spanish Biography > Big serving all-court player, Katie has been both junior and senior singles champion of Kent County and has represented both juniors and seniors in various county competitions. She played Junior Nationals at U18 age group and also chosen to represent the British Public Schools Girls team in 2000. Recent injuries have caused...

Amy short-listed for BBC Award

15 December 2010

University of Bath-based Olympic Winter Games gold medallist, Amy Williams, has been shortlisted for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Viewers can vote for Amy by phone during the live BBC Show on Sunday evening, starting at 7pm. Amy faces stiff opposition from heptathlete world-beater Jessica Ennis, golfer Graeme McDowell and boxer David Haye amongst others. “To be shortlisted for the Award is a phenomenal achievement in itself”, said the University’s Director of...

Nick Harston

12 December 2010

Sport/Event > Tennis Date and Place of Birth > 1985 Height > 6ft 2 Course of Study > Social Sciences Biography > With his big serving and hard hitting, Nick on form can trouble the best of the university players. He was Essex Junior Doubles Champion in both 2001 and 2001, and won the British Tour event at Frinton in 2004, partnering his brother, Simon, a former Bath team player. Nick is a very confident performer...

Abbi Matthews

10 December 2010

Sport/Event > Fencing Date and Place of Birth > 15 December 1989, York, UK Height > 173cm Weight > 65kg Coached by > Brian Matless and Jamie Miller Date Arrived at Team Bath > September 2008 Course of Study > BSc (hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology with Professional Placement Length of Course > 4 years Clubs > Harrogate Fencing Club and Bath Sword Club Occupation > Student Biography > Abbi represented Great Britain at cadet,...

Nigel Matthews

08 December 2010

Sport/Event > Tennis Date and Place of Birth > 1983 Height > 6ft 2 Course of Study > BA Coach Education & Sports Development Biography > Big serving athletic player with big dominating groundstrokes on both sides, Nigel represents Oxfordshire County, where he was junior champion at all age groups. He won the Nestle National Tournament in 1998 and is currently ranked 2.2. Competitive Record > Nigel currently has a GB ranking of 2.2

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