News Archive, Month: June 2011

Trio selected for European Under-23 Champs

28 June 2011

University of Bath-based athletes Lawrence Clarke, Danny Talbot and Jack Green have been selected to represent the Great Britain at next month's European Under-23 Championships in the Czech Republic. Talbot and Green are both Sports Performance students at the University of Bath. Talbot, who is coached by Dan Cossins, runs the 200m and is a member of the 4x100m squad for the competition in Ostrava from 14-17 July. Green, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold,...

Toby makes battling junior grand slam debut

28 June 2011

Team Bath teenager Toby Martin made a battling junior grand slam debut at Wimbledon before going down to world number 39 Kimmer Coppejans. The Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy player, ranked 303 in the junior world rankings, went down 6-4, 6-4 to the more experienced Belgian player in the boys’ singles yesterday (Monday). Toby had to battle back from two games down in both of the sets. Barry Scollo, Team Bath’s Director of Tennis, said:...

Athletes impress in landing u23 and u20 titles

28 June 2011

University of Bath-based athletes produced a string of strong performances at the Aviva England Athletics U23 and U20 Championships at the weekend with Lawrence Clarke, Megan Southwart, Danny Talbot and Andrew Pozzi all collecting titles The championships at Bedford were also the trials for the next month’s European Under-23 and European Junior Championships. Lawrence Clarke, the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist who is coached by Malcolm Arnold, UKA National Events Coach - Hurdles, took...

England captain steps up the pace at Team Bath

20 June 2011

England rugby captain Lewis Moody has been put through his paces by Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Darren Campbell on the indoor running track at Team Bath's Sports Training Village. It is part of the Bath rugby player's attempts to hone his sprinting skills ahead of this year's World Cup. Ian Stafford's story can be read on The Daily Mail website.

Kris Gilchrist (photo courtesy Vaughn Ridley/

Kris ends Nationals campaign on high note

18 June 2011

Team Bath-based swimmer Kris Gilchrist ended the British Gas ASA National Championships on a high note by collecting his second title at Sheffield last night (Friday). Gilchrist, who trains at the British Gas ITC Bath, added the 200m breaststroke title to the 100m he won earlier in the week. Gilchrist shaved over a second off his season’s best to clock 2:10.16 and go fifth in this season’s world rankings. He said: “I felt really good...

Stacey & Chris complete doubles

17 June 2011

Team Bath-based swimmers Stacey Tadd and Chris Walker-Hebborn both completed impressive doubles at the ASA National Championships in Sheffield last night (Thursday). University of Bath Swimming Club member Stacey Tadd added the 100m breaststroke title to the 200m title she won the previous day. As on Wednesday, she did it in style by setting an English record. Her 1:09.14 saw her win the 100m by almost two seconds. Chris Walker-Hebborn, who trains at the British...

Stacey Tadd

Stacey and Chris achieve World Champs qualifying times

16 June 2011

Two further Team Bath-based swimmers have achieved qualifying times to compete at next month’s World Championships in China. Stacey Tadd and Chris Walker-Hebborn both set qualifying times as they took gold on the second day of British Gas ASA National Championships in Sheffield last night (Wednesday). It takes the total number of Team Bath-based swimmers to achieve qualifying times for the British team for the Worlds in Shanghai to six. The team will be announced...

Kris Gilchrist (photo courtesy Vaughn Ridley/

Hat-trick of golds on opening day of Nationals

15 June 2011

Swimmers based at Team Bath won three gold medals on the opening day of the British Gas ASA National Championships in Sheffield. Fifteen-year-old Siobhan Marie O’Connor led the way last night (Tuesday) taking gold in the women’s 200m individual medley. The teenager, who trains at the British Gas Intensive Training Centre at the University of Bath, clocked a qualification time for next month’s World Championships in Shanghai. O’Connor, who led throughout the race, touching in...

Asha to play for Singapore at World Champs

13 June 2011

University of Bath graduate and Team Bath netballer Asha Tett said she can’t wait to play for Singapore on home soil at her first World Netball Championships next month. The 25-year-old helped Singapore to the Asian Championships title, again in Singapore in 2005, but hasn’t played for her country of birth since. The versatile player, who has won the Superleague title three times with Team Bath, is now set to return to Singapore for the...

Stacey Francis

Stacey is Player of the Year

10 June 2011

Team Bath and England defender Stacey Francis has been named Fiat Netball Superleague Player of the Year for 2011. The 23-year-old University of Bath Sports Performance graduate won the player of the year plaudit in a vote by the Superleague coaches. It means the award stays in the Team Bath family. Team Bath shooter Pamela Cookey is the only other player to have won the honour in the four years of the award – she...

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