News Archive, Month: June 2011

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...

The 2010 Olympic Day Run

Team Bath to celebrate international Olympic Day

14 June 2011

The University of Bath will host a sporting celebration on behalf of the British Olympic Foundation to celebrate International Olympic Day. Building on the International Olympic Committee’s three pillars of Move, Learn and Discover,  the day for Bath and North East Somerset secondary school students will incorporate an Olympic Day Run, a sports festival to discover new skills, a junior academy for students to learn and debate Olympic themes and an art display. More than...

Football at Team Bath

The 3:Thirty Club

13 June 2011

Sport England’s funding round of Active Universities has been the catalyst for the development of the 3: Thirty Club at the University of Bath. The 3: Thirty Club will provide the foundation for the expansion and sustainability of an intra-murals programme to support student participation. The 3: Thirty Club will organise informal and structured competitions in sports chosen by students on a daily basis including ‘try-it’ sessions, tournaments, leagues and running groups. Partnerships are already...

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Southwest Talent Centre

13 June 2011

The Southwest Talent Centre which is a joint initiative between the University of Bath and Sport England has been selected as a semi-finalist in the 2011 National Lottery Awards. This means that we have been judged to be one of the 10 best sport projects funded by the National Lottery and one of only three projects from the Southwest to have reached the semi-finals. The public's favourite three sports projects will be profiled on BBC...

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...

Match Report Hockey: 7-a-side Challenge

11 June 2011

Score: Mens challenge > Team Bath Buccaneers 1 - 0 Crashed & Burned Ladies challenge > Leominster 0 - 1 Hereford Venue: Sports Training Village, University of Bath This popular annual event took place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday with a record 24 teams taking part. Unfortunately the holders of the Men's event, Trupac from Dubai, were late withdrawals due to visa problems but all the matches proved completive affairs. The first semi finalists to...

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...

Zambian football on the IDEALS project

2011 Zambia project gets underway

10 June 2011

University of Bath students Jordan Kenny and Rebecca Cook are due to arrive in Lusaka on Sunday (12 June) to kick-start this year’s IDEALS Zambia Project. The IDEALS (International Development through Excellence and Leadership in Sport) Project, now in its seventh year, uses sport as a vehicle for social development throughout underprivileged areas of the Zambian capital of Lusaka. Rebecca, a first year Coach Education and Sports Development student, will be on placement in Fountain...

Greene to captain GB at Euro Team Champs

07 June 2011

University of Bath-based hurdler Dai Greene said he was surprised and honoured to be asked to captain the Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland team to compete at the Spar European Team Championships in Sweden this month. Greene, the 2010 European and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, is coached by UK Athletics national events coach – hurdles, at Team Bath. The hurdler said: “I was surprised to be asked but I’m really proud take on the...

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