News Archive, Month: October 2011

Quartet in England long squad

31 October 2011

Four Team Bath netballers feature in England’s 15-strong long squad for the World Netball Series fast net competition taking place in Liverpool in November. Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Stacey Francis and Serena Guthrie are joined in the squad by University of Bath Sports Performance student Kadeen Corbin, who made her senior England debut during the tour of New Zealand and Australia earlier this month. The squad also includes five former Team Bath players. The long squad will...

Hunt equals best world ranking

26 October 2011

University of Bath student Louise Hunt goes into her final wheelchair tennis tournament of the season this week in Nottingham on the crest of a wave after winning her fourth title in two weeks on Saturday in Greece. A week after winning singles and doubles titles at the Esporta Cardiff tournament, Hunt repeated the feat at the Sitia Open in Greece and has subsequently equalled her career best women's singles world ranking, moving up one place since...

Bath City & Uni of Bath football launch

A first for football as Bath City FC and University of Bath partner to create unrivalled football development programme

26 October 2011

Bath City Football Club and the University of Bath have joined forces to create a partnership unique in British sport.  The result is the new Bath City Under 21 Development Squad, an event that Bath City manager Adie Britton describes as, “the most exciting footballing development that has happened in my seven years at the club.” Both the club and the University will provide players for the new team, which will start playing matches against...

GB bobsleigh crews gear-up for Sochi 2014

17 October 2011

Innovative research projects and training sessions alongside players from the NFL are helping propel the British bobsleigh team towards the podium at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games in 2014. Gary Anderson, Performance Director of Great Britain Bobsleigh, discussed details of the team’s path towards Sochi at a preview to the 2011/2 season at the team’s University of Bath base. The Sochi Olympic Winter Games take place almost 50 years to the day since Tony Nash...

Coles runner-up at Turkish Open

17 October 2011

Team Bath badminton player Chris Coles finished run-up in the mixed doubles at the Turkish Open at Antalya at the weekend. Coles and partner Jessica Fletcher, seeded four for the competition, went down to top seeds Ben Stawski and Lauren Smith 21-19, 21-13 in an all-English final. Coles also reached the semi-final of the men’s doubles with Matt Nottingham, where they lost 21-16, 21-17 to top seeds Stawski and Paul vsn Rietvelde. Coles and Nottingham...

Charteris heartbroken as Wales miss out on final

17 October 2011

University of Bath graduate Luke Charteris said it was heartbreaking for his Wales side to miss out on a place in the IRB World Cup final. Wales went down 9-8 to France in Saturday’s semi-final in Auckland, just missing out on a berth in the final for the first time in their history. Charteris, who graduated from the University with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science in 2005, said: “We came to the World...

Charteris a game away from World Cup final

11 October 2011

University of Bath graduate Luke Charteris is just one game away from helping Wales make their first appearance in an IRB Rugby World Cup Final. Charteris graduated from the University of Bath with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science in 2005 and has been a key figure in Wales’ campaign in New Zealand. The lock, who stands six feet and nine inches tall, has started four of Wales’ five World Cup games to date,...

Amy with the 2011 Ian Wooldridge award (by Steve Ballinger, Matchtight Ltd)

Amy wins top sporting award

11 October 2011

Amy Williams, Bath’s skeleton Olympic Winter Games gold medallist, has landed a top award presented each year by the Daily Mail to an athlete who combines sporting genius with the Corinthian spirit. Amy, who trains at the University of Bath, has been presented with the Ian Wooldridge Award, which was established in honour of the late Daily Mail journalist. It is voted for by Daily Mail readers. Sarah Wooldridge, Ian’s widow, travelled to Bath to...

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