News Archive, Month: November 2011

Team Bath announce young and exciting 2012 Superleague squad

28 November 2011

Team Bath has announced a young and exciting squad to contest the 2012 Fiat Netball Superleague. Half of the 16-strong squad are current University of Bath students and they are joined by three of the University’s graduates. The squad includes Sports Performance student Kadeen Corbin. The shooter made her England debut in the tour of New Zealand and Australia in October and was a member of the England squad that won the World Netball Series...

Zambia 2012 Team Announced

28 November 2011

The Zambia IDEALS Project has announced its 2012 team. The following students will representing the University of Bath contingent of the Wallace Group this year > Emily Nicholls Final Year BA Coach Education & Sports Development Student and Netball Specialist. Emily was on Placement with Team Bath Netball last year. Tom Browne Final Year BA Coach Education & Sports Development student and Football Specialist. Tom was also on placement with Team Bath last year working...

Ace practice sessions for Team Bath players

22 November 2011

Players from the Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy had the privilege of practising with the world’s best players at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Academy players Miles Bugby, Toby Mitchell and Scott Clayton had the opportunity to train with some of the players competing at the O2 Arena, including world number one Novak Djokovic. Dave Sammel, Managing Director of the Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our young...

GB take third gold of World Junior Champs

21 November 2011

Freyja Prentice and Lydia Rosling ended the Modern Pentathlon World Junior Championships on a high note by winning Great Britain’s third gold and fourth medal of the campaign. The pair collected gold in the women’s relay on the final day of the championships in Argentina today (Monday). It means the Great Britain team – which trains at the Pentathlon GB High Performance Centre at the University of Bath - won golds on each of the...

Amelia tackling trek to the South Pole

21 November 2011

Teenage athlete Amelia Hempleman-Adams is tackling a trip of a lifetime by taking part in a cross-country skiing expedition to the South Pole. The 16-year-old Team Bath AC high jumper is swapping her athletics shoes for a pair of skis to take part in the 97-mile expedition. The expedition aims to complete Ernest Shackleton’s attempt to reach the South Pole in 1909. Shackleton had to turn back 97 miles from the Pole –but this expedition...

Jamie Cooke is World Junior Champion

21 November 2011

Jamie Cooke is the new Modern Pentathlon World Junior Champion after wining individual gold in Argentina yesterday (Sunday). The 20-year-old, who trains at the Pentathlon GB High Performance Centre at the University of Bath, had to recover from a disappointing fence that saw him start the day in joint 29th place. He recovered with another outstanding swim, clocking a 200m freestyle time of 1:53.56 to climb to seventh, then dropped just eight time penalties in...

Beach Volleyball Practice - University of Bath

Beach volleyball pair feature on Inside Out

18 November 2011

The campaign by beach volleyball pair Tom Lord and Robin Miedzybrodzki to qualify for London 2012 features on BBC One West's Inside Out programme on Monday. Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Jason Gardener, who trained at the University, met the pair to chart their progress for the BBC. You can see the results on Inside Out, which is screened at 7.30pm on Monday 21 November. Lord and Miedzybrodzki do some of their training at the Unviersity...

GB trampolinists qualify an Olympic berth

18 November 2011

The Great Britain trampolining team, which does some of its training at the University of Bath, has secured its first qualification place for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Kat Driscoll finished ninth in yesterday’s (Thursday) individual qualification round at the World Championships in Birmingham. A top-eight finish was enough to secure a place in Sunday’s finals and also to qualify a GB berth at London 2012 Olympic Games, but not for a named athlete. With...

Quartet prepare for World Netball Series

16 November 2011

Four Team Bath netball players have made England’s final 12-strong squad for next week’s World Netball Series competition in Liverpool. Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Kadeen Corbin, Stacey Francis and Serena Guthrie all feature in the squad for the FastNet competition at the Echo Arena Liverpool from 25 to 27 November. The quartet were named in England’s original 15-strong squad for the competition and all four have made it into the final 12. The 2011 World Netball Series...

Bath swimmers runners-up at BUCS short course champs

16 November 2011

The University of Bath men’s and women’s teams produced some strong performances to finish runners-up at the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Short Course Championships. Among the top performances was Michael Jamieson’s swim in the 200m breaststroke – the Sports Performance student set a BUCS record of 2:07.04 to take gold. His performance earned him the Male Swimmer of the Championships plaudit. Andrew Willis, who trains alongside Jamieson at the British Swimming Intensive Training Centre...

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