News Archive, Month: November 2011

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...

Match Report Futsal: Team Bath v Birmingham

20 November 2011

Fixture: FA National League Futsal Team Bath v Team United Birmingham Date: Sunday 20 November 2011, KO 15.00pm Score: Team Bath 4 – 3 Team United Birmingham Venue: Founders Hall, University of Bath Team Bath remain top of the National League Midlands Division after winning a pulsating game against Team United Birmingham 4-3. In front of a good crowd the hosts started at an electric pace moving the ball well creating one or two half...

Match Report Hockey: Investec Womens Hockey League Western Conference v Isca

20 November 2011

Fixture: Team Bath Buccaneers v Isca Date and Time: Sunday 20 November 2011, 13:00 Score:  2-1 Venue: Sports Training Village, University of Bath Team Bath Buccaneers Ladies 1st team played, 2nd in the league, Isca at home on Sunday. With a home crowd behind them, the Buccaneers were in need of three points to take them out of the relegation zone. The home side were under pressure from the off, with the Isca forwards hammering...

Match Report Hockey: England Hockey League Western Conference (Men) v Birmingham

19 November 2011

Fixture: University of Birmingham v Team Bath Buccaneers Date and time: Saturday 19 November 2011, 14:30 Score:  0-2 Venue: Birmingham Team Bath Buccaneers recorded their seventh consecutive win on Saturday 19 November, winning 2-0 at second placed Birmingham University. With third placed Havant failing to capitalise on Birmingham’s slip, it means that Buccs are now four points clear at the top with one game remaining until the mid-season break. A goalless and fairly uneventful first...

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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...

Tom Andrews

18 November 2011

Sport/Event > Football Performance Squad Date and Place of Birth > 15 September 1992, Bristol, UK Height > 178cm Weight > 73kg Coached by> Lee Smith and Lee Collier Date Arrived at Team Bath > September 2011 Course of Study> Sports Performance Length of Course> 2 years Clubs> Bristol City Football Club Occupation> Student Biography> Tom played for Bristol City for six years and played for Bristol City reserves and youth team. He played three...

Free Team Bath Superleague preview opportunity

18 November 2011

Netball fans can get an early opportunity to see Team Bath’s 2012 Fiat Netball Superleague team in action at a FREE Christmas launch event at the Team Bath Arena on Wednesday 14 December. The Superleague begins in late January, but Team Bath’s 2012 squad will battle it out against an All Star team at the University of BathSports Training Village next month. The game will be the centrepiece of a fun evening of activities on...

Bruce Tasker

18 November 2011

Sport: Bobsleigh Date of Birth: 12 September 1987 Occupation: Full-time athlete Biography: A former 400m runner, Bruce took up bobsleigh in 2010 and was one of the brakemen in the GB crew finishing fifth at the 2013 World Championships. He has since established his place in the GB squad with whom he trains at the University of Bath. For a full biography profile, visit  

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...

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