News Archive, Month: December 2011

Bath-based athletes secure awards

21 December 2011

University of Bath-based athletes Jamie Cooke, Paula Walker and Rebekah Wilson are celebrating being named winners of the British Olympic Association athlete of the year awards for their sports. Modern pentathlete Jamie Cooke received his award at the end of a stunning year that saw him achieve the London 2012 qualifying standard by finishing fourth at the senior European Championships. He followed that up by winning the World Junior Championships in Argentina last month. The...

Netball fans enjoy free preview opportunity as Team Bath face All Stars

19 December 2011

Netball fans were treated to an early opportunity to see Team Bath’s 2012 Fiat Netball Superleague squad in action as they took on an All-Stars team in a charity match at the University of Bath. Sporting stars from the University of Bath joined England netball internationals and local media in the fun contest, which raised money for the Mayor of Bath’s Relief Fund. Around 400 netball fans took advantage of the opportunity to get an...

Malcolm Arnold

Malcolm Arnold wins Sports Journalist Association “Outstanding Contribution to Sport” award

07 December 2011

Athletics coach Malcolm Arnold has won the Sports Journalist Association "Outstanding Contribution to Sport" award today (Wednesday 7 December 2011). He was presented his award by World, European and Commonwealth champion hurdler Dai Greene at an award ceremony in London. More details will follow shortly. The University of Bath is The Sunday Times “University of the Year” 2011/2012. For further information about sport at the University of Bath please contact the Team Bath press office...

Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill at Team Bath

Torvill and Dean serve up a masterclass for Bath-based rhythmic gymnastics group

07 December 2011

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean dropped into the University of Bath's Sports Training Village on Saturday to provide a significant boost for The University of Bath-based senior rhythmic gymnastics group who are seeking London Games qualification. The ice dance stars, winners of Olympic gold in 1984 and bronze in 1994, came to Bath courtesy of a TeamGB scheme designed to inspire potential Olympians. Torvill and Dean's "Bolero" routine at the Sarajevo Games of 1984 attracted...

Team Bath Superleague Squad 2012

Team Bath’s 2012 Fiat Netball Superleague team pre-season photoshoot

06 December 2011

Team Bath's 2012 Fiat Netball Superleague team swapped their Sports Training Village base for one of Bath's iconic landmarks for their pre-season photoshoot. The squad assembled at the world-famous Roman Baths, posing on the 2000-year-old pavements beside the steaming pool for the early morning photoshoot at the heart of the city of Bath. "We're really grateful for Bath and North East Somerset Council for allowing us to have our photoshoot at the Roman Baths," said...

Bath-based rhythmic gymnasts take step closer to 2012 dream

01 December 2011

The University of Bath-based senior rhythmic gymnastics group have taken a step closer to qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic Games by securing a place at the test event in January. The seven-strong training group are aiming to become the first British team to compete in the group competition at an Olympic Games. They faced a key challenge at the weekend when they had to exceed a set mark in their two performances at the...

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