News Archive, Month: January 2012

Sarah Brown and Lorraine Kelly

Sarah Brown and Lorraine Kelly prepare for pentathlon charity challenge

31 January 2012

Sarah Brown and Lorraine Kelly are going head-to-head in the ultimate Olympic challenge when they tackle a modern pentathlon at the University of Bath to raise money for the charity PiggyBankKids. Sarah is President of PiggyBankKids having founded the charity (charity registration number is 1092312) in 2002 with the aim of giving children in the UK the best possible opportunity to live healthy and happy lives. She recruited Lorraine Kelly when the ITV presenter asked...

Team Bath v Northern Thunder. Photo by Sam Farr.

Team Bath outgunned but not outclassed

30 January 2012

Team Bath’s exciting new Fiat Superleague side were outgunned but not outclassed as they went down 45-55 to Northern Thunder in front of a big home crowd at the University of Bath tonight. Coach Jess Garland experimented with a number of combinations as her side showed flashes of brilliance but also inexperience in their second defeat of the season. “This early in the season we need to know what options there are. Some of the...

Team Bath Eating Fit

Student Cooking TV – Sports Nutrition

30 January 2012

Student Cooking TV has been on campus to interview Team Bath Sports Nutritionist, Renee McGregor, and find healthy, tasty and easy to cook meals with our student hockey team for some post match culinary delights. The Sports Café at the Sports Training Village, University of Bath, has an important role to play to provide its customers with the best menus designed for sports people from all walks of life. Team Bath Nutritionists have worked closely...

Match Report Futsal: Premier League Western

28 January 2012

Fixture: BUCS Futsal 2011-2012 – Premier League Western Results: See below Date and time: Sunday 28 January, all day Venue: Hartpury College, Gloucester Team Bath travelled to Gloucester for their third and fourth BUCS qualifier. After their convincing performance in their first and second game at the end of last year, two wins were expected, especially against the two teams that were bottom of the table. University of Bath 6 – 2 Bournemouth Since Team...

Jason Gardener with baton

Staff Gold Rush marks six months to 2012 Olympics

27 January 2012

University staff took advantage of a free offer to try new sporting activities at the Sports Training Village on Friday 27 January's opening Gold Rush event of the year. The Staff Gold Rush was held to celebrate six months to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. It included an opportunity to try out a wide range of activities from bobsleigh on the push-start track to X-biking and from massage to netball. Jason...

Lizzy Yarnold. Photo by TASS.

Lizzy is Junior World Champion

27 January 2012

University of Bath-based skeleton athlete Lizzy Yarnold is the new Junior World Champion, taking gold at the Igls track in Austria. Yarnold won the junior title yesterday (Thursday), a week after winning gold at the World Cup at St Moritz in Switzerland. The 23-year-old from West Kingsdown in Kent took silver at last year's juniors.  She said: "It was a tough race with a very good field but I am delighted and really, really happy...

Jan Gosiewski

Hat-trick of judo titles for Team Bath players

24 January 2012

Team Bath judo players collected three titles at the British Closed Championships at Sheffield at the weekend. Jan Gosiewski and Tom Reed both impressed in taking gold medals in the senior competition at under-73kg and under-81kg respectively.  Gosiewski is a University of Bath Mechanical Engineering graduate and Reed is a Business Administration graduate. There was also a gold in the under-90kg junior competition for Sam Potts, a Sports Performance student at the University. Pharmacy graduate...

Team Bath Superleague Squad 2012

Team Bath prepare to tackle Thunder and Storm

24 January 2012

Team Bath will aim to record their first win of the 2012 Fiat Netball Superleague season when they host Northern Thunder at the Team Bath Arena on Monday (30 January). A young Team Bath side went down 61-49 to Celtic Dragons in Cardiff in their season opener on Friday night in a game that saw four Team Bath players making their Superleague debuts. The quartet of Sam Cook, Kat Hayes, Yasmin Parsons and Becky Watkins...

Sports Massage

Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Launched

24 January 2012

Active IQ launches a new qualification which could produce Sports Massage professionals for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Contact Chris Burgess sports-nationalfitness@rt.bath.ac.uk at the National Fitness Academy to book. The course allows students to register with the Sports Therapy Organisation and the Complimentary and Natural Health Care Council. The new level 4 qualification marks an exciting opportunity for the industry and indeed learners because it’s one of the highest quality vocational sports massage therapy qualifications...

Match Report Rugby: Team Bath 1st XV vs Bristol Harlequins

22 January 2012

Fixture: Team Bath Rugby 1st team vs Bristol Harlequins Date and Time: Sunday 22 January 2012, 2.30pm Score: Team Bath 51 – Bristol Harlequins 21 Venue: Bristol Harlequins RFC The first half of the season for the University of Bath rugby team could not have gone better, so it was important to carry on their winning ways in their first outing of 2012. Playing on a Sunday afternoon, the squad arrived at the home of...

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