News Archive, Month: March 2012

Trio selected for Paralympic World Cup

21 March 2012

Three University of Bath based athletes have been selected to represent Great Britain at the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester in May. Beijing 2008 Paralympians Katrina Hart and Ben Rushgrove are named in the 24-strong Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland team. They are joined by fellow sprinter Sophie Kamlish, who has been selected to represent Great Britain for the first time. The trio are all coached at the University of Bath by Rob...

Team Bath are crowned Conference West Champions (photo: Kevin Bates/The Bath Chronicle)

Team Bath Buccs secure Conference West title for second time in three years

20 March 2012

Team Bath Buccaneers men’s hockey firsts are celebrating winning the England Hockey League Conference West trophy for the second time in three years. The team were presented with the trophy after Saturday’s 3-1 win over the University of Birmingham on the Sitec Pitch at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. They comfortably took the conference title this year, winning 15 and drawing one of the 17 fixtures they have played in the league to...

Adam Pengilly, Two-time Winter Olympian and IOC Athlete Representative retires from skeleton

20 March 2012

Twice GB Bob Skeleton Winter Olympian Adam Pengilly, 34, today announced his retirement from competition. During his career Pengilly, originally from Taunton, did much of his training at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. In a 10-year career, Pengilly, who joined the sport from bobsleigh, was 2009 World Championships silver medallist in Lake Placid, USA, and 8th in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Since 2003, he has been representing athletes in various ways,...

Hunt lifts fourth doubles title of 2012

19 March 2012

University of Bath student Louise Hunt clinched her fourth doubles title of 2012 at the Bavarian Indoor Open in Germany. The Sports Performance student, Britain's number 3 ranked women's wheelchair tennis player, partnered Germany's Katharina Kruger in the women's doubles. The top seeds defeated Germany's Bianca Osterer and Dorrie Timmermans of the Netherlands 6-4, 6-1 in the final as Hunt added to doubles titles she's also won in Australia and Britain already this year. Victory...

Teenager triumphs in Bath tennis tournament

19 March 2012

Czech player Tereza Smitkova and Germany’s Peter Torebko took the honours in the singles competitions at the AEGON GB Pro-Series Bath tennis tournament at the University of Bath at the weekend. Seventeen-year-old Smitkova came from a set down to beat number five seed Katarzyna Piter in the women’s singles final 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 of the ITF Pro-Circuit $10,000. It was a particularly impressive performance as Smitkova had to battle her way through the qualifying rounds...

We missed a massive opportunity, says Garland

16 March 2012

Team Bath’s young netballers have been urged to show more self-belief after going down 66-45 to Surrey Storm in the Fiat Netball Superleague at the Sports Training Village. Tonight’s (Friday) opening phase two game was strangely reminiscent of when the two teams met in phase one last month, with Storm racing away to an early advantage, but Team Bath steadying the ship and clawing their way into the game. On this occasion the experienced Storm...

Murray celebrates doubles win

16 March 2012

There was local success in the first final of the AEGON GB Pro-Series Bath tennis tournament finals at the University of Bath with Samantha Murray and Emily Webley-Smith wining the women’s doubles title today (Saturday). Murray trains at the Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy and Webley-Smith is a former Team Bath tennis player. The pair were top seeds for the tournament and battled back from a set down to beat four seeds Lenka Jurikova of...

The University of Bath are BUCS netball champions

15 March 2012

University of Bath netballers are celebrating winning the British Universities and Colleges Sport Championship (BUCS) for the first time in four years. The University of Bath team beat Leeds Met Carnegie 72-60 in last night’s championship final in Sheffield. The two teams were closely matched in the opening half, but the third quarter proved to be decisive, with the University of Bath taking it 20-13, and then going on to stretch their lead in the...

Phase two of Superleague gets underway as Team Bath host Surrey Storm

14 March 2012

Netball fans can expect an exciting feast of top-flight netball when Team Bath host Surrey Storm on Friday (16 March) as phase two of the Fiat Superleague gets underway. Team Bath’s young netballers get an early opportunity to avenge last month’s defeat to Storm when the two teams meet again at the Team Bath Arena. Storm ran out 65-52 winners in the earlier game in which Team Bath produced a spirited fightback after being slow...

Stacey Tadd

Trio selected to swim for Team GB at Olympic Games

12 March 2012

Swimmers Michael Jamieson, Stacey Tadd and Andrew Willis are the first University of Bath-based athletes to be named in the Great Britain team to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The trio will all make their Olympic debuts at London 2012 and won their places on the team with their performances at the British Championships, held at the London 2012 Aquatics Centre last week. University of Bath students Michael Jamieson and Andrew Willis (pictured...

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