News Archive, Month: April 2012

Netball Superleague 2012 - Kay Hayes

Team Bath face Dragons for place in Superleague Showdown

30 April 2012

Team Bath face a home battle against Celtic Dragons in a sudden death play-off for a place in the end of season Superleague Showdown after going down 68-43 to Northern Thunder at the University of Bath tonight (Monday). Thunder ran away with the game in the second quarter and took the three points despite a spirited late rally from Team Bath that saw them win the final quarter 13-7. Tonight's defeat means Team Bath will...

Yasmin Parsons

Trio of Bath netballers selected for World University Championships

30 April 2012

Three University of Bath students have been named in the Great Britain team to compete at the first World University Netball Championships. Kadeen Corbin, Yasmin Parsons and Mia Ritchie are members of the 12-strong Great Britain squad for the inaugural championships, which take place in South Africa at the beginning of July. The trio are Sports Performance students and were members of the University of Bath team that won the British Universities and Colleges Sport...

Graduate Merrien to run London 2012 marathon

30 April 2012

University of Bath graduate Lee Merrien has been selected to run the marathon for Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Lee graduated from the University with an HND in Coach Education and Sports Performance in 2004. The Guernsey-based athlete was the first British runner home at the 2012 London Marathon, finishing in 17th in a personal best time of 2:13.41. He wasn’t initially nominated by UK Athletics for a place on the GB...

Women are BUCS tennis team champs

26 April 2012

The University of Bath women’s tennis 1sts successfully rounded off an outstanding year by winning the BUCS Team Championship to add to the Premier League title they had already won. The team, captained by Caroline Rosamond (3rd year Sports Performance), beat Durham in the semi-final on a tie-break shoot out having drawn the match three rubbers all. Wins from Steph Cornish (2nd year Economics) and Alex Walker (1st Year Sports Performance) in their singles gave...

The University of Bath campus. Photo: IDPS University of Bath 2011

An impressive track record of success

26 April 2012

Athletes who train at Team Bath have an impressive track record of winning medals on the world's biggest sporting stage. They have returned to their University of Bath training base proudly clutching medals they won at Olympic Games, Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Games across a range of sports. Swimmer Paul Palmer set the ball rolling in 1996 when he struck silver in the 400m freestyle at the Atlanta Olympic Games. Palmer had moved to...

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The Russians are Coming

25 April 2012

Members of the Russian Federation’s athletics team will finalise their preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games at the University of Bath, it was announced today (Wednesday). A 30-strong contingent of Russia’s top track and field athletes will train at the University in the build-up to the Games. The delegation, which will also include support staff, will arrive on campus on 20 July and depart for the Olympic Village on 1 August. As well as...

Andy Hibbert

25 April 2012

Title: Senior Teaching Fellow Joined Team Bath: 1999 Andy Hibbert honed his teaching skills at a range of educational institutions throughout his career. Beginning in Leicester, it took him to both Egypt and Saudi Arabia, before returning to England to take up a challenging but rewarding post as Head of Boys PE at North Westminster Community School. Andy became a Senior Teaching Fellow here at the University of Bath in April 2004. In 2013, Andy...

Mia Ritchie - Superleague action

Team Bath netballers prepare for final push

24 April 2012

Team Bath head netball coach Jess Garland says her team need to play with ‘real freedom’ as they make their final push for a place in the end of season Superleague Showdown. The team face a crucial game against Northern Thunder in the Fiat Netball Superleague at the University of Bath on Monday (30 April) night. The game, to be shown ‘as live’ on Sky Sports, could determine whether Team Bath can finish third in...

Katrina Hart with gold medal

Trio to contest IPC European Championships

24 April 2012

Three University of Bath-based athletes have been named in the GB team to compete at the International Paralympic Committee European Athletics Championships in June. Paul Blake, Katrina Hart and Ben Rushgrove feature in a 20-strong team for the championships, which take place in Stadskanaal, the Netherlands from 24 to 28 June. The championships will be a major stepping stone ahead of the London 2012 Paralympic Games Blake, Hart and Rushgrove are all coached at the...

University Sports Personality of Year to be named

24 April 2012

The winner of the 2012 University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year Award will be announced at the prestigious Blues Awards ceremony next week. Five student athletes feature on the shortlist for the award – swimmers Jess Dickons, Michael Jamieson and Andrew Willis, as well as badminton player Alex Huttunen and 400m hurdler Jack Green. The winner will be decided by members of the Students’ Union Sports Association, who get to vote for the...

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