News Archive, Month: May 2012

Netball Superleague 2012 - Kay Hayes

Team Bath must slay Dragons for semi-final place

08 May 2012

Team Bath’s netballers face the biggest game of their season to date when they tackle Celtic Dragons at the University of Bath on Monday (14 May). The winner of the contest will book a place in the Superleague Showdown – the new climax to the Fiat Netball Superleague season. “It’s definitely now or never, there won’t be any other chances for us,” said Jess Garland, Team Bath’s head coach, ahead of Monday’s play-off. “On paper...

Bath trio win bronze on opening day of World Champs

08 May 2012

Great Britain opened their campaign at the 2012 Modern Pentathlon World Championships by taking bronze in the women’s team relay. The trio of Katy Burke, Kate French and Katy Livingston, who train at the Pentathlon GB High Performance Centre at the University of Bath, came home in third place behind Germany and China at the championships in Rome today (Monday). With 12 teams contesting the women’s team relay on the opening day of the championships,...

Alex is University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year

04 May 2012

Badminton player Alex Huttunen has been named 2012 University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year Award at a ceremony at Bath’s Assembly Rooms. Alex, who is in his fourth year of a Mathematics degree at the University of Bath, received the award following a vote of members of the Students’ Union Sport Association. He featured on a shortlist of five athletes featuring swimmers Jess Dickson, Michael Jamieson and Andrew Willis, as well as hurdler...

University footballers are BUCS champions

04 May 2012

The University of Bath men’s first XI are celebrating winning the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Mars Football Championship title for the first time for 11 years. The team beat Stirling University 2-0 in the championship final at Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park Ground courtesy of goals from Craig Mullen and Robin Nicholls. Sports Performance student Mullen broke the deadline on the 19th minute with a sublime lob over the Stirling keeper. On 76 minutes...

Four-time World Champion Alexandra relishes home Games opportunity

04 May 2012

There aren't that many athletes who can claim four back-to-back World Championship titles to their name ­ but University of Bath graduate Alexandra Rickham is one of them. Alexandra and her sailing partner Niki Birrell, have dominated the SKUD 18 keelboat sailing class in the last four years, wining International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) World Championships titles in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Alexandra, who graduated from the University with a degree in Natural...

A United Nations of athletes heading to Bath this summer

03 May 2012

A ‘United Nations’ of athletes from more than a dozen nations will prepare for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the University of Bath. The University of Bath has some of the best sports facilities in the country on one site – and athletes from four continents will flock to Bath to make use of those facilities as they fine-tune their preparations for the biggest sporting show on earth. Athletes from Great Britain,...

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Students to compete in Olympic test event

03 May 2012

More than 50 University of Bath students will get the chance of a lifetime when they compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Outdoor Athletics Championships in London, the showcase event in the universities’ national outdoor athletics season. BUCS and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) have been working together over the past two years to establish the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships as a test event for the London 2012...

Amy Williams MBE retires from skeleton

02 May 2012

Amy Williams MBE has announced her retirement from skeleton with immediate effect. The current Winter Olympic Champion, 29, decided to call time on her glittering career after being troubled by injuries and therefore struggling to maintain her position at the pinnacle of her sport. Amy, who graduated from the University of Bath in 2007 with a Foundation Degree in Sports Performance,  said: "I have put a great deal of thought into this and it is...

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‘Coubertin’s Olympic Vision’ Award 2012

02 May 2012

We are pleased to announce that RELAYS has been shortlisted as one of six Olympic inspired projects for the Podium 'Coubertin's Olympic Vision' Award 2012. The University of Bath is a RELAYS partner. We need to get as many people to vote for RELAYS to win and showcase our unique collaboration to a national audience at the Podium Awards today. VOTE HERE - VOTE NOW! Poll closes at 20:12 on Thursday 3 May. Since its...

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