News Archive, Month: June 2012

Sports Association

University of Bath Student Sport Video 2011-2012

29 June 2012

It has been a sensational year for sport at Bath. Achievements are down to the sensational hard work of all those staff, committee members, coaches and athletes, from the elite to recreational, who put so many hours into making sport at this University great. Watch this year's highlights in the inspiring University of Bath Student Sport video. Chris Clements VP Sport Sports Association

Filming at the Fountain of Hope. Photo: Nutmeg Photography

Zambia IDEALS Project update five

28 June 2012

The Department of Sports Development & Recreation continues to support the IDEALS Zambia Project in conjunction with the Wallace Group Universities and UK Sport. The project is now in its seventh summer of delivery with student recruitment for summer 2013 now in progress. Follow the latest news from Zambia with the work diaries of Emily Nicholls, final year BA Coach Education - placement at N’gombe & Munali; Ibrahim Abouelfadl, first year Foundation Degree Sports Coaching,...

Scott Clayton

Clayton in Wimbledon draw

28 June 2012

Team Bath-MCTA’s Scott Clayton will be waiting with more interest than most for the announcement of the junior men’s singles draw at Wimbledon as he will feature in it this year. Clayton, already a winner of a couple of important junior tournaments this year – including the ITF Grade 1 event at Roehampton - has been given a wildcard into the draw. “Scott really deserves the wildcard, it is not flattery”, said Team Bath Director...

Futsal Wales v England - Wales

FAW National Futsal Squad Announced

28 June 2012

The FAW Men's Senior Futsal Squad will continue their preparations for International Futsal and competing in the UEFA preliminary qualifiers for EUROS 2014 by flying out to Cyprus for two fixtures against a professional Futsal team from Cyprus. The hosts AC Omonia are the current National Futsal Champions of Cyprus and their squad is full of International Futsal players from Cyprus and other European countries which will provide a very severe test for the young...

Paul Blake

Bronzes for Bath pair

27 June 2012

Two University of Bath based athletes collected bronze medals on the third day of the IPC European Paralympic Athletics Championships in Holland. Paul Blake ran a pb and dipped beneath his old world record with a run of 2:06.81 in the T36 800m. That gave him third in a high quality race won by Russia’s Evgenii Shvetcov in a new global best of 2:05.05. He said: “I don’t think I went off too quick, but...

Team Bath trio prepare for inaugural World University Netball Champs

26 June 2012

Three University of Bath students are preparing to compete at the inaugural World University Netball Championships in South Africa next week. Kadeen Corbin, Yasmin Parsons and Mia Ritchie are members of the 12-strong Great Britain squad for the championships, which take place in Cape Town. They have been finalising their preparations for the championships with the rest of the squad at the University of Bath this week. Kadeen, Yasmin and Mia are Sports Performance students...

Judo Gemmas selected for London 2012

26 June 2012

A future University of Bath student and a member of the University’s alumni feature in the British judo squad for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Gemma Howell is due to start a degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University at the beginning of the 2012/3 academic year. She was today (Tuesday) named in the 14-strong Team GB judo team to compete at the Games, where she will compete in the under-63kg class. "It...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor

Bath pair added to GB swimming team for London 2012 Olympics

25 June 2012

Two further University of Bath-based swimmers have been added to the Team GB team for the London 2012 Olympic Games following successes at the ASA National Championships. Siobahn-Marie O’Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn join the GB swimming team for the Olympics, bringing the total number of Team Bath-based swimmers selected to five. Siobahn-Marie becomes the youngest member of the GB swimming team for the Games at 16. She goes in the 100m breaststroke after smashing her...

Dai Greene at the hurdles. Photo: Sam Farr

Hurdlers take step closer to London 2012 Olympics

24 June 2012

Five University of Bath-based hurdlers each took a step closer to competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games with impressive performances at this weekend’s Aviva Trials. Dai Greene, Jack Green, Eilidh Child, Andrew Pozzi and Lawrence Clarke all achieved top two finishes at the trials in Birmingham and have the A qualification times for their events. The five are all coached by Malcolm Arnold, UK Athletics National Event Coach Hurdles. All five look set to...

Happy participants at the Olympic Day Run 2012. Photo: D.Holland

Olympic day run adds sparkle to Gold Rush Day

23 June 2012

2012-bound badminton player Hadia Hosny El Said, who trains at the University, sent more than 100 people off on today’s Olympic Day Run at the Sports Training Village. People of all ages took part under the watchful eye of event organiser Greg Sharp over both a 3km and 5km course, including the University’s Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley. The annual run, which took place mercifully between the showers, was part of the Gold Rush open...

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