News Archive, Month: September 2012

2012 Freshers

Talented young athletes are among 2012 Freshers

27 September 2012

An array of talented young athletes who compete across a range of sports are among the Freshers who have just arrived to study at the University of Bath. The new arrivals include two athletes who have already competed on the world’s greatest sporting stage, at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Judo player Gemma Howell is studying for a degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Bath and will combine that with training...

Graduate Carl returns to Bath for one final training session

27 September 2012

University of Bath graduate and former English number one badminton player Carl Baxter returned to the Sports Training Village to thank his former coach. Baxter spent four years training and studying at the University of Bath and graduated with a first class degree in Coach Education and Sports Development in 2007. He announced his retirement from the international game earlier this year to concentrate on his career working in the Sport and Entertainment Department of...

Special Olympics National Summer Games heading to Bath

25 September 2012

Bath will host the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games for the first time next year, with most of the 12-sport event taking place at the University of Bath, it was announced today (Tuesday). Special Olympics GB is the largest registered charity providing year round sports training and competition opportunities for people with intellectual (learning) disabilities. The 2013 National Summer Games will be held in Bath from Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 1 September. More...

Gregg Varey

Gregg wins European Cup silver

25 September 2012

Team Bath judo player Gregg Varey is celebrating winning silver at the European Cup in Finland at the weekend. The 24-year-old scored preliminary round wins over Bas Koffijberg of the Netherlands, Alexander Lundqvist of Sweden and Finland’s Eetu Laaksonen in the under-60kg class in Tampere. That earned him a place in the semi-final against another Dutch player, Wessel van de Ploeg. Varey, a University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, won that one with an Ippon...

Cookey comes home to Team Bath

18 September 2012

Pamela Cookey, one of England’s top netballers, is returning to play for Team Bath in the Netball Superleague next season, Team Bath can announce today (Tuesday). Cookey is widely recognised as one of the world’s best attacking players and captains England in the forthcoming series against Jamaica and in next month’s Quad Series with Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. She has 70 senior international caps to her name. The 28-year-old University of Bath Business...

Bath celebrates its London 2012 heroes

12 September 2012

Bath residents turned out in force to pay tribute to the city’s London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic heroes as they toured the city in a celebratory open top bus parade this morning (Wednesday). Twenty athletes took part in the parade – 13 Olympians across seven different sports and seven Paralympians who competed in  four sports at London 2012. Bath city centre came to a standstill as residents turned out to cheer on the athletes, who...

Ben Rushgrove and Graeme Ballard T36 in the 200m final at the Paralympic Games in London. Photo: Neil Munns/ParalympicsGB

Bath to pay tribute to its Olympic and Paralympic heroes

11 September 2012

Bath will pay tribute to its London 2012 heroes as Olympic and Paralympic athletes take an open-top bus parade through the city tomorrow (Wednesday 12 September). Athletes who train at the University of Bath won medals at both the London 2012 Olympic and the Paralympic Games. Residents will get the opportunity to celebrate their achievements tomorrow as the parade winds its way through the city’s historic streets. Among the athletes on the bus will be...

Triathlon England

Katie Synge Crowned English National Triathlon Champion

10 September 2012

Athlete, Katie Synge, who studies Coach Education and Sport Development (now known as Sport and Social Sciences) at the University of Bath, was crowned English National Champion at Triathlon England – National Triathlon Championships event (19 August) at Emberton Country Park. Katie raced the fastest time (02:15:12) on the Olympic distance course in her age-group (20-24). The sport of triathlon has shown a significant increase in people wanting to take part following the London 2012...

Ben Rushgrove and Graeme Ballard T36 in the 200m final at the Paralympic Games in London. Photo: Neil Munns/ParalympicsGB

A brace of bronzes for Rushgrove and Blake at London 2012

06 September 2012

It was another sparkling night in the Olympic Stadium for University of Bath based athletes at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, with Ben Rushgrove and Paul Blake both winning bronzes. Rushgrove, a University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, ran a fantastic bend to take bronze in the T36 200m final, in a personal best of 24.83 seconds.  He adds today's bronze to the silver he won over 100m four years ago in Beijing. “Now I've...

Spreading the Message of the Games, Caroline Searle

06 September 2012

University of Bath alumni, Caroline Searle, has had her fair share of Olympic and Paralympic participation. The European Studies graduate has had a very close relationship with the Olympics, having been involved in communicating the most famous sporting event in the world for over 24 years. Caroline has played a part in every Commonwealth Games since 1986, every Olympic Games since 1988 and every Paralympic Games since 1992; that is not to mention three Olympic...

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