News Archive, Month: November 2012


Superstars at the University of Bath

21 November 2012

Some of Britain’s stars of the London 2012 Olympics Games will be in action at the University of Bath as filming for the BBC’s Superstar programme takes place. For further background information please go to: University to host filming of BBC Olympic “Superstars” Please note ALL enquiries about tickets and running orders must be made direct to the ticketing agency Applause. You can contact Applause via their website.

Panuga Riou - badminton player

Riou reaches quarter-finals

21 November 2012

University of Bath student Panuga Riou reached the quarter-finals of the women’s singles competition at the World University Badminton Championships in Korea. The 20-year-old, who is studying for a degree in Sport and Social Science, was the only European player to reach the quarters stage of the women’s singles. She went down to Kim Su-Youn of Korea in a hard fought three-setter 14-21 21-12 16-21 at Gwangju. Riou is supported by a Trendell Family Scholarship,...

Tom Heathcote - Bath Rugby v Newport Gwent Dragons

Heathcote named in Scotland squad

21 November 2012

University of Bath student Tom Heathcote has been called into the senior Scotland rugby squad for the first time ahead of Saturday’s EMC Test against Tonga. Heathcote is in the third year of a Politics and Economics degree at the University and has been contracted to Bath Rugby as an Academy player since his first year. He featured for the University of Bath first XV as fresher. Now 20, he plays for Bath, but is...

Howell strikes gold in Samoa

21 November 2012

University of Bath student and judo player Gemma Howell has won her first World Cup title since moving to study and train in Bath. Howell, who is in the first year of a Sport and Exercise Science degree at the University, struck gold in the World Cup in Samoa. She did it in style with three Ippon wins in the under-63kg class, including a two minute and 20 seconds victory over USA player Hannah Martin...

Tributes paid to Ivor Powell MBE

20 November 2012

University of Bath staff and alumni joined friends and family in celebrating the life of Ivor Powell MBE at  a tribute event  at the Sports Training Village this afternoon (Tuesday). Ivor, whose illustrious footballing career saw him play for Wales, Queens Park Rangers, Blackpool and Aston Villa, passed away at the age of 96 after a short illness on 5 November. A funeral service was held at Haycombe Crematorium in Bath today and was followed...

Stephen Baddeley - Director of Sport at Team Bath

Olympic legacy comes under the spotlight

16 November 2012

The legacy of the Olympics will be the theme of a debate featuring Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport at the University of Bath, on Wednesday (21 November). The event is part of the Debates in Bath series and takes place at the Bath Rugby Club House at the Rec. The debate covers the topic ‘Would you want your child to be an elite sportsperson? Yes or No.’ Kate Allenby, bronze medallist in the modern pentathlon...

Ivor Powell Award for Excellence in Coaching Statue

Further details: Funeral service of Ivor Powell MBE

16 November 2012

The funeral service of Ivor Powell MBE, long-serving football coach at the University of Bath, takes place at the Top Chapel at Haycombe Crematorium in Bath at midday on Tuesday 20 November. The funeral cortege will come on to the University campus en route to the crematorium. It is due to pass the Sports Training Village between 11.15am and 11.30am Ivor’s family have requested family flowers only, but donations may be made to the Ivor...

Students’ Union Weekly Sports Update 5

15 November 2012

Hi everyone, Lots to report this week. Last weekend saw swimming compete in the short course event. It was a successful event that saw Bath finish second. Special mention goes to Michael Jamieson who was awarded male swimmer of the meet, by winning the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke and coming third in the 200m individual medley. Anne Bochmann had similar success, winning the 200, 400 and 800m freestyle and coming third in the 400m...

Natasha Maslen - won bronze at the European Judo Cup 2012. Photo: Paco Lozano

Maslen takes Team Bath’s tally to ten senior international judo medals this year

14 November 2012

Natasha Maslen, a 19 year-old Sports Performance student, won bronze at the European Cup last weekend in Malaga, Spain, to take Team Bath’s tally of senior international medals to ten this year. Maslen is now ranked fourth in the UK in the under-70kgs category just behind 2012 Olympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons who also trained with Team Bath in the past. “We have a very good base of athletes at the moment at Team Bath...

University to host filming of BBC Olympic “Superstars”

14 November 2012

The University of Bath has been chosen as the filming location for a one-off spectacular Olympic “Superstars” special to celebrate the successes of 2012. Sporting celebrities including Mo Farah, Katherine Grainger, triathlon’s Brownlee brothers and Christine Ohuruogu will be in Bath for the event which will screen on BBC One as part of the Christmas schedule. A trio of Bath-connected Olympians will also compete on the show – swimming silver medallist Michael Jamieson, a current...

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