News Archive, Month: December 2012

Mo Farah in action

Olympics Superstars 2012 screened

31 December 2012

BBC One’s Superstars 2012 one-off Olympic special was screened on Saturday 29 December. Sixteen British Olympic medallists from London 2012 battled it out for supremacy for show, much of which was filmed at the University of Bath Sports Training Village last month. University of Bath Sports Performance student and Bath Intensive Training Centre swimmer Michael Jamieson was among the eight guys in action. The Olympic silver medallist was joined by 5000m and 10000m gold medallist...

Heather Stanning with her gold medal

Rowing trio are honoured

29 December 2012

Athletes with strong University of Bath links had their London 2012 successes recognised in the New Year’s Honours List, which was announced this morning (Saturday). Rowers Heather Stanning, Helen Glover and Dave Smith were made MBEs in the list. Stanning, a University of Bath Sports Technology graduate, and Glover, teamed up to win Britain’s first gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics and became the first ever GB women’s crew to win Olympic rowing gold....

New artwork provides added inspiration to athletes

21 December 2012

A new piece of artwork is providing some extra inspiration for athletes training in the Performance Gym at the Sports Training Village. Artist Mark Crowther, founder and creative director of Soulful Creative, designed and painted the abstract piece on the wall of the gym, which is used by world-class athletes who train at the University. The multi-layered piece depicts athletes in six sports –beach volleyball, judo, modern pentathlon, netball, skeleton and swimming. The piece starts...

Superstars special to air on 29 December

21 December 2012

BBC One’s Superstars 2012 one-off Olympic special will be screened on Saturday 29 December. Sixteen British Olympic medallists from London 2012 battled it out for supremacy for show, much of which was filmed at the University of Bath Sports Training Village last month. University of Bath Sports Performance student and Bath Intensive Training Centre swimmer Michael Jamieson was among the eight guys in action. The Olympic silver medallist was joined by 5000m and 10000m gold...

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Team Bath Bootcamp!

19 December 2012

We are proud to announce that Team Bath bootcamp will launch in January for people who are looking to get into the best shape of their lives! In 2012 our Personal Training team helped their clients lose over 100st in weight, and now we are planning to help more people than ever before with the launch of our first bootcamp. The bootcamp will require you to attend five training sessions per week with one of...

Your very good elf!

19 December 2012

It was a case of your very good elf at the Sports Training Village as kind-hearted staff and customers contributed more than £120 to a charity collection. Ben Rushgrove, double Paralympic Games medal winning sprinter, joined members of staff at the Sports Training Village in donning an elf costume to collect cash for the charity SeeAbility. The charity aims to encourage people who are blind or partially sighted and have multiple disabilities to achieve their...

Match Report Hockey > TBB Under 16 Girls

16 December 2012

Crowned West Indoor Champions Team Bath Girls’ U16 Team won the West Indoor Championship after a series of impressive performances at Plymouth on Sunday 16 December, winning all four of their matches. Team Bath 1 Isca 0 In a tight game, Team Bath dominated the early exchanges and a well-taken goal from Holly Jackson ensured the side held a half-time lead. In the second half, both sides created chances and Buccs were indebted to Eliza...

Match Report Hockey > TBB U18 Boys

16 December 2012

Buccaneers boys took the long trip to Plymouth to contest the Regional Indoor 6-a-side tournament on Sunday 16 December with the aim of qualifying as winners or runners up, to represent the West in the National finals in January. Teams involved Taunton Vale, ISCA, Ashmoor and Team Bath Buccaneers It was the worst start possible as Buccs conceded two early goals within two minutes and despite chances from short corners, despite relentless pressure the Bath...

Tom Dunn - Bath Rugby v Calvisano

Dunn makes senior Bath Rugby debut

15 December 2012

University of Bath student Tom Dunn made his senior debut for Bath Rugby in the Amlin Challenge cup against Italian side Calvisano. The second year Sports Performance student came on as a replacement for hooker Brett Sharman and helped his side to an impressive 67-11 victory, their biggest European home win.

GB Rowing Start Programme

14 December 2012

November round-up It has been a successful start to the season the GB U23 trialists within the group. We went to GB Trials on the 23 /24 on November. Due to the floods the water trial was cancelled but the 2k indoor test went ahead. Frazier Christie, Alex Wilding and Ben Jackson all performed very well, with Frazier finishing third U20 and 16th U23. Alex and Ben both achieved PB’s. Since then Frazier has been...

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