News Archive, Month: December 2012

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...

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.

Samantha is named Olympic Athlete of the Year

13 December 2012

University of Bath student and Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray was named winner of the British Modern Pentathlon Olympic Athlete of the Year Award. Murray was presented with the award at a Pentathlon GB dinner in Bath last night (Wednesday) at the end of a stunning year that saw her capture her first World Cup medal, as well as medals at both the World Championships and the Olympics. The climax to her year came on...

2012 Sports Awards. Photos courtesy Graeme Main/Soldier Magazine

Nartey and Stanning collect Army awards

12 December 2012

There was an impressive double for past and present University of Bath based athletes at the annual Army Sports Awards, with judo player Emmanuel Nartey and rower Heather Stanning winning two of the top awards. Nartey, a Trooper in the British Army and Team Bath judo player, was named the Army’s Sportsman of the Year. Nartey became the first judo player to represent Ghana at an Olympics when he competed at the London 2012 Games....

Cookey to captain England against World Champs

11 December 2012

Team Bath’s Pamela Cookey will captain England when they take on World Champions Australia in the three-math International Netball Series in January. Cookey, a University of Bath Business Administration graduate, continues her captaincy duties from the Jamaica Series in September. Her deputy is Sara Bayman, a Manchester Thunder player and University of Bath Sport and Exercise Science graduate. Three other Team Bath Superleague players join Cookey in the 15-strong England squad.  They are Kadeen Corbin,...

Team picture showing the mascot winners

Meet Mala Star – our new netball mascot

09 December 2012

Team Bath’s netballers have a new mascot for their 2013 Superleague campaign – thanks to two young fans. A star shaped figure called Banyo Mala and coloured in Team Bath’s traditional blue and yellow will be out and about at next season’s home Superleague fixtures. The mascot was designed by 14-year-old Alyssa Oates from Ivybridge Community College in Ivybridge, Devon. The full name, Banyo Mala, means Team Bath in Greek. This has been shortened to...

Team Bath Netball Superleague squad 2013

Team Bath name blend of youth and experience in 2013 Superleague squad

04 December 2012

A blend of youth and experience feature in an exciting Team Bath squad for the 2013 Netball Superleague campaign. Team Bath welcome back four senior England internationals to their squad for 2013 – Rosie Allison, Pamela Cookey, Stacey Francis and Serena Guthrie all return to play for the four-time Superleague champions. They return to a Team Bath squad that includes a host of talented young players who helped the team to fourth place in the...

Burns and Murray are our athletes of the month

03 December 2012

Judo player Andy Burns and tennis player Samantha Murray are Team Bath’s latest athletes of the month. Burns was named winner of the men’s award after taking gold at the World Cup event in Belarus. Murray won the women’s award after becoming the first Team Bath MCTA tennis player to win a Challenger tournament, when she triumphed in Glasgow. Burns collected his award from Tyron Dawkins, Oakley UK’s Brand Ambassador. Murray was playing overseas and...

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