News Archive, Month: January 2013

Megan Fletcher

Megan wins her first senior British Champs title

24 January 2013

Megan Fletcher led the way as Team Bath judo players collected a haul of medals at the 2013 British Championships. Fletcher took gold in the women’s under-70kg class at Sheffield to add her first senior British Championship title to her cadet and junior titles. She beat Amy Livesey in the final. There was a bronze in the same weight category for Natasha Maslen, a Sports Performance student at the University of Bath. Team Bath judo...

England netballers beat Australia at the Sports Training Village

Crowds at University of Bath witness historic England Netball victory

20 January 2013

Crowds at the University of Bath Sports Training Village saw history in the making tonight as England took on and beat Australia 58-53 – only their third win over the 11-times World Netball Champions since 1956. A delighted England and Team Bath stalwart Stacey Francis said: “We were very confident before the game. We had a good feeling about it and Bath is not a place that we are used to losing in”. Indeed Team...

Sharp shooter Kristian Callaghan wins GB’s first gold at Aussie Youth Olympic Festival

18 January 2013

University of Bath student Kristian Callaghan collected Britain’s first gold medal of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival today (Friday). Callaghan, who is a first year Mechanical Engineering student, stuck gold in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol shooting competition at the event in Sydney. Callaghan said: "It was brilliant when I found out that I was the first member of Team GB to win gold at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival. That was only my...

Hatherley nets at Aussie Youth Olympic Festival

17 January 2013

University of Bath student and hockey player Sam Hatherley was on target for Great Britain in their opening game of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival. The 18-year-old netted Britain’s sixth goal as Team GB ran out 7-3 winners over Malaysia on day one of the festival. The team couldn’t produce a repeat performance against the host nation in their second fixture today though, going down 6-4. Hatherley, an England under-18 international, is on the first...

England netballers prepare to take on world champs in Bath

England netballers prepare to take on world champs in Bath

16 January 2013

There were plenty of familiar faces in evidence at the University of Bath Sports Training Village today (Wednesday) as England’s netballers prepared to take on world champions Australia. England have been training at the University since Sunday and take on Australia at the Sports Training Village this coming Sunday (20 January) in the first of a three match series, with games following at the Wembley Arena (23 January) and the NIA in Birmingham (26 January)....

Sam Murray - London 2012

Samantha photo voted the pick of 2012

08 January 2013

A stunning photograph of University of Bath student Samantha Murray taking part in the London 2012 Olympic fencing competition has been voted modern pentathlon photo of the year for 2012. The photo taken by Paul Roberts, shows Samantha celebrating victory in one of her fencing bouts at the Copper Box and captures the passion and emotion that the sport can generate. Samantha, who is in the final year of a French and Politics degree at...

Team Bath celebrate winning the Fast Net Grand Prix netball trophy

Team Bath netballers start 2013 with silverware

08 January 2013

Team Bath’s netballers made a terrific start to 2013 by capturing their first silverware of the season, winning the Cathedral City Lighter FastNet Grand Prix for the first time. Team Bath won all five of their games in the weekend’s grand prix, rounding their campaign off with a 26-21 victory over reigning Superleague and FastNest champions Manchester Thunder in the grand final. Head coach Jess Thirlby said the team’s performances and results auger well for...

Heather elected to BOA Athletes’ Commission

07 January 2013

Olympic silver medal winning modern pentathlete Heather Fell is one of six Olympians elected by their peers to serve on the British Olympic Association’s Athletes’ Commission. Heather, who train at Pentathlon GB's High Performance Centre at the University of Bath, won silver at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, will serve a four-year term on the commission. The BOA announced today (Monday) that she was elected alongside rowing’s James Cracknell and Katherine Grainger, track and field athlete...

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