News Archive, Month: February 2013

Bobby Crutchley

Crutchley is new England men’s head coach

28 February 2013

Bobby Crutchley, former University of Bath hockey coach, has been named the new head coach of the England men’s hockey team. Crutchley, who still lives in Bath, coached University of Bath and Team Bath Buccaneers teams from 1999 to 2005. During that time he coached the University men’s team to their first British Universities final. He was also player/coach when Buccs men’s firsts won the then West Premier League and qualified for the National League...

Kelly Gallagher

Bath graduate wins hat-trick of medals

27 February 2013

University of Bath graduate Kelly Gallagher has netted three medals at the International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing World Championships in Spain. Gallagher is a visually impaired athlete who graduated from the University with a Mathematics degree in 2006.  She was partnered by guide Charlotte Evans at the championships in La Molina. The pair rounded off their campaign by claiming silver in the Super Combined, an event that combines one speed and one technical event. It...

Coach looks for immediate response in Superleague

27 February 2013

Head coach Jess Thirlby is looking for an instant response from her team in Friday’s Netball Superleague fixture against Loughborough Lightning after her side suffered their first defeat of the season at Surrey Storm at the weekend. Team Bath host Loughborough at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Friday (1 March) night. Tickets have now sold out for the fixture against and there will be no tickets available to purchase on the door....

Joe Evans - Modern Pentathlon

University of Bath student wins bronze on World Cup debut

23 February 2013

Nineteen-year-old Joe Evans produced a stunning performance to win bronze at his first Modern Pentathlon World Cup. Evans, a Sports Performance student at the University of Bath and a product of Pentathlon GB’s World Class Talent Pathway, performed consistently throughout the day at the opening World Cup of the new Olympic cycle. He crossed the finishing line at Palm Springs in California just eight seconds behind world champion Alexander Lesun of Russia and two seconds...

amela Cookey of England Netball celebrates. Photo: Backpage Images

Bath to help England become netball world champs

20 February 2013

The University of Bath is set to play a key role in helping England Netball achieve its goal of making England become world netball champions within six years. England Netball has announced that the University of Bath will host one of its new Intensive Netball Training Centres (INTCs). A network of three Intensive Netball Training Centres is being developed by England Netball to improve the standard of the country’s best netballers and help England achieve...

Frazier Christie, Jack Cadman, Alex Wilding, Ben Jackson

Rowing success in Boston

19 February 2013

Four of the University Championship crews finished in the top six at the BUCS Head, held over a five kilometer course, in Boston, Lincolnshire. The Start athletes who were at GB Rowing Trials the previous weekend, were back in action claiming third in the Mens Championship 4-, the crew of  Jack Cadman, Frazier Christie, Alex Wilding , Ben Jackson took bronze in a highly contested event. They then went on to team up with Start...

Andrew Pozzi

Child and Pozzi heading for European Indoor Champs

19 February 2013

University of Bath based athletes Eilidh Child and Andrew Pozzi have both been named in the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for next month’s European Indoor Championships. Child will run the 400m and is a member of the 4x400m relay quartet, while Pozzi contests the 60m hurdles. The pair are both coached by Malcolm Arnold, British Athletics’ Lead Hurdles Coach. Child won her first UK indoor crown at the trials in Sheffield earlier this...

Netball Superleague Team Bath v Celtic Dragons

Team Bath beat champions to make it two from two

19 February 2013

Team Bath’s netballers made it two wins from two with a thrilling one-goal victory over defending Superleague champions Manchester Thunder. Team Bath edged Saturday night’s contest in Manchester 55-54, with Kadeen Corbin netting the decisive goal in the dying moments of the game after a strong team performance. Jess Thirlby, Team Bath’s head coach, said: “It was great to beat Thunder on their own turf. We had to work hard for it though, and we’re...

Students to make World Cup debuts this week

18 February 2013

Four University of Bath students are set to make their modern pentathlon World Cup debuts in the USA later this week. The quartet of Sports Performance students Jo Muir and Joe Evans, Politics with International Relations student Sam Curry and Sport and Exercise Science student Tom Toolis, will compete in the opening World Cup of the year in Palm Springs. They are joined in the GB team in California by Jamie Cooke, Katy Burke, Heather...

Stephen, Anne, Kristian, Michael & Chris

Latest athlete of the month awards presented

15 February 2013

The latest Team Bath athletes of the month award winners have been presented with their awards. Bath Intensive Training Centre swimmers Michael Jamieson and Anne Bochmann received the joint awards for November and December, with pistol shooter Kristian Callaghan collecting the men’s January award. Netballer Pamela Cookey was winner of the women’s award for January but could not attend the ceremony. The Team Bath athlete of the month awards are sponsored by Oakley and Ellis...

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