News Archive, Month: February 2013

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...

Match Report Futsal > Team Bath win against Loughborough

22 February 2013

Fixture: FA National Futsal League (Midlands Division) Date: Friday 22 February 2013 Score: Loughborough 4 – 5 Team Bath Venue: Netball/Badminton Centre, Loughborough University Team Bath Futsal step closer to League Title with dramatic late win! Late on Friday night (22 February) Team Bath travelled to play rivals Loughbrough Students in their penultimate League match knowing a victory was required to keep their league championship fate in their own hands. Bath started well against the...

GB women’s quartet through to final of World Cup 1

22 February 2013

All  four British women competing at the opening Modern Pentathlon World Cup of the year in the USA have progressed safely to tomorrow’s (Saturday) final. Beijing 2008 Olympic silver medallist Heather Fell and team-mate Katy Burke both qualified comfortably from semi-final B at the competition at Palm Springs in California. They will be joined in the final by Kate French and 18-year-old University of Bath Sports Performance student Jo Muir, who is contesting her first...

Pictured are (l to r) Jo Muir, Sam Curry, Joe Evans and Tom Toolis

Trio progress to first World Cup final of new Olympic cycle

21 February 2013

Three British men will contest the final of the opening Modern Pentathlon World Cup of the year in the USA tomorrow (Friday) after Jamie Cooke, Sam Curry and Joe Evans all progressed from the qualifiers. But there was disappointment for Tom Toolis, who was just edged out of a final berth at his first World Cup. The format for qualifying for the finals has changed this year, with the top-eight from each of the three...

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...

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19 February 2013

Team Bath’s netballers resume their campaign in the Netball Superleague with a mouth-watering home fixture against Surrey Storm on Monday 15 April. Storm are the only team to have beaten Team Bath so far this season so the rivalry will be intense and it should be a fantastic game. The game is being televised ‘as live’ by Sky Sports and takes place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. It be will be followed...

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...

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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...

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