News Archive, Month: February 2013

Frazier Christie training with rowers at the Sports Training Village

Bath students are third under-23 pair at rowing trials

13 February 2013

The University of Bath pairing of Frazier Christie and Jack Cadman produced a strong performance to finish as the third fastest under-23 pair at the GB Rowing Team Second Winter Assessment trials in Lincolnshire. Christie (left) and Cadman, both Economics students at the University, clocked a time of 17.24.02 for the 5km course at Boston at the weekend. The other University of Bath pairing of Ben Jackson, a Sport and Exercise Science student, and Mechanical...

Bath ITC decision welcomed

13 February 2013

British Swimming is set to reaffirm its commitment to its Intensive Training Centre at the University of Bath. The University of Bath ITC will continue for another four years, British Swimming has announced. It is one of four ITCs British Swimming will continue to operate following a value for money analysis linked to performance outcomes since the five existing centres opened in 2008. The Bath ITC, which is run by head coach David McNulty and...

Pictured are (left to right) Jamie Feaver, Dan Little & Seb Butler

Bath pair land doubles title in Kenya

08 February 2013

Team  Bath MCTA Academy players  Seb Butler and Dan Little are celebrating victory in the boys' doubles at the Nairobi International Junior Championships in Kenya. The Bath pair kept their nerve to beat Brit Jay Clarke and partner Mwendwa Mbithi from the USA 76(2) 76(5) in the final of the ITF (World Junior Tour) Event. The win was particularly pleasing considering this was the first time the boys had paired together, and also the first...

Team Bath make a winning start to 2013 Superleague campaign

07 February 2013

Team Bath’s netballers made a winning start to their 2013 Superleague campaign with a 57-50 victory over Celtic Dragons at the University of Bath tonight (Thursday). The four-times Superleague champions made a strong start, taking the opening quarter 16-8. But they had to rely on an equally impressive final quarter to eventually put away Dragons and secure the spoils. Jess Thirlby, Team Bath’s head coach, said: “I was particularly pleased with the spirit we showed...

Team Bath celebrate winning the Fast Net Grand Prix netball trophy

Asha to captain Team Bath for 2013 Superleague campaign

05 February 2013

Asha Francis will captain Team Bath for the new Netball Superleague season, with Serena Guthrie as her vice-captain. Team Bath begin their 2013 campaign at home to Celtic Dragons on Thursday (7 February) in a game being televised live on Sky Sports. Asha (right), a Singapore international, retains the captaincy from the 2012 Superleague season. She lifted the FastNet Grand Prix trophy, which Team Bath won for the first time last month, and said: “It’s...

Christie aiming to follow in footsteps of Stanning and Glover

05 February 2013

Training under a banner of Olympic gold medallists Heather Stanning and Helen Glover has proved a huge inspiration for University of Bath student Frazier Christie, who is aiming to take the next step up in his own rowing career this weekend. The 20-year-old Economics student puts in the hard yards on the rowing machines in the Team Bath gym, just below a giant banner depicting Stanning and Glover. Like Christie, Stanning and Glover both learned...

Olympic medallist benefits from University of Bath training stint

04 February 2013

Olympic bronze medallist Hansle Parchment has completed a week-long training spell at the University of Bath working alongside vastly experienced British Athletics Lead Hurdles Coach Malcolm Arnold. The 22-year-old made a piece of history at the London 2012 Games by winning bronze in the 110m hurdles, the first Olympic hurdling medal won by a Jamaican athlete. Parchment and fellow athlete Indira Spence spent a week training at the Sports Training Village with their coach Fitz...

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