News Archive, Month: April 2013

Lacklustre Team Bath fall to first home Superleague defeat of 2013

29 April 2013

Team Bath’s Superleague netballers suffered their first home defeat of the 2013 season by 58-66 to Celtic Dragons at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village this evening. In a top-of-the-table clash Dragons perfectly executed the long ball to their totem goal-shooter Lottysha Cato to great effect whilst Team Bath could not convert their turn-over ball. “Our attacking games was not good enough”, said coach Jess Thirlby whose side had beaten the Dragons in their...

Four talented athletes of the month named

26 April 2013

Two judo players, a tennis player and a fencer are the winners of the latest Team Bath athlete of the month awards, demonstrating the breadth of sporting talent at the University of Bath. Judo player Natasha Maslen is one of the two award winners for February. The Sports Performance student won her award for taking individual gold in the women’s under-70kg class competition at the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Championships. She also helped...

Team Bath maintain 100 per cent record in Showdown

23 April 2013

Team Bath maintained their 100 per cent record in the Netball Superleague Showdown with a hard-fought 60-48 victory over Celtic Dragons in Newport last night (Monday). Team Bath had to battle back from three goals down at the halfway mark to take the victory and end Dragons’ five-game winning streak. And they did it in style, taking the third quarter 18-8 and the final quarter 16-11 to establish a 12-goal winning margin. That means Team...

Emmanuel Nartey (by Sam Farr)

Nartey dedicates medal to his late father

22 April 2013

Team Bath judo player Emmanuel Nartey dedicated his first African Championships medal to the memory of his father, who died 10 years ago. The Ghanaian London 2012 Olympian won bronze in the under-73kg class at the championships in Maputo, Mozambique. “It was emotional week for me, but I got there in the end,” he said, who won his medal on Friday, the day after his 30th birthday. Nartey won his opening two preliminary round contests...

Jamie Barrow

Bath graduate sets British record

19 April 2013

University of Bath graduate Jamie Barrow is celebrating a British snowboard record after clocking a speed of 94.2 mph at Verbier in Switzerland. The Sports Performance graduate Barrow recorded 88.7 mph on his first run and followed that with the record of 94.2 mph on his second. The conditions on the 880m long Mont Fort speed track were ideal for the speed run, with a temperature of 12°C, next to no wind and perfect visibility....

Team Bath battle back to take win against Hertfordshire Mavericks

18 April 2013

Team Bath were made to fight every step of the way to keep their winning Superleague streak intact tonight at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. After losing the opening quarter 9-13, they pulled back to 23-23 at half-time before grinding out the victory at 52-38. “It was good that questions were asked of us today”, said coach Jess Thirlby after the encounter. “That’s the way it should be in the top four and...

University of Bath Women win BUCS Championships 2013

University of Bath Women win BUCS Championships for Second Year Running

18 April 2013

The Womens 1st team travelled to Leeds to play the final of the BUCS Championship against Exeter. The team consisting of Steph Cornish, Alex Walker, Natasha Starling and Barbara Pietrkiewicz had already retained the Premier League South title earlier in the year. The match was highly competitive throughout and the team showed great desire in winning some close matches on their way to winning the title for a second successive year. Captain Alex Walker said...

Late crew change for Frazier as he steps up bid for World Under-23 Champs

17 April 2013

University of Bath student Frazier Christie faces another big step at the weekend en route to his goal of rowing at this year’s World Under-23 Championships. The Economics student competes in the Great Britain Senior and Under-23 Trials at Caversham. The top under-23s will be asked to stay at Caversham next week to take part in seat racing trials. Christie needs to make sure he reaches the seat-racing phase to have a chance of securing...

Davenport named Conference West player of season

17 April 2013

Team Bath Buccaneers forward Tim Davenport has been named England Hockey League Conference West Player of the Season. Davenport netted 22 goals in Buccs’ Conference West campaign this season. The Coach Education and Sports Development graduate was one of three Buccaneers players named in England Hockey’s All-Stars Conference West team. Davenport was was joined by captain George Farrant, a University of Sports Performance student and Trendell Sports Scholar, and by midfielder Sam Hatherley, also a...

Team Bath get Showdown off to strong start with 65-39 win

15 April 2013

Team Bath buried memories of their only Superleague defeat this season by thrashing Surrey Storm 65-39 at the University of Bath tonight (Monday). Team Bath topped Phase One of the Superleague with Surrey Storm finishing second. But with Storm winning the Phase One fixture between the two teams 61-46, the signs suggested we were in store for a close encounter at the Sports Training Village. But starting with a seven featuring five players just back...

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