News Archive, Month: May 2013

Kristian Callaghan

Kristian aiming to be on target in Kazan

31 May 2013

Marksman Kristian Callaghan is the first University of Bath student to be selected to represent Team GBR at this summer's World University Games. Callaghan, who is studying for a degree in Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, has been selected in the 11-strong British shooting team for the Games, which take place in the Russian city of Kazan. Callaghan, who is a pistol shooter, won a gold and a bronze for Great Britain at the Australian...

Amelia Bissett May 2013

Amelia wins national under-10 tennis title

30 May 2013

Talented young tennis player Amelia Bissett has won the Under-10 National Clay Court title. Amelia played some excellent tennis at the green ball competition, winning all of her matches on the clay courts at Queenswood in London. She beat two girls she had previously lost to at Easter tournaments, taking the final convincingly 4-1, 4-2. Amelia has shown excellent progression after winning the under-nine Masters on orange ball at Roehampton in March to now winning...

Shadow Minister for Sport praises facilities

29 May 2013

Shadow Minister for Sport Clive Efford MP praised the University of Bath’s sports facilities during a visit to the Claverton Down campus yesterday (Tuesday). Mr Efford, MP for Eltham, was visiting the University to consult on what is required in a 10-year plan for school and community sport. Before holding a discussion with around 40 delegates from the West Country at an event hosted by University’s new Institute for Policy Research, Mr Efford was given a...

Richard Gabb

A Marathon not a sprint for Gabb

28 May 2013

Team Bath MCTA tennis academy player Richie Gabb narrowly missed out on winning lifting his first $10,000 title last week, in Greece. Played in the town of Marathon, home of the Ancient Olympics, Gabb fought all the way through the draw, eventually losing the final in a tie-break decider to in-form Brit David Rice. On the way Gabb beat top Junior Filip Peliwo from Canada in the semi and overcame a tense quarter-final saving numerous...

Team Bath Netball are the 2013 Superleague Champions

25 May 2013

Team Bath battled to a fifth Netball Superleague win – their first since 2010 – tonight in Worcester with a 62-56 win over Celtic Dragons. The Team Bath squad started as marginal favourites despite losing to Celtic Dragons at home in the Showdown Phase of the league. This was a brutal and see-sawing final with neither side able to establish a significant lead until the final four minutes when Team Bath surged to the victory...

Serena in midcourt

Team Bath target fifth Superleague title in Saturday’s final

23 May 2013

Team Bath’s netballers go in search of their fifth Superleague title when they tackle Celtic Dragons in Saturday’s (25 May) climax to the domestic netball season. The two teams go head to head in the grand final at the University of Worcester Arena on Saturday night with the biggest prize in domestic netball at stake. Team Bath have already won four of the seven Superleague campaigns contested to date, with victories in 2006, 2007, 2009...

Katie Franks with medals

Katie lands pair of medals

21 May 2013

University of Bath member of staff Katie Franks has scored the biggest success yet of her Tae Kwon Do career with a pair of medals at the Welsh Open Championships. The 25-year-old, who works as merchandise sales consultant in the Department of Sport, won individual sparring silver in the black belt heavyweight division and a team gold at the competition in Cardiff at the weekend. “It’s my best national result yet,” said the Calne Tae...

Team Bath through to netball’s Superleague final

19 May 2013

Team Bath’s hopes of a fifth netball superleague title in eight attempts are very much on track after they beat Manchester Thunder 53-43 at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village this evening. The home side’s third-quarter 19 goals for only nine replies proved crucial to the win against the defending champions. Team Bath were dominant initially but then slipped to a fragile 25-22 lead at half-time. “We had a good start but then they...

Netball action by Mike Varey

Team Bath prepare for epic Superleague semi

17 May 2013

Team Bath host Manchester Thunder in Sunday’s (19 May) Netball Superleague semi-final in what promises to be one of the most exciting fixtures of the season. Team Bath are most successful team in Superleague history having won four of the seven titles contested date while Thunder go into the semi-final at the University of Bath Sports Training Village as defending champions. The two sides have met once before this season in Manchester in Phase 1...

Scottish swimming legends meet in Bath

15 May 2013

Two of Britain’s top Olympic breaststrokers of all time met at the University of Bath as part of a BBC Scotland sports programme being screened on Thursday (16 May) night. David Wilkie set a world record to win Olympic gold in the 200m breaststroke at the Montreal Olympics in 1976 and followed that up with silver in the 100m breaststroke. He came to the Bath to interview University of Bath student Michael Jamieson, who won...

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