News Archive, Month: May 2013

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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...

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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...

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Barry Scollo Monthly Blog May 2013

16 May 2013

IHPC Academy Most juniors are back and working hard on their physical preparation before the summer. Seniors have been contesting the domestic clay court circuit in Bournemouth, Edinburgh and Newcastle respectively. Notable performances from Toby Martin and Scott Clayton who has defended his ATP point, well done Scott. We welcome new comer Anna Smith who has made semis and finals of the women's equivalent circuit. Anna has just joined us but it did not stop...

David Wilkie and Michael Jamieson meet at the University of Bath. Photo BBC

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...

Jade Faulkner

Jade wins her first competition since Olympics

14 May 2013

Team Bath-based rhythmic gymnast and London 2012 Olympian Jade Faulkner has won the first individual contest she has competed in for three years. The 19-year-old was a member of British group that made history last year by becoming the first GB rhythmic group to compete at an Olympics. The group trained together at the University of Bath to hone their synchronised routines throughout 2011 and 2012. The City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastic Club member now...

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Coach calls on fans to cheer Team Bath into final

14 May 2013

Team Bath netball head coach Jess Thirlby has urged fans to really get behind the team in Sunday’s home semi-final (19 May) to help propel them to a historic fifth Superleague title. The team’s 63-43 victory at Surrey Storm last night (Monday) means they topped the Showdown stage of the Superleague to book home advantage in Sunday’s big semi-final, which takes places at the University of Bath Sports Training Village at 7.30pm on Sunday. Team...

Jamie Cooke celebrates his first World Cup medal (Photo: UIPM/Nicole Rauvolfová)

Cooke strikes World Cup gold in Budapest

12 May 2013

Britain’s Jamie Cooke won the first Modern Pentathlon World Cup medal of his career today (Sunday), and he did it in style, taking gold in Budapest. The 22-year-old, who won the World Junior Championships in Argentina in 2011, had to produce a gritty and spirited performance to battle back from 24th place after the fencing. But the world number 40 ranked athlete was the fastest in the pool, went clear in the ride and then...

World champ Spence takes bronze at Budapest World Cup

11 May 2013

Britain’s reigning modern pentathlon world champion Mhairi Spence won her first World Cup medal of the year, taking bronze in Budapest today (Saturday). The 27-year-old London 2012 Olympian came home in third place behind the Ukrainian duo of Ganna Buriak – who won back-to-back World Cups - and Victoria Tereshuk, the Beijing 2008 Olympic bronze medallist. Budapest was only Spence’s second World Cup since London 2012 and her performance was a marked improvement on her...

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