News Archive, Month: May 2013

Heather Olver

Bath graduate Olver named in World Championships squad

10 May 2013

University of Bath graduate Heather Olver has been named in the England team to compete at this summer’s World Badminton Championships in China. Olver, a Coach Education and Sports Development graduate, is named in an 11-strong England squad for the championships, which take place in Guangzhou from 5 to 11 August. The 27-year-old partners Chris Langridge in the mixed doubles – a partnership that won this year's English National Championships. She also teams-up with Kate...

Keep fit at the Sports Training Village

Summer Boot Camp 2013

09 May 2013

Team Bath's Summer Boot Camp gets underway on Monday 20 May - giving you an opportunity to shed some bodyfat and look in great shape ahead of the summer holidays. Sessions will run outdoors using a mixture of strength and high intensity training methods that are hugely effective for burning bodyfat. The sessions are priced at £40 for a month - that covers three sessions a week throughout the following four weeks, concluding on 21...

Samantha Cook in action (photo: David Roper)

Team Bath trio named in England squad for Europe Open

08 May 2013

A trio of Team Bath netballers have been named in the England squad to compete at the Netball Europe Open Championships later this month. Samantha Cook, Shaunagh Craig and Yasmin Parsons all feature in the 12-strong squad for the championships, which take place in Aberdeen from 31 May through to 2 June. The talented trio all feature in Team Bath's 2013 Superleague squad. With the World Youth Championships taking place in Glasgow in August, England...

Special Olympics GB 2013 logo

Calling football refs and boccia & short mat bowls umpires

08 May 2013

Volunteer sports officials are being sought to help out in a few specialist roles at this summer’s Special Olympics GB National Summer Games in Bath. Some 1700 athletes with intellectual disabilities will compete in 12 different sports at the Games, which run from 28 August to 1 September. Hundreds of volunteer positions have already been filled but sports officials are still being sought to help out in a few roles, those of football referees, boccia...

Jon Gleave - Sport Officer

Students’ Union Sport Weekly Update 20

08 May 2013

In light of the Blues Awards last Wednesday, this has been a truly fantastic year for British sport in general, as well as a fantastic year for Students’ Union Sport. We saw a home Olympics and Paralympics for the first time in 64 years, with many Bath based athletes featuring and indeed succeeding on the International stage. Within the SU, we also end the year with a National Championship winning Tennis Team for the second...

Gemma Stewart in action (photo David Roper)

Team Bath hoping for home semi-final

07 May 2013

Team Bath’s netballers will probably have to wait until Monday’s (13 May) last game of their Superleague Showdown league campaign to learn their semi-final opponents. The four-times Superleague champions currently top the Showdown table. If they finish the season in first or second place they will have a home semi-final at the Sports Training Village on the weekend of Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May. But mathematically, any two of Team Bath, Surrey Storm or...

Dominic Parsons

02 May 2013

Sport: Skeleton Date of Birth: 8 September 1987 University of Bath course of study: Mechanical Engineering PhD Biography: Dom combines study and sport at the University of Bath, with his PhD in Mechanical Engineering helping him design sleds that have consistently kept him in the world's top ten for the past few years. A former 400m runner, he was introduced to skeleton while studying at the University and made his debut in January 2008. He...

Steve Cappleman

02 May 2013

Sport / Event > Badminton   Biography > Steve, who benefits from a Santander Sports Scholarship, is an Economics student. Ranked at number two for the England U18 singles, and number one for the U18 men’s doubles, he has represented England on a number of occasions. Alongside his Economics degree Steve looks to continue his progression and make it into the top five European players for his age group, as well as looking to medal at...

Inigo Balbin

02 May 2013

Sport / Event: Rugby Position: Fly-half Date and place of Birth: 18 May 1993, Spain Biography: Inigo is a Mechanical Engineering student here at the University of Bath, beginning a MEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering in 2011. As a player for the Spanish under 18’s, and nominated for the best Spanish player in 2008, 2010, Inigo has been part of the Bayonne and Leicester Tigers Academies turning down a year trial with Tigers to focus...

George Buckney

02 May 2013

Sport/Event: Rugby Position: Tighthead prop Date and Place of Birth: Coached by: Aaron James Date Arrived at Team Bath: September 2013 Course of Study: Sport and Exercise Science Club: Team Bath, Bath Rugby Academy, Bath United Occupation: Student Representational honours: England under 16 Biography: A talented young prop, George is a Bath Academy player and a former England under-16 international. He started studying for a Sport and Exercise Science degrees at the University of Bath...

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