News Archive, Month: June 2013

Zambia IDEALS Project

Zambia IDEALS Week One Placement Diary

27 June 2013

Read the latest news from Zambia, the students are two weeks into their six week placement within schools and communities in Zambia. Week one reports from 3 June - 7 June 2013 and has insights from the whole group. Look out for Josh Skinner (1st Year SaSS) & Kate McGinley (3rd year SaSS) who are representing the University of Bath. International Development through Excellence and Leadership in Sport (IDEALS) is a UK Sport programme, delivered...

Dai Greene, Malcolm Arnold & Jack Green. Photo: Sam Farr

Respected athletics coach to receive honoray degree

26 June 2013

Malcolm Arnold OBE, one of Britain’s most successful and respected athletics coaches, is to receive an honorary degree. Arnold will receive an honorary Doctor of Education from the University, where he has worked as a British Athletics coach for the last 15 years. During that time athletes coached by Arnold have won 40 medals at Olympic Games, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and European Championships. They include names that read like a ‘Who’s Who’ of some...

Sam Murray

Team Bath MCTA players are still in action at Wimbledon

25 June 2013

Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy player Samantha Murray battled hard for over an hour on court 10 at Wimbledon before going out of the Championships. Ranked at no.235 in the world, Murray got a wild card into the main singles draw after some good results this season so far but went down 3-6, 4-6 to Camila Giorgi of Italy, the world no.93. Murray and her Team Bath MCTA counterpart Lisa Whybourn still have chances left...

Tom Reed

Reed strikes gold in Miami

22 June 2013

Team Bath judo player Tom Reed scored the biggest result of his career by winning gold at the IJF Grand Prix in Miami. Reed beat Tuvshinjargal Gan of Mongolia with a golden score in the semi-final of the under-81kg class event. He followed that up with victory in the final over Argentina’s Emmanuel Lucenti, who finished seventh in the division at the London 2012 Olympics. Reed is a University of Bath Business Administration graduate. Juergen...

Brian Ashton

20 June 2013

Title: Director of Coaching Joined Team Bath: 16 September 2008 Brian Ashton, who led England to the final of the 2007 Rugby Union World Cup after a hugely successful playing and coaching career in the sport, took up the roll of Director of Coaching at the University on a consultancy basis. He worked alongside Team Bath’s coaches and sports support staff, especially in the areas of coach development and education as well as sports science...

Team Bath Veterans Challenge Mens Plate Winners 2013 - Bristol & West

Team Bath Veterans Hockey Challenge

17 June 2013

The seventh annual Team Bath Veterans Hockey Challenge took place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday 15 June 2013. 10 men's and six ladies sides braved the ever changing weather conditions to enjoy an excellent days competitive hockey. The men's event was run in two groups with home side Team Bath Buccaneers racking up a 100% record to take the Group A from Yate in second spot. In Group A Bristol...

Richard Gabb

Richard Gabb Wins British Tour Event

17 June 2013

Team Bath MCTA tennis player Richard Gabb won the British Tour Event at Nottingham on 7 June 2013. He scooped the trophy and prize money but also earned himself a wild card into the Main Draw of the Aegon Nottingham Challenge (ATP Challenger) Event as well. Gabb lost to world #120 Steve Johnson (USA) 62 63 on the grass courts, another good learning experience. The tier 1 British Tour event is played as part of...

Corporate Charity Challenge 2013 - Vectura

Team Bath’s 2013 Corporate Charity Challenge Winners

17 June 2013

Team Bath's  2013 Corporate Charity Challenge took place on Wednesday 12 June and hosted five teams: Cisco, Sainsburys, Vectura, Millers and the Department of Social Science. All proceeds raised went to the British Paralympic Association to help Britain’s Paralympic athletes prepare for and compete at future Paralympic Games. The day consisted of taking part in seven challenges: goalball, run / shoot, beach volleyball, gym challenge, mental challenge, physical challenge and bobsleigh. Each team had between...

Tennis - NCL v Virgin Gloucester 2013

Aegon Team Tennis 2013

17 June 2013

The story so far... Team Bath MCTA had a strong start to the group stages of this year's Aegon Team Tennis competition in the Open (men's and women's) categories. This annual event staged by the LTA Competitions department is open to all registered tennis clubs across the country, with significant prize money up for grabs at the National finals taking place in July. The men finished top of their group having won all six matches...

Kirstan McAslan

Kirsten earns first senior GB selection

14 June 2013

University of Bath student and athlete Kirsten McAslan has been selected for the senior Great Britain team for the first time. McAslan, a Biochemistry student at the University, is one of four Bath-based athletes named in the GB team for the European Athletics Team Championships in Gateshead on 22 ad 23 June. The 19-year-old receives a Santander Sports Scholarship at the University and is one of six athletes named in the British 4x400m relay squad...

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