News Archive, Month: August 2013

University of Bath Special Olympics. Photo Sam Farr

One more day of sport at fantastic Games

30 August 2013

Tomorrow (Saturday) marks the final day of sporting action at what has been a fantastic Bath 2013 Special Olympics National Summer Games. The Games are organised by Special Olympics GB, a charity providing year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities (also known as learning disabilities) in England, Scotland and Wales. As well as 1700 athletes, 500 volunteers, 600 coaches and 120 sports officials, the Games also attracted many family members...

Gemma Sole

29 August 2013

Sport/Event: Netball Date and Place of Birth: September 1990, Scotland Date arrived at Team Bath: September 2009 Course of Study: Modern Languages and European Studies Occupation: Human Resources professional, International netballer Representational honours: Scotland Biography: Sporting excellence runs in Gemma's family. She is the daughter of the Grand-Slam-winning former Scotland rugby captain David Sole, who was part of the victorious British Lions squad of 1989. Gemma followed in her father's footsteps, becoming a full Scottish international,...

Bath 2013 Special Olympics National Summer Games are underway

29 August 2013

Hundreds of athletes with intellectual disabilities went into action on the opening day of the Bath 2013 Special Olympics GB National Summer Games. The University of Bath is the main host venue for the Games, hosting the athletes’ accommodation and nine of the 12 sports at the Games. Day one of the Games saw athletes from around the country taking part in a wide range of sports at the University, including athletics, boccia, football, gymnastics,...

Gosiewski and Nartey (by Sam Farr)

Team Bath duo miss out after tough World Champs draws

29 August 2013

Team Bath judo players Jan Gosiewski and Emmanuel Nartey both missed out on the medals at the World Championships after landing tough draws in their opening contests in Brazil yesterday (Wednesday). The pair were both competing in the under-73kg class in Rio de Janeiro with University of Bath student Gosiewski representing Great Britain at his first World Championships and London 2012 Olympian Nartey going for Ghana at his sixth. Gosiewski found himself with a tough...

Katie (right) and Joanna

Tomsett strikes silver at European Juniors

28 August 2013

University of Bath student and sports scholar Katie Tomsett is celebrating winning a silver medal at sailing’s 470 European Junior Championships. Tomsett and her sailing partner Joanna Freeman came second behind the Ukrainian crew of Anna Kyselova and Anastasiya Krasko at the championships in Pwllhei in Wales. “We’re absolutely delighted with the silver medal, our aim was to improve on the bronze medal we achieved last year,” said 20-year-old Tomsett, who has just completed her...

Samm Butler u18 National Boy's Singles Champion 2013

Butler maintains Team Bath MCTA domination of boys’ under-18s title

27 August 2013

It was another highly successful year for Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy players at the British Junior National Tennis Championships, held at Nottingham Tennis Centre, with two winners and a finalist. Samm Butler became the new under-18 boys’ singles champion, while Youssef Hassan won the under-18 boys’ doubles title with partner Lewis Roskilly. Dan Little was runner-up in the under-16 boys’ singles. Butler's victory in the under-18 boys’ singles means the trophy will be returning...

Gemma Stewart

27 August 2013

Sport/Event > Netball Date and Place of Birth > 27 March 1987, Poole, Dorset, UK Height >186cm Weight > 73kg Positions > Goal Keeper, Goal Defence Coached by > Jess Thirlby – Team Bath Superleague Jan Crabtree – Blades Netball Club Anna Mayes - England Date arrived at Team Bath > September 2005 Clubs > Team Bath Blades Netball Club Occupation > Physiotherapist Biography > Gemma is rated as one of England’s most exciting young...

Carly Taylor

25 August 2013

Sport/Event > Netball Talent League Date and Place of Birth > 1989, UK Height > 5'10 Coached by > Jean Davies Occupation/School/College > Gap year, then going to Gloucestershire university Course of Study > Sports education Clubs > Team Bath Hucclecote Representative Honours and Competitive Record > Represented Cornwall in both netball and swimming British colleges netball team 2007 South west colleges 2007 Got through to England u19 final trials.

Nick Woodbridge

Gold and silver for GB pentathletes at World Champs

24 August 2013

The British team are celebrating a stunning day at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships today (Saturday) with the women wining team gold and Nick Woodbridge taking individual silver in the men’s competition. The trio of Kate French, Samantha Murray and Mhairi Spence - all University of Bath graduates - started an outstanding day in Chinese Taipei by successfully defending the title won by Murray, Spence and Heather Fell in Rome last year. And double Olympian...

Asha Tett

23 August 2013

Sport/Event > Netball, position: Goal Attack, Goal Shooter Date and Place of Birth > 1986, Singapore Coached by > Jan Crabtree, Lyn Gunson Course of Study > Degree in Coach Education and Sports Development Clubs > Team Bath Occupation > Student Biography > One of Team Bath's crop of talented young players, she was on of six Team Bath players who helped England under-21s to silver at the 2005 World Youth Championships. Also a member...

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