News Archive, Month: September 2013

Anna Mayes, Serena Guthrie & Stephen Baddeley

England’s first INTC officially launched in Bath

24 September 2013

The University of Bath has been presented with a plaque by England Netball to mark its official launch as England’s first Intensive Netball Training Centres (INTCs). The network of three INTCs are at the heart of England Netball’s strategy to improve the standard of England’s best netballers to help England become world netball champions by 2019. Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport at the University of Bath, received the plaque at the official launch of the...

Lindie Lombard of South Africa is blocked by Eboni Beckford Chambers of England Netball. Photo: back

Team Bath players feature as England beat South Africa

22 September 2013

Team Bath’s England international netballers were in action today as England came back from a four-goal deficit to beat South Africa 49-38 at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village. “We had a shocking start but we are really pleased we came on strong in the second half and that’s how we want to start in the second test”, said England captain and Team Bath’s Pamela Cookey after the victory. Cookey and her Team Bath...

Pamela Cookey of England Netball celebrates. Photo: Backpage Images

A day in the life of England captain Pamela Cookey

20 September 2013

Team Bath player and University of Bath Business Administration graduate Pamela Cookey will proudly lead England out to face South Africa in Sunday's (22 September) sellout game at the Sports Training Village. Pamela has trained at the University since her mid teens and she now combines training with working at Airbus in Filton. To find out more about how she balances the rigours of being an England captain and having a high-powered job in industry,...

Congratulations to our latest athletes of the month

19 September 2013

Two world champions are among the latest Team Bath athlete of the month award winners, showing the impressive sporting talent based at the University of Bath. The latest six winners also include a world championship medallist, a World Cup gold medallist and a double European champion. Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club member Stephanie Millward received the women’s award for August after winning a remarkable four gold medals at the IPC World Championships in Canada. Another...

Team Bath players looking forward to England opener v South Africa

18 September 2013

Team Bath’s England international netballers said they can’t wait to tackle South Africa in Sunday’s (22 September) international fixture at the University of Bath. Five members of Team Bath 2013 Superleague winning set-up feature in the 12-strong England squad for the three-game series. They are joined in the England squad by a further five former Team Bath players. England have been training at the Sports Training Village ahead of the series and Sunday’s game at...

Nicole guides Melissa to top of the world

18 September 2013

Team Bath triathlete and University of Bath graduate Nicole Walters helped one of Britain’s top Paratriathletes to gold at the World Championships in London. Nicole is guide for visually impaired triathlete Melissa Reid, who collected gold in the TRI-6b event at the Paratriathlon World Championships at Hyde Park, the London 2012 Olympic triathlon venue. It capped a terrific season that has already seen the pair capture the British and European crowns. Nicole graduated from the...

Emmanuel Nartey (by Sam Farr)

Nartey fifth in Croatia

16 September 2013

Team Bath judo player Emmanuel Nartey just missed out on the medals at the IJF Grand Prix at Rijeka, Croatia at the weekend. The Ghanaian judo player went down to Germany’s Christopher Voelk in the under-73kg class bronze medal fight and had to settle for fifth place.  He had earlier beaten Britain’s Danny Williams in his second round contest. Tom Reed, a University of Bath Business Administration graduate, finished seventh in the under-81kg class, losing...

University wins bid to stage ParalympicsGB Camps for Rio

10 September 2013

Young athletes aiming for success at the Rio 2016 Paralympics Games will be heading to Bath in 2014. The University of Bath overcame stiff competition from rivals like Loughborough and Surrey to be chosen as the venue for two major preparation camps for the Rio cycle. Around 200 athletes from 18 sports will be based at the University in January and August. The aim is to prepare them as fully as possible for the challenges...

Bobsleigh squad for on-ice training camps named

09 September 2013

British Bobsleigh, which has its base at the University of Bath, has selected the athletes for the 2013/4 Olympic qualification season. The chosen athletes will go forward for a period of on-ice assessment and pre-season training ahead of individual crews being selected. Great Britain have qualified three quota slots for women’s crews and two spots for both the two-man and four-man crews for the 2013/14 FIBT World Cup Series. Performance Director Gary Anderson said: “This...

Emmanuel Nartey (by Sam Farr)

Nartey wins Asian Open bronze

09 September 2013

Team Bath judo player Emmanuel Nartey added a bronze medal at the Asian Open in Chinese Taipei at the weekend to his medal haul for 2013. The Ghanaian Judoka outscored Australia’s Oceania champion Jake Bensted in the battle for bronze in the under-73kg class. He had earlier beaten South Korea’s Min Jegal with a contest winning Ippon score in his preliminary round contest before losing to Huang Chun-Ta of Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals. The...

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