News Archive, Month: September 2013

Head Coach Juergen Klinger. Photo Sam Farr

Juergen to speak at prestigious conference

06 September 2013

Juergen Klinger, the University of Bath’s head judo coach, has been asked to speak at a prestigious judo symposium in Japan. Klinger will speak at the 2013 International Budo Conference entitled the Integrated Science of Budo at the Japanese Academy of Budo at Tsukuba. “It’s a big honour to be invited to speak at this conference,” said Klinger. There are two distinct elements to judo – the high performance competitive side and also the traditional...

Team Bath players past and present dominate England squad

05 September 2013

Past and present Team Bath players again dominate the England netball squad announced today (Thursday) to contest an Autumn International Series in South Africa next month. Five members of Team Bath’s 2013 Superleague winning squad feature in the 12 – England captain Pamela Cookey, Kadeen Corbin, Stacey Francis, Serena Guthrie and Mia Ritchie. A further four players who have previously been based at Team Bath also feature in the squad, which will take on South...

Athletes went home with amazing memories, says Special Olympics GB Chief Executive

05 September 2013

Special Olympics GB Chief Executive Karen Wallin said athletes went home from the Bath 2013 Games ‘smiling and with amazing memories’. Karen praised the facilities at the University of Bath’s Claverton Down campus, which hosted athlete accommodation and most of the sports. She said she couldn’t have wished for a more successful Games. "In my wildest dreams I could not have wished for a more successful event,” she said. “The athletes, who all have intellectual...

Greg relishing new role

04 September 2013

University of Bath graduate Greg Sharp has taken up the role of Deputy Director of the University’s Department of Sports Development and Recreation. Greg has stepped up from his previous role as the Department’s Sports Development Manager. His new role sees him lead on the Department's contribution to the student experience, widening participation and developing sporting pathways.  He will line manage five of the department¹s head coaches, focus on staff development and on building on...

Allison and Parsons miss out as England finish fourth

03 September 2013

Team Bath netballers Rosie Allison and Yasmin Parsons missed out on the medals as England finished fourth at the World Youth Netball Championships in Glasgow. The pair, who both played in Team Bath’s 2013 Superleague winning campaign, featured prominently for England during the championships. England comfortably won all of their pool games to top Group D, starting with a 108-9 victory over Republic of Ireland, followed by an 82-26 win over Singapore, a 65-16 win...

Alexandra Rickham (photo Sam Farr)

Remarkable fifth successive world title for Rickham

02 September 2013

University of Bath graduate Alexandra Rickham is celebrating a fifth successive SKUD title at the IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships. Rickham, who graduated from the University with a Natural Sciences degree in 2004, and sailing partner NIki Birrell, continued their domination of the SKUD class at the World Championships by adding the 2013 title to their haul at Kinsale in Ireland. The pair have sailed together since the start of 2008 and won their first...

2013 FISA World Rowing Championships (photo Intersport Images)

Glover adds World title to Olympic crown

01 September 2013

University of Bath sporting alumni Helen Glover added a World Championship gold to the Olympic rowing title she won at London 2012 last year. Glover won gold in the women’s pair partnering Polly Swann at the World Championships on Lake Tangeum in Korea on Saturday. It was Glover’s first World Championship gold following a pair of silvers in 2010 and 2011 with University of Bath Sports Technology graduate Heather Stanning, with whom also struck gold...

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