News Archive, Month: November 2013

Rosie Allison

16 November 2013

    Sport/Event: Netball Date of Birth: 25 January 1991 Height: 190cm Position: Goal Shooter, Goal Attack Coached by: Jess Thirlby, Denise Ellis Occupation: Student Course of Study: Biology degree, University of Bath Representational honours: England Biography: Rosie played a huge part in Team Bath’s squads since 2008 when she joined at just 16 years old. She was a student at the University of Bath and graduated in Biology before moving on to study for...

University-based athletes among top award winners

14 November 2013

University of Bath-based athletes landed many of the top honours at the annual Bath Chronicle Sports Awards ceremony, with Stephanie Millward, Paul Blake and Team Bath’s Superleague netballers among the winners of major awards. Paralympic swimmer Stephanie Millward was named winner of the coveted sports personality of the year award at last night’s (Wednesday) ceremony at Bath Racecourse. It came after another impressive year that saw the Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club member, who trains...

Summer Artman

14 November 2013

Sport/Event: Netball Positions: Goal Keeper, Goal Defence Coach: Jess Thirlby Biography: Summer featured for the England team that won the 2013 Netball Europe competition in Malta, aged just 15 at the time. A graduate of the Team Bath Talent Development Centre, she made it into Team Bath's 2013/2014 ZEO Netball Superleague squad. She helped King Edward's School in Bath become Under-19 County Netball Champions in November 2013. Headline Result: Gold - Netball Europe under-17s -...

Lizzie strikes gold in Beijing

13 November 2013

University of Bath-based swimmer Lizzie Simmonds struck gold at the final FINA World Cup event of the year. Lizzie, who trains at the British Swimming Bath Intensive Training Centre (ITC), took gold in the 50m backstroke in the Beijing 2008 Olympic pool today (Wednesday). The in-form swimmer followed that up with 200m backstroke bronze. It was a decent day for Bath ITC swimmers, with both Sophie Allen and Michael Jamieson also in the medals. Sophie...

Golden girl Heather returns from Afghanistan

13 November 2013

University of Bath graduate and London 2012 Olympic gold medal winning rower Heather Stanning has completed a six-month tour as part of the British military’s force in Afghanistan. Heather, who graduated from the University with a degree in Sports Technology in 2007, joined forces with Helen Glover to become the first British women’s rowing Olympic gold medallists. The pair learned to row at the University of Bath. Following her Olympic success Captain Stanning returned to...

Tom Janicot - Students’ Union Sport Officer

SU Sport Newsletter Issue 7

12 November 2013

Hello and welcome to the second last issue of the semester! We have had some fantastic results over the last few weeks, all of our clubs are absolultely flying and we will find out which one gets the prestigious Club of the Semester at SNOWBALL on Wednesday and Thursday (4 and 5 December) this week. We have smashed every record in terms of ticket sales for this event so it will be a big one,...

Sara Bayman

12 November 2013

Sport/Event: Netball Position: Wing Defence, Centre Date and Place of Birth: 23 December 1984, Wigan, UK Coached by: Jan Crabtree and Lyn Gunson Club: Team Bath, Manchester Thunder Biography: A talented young mid-court player, Sara captained the England under-21 team that won the silver medal at the 2005 World Youth Championships. England’s 12-strong squad featured six TeamBath players. A member of the TeamBath team that won the Super Cup title in 2004, she played for England under-21s...

Trampolinists claim World Championship medals

12 November 2013

Two athletes who train at the University of Bath are celebrating medals at the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Bulgaria. Laura Gallagher joined forces with Emma Smith, Kat Driscoll and Bryony Page to win gold in the women’s trampoline team final in Sofia. Silver went to Canada with Belarus coming third. Laura, who also finished 14th in the individual competition, only returned to action at the end of June after eight months out through injury....

Lizzie Simmonds

Lizzie lands a hat-trick in Tokyo

11 November 2013

University of Bath-based swimmer Lizzie Simmonds landed three medals and an English record at the penultimate leg of the 2013 FINA World Cup in Tokyo. Simmonds, who is based at British Swimming’s Bath Intensive Training Centre, broke her own English short course record to take silver in the 50m backstroke. She followed that up with another silver in the 200m backstroke and then 100m backstroke bronze. Her medals came just three days after a haul...

Emmanuel Nartey (by Sam Farr)

Nartey wins gold in Mauritius

11 November 2013

Team Bath judo player Emmanuel Nartey has captured the second World Cup gold of his career, winning his class at the African Open in Mauritius. The Ghanaian London 2012 Olympian beat fighters from Gabon and Poland en route to the final of the under-73kg class. He rounded off his campaign with victory over Ireland’s Caoimhin Thompson in the final. “After four years switching between silvers and bronzes, I finally won by second World Cup gold,”...

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