News Archive, Month: December 2013

University to host first Paralympic preparation camp in January

12 December 2013

With 1,000 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games, the British Paralympic Association (BPA) has announced the first of a series of multi-sport preparation camps will be held at the University of Bath early next year. The camp will be on 3-5 January 2014 and is the first of several camps providing attendees the opportunity to spend time with athletes and staff from other sports in a multi-sport environment. It...

Netballers turn on the style for photo launch

11 December 2013

Team Bath’s Superleague netballers took some time away from their training to glam it up for their pre-season photoshoot in the heart of Bath. The reigning Superleague champions will be aiming to make it six titles from just nine seasons when they get their campaign underway at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on 31 January. Training for the new season is already well underway and the squad – an exciting combination of youth...

University staff memberships options – a great deal for staff

10 December 2013

The University of Bath has some of the best sports facilities in the country and now it makes even more sense for staff to enjoy the benefits they offer through our staff discount scheme. Staff can enjoy zero joining fees and at least 10% off usual facility rates at the Sports Training Village, including savings on our TeamBath+ membership which offers access to the Team Bath Gym; tennis, badminton and squash courts, our Olympic legacy 50m pool, our 400m athletics...

Athletes’ achievements are celebrated

10 December 2013

Four athletes who have won medals at world level competitions are the winners of the latest Team Bath athlete of the month awards. University of Bath-based triathlete Nicole Walters guided visually-impaired athlete Melissa Reid to gold at the World Paratriathlon Championships in London. Walters, who has a Sport and Exercise Science degree from the University of Bath, wins the women’s award for September. Ghanaian judo player Emmanuel Nartey takes the men’s award for September after...

Buccs promoted to Indoors Division 1

09 December 2013

Team Bath Buccaneers’ Indoor side were promoted to the Maxinutrition Super 5s Division 1 this weekend with some fantastic performances in Division 2 at the University of the West of England. The team won four of their five fixtures to finish runners-up - enough to ensure they will play in Division 1 in the New Year. For a full report see our Buccs match report pages.

Match Report > Indoors Super 5s

08 December 2013

Match Report > Maxinutrition Super 5s Indoors Fixture > Division 2 Date > Saturday 7 December & Sunday 8 December Result > Runners-up Venue > UWE Frenchay Team Bath Buccaneers’ Indoor side were promoted to the Maxinutrition Super 5’s Division 1 this weekend with some fantastic performances in Division 2 at the University of the West of England. Needing a top-two finish in the six-team division, Buccs made their intentions clear in their first game...

GB successes as Sochi build-up continues

08 December 2013

The British skeleton team produced another strong set of results in the lead up to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Lizzy Yarnold, who does some of her training at the University of Bath, added a silver medal at the second World Cup of the season at Park City in the USA to the gold she won in the opening competition in Calgary, Canada. University of Bath graduate Shelley Rudman, the reigning world champion, made...

Match Report > Clifton 2nds v Team Bath Buccs

07 December 2013

Match Report > West Women’s League Premier Division Fixture > Clifton 2nds v Team Bath Buccaneers Date > Saturday 7 December 2013 Score > Clifton 3-2 Team Bath Buccs Venue > University of Bristol Combe Dingle Sports Complex This was a crunch game for Team Bath Buccaneers as a win was needed to gain the promotion top spot over the Christmas break. But Buccs started poorly,  with Clifton gaining early possession and finding the back...

Michael Jamieson (Photo Sam Farr)

University named as one of only two national centres for swimming

05 December 2013

The University features strongly in plans unveiled today by British Swimming. Its Sports Training Village has been named as one of only two national centres for the sport in Great Britain as it continues to prepare for the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The British Gas GBR National Centre for Swimming at University of Bath will become a performance hub for the sport from the beginning of the new year. The centre will grow...

Bath pair impress as GB tennis team take bronze

04 December 2013

University of Bath students Steph Cornish and Alex Walker helped the British team take bronze at the Master-U BNP Paribas University International in France. Great Britain, with Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy Director of Tennis Barry Scollo as team manager, came third among the eight nations behind winners the USA and second placed Russia. Sports Performance student Walker and Economics student Cornish both impressed as Great Britain beat the host nation 4-2 in the bronze...

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