News Archive, Month: January 2014

Team Bath get off to winning Superleague start

31 January 2014

Team Bath’s netballers got their defence of their ZEO Superleague title off to a winning start with a 59-45 victory over Team Northumbria at the University of Bath Sports Training Village tonight (31 January). Team Bath’s line-up included England players Serena Guthrie, Pamela Cookey, Mia Rtichie and Stacey Francis. Aussie Georgia Beaton, from the ANZ, made her debut for the visitors at goal-defence, in a team with a strong Northern Ireland flavour. Northumrbria opened at...

Team Bath begin ZEO Netball Superleague title defence on Friday

28 January 2014

Team Bath’s netballers aim to get their defence of their ZEO Netball Superleague title off to a winning start with victory over Team Northumbria at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Friday (31 January). Team Bath are the most successful team in ZEO Netball Superleague history with five wins from the eight campaigns contested to date. They kick-off their 2014 campaign with back-to-back home fixtures against Team Northumbria on Friday and then Manchester Thunder, the...

BBC talk to Team Bath tennis

28 January 2014

BBC sports reporter Jonathan Legard and the broadcasting corporation's cameras were given access to Team Bath tennis coaches and players recently when they came to the Sports Training Village to film. Recording a segment for the Business of Tennis reports shown on BBC News, Jonathan spent time talking to Team Bath-MCTA athlete and 2012 UK under-18 champion, Scott Clayton, to find out just how tough it is to make ends meet as a young tennis player....

University graduate heading for second Paralympic Games

27 January 2014

University of Bath graduate Kelly Gallagher has been named in the British team to compete at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The visually-impaired Alpine skier will be competing at her second Paralympic Games after finishing fourth in the giant slalom in Vancouver four years ago, the best finish by a British visually-impaired skier since 1994. Gallagher, from Bangor in Northern Ireland, graduated from the University with a Mathematics degree in 2006. She said she...

Former England captain joins Team Bath’s Superleague coaching set-up

27 January 2014

Former England netball captain Olivia Murphy, one of the most respected figures in English netball, has joined Team Bath as an assistant coach for the 2014 Superleague season. Murphy won 95 senior England caps in an illustrious playing career that included six years as England captain, from 2000 to her international retirement in 2006. The influential midcourter helped England to bronze at the 1998 and 2006 Commonwealths Games and at the 1999 World Championships. She...

Team Bath Buccaneers promotion team

Team Bath hockey’s winter of content

26 January 2014

As the Indoor Hockey season comes to a close University of Bath’s Hockey Development Manager Nick Kendall reflects on a successful term for Team Bath Buccaneers’ men. Team Bath Buccaneers’ men secured their fourth promotion in 13 months when they reached the Indoor Premier League in January 2014, something that wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the university. Nick Kendall feels it has been a mutually productive relationship for the university and Team Bath...

Skeleton athletes selected for Sochi

22 January 2014

University of Bath student Dom Parsons was today named in a four-strong GB skeleton team to compete at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Parsons is studying for a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University and took up the sport of skeleton as an undergraduate at the University. You can find our full details of his pioneering research and his quest for Sochi success. “Sochi has been my goal for so long that I'm...

University of Bath-based bobsleigh athletes selected for Sochi

22 January 2014

Ten bobsleigh athletes who train at the University of Bath were today (Wednesday) named in the British team to compete at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. British Bobsleigh has its headquarters at the University of Bath and many of Britain’s top bobsleigh athletes do some of their training at the Sports Training Village. Team GB will have two four-man bobsleigh crews in action in Sochi, a two-man crew and one two-woman crew. Craig Pickering,...

University of Bath to host 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

16 January 2014

Europe’s top modern pentathletes will begin the battle for Olympic selection in the UK when the University of Bath hosts the 2015 European Modern Pentathlon Championships – the first senior international modern pentathlon competition held in the UK since the London 2012 Olympic Games. The event, one of more than 26 World and European Championships targeted to be hosted in the UK as part of UK Sport’s £27 million Gold Event Series, will be held...

Buccs achieve fourth straight promotion to reach top-flight

14 January 2014

A remarkable four successive promotions in just 13 months have seen Team Bath Buccaneers men’s indoor team reach the Premier League of England Hockey’s Maxinutrition 5s competition for the first time in their history. Buccs finished runners-up in this weekend’s Division 1 competition at the University of the West of England. That was enough to see them promoted to the Premier Division, giving them the opportunity to take on the Premier League powerhouses East Grinstead,...

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