News Archive, Month: March 2014

University of Bath Students' Union Sport

Disability Sports Day at the University of Bath

17 March 2014

An afternoon of disability sport is being hosted by University of Bath Students’ Union Sport at the University’s campus on Wednesday (19 March)  – less than two years after the London 2012 Games and just days after the completion of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Paralympic Games. The afternoon will be open to all students as well as some invited disabled people from the local community in an attempt to foster an inclusive atmosphere and promote...

Walker runs-out winner at BUCS Champs

17 March 2014

Sports Performance student Alex Walker is celebrating winning the British Universities women’s singles title in an all University of Bath final. Walker beat Economics student Steph Cornish, the number two seed, 6-0 6-3 in the final of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Individual Tennis Championships at Sheffield. Walker, seeded six, overcame top seed Anna Fitzpatrick (East London) in the quarter-finals before beating another Bath student, seventh seed Natasha Starling (Business Administration) in the...

Mia Ritchie in action at Surrey Storm in Feb 2014 (photo: Gary Baker)

Coach looks for team to push on to top-two

11 March 2014

Team Bath head coach Jess Thirlby is looking for her team to push on and challenge for a top-two finish at the halfway mark of the 2014 ZEO Superleague regular season. The reigning Superleague champions are currently third in the table with seven of their 14 regular season games played. They face two key games in the space of three days with the long trip to Team Northumbria on Saturday (15 March) followed by a...

Match Report: West Womens League Premier Division

11 March 2014

Fixture: Team Bath Buccaneers v Cheltenham 2nds Date: Saturday 9 March 2014 Result: 3-1 Venue: University of Bath Sports Training Village After two successive defeats Team Bath Buccaneers were keen to resume winning ways against bottom of the table Cheltenham 2nds. Buccaneers were quick out of the blocks and dominated possession pushing the opposition into their own D. Good ball pace from the home team together with movement off the ball forced errors from Cheltenham...

Match Report: Men : NowPensions Hockey League – West Conference

11 March 2014

Fixture: Team Bath Buccaneers V Indian Gymkhna Date: Sunday 9 March 2014 Result: 6-1 Venue: University of Bath Sports Training Village Team Bath Buccaneers produced a superb performance to defeat Indian Gymkhana 6-1 at the Sports Training Village on Sunday. The win keeps up the pressure on leaders Cardiff who won at home against Fareham. Ben Carless opened the scoring for Jody Paul's men in the 10th minute with an unstoppable flick from a penalty...

Bath swimmers impress in Marseilles

11 March 2014

University of Bath swimmers produced some strong performances at the Mediterranean Open in Marseilles, their last competition before the British Championships. Will Harrison won gold in the 200m backstroke and bronze in the 100m backstroke, both in personal bests. Jay Lelliott (right), a Sports Performance student and Santander Sports Scholar at the University, took silver in the 200m butterfly final with a personal best time of 2:00.80 and bronze in the 400m freestyle. Tilly Gray...

Strong performance adds up to historic gold for Gallagher

10 March 2014

University of Bath graduate Kelly Gallagher made a piece of history today (Monday) by winning Britain’s first gold medal at a Paralympic Winter Games. Gallagher, who graduated from the University with a Mathematics degree in 2006, took gold in the visually impaired Alpine Skiing Super G event at the Sochi Games with guide Charlotte Evans. Their medals were Britain’s first gold medals on the snow at either the Paralympic or Olympic Winter Games. Gallagher, representing...

Child leads GB relay quartet to world bronze

10 March 2014

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Child landed another medal on the world stage when she led the Great Britain 4x400m quartet to bronze at the World Indoor Championships in Poland. Child, who was Great Britain team captain for the championships, led off the GB relay quartet that came home third behind the USA and Jamaica in Sopot. Child, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold, British Athletics’ Lead Hurdles Coach,  ran the first leg, passing the...

Leanda Cave

06 March 2014

Sport/Event > Triathlon Date and Place of Birth > 1978, Louth, England Height > 178cm (5'11") Weight > 58 kg Biography > Leanda has spent 7 years as an elite triathlete but has been competing since 1994. Her aspirations are to win an Olympic medal, win Hawaii and win another ITU World Championship. Competitive Record > 2007 2nd Redcliffe Aquathlon, Brisbane, QLD,Australia 4th City of Perth Triathlon, WA, Australia 21st ITU World Cup Australia 5th...

Julie Dibens

06 March 2014

Sport/Event > Triathlon Date and Place of Birth > 1975, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK Occupation > Full-time triathlete Biography > Julie has a unique position as the only British triathlete to have been selected to compete at the last two Olympic and Commonwealth Games – although injury and illness robbed her of the opportunity to compete at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Julie swam for Great Britain as a junior in 1991 and studied on a swimming...

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