News Archive, Month: May 2014

Weightlifting pair selected for Glasgow

30 May 2014

Two weightlifters with University of Bath links were today named in the England team to compete at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Zoe Smith, a bronze medallist at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealths aged just 16, competes in the under-58kg class in Glasgow. She currently does some of her training in the Team Bath Gym. And University of Bath Sports Performance study Sonny Webster has been selected to make his Commonwealth Games debut in Glasgow. He...

Bath graduate Andrew Burns selected for Scotland

28 May 2014

Judo player Andrew Burns is the latest University of Bath graduate selected to compete at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Burns is a member of the 14-strong Scottish judo squad announced by Commonwealth Games Scotland today (Wednesday). Burns graduated from the University of Bath with a degree in Coach Education and Sports Development in 2009 and trained with Team Bath before making the move north of the border last year ahead of Glasgow 2014. He...

Amy Williams & Professor Kevin Edge at Hall of Fame induction (Photo: David Roper)

Amy Williams inducted to Hall of Fame for Sport

27 May 2014

Olympic Winter Games skeleton gold medallist Amy Williams today (Tuesday) became the first woman athlete to be inducted to the University of Bath’s new Hall of Fame for Sport. Her induction follows a skeleton career that was capped by a spectacular gold medal at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Williams, a University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, became Britain’s first female skeleton Olympic gold medallist and the first female individual gold medallist at a...

Bath Sevens team

University of Bath team to represent England

23 May 2014

The University of Bath rugby sevens team will represent England at the Red Bull European University Sevens tournament at the end of the month. The Bath team earned the right to represent England by winning the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Rugby Sevens Championship for the first time at Clifton Rugby Club last month. They will now tackle university teams from France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales for the honour of securing the European crown....

Zoe Shipperley (Photo: Ady Kerry / England Hockey)

Zoe excited at World Cup selection

23 May 2014

University of Bath graduate Zoe Shipperley said she is excited to feature in England’s hockey squad for her first World Cup. Shipperley graduated with a degree in Sports Performance in 2013. During her time in Bath she regularly featured for the successful women’s firsts in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCCS) campaigns, captaining them in her final year, and she also played for Team Bath Buccaneers. Now with Buckingham, she said she was ‘massively surprised’...

Chemistry student Eloise selected for Wales Commonwealth Games team

22 May 2014

University of Bath Chemistry student Eloise Laity said she was ‘absolutely over the moon’ to be named in the Wales hockey squad for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The first year student joins University of Bath Sport and Exercise Science graduate Emma Batten in the Wales hockey squad for the Games. Laity’s selection comes just two weeks after she made her senior debut for Wales against Canada and just over a year after sustaining a...

New book by Team Bath tennis coach

20 May 2014

Team Bath MCTA Tennis Head Coach David Sammel has moulded a life-time of tennis experience with key teachings from other sports in his impressive new book, Locker Room Power. This is a book to dip into rather than read continuously. There are nuggets throughout that you can visit and revisit. Judy Murray writes in the introduction that “Locker Room Power is an extremely powerful concept – for players and coaches – and is a major...

Howzat! Cricketer Frances scoops Sports Personality Award

20 May 2014

England cricketer and University of Bath footballer Frances Wilson was named the University’s Sports Personality of the Year at the annual Blues Awards ceremony. The Sports Performance student topped a poll of members of the Students’ Union Sport from a shortlist that also featured Olympians Dominic Parsons (skeleton) and Andrew Willis (swimming), as well as Chris Hotchen (badminton). Wilson, who has received a Santander Scholarship during her time at the University, said: “I was quite...

Mariana and Alex to play for Jersey at Glasgow 2014

16 May 2014

University of Bath graduates Mariana Agathangelou and Alex Hutchings will play badminton for Jersey at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Agathangelou is a Coach Education and Sports Development graduate who played for England at the Delhi Games in 2010 where she was a member of the England team that won team bronze. She also partnered fellow University of Bath graduate Heather Olver in the women’s doubles, reaching the quarter-finals. Agathanelou has now returned to play...

Siblings among five Team Bath judo players in England team for Glasgow 2014

13 May 2014

Five University of Bath–based judo players, including the brother and sister pair of Ben and Megan Fletcher, were today (Tuesday) named in the England team to compete at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Fletchers (pictured right) are joined in the team by Jan Gosiewski, currently studying for a Biomechanics PhD at the University of Bath, as well as graduate Tom Reed and by Gary Hall, meaning Bath judokas take up five places on England’s...

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