News Archive, Month: May 2014

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...

Meet midcourt marvel Mia Ritchie

13 May 2014

Team Bath midcourter Mia Ritchie is aiming to win a place on the England team at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. As well as playing for Team bath in the ZEO Netball Superleague, Mia is a University of Bath graduate. She studied Sports Performance here, completing her studies in 2013. Watch our Team Bath TV movie to find out how the inspirational player combines training with her work as a teacher, and how much she...

Gardener and Rushgrove are first Hall of Fame inductees

12 May 2014

Two of the finest athletes the City of Bath has produced today (Monday) became the first inductees to the University of Bath’s new Hall of Fame for Sport. Jason Gardener and Ben Rushgrove were inducted to the Hall of Fame by Professor Kevin Edge, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath. The Hall of Fame is located in the entrance of the Sports Training Village, a world-leading sports facility that has been a training base...

Bath-based swimmers selected for England team at Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 - photo by Sam Farr

University of Bath-based swimmers selected for England at Glasgow 2014

07 May 2014

Nine University of Bath based swimmers were today (Wednesday) selected to represent England at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The list includes three swimmers who medalled at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealths, two University of Bath students and five Commonwealth Games debutants. Joe Roebuck, Lizzie Simmonds and Chris Walker-Hebborn won medals at Delhi four years ago and train at British Swimming’s National Training Centre for Swimming at the University, where they are coached by Dave McNulty...

Ritchie, Francis and Allison receive end of season awards

02 May 2014

Mia Ritchie, Stacey Francis and Rosie Allison collected the awards at the Team Bath Netball Superleague end of season dinner last night (Thursday). Effervescent midcourter Ritchie collected a pair of awards. Her team-mates voted her the winner of the Players’ Player of the Year award and she also collected the Coaches’ Player of the Year title. "I was surprised and delighted to win both awards," said the Team Bath and England player. "To receive awards...

Emmanuel Nartey (by Sam Farr)

Nartey aims to make history

01 May 2014

Team Bath judo player Emmanuel Nartey is aiming to make history when he competes at his second Commonwealth Games this summer. Nartey has been selected to represent Ghana at the Glasgow 2014 Games and is likely to be one of just a handful of judo players to contest both the Manchester Games in 2002 – when judo last appeared at Commonwealths -  and return to action in Glasgow. The 30-year-old is ranked 29th in the...

University team in sevens heaven

01 May 2014

The University of Bath rugby team have won the British Universities Rugby Sevens Championship for the first time. The team beat Northumbria 20-7 in the final of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) final at Clifton Rugby Club in Bristol to secure the title. Earlier the team beat Leeds Met 20-0, UWE 38-0 and Loughborough 19-5 to book a semi-final against Cardiff Met, a game they won 14-12 to progress to the final. The...

Toby Heaton

01 May 2014

Sport/Event > Rowing Date and Place of Birth > 9 March 1996, Swindon, UK Height > 194.5cm Weight > 78kg Coached by > Dan Harris Date Arrived at Team Bath > July 2012 Course of Study > A Levels Length of Course > 2 years Clubs > Minerva Bath Occupation > Student Biography > Toby trialled for the Team GB World Class Start Programme in June 2012 having had no previous experience of rowing. His...

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