News Archive, Month: June 2014

Michael Jamieson (photo: Sam Farr)

Bath athletes feature on BBC Glasgow 2014 preview

29 June 2014

A punchy new preview to the BBC’s Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games coverage featuring two athletes based at the University of Bath has now gone live. Film crews working for the BBC filmed swimmer Michael Jamieson and judo player Emmanuel Nartey at the University of Bath Sports Training Village for the preview film. Jamieson, who trains at British Swimming’s National Centre for Swimming at the University, has been selected to compete for Scotland at Glasgow 2014...

Zoe Shipperley (Photo: Ady Kerry / England Hockey)

Sports Performance graduate Shipperley off to Glasgow

27 June 2014

University of Bath sports performance graduate Zoe Shipperley has been named today in the England squad for the Commonwealth Games next month. Defender Shipperley will make her Games debut and has 12 England caps so far. Ten nations will be participating in each of the men’s and women’s hockey competitions at Glasgow 2014. In the preliminary rounds, teams will be split into two pools of five. The top two teams in each pool will progress...

Scott Hobson

26 June 2014

Title: Head Coach Date and Place of Birth: 1988, Cornwall Clubs: Bath Rugby, Cornish Pirates Biography: An ex-professional rugby player with Bath Rugby and Cornish Pirates, he represented England as at U18, U19 & U20 levels. A promising young player, his career was cut short due to injury in 2012 while contracted to Bath Rugby. A Sports Performance student at the University of Bath, he also coaches the University rugby teams, while assisting with coaching...

Billy Pritchard headshot

Billy selected for third Commonwealth Games

25 June 2014

Team Bath netballer Billy Pritchard is set to compete at her third Commonwealth Games after being named in the Wales team for Glasgow 2014. It completes an impressive comeback for the 35-year-old, who returned to Team Bath colours for the 2014 Superleague season after a seven-year break. The defender played for Wales at the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games – the only two Games at which her country’s netball team were represented. And although she...

Samantha Murray (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Murray draws positives from Sharapova defeat

24 June 2014

Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy player Samantha Murray said she could draw plenty of positives from the biggest match of her career to date, after going down to Maria Sharapova on Court 1 at Wimbledon this afternoon (Tuesday). Murray, ranked 247 in the world, started positively against Sharapova, world number five, the 2004 Wimbledon champion and recent winner of the French Open. The opening two games went with serve, and Murray had the chance to...

Samantha Murray

Murray faces Sharapova at Wimbledon

23 June 2014

Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy player Samantha Murray faces the biggest challenge of her career to date when she plays French Open champion Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon. Murray, ranked at 247 in the world, received a wild card into the main draw at Wimbledon for the second year running and has drawn Sharapova in the opening round. “When I first heard the draw I was a bit shocked, I just see it as great opportunity...

Richard Yates

18 June 2014

Sport/event: Athletics, 400m hurdles Date of Birth: 26 January 1986 Coached by: Malcolm Arnold Biography: Richard already has one Commonwealth Games under his belt. He was selected to represent England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and won a bronze medal in the 4x400 metre relay and finished fifth in the 400m hurdles. Richard studied Law at University of Leeds and graduated in 2007. He completed his Legal Practice Course at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2011 and...

Andrew Robertson

18 June 2014

Sport/Event: Athletics; 100m, 4x100m relay, 200m Date and place of Birth: 17 December 1990, Manchester Coached by: Daniel Cossins Clubs: Sale Harriers Manchester Biography: Andrew is another Dan Cossins trained athlete here at the University of Bath. An explosive 100m sprinter, Andrew has won medals both domestically and on the continent. Career highlights: Selected to represent England at Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014 Bronze - 100m, Sainsbury's British championships, 2013 Silver - 4x100m, European U23 championships 100m, 2011 Bronze -...

Cameron Chalmers

18 June 2014

Sport/Event: Athletics; 400m, 4x400m relay Date and place of birth: 6 February 1997, Guernsey Coached by: James Hillier Clubs: University of Bath/Guernsey One of the rising stars of British Athletics, Cameron has enjoyed a record-breaking career while combining study and sport at the University of Bath. He has won all four of the BUCS Championship 400m races he has contested so far – two indoor, two outdoor – since moving from his native Guernsey to Bath in September 2015...

Emily Diamond

18 June 2014

Sport/Event: Athletics; 400m, 4x400m relay Date and place of Birth: 11 June 1991, Bristol Coached by: Jared Deacon Clubs: Bristol & West Biography: Emily has enjoyed a memorable couple of years, capped by winning 4x400m relay medals at both the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and London 2017 World Championships. The latter saw her anchor the British quartet to second place in front of a jubilant home crowd at the Olympic Stadium, almost 12 months to the...

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