News Archive, Month: June 2014

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...

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...

Lynne Hutchison

Second Commonwealth call-up for Team Bath’s Hutchison

17 June 2014

Team Bath’s Lynne Hutchison has been named amongst a 13-strong England gymnastics squad to compete at this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The 19 year-old trains at Team Bath’s Sports Training Village with coach Sarah Moon. She is also a member of the City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club. For Hutchison, who took up gymnastics aged six, Glasgow is a second Commonwealth Games call-up. She competed in Delhi in 2010 and won bronze in the...

Nine athletes selected for Commonwealth Games

16 June 2014

Nine University of Bath-connected track and field athletes have today (Monday) been named in the England team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Hurdlers Lawrence Clarke and Seb Rodger and 200m sprinter and Sports Performance graduate Danny Talbot headline the list which includes athletes coached by Malcolm Arnold, James Hillier and Dan Coussins. Clarke is joined by William Sharman in the 110m hurdles in Glasgow. Clarke trains at the University’s £30 million Sports Training...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (photo: Sam Farr)

Medals for University-based swimmers in Barcelona

16 June 2014

Bath-based swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor won gold in the 200m individual medley at the Mare Nostrum swimming international in Barcelona over the weekend. O’Connor, who trains at the National Centre for Swimming at the University of Bath, also set a Championships record of 2:09.63. She was part of a strong British Gas-backed British Swimming squad who came home with 13 medals, including three golds. O’Connor led the final throughout and was close to a British record....

Parsons on BUCS Sportsman of Year shortlist

13 June 2014

Olympic Winter Games skeleton athlete and University of Bath student Dominic Parsons features on a three-strong shortlist for the British Universities Sportsman of the Year Award. Parsons, who is studying for a Mechanical Engineering PhD at the University, was named on the shortlist for the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Awards. He features alongside sprinter Adam Gemili (University of East London) and sailor Peter McCoy (Plymouth University). The winner will be announced at the...

Who will be England’s best player at the World Cup?

12 June 2014

The FIFA World Cup kicks-off today and as the three Southampton FC Academy graduates in the England squad prepare for their first World Cup, we want to know who you think will be England's biggest star in Brazil. Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all came through the youth system at Southampton and the south coast club base part of their academy here at the University of Bath. Current Real Madrid star Gareth Bale...

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