News Archive, Month: August 2014

British pentathlon team targets World Championships

31 August 2014

Great Britain’s modern pentathletes, who train at the University of Bath, are competing at the World Championships in Poland this week. Pentathlon GB has its National Training Centre at the University and the 10-strong team for the championships features a number of current students and graduates. In the men’s competitions Joe Choong (Mathematics), Sam Curry (Politics and International Relations) and Tom Toolis (Sport and Exercise Science) are current students. Joe Evans and Jamie Cooke also...

Wilson impressed with Bath training facilities

29 August 2014

The players from Barnsley Football Club stopped off at the University of Bath for a training session ahead of tomorrow’s (Saturday) Sky Bet League 1 game at Yeovil Town. Barnsley is managed by former Bristol City and Swindon Town manager Danny Wilson, who praised the facilities at the Sports Training Village. “We came here because of the facilities and reputation that the University Bath has,” he said. “I’d been here with Bristol City and Swindon...

University to host Australia for Rugby World Cup 2015

26 August 2014

We are delighted to announce the University of Bath has been chosen as a Team Base for the Australia national team at Rugby World Cup 2015. Our Sports Training Village is one of 41 team bases selected to host the 20 participating teams during the tournament which takes places in England and Cardiff between September 18 and October 31 next year. It will play host to the Australia team in the lead up to and...

ParalympicsGB Potentials Camp puts aspiring Paralympians on pathway to Rio

25 August 2014

Aspiring Paralympians took another important step on their quest to represent their country at Rio 2016 this weekend as 60 Paralympic hopefuls and support staff attended the ParalympicsGB Potentials Camp at the University of Bath. The first camp of the Rio cycle, hosted at the University in January 2014, set a strong precedent for the athletes in attendance this weekend. Of 45 graduates from the January camp, 60 per cent have so far gone on...

Eden is the new national under-16 champion

22 August 2014

Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy player Eden Richardson is the new national under-16 champion after winning the title in Nottingham today (Friday). Richardson beat Emily Appleton 6-0 6-3 in the final of the Nike Under-16s Junior National Tennis Championships to claim her first national title. And the 15-year-old Ralph Allen School pupil came close to completing an impressive double – she reached the final of the under-18s too but went down 6-1 6-2 to top...

Paul Blake. Photo: Sam Farr

Blake bags a braces of medals at Euros

22 August 2014

London 2012 Paralympic Games double medallist Paul Blake added another pair of medals to his impressive haul by bagging a brace at the IPC European Championships in Swansea. Blake, who is coached by Rob Ellchuk, collected bronze in the T36 100m and followed that up with silver in the T36 400m in 55.35 seconds, where he was beaten into second place by Russia’s world record holder Evgenii Shvetcov. Blake said: "I’m really happy, especially considering...

Child’s play for Eilidh, the new European champion

18 August 2014

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Child is celebrating winning gold and bronze medals at the European Championships in Switzerland. Child, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold, British Athletics’ Lead Hurdles Coach, won gold in the 400m hurdles in Zurich on Saturday (16 August). She followed that up by helping the British women’s 4x400m relay team to bronze yesterday (Sunday) on the final day of the championships. That race saw produced a thrilling finish with the...

Freddie helps Britain win World University Champs

13 August 2014

University of Bath student Freddie Clarke helped the Great Britain men’s team win the World University Rugby Sevens Championships in Brazil. The British team retained the title they won in 2012 by beating Belgium 17-7 in the final at São José dos Campos. Great Britain started the competition with a 40-7 win over Canada before going down 12-5 to France. They beat Namibia 43-7 and Japan 17-14, before beating the host nation 12-10 in the...

Eversden is new Buccs ladies’ firsts coach

12 August 2014

Team Bath Buccaneers head coach Jody Paul has confirmed the appointment of men’s first team player Andrew Eversden as the ladies’ 1st team coach for the coming season. Eversden will work closely with Paul in aiming to help the team gain promotion back into the England Hockey League. Eversden has played in the Dutch Premier League for seven years, transferring to Buccs this year, where he helped the men’s team win promotion to the Premier...

Millward in seven-medal haul at Euro Champs

11 August 2014

Bath-based swimmer Stephanie Millward is celebrating a seven-medal haul at the IPC European Championships in Holland. Millward, who trains with the Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club, collected five gold medals, one silver and a bronze at the championships in Eindhoven. She won her first gold of the championships in the S9 400m freestyle and another gold followed in the S9 100m freestyle. She followed that up with silver in the SM9 200m individual medley in...

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