News Archive, Month: October 2014

Gabb relishes home court challenge

31 October 2014

Bath-based players will aim to make the most of home court advantage when the LTA’s Aegon Pro-Series tennis tournament gets underway at the University of Bath. The competition starts on Sunday (2 November) concluding a week later and is free for spectators. Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy player Richard Gabb is among the players to feature in the men’s main draw. He had to progress through qualifying to reach the main draw of the 2013...

Murray focussed on Rio

29 October 2014

University of Bath graduate and reigning modern pentathlon world champion Samantha Murray told Sky Sports how she’s driven by the challenge of competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Murray, who already has a silver medal from the London 2012 Olympic Games under her belt, trains at the Pentathlon GB National Training Centre at the University of Bath. The University hosts the 2015 European Championships from 17 to 23 August – where the top eight...

Scandinavian success for student Pedersen

28 October 2014

University of Bath Chemical Engineering student and badminton player Angus Pedersen won a hat-trick of titles at the Finnish International Junior Championships. Pedersen only dropped three games from all 15 of his matches in Espoo en route to collecting the men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles titles at the weekend. “I’ve never won three titles nationally, so to do it at an international standard was amazing,” he said. Trendell Scholarship This result comes off...

Athletes put through their paces in rowing talent ID tests

28 October 2014

Dozens of would-be rowers were put through their paces in a series of gruelling tests at the University of Bath to see if they can take the next step towards representing Great Britain at a future Olympic Games. The session was part of the GB Rowing Team’s Start talent identification programme, which aims to identify athletes that could follow in the footsteps of the likes of Olympic gold medallists Heather Stanning and Helen Glover. The...

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Bath athletes feature on award shortlists

27 October 2014

Talented young Bath-based swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor said she was excited to be named on the shortlist for the Sunday Times and Sky Sports Young Sportswoman of the Year Award. The 18-year-old won six medals, including a gold, representing England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer. O'Connor, who trains at British Swimming's National Training Centre Bath is currently in Japan for the World Cup Series, but tweeted  “Really excited to be nominated for young...

Talented student athletes receive scholarships

27 October 2014

An array of talented young student athletes from across 12 sports have been awarded University of Bath scholarships. Among the 2014 scholars are athletes who have already represented their countries at Commonwealth Games, World Under-23 Championships and European Youth Championships. University of Bath students with the potential to succeed both academically and in their chosen sport can apply for the scholarships, which are awarded each year. The scholarships are supported by alumni and friends of...

Thirlby welcomes decision to scrap ties in Superleague

24 October 2014

Team Bath head coach Jess Thirlby has welcomed the decision to play all 2015 Netball Superleague games until one team wins. England Netball confirmed today that 2015 Superleague fixtures will be played to a finish, with no tied games. Thirlby said the decision is good news for the fans but also for players and coaches. "We 're pleased with this decision," she said. "We drew three of our Superleague games last season. After an exciting...

Talented tennis players set to feature in Bath

24 October 2014

An exciting array of talented tennis players are set to take centre stage at the LTA’s Aegon GB Pro-Series tennis tournament at the University of Bath next month. The tournament runs from 2 to 9 November on the indoor courts at the Sports Training Village and is free for spectators to watch. Czech player Denisa Allertova is the highest ranked player entered for the women’s $25k tournament, with a current world ranking of 109. The...

Commonwealth champ just misses out on bronze in Kazakhstan

13 October 2014

Commonwealth judo champion Megan Fletcher narrowly missed out on a medal at the Astana Grand Prix in Kazakhstan at the weekend but remains upbeat of the prospect of winning a medal in Uzbekistan in her next competition. The under-70kg category fighter fought world-class opposition and had to come through a repechage in the third round to have a chance of winning a medal. She beat Brazilian fighter Maria Portela in that round before going down...

Iconic coach Norma Plummer to share experience at Team Bath

10 October 2014

Team Bath’s netball coaches are to benefit from the advice and guidance of one of the most respected figures in the sport, former Australian national coach Norma Plummer. Plummer, who coached Australia to two World Championships, will spend a month at the University of Bath, where she will assist Team Bath’s netball coaches and work with Team Bath’s Superleague players. “This is a massive coup for us,” said Jess Thirlby, Team Bath’s head coach. “Norma...

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