News Archive, Month: October 2014

Fresher Fiona relishing Scotland chance

10 October 2014

University of Bath fresher Fiona Burnet is hoping to make her senior hockey debut for Scotland in the forthcoming three-game series against Germany. Fiona, originally from Helensburgh near Glasgow, has just started studying for a Politics with International Relations degree at the University of Bath. Formerly with Glasgow side Clydesdale Western, she now combines studying with hockey training and playing for Team Bath Buccaneers and the University of Bath hockey teams. Fiona featured for the...

Latest athletes of the month are announced

09 October 2014

Athletes competing in athletics, judo, modern pentathlon, rugby and swimming are the latest winners of the Team Bath athlete of the month awards. The winners of awards, which are supported by Oakley and Ellis & Killpartrick, once again showed the breadth of sporting talent at the University of Bath. Our latest winners covered the months of June, July and August. Modern pentathlete Kate French and rugby player Freddie Clarke collected the awards for June. Kate...

Team Bath announce exciting long squad for 2015

08 October 2014

An array of exciting and talented players feature in Team Bath’s 20-strong long squad for the 2015 Netball Superleague season. The final squad of 15 is expected to be announced later this year ready for the new Superleague season, which gets underway at the end of January. Team Bath are the most successful team in the history of the Superleague, having won five of the nine campaigns contested to date. The long squad for 2015...

Gemma continues comeback with Glasgow gold

07 October 2014

University of Bath student Gemma Howell continued her comeback from injury by taking gold at the 2014 Glasgow European Judo Open at the weekend. Gemma represented Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympic Games but suffered a serious injury to her left knee that has effectively kept her out of the sport for two years. But she made up for lost time with a bronze medal at the Zagreb Grand Prix in Croatia last month...

Top tennis returns to the University of Bath

06 October 2014

Top tennis returns to the University of Bath next month with the annual Aegon GB Pro-Series tournament moving from spring to autumn for the first time. The event is run by the LTA and held on the indoor courts at the Sports Training Village. Free for spectators Now in its ninth year, the week-long tournament is free for spectators to watch and is aimed at players in the early stages of their professional careers. There’s...

Singles and doubles success for Jess

02 October 2014

University of Bath based badminton player Jess Hopton is celebrating a double triumph at the Swiss Junior Open in Basel. Hopton won the under-19 women’s singles title and joined forces with Lydia Powell to win the doubles. Seeded 5/8 for the singles, Hopton beat Ira Banerjee, England’s under-19 national champion, in the quarter-finals, before defeating France’s Joanna Chaube in the final. Hopton and Powell, seeded 3/4 for the doubles, beat top seeds Banerjee and Jessica...

Sport - 2014 Commonwealth Games - Day Four

Bath NTC pair selected for Short Course World Champs

01 October 2014

University of Bath-based swimmers Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn have been selected for the British team to compete at the FINA Short Course World Championships in Doha later this year. The pair, who both train with British Swimming's Bath National Training Centre (NTC), are members of a 12-strong British team for the championships. The action gets underway on 3 December and lasts for five days. The Bath pair have both had stunning years, with Walker-Hebborn...

Samantha features on Sky sportswoman of the month shortlist

01 October 2014

University of Bath-based modern pentathlon world champion Samantha Murray has been named on the shortlist of the September Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Month award. The University of Bath French and Politics graduate, who trains at Pentathlon GB's National Training Centre at the University, was nominated for the award after becoming only the fourth British woman to win the individual modern pentathlon world championship crown. She features on a shortlist of six athletes along with...

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