News Archive, Month: March 2015

Stacey Francis in action against Manchester Thunder, what proved to be her last Superleague game of the 2015 season due to a knee injury. PICTURE: David Roper

Team Bath Netball defender Stacey Francis determined to be fit for England World Cup campaign after Superleague setback

31 March 2015

Stacey Francis is confident she will be fit for England’s Netball World Cup campaign, despite being ruled out for the remainder of Team Bath Netball’s regular Superleague season. The influential defender sat out Monday night’s 42-33 defeat at Hertfordshire Mavericks after being told she must rest a knee injury. She will also miss Thursday’s must-win trip to fourth-placed Yorkshire Jets, the Easter Monday visit to Loughborough Lightning and the final home game of the Superleague...

AoC Sport National Championships 2015. Photo by Paul Gillis/paulgillisphoto.com for Bath Chronicle

University of Bath hosts college sport National Championships for fifth successive year

31 March 2015

One of the largest sporting events in England returned to the University of Bath over the weekend as 1,800 college students took part in the AoC Sport National Championships. It was the fifth successive year the three-day, 14-sport competition had been staged at the Sports Training Village, with students and organisers once again impressed by the facilities. The students taking part were aged 16 to 19 and each had qualified to take part in the...

University of Bath Head Hockey coach Jody Paul - Pictures Sam Farr

Potential students and talented teenagers invited to experience hockey at University of Bath

31 March 2015

Talented teenage hockey players are being given plenty of opportunity to hone their game at the University of Bath’s world-class training facilities in the coming months. Team Bath Tribe are staging a two-day hockey camp during the Easter holidays for players aged 13-16, including access to video analysis, the hydro-pool and strength and conditioning facilities at the Sports Training Village. It will run from 10am-4pm on Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8, priced £45....

Pennant is just reward as Bath University Boat Club produces best-ever Head of the River Race result

30 March 2015

Rowers at the University of Bath continued their excellent 2015 form when they produced a best-ever finish at the prestigious annual Head of the River Race. The Bath University Boat Club eight of Tom Bright, Tom Mapp, Joe Edgeley, Nick Bell, Harry Shimmin, Alex Clark, Ben Jackson and Alex Wilding, coxed by Kim Wilkinson, finished 39th overall and were winners of the Intermediate 3 Academic Pennant. More than 300 crews took part in the race...

University of Bath-based swimmer Stephanie Millward remains upbeat despite IPC World Championships setback

30 March 2015

Stephanie Millward was in philosophical mood after a heavy cold ended her hopes of defending her four IPC World Swimming Championship titles this summer. The University of Bath-based swimmer was not able to perform at her best during the weekend’s British Para Swimming International Meet in Glasgow. She failed to make the 18-strong British Swimming squad for the 2015 World Championships, as did Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club team-mate Aaron Moores, but is approaching the...

Mhairi Spence, Nigel Laughton, Kara Luck and Nick Woodbridge at the launch of the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships ticket sales. PICTURE: Sam Farr for Matchtight

Calling all Team Bath members – get ticket discount for Modern Pentathlon European Championships at University of Bath

30 March 2015

Team Bath members are being offered an exclusive ticket discount for this summer’s Modern Pentathlon European Championships, where eight Rio Olympic qualifying places will be on offer. The continental competition is being staged at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from August 18-23, with the fencing taking place in the main sports hall, swimming in the 50m pool, show-jumping in the athletics in-field area and the run-shoot climax on the athletics track. This prestigious...

Sam Cook slaps hands with her Team Bath Netball team-mates ahead of the 63-24 Superleague win over Team Northumbria

Want to be part of the Team Bath Netball experience? Volunteers sought for Superleague service

27 March 2015

The 8,000th Team Bath Netball fan came through the Sports Training Village doors this week to continue a record-breaking season for the Superleague franchise. Attendances for five of the six home matches so far during 2015 have been well into four figures, including Monday’s epic televised encounter with defending champions Manchester Thunder. The largest turnout was 1,739 against Surrey Storm – and the biggest for any game last season was 1,300. A record 120 season-tickets...

The Sports Training Village hosted the National Championships in 2014

Big weekend of sport as University of Bath hosts 1,800 students for AoC National Championships

27 March 2015

More than 1,800 college students from across Britain will get to experience the world-class facilities at the University of Bath this weekend when they compete in the AoC Sport National Championships. The Sports Training Village will provide the venue for basketball, beach volleyball, cross country, football, hockey, netball, rugby, table tennis, tennis, trampolining and volleyball, as well as opening and closing ceremonies.  Evening meals will take place in the Claverton Rooms and Fountain Canteen on...

Podium place for University of Bath-based Aaron Moores at British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow

27 March 2015

University of Bath-based swimmer Aaron Moores picked up a medal on the opening day of the 2015 British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow. The Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club member won bronze in the men’s 100m breaststroke, the SB14 swimmer touching the wall in 1:09.57 for 881 classification points. Gold went to Warrender Baths’ Scott Quin (1:07.53, 963pts) and Sweden’s Karl Forsman (SB5) won silver (1:34.41, 910pts). Moores and Aquae Sulis team-mate Stephanie Millward –...

Lloyd Wallace on the podium and in action at the 2015 World Junior Championships

Aerial skier Lloyd Wallace soars to World Junior Championships podium place in Italy

25 March 2015

Lloyd Wallace capped the best season of his career so far by winning a bronze medal in aerial skiing at the World Junior Championships in Valmalenco, Italy. Despite reduced visibility and falling snow, the University of Bath Sports Performance student nailed two triple twisting double somersaults. That earned the 20-year-old from Shaftesbury a lifetime best score of 190.70 for his full double-full and double-full full, returning him to the podium for the third time in...

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