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/ 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...

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...

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...

Rio 2016

500 days to go – University of Bath-based athletes start countdown to Rio 2016 Olympic Games

24 March 2015

It is exactly 500 days until the 2016 Olympic Games get under way – and elite athletes at the University of Bath are starting to map out their road to Rio. Nearly 40 athletes who train or trained at the Sports Training Village competed at London 2012 and hopes are high for another big Bath representation when the Olympic cauldron is next lit on August 5, 2016. Nick Woodbridge knows exactly what it is like...

More than 100 youngsters enjoyed a Team Bath MCTA Tennis fun day in March 2015

Team Bath MCTA Tennis coach Tom Ellis wins Aegon LTA national award after fun day success

24 March 2015

Team Bath MCTA Tennis coach Tom Ellis has been named as Aegon LTA National Coach of the Month for March after helping to deliver another highly-successful fun day at the University of Bath. More than 100 pupils in Reception and Year 1 from schools across Bath and Wiltshire attended Saturday’s free event at the International High Performance Centre, learning racket skills and practising agility, balance and coordination drills. Twelve LTA coaches delivered the sessions and...

Team Bath Netball 37 Manchester Thunder 40, March 2015 (Picture: David Roper)

Terrific Team Bath Netball make champions Manchester Thunder dig deep for tenth Superleague win

23 March 2015

It may have ended in a 40-37 defeat but Team Bath Netball produced their best performance of the Superleague season to give defending champions Manchester Thunder an almighty scare at a highly-charged Sports Training Village on Monday. Jess Thirlby’s team went toe to toe with the runaway leaders throughout an enthralling contest, winning the first quarter and mounting a thrilling comeback in the last period as Thunder were forced to dig deep for a tenth...

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