News Archive, Month: March 2015

Gary Hall finishes fifth as Team Bath Judo Club quartet compete at African Open in Casablanca

16 March 2015

Team Bath Judo Club had four fighters at the African Open in Casablanca, Morocco over the weekend. Gary Hall produced the best result, placing fifth in the under-90kg category after losing out to Slovenia’s Mihael Zgank in the bronze-medal contest. The 24-year-old from Bristol, coached by Juergen Klinger, had beaten Jordan’s Ibraheem Khalaf and Murat Gasiev of Russia in the preliminary rounds but was edged out by home judoka Imad Abdellaoui in the semi-finals. Gregg...

Yasmin Parsons in action for Team Bath Netball against Team Northumbria

Team Bath Netball record biggest win of their Superleague season against Team Northumbria

13 March 2015

Team Bath Netball stretched their winning run to three Superleague matches with a comprehensive 63-24 victory over Team Northumbria at the Sports Training Village on Friday. The home side took time to get going during the first quarter but, inspired by player of the match Asha Francis, really stepped up a gear in the second period to extend their lead from 12-9 to 29-11. With victory all but secured, Team Bath played with freedom and...

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid meets Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu at the Sports Training Village

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid visits Sports Training Village at University of Bath

13 March 2015

Sajid Javid MP, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has praised the University of Bath for providing “an excellent combination of study and training”. Javid, the Conservative MP for Bromsgrove, was speaking to athletes during a visit to the Sports Training Village on Thursday. He was given a tour of the facilities by Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport at the University of Bath, and Helen Nicholls, Performance Advisor for UK Sport. The...

“Team Bath Netball getting better all the time,” says Stacey Francis ahead of Team Northumbria Superleague game

12 March 2015

England defender Stacey Francis believes that new-look Team Bath Netball are making encouraging progress as the second half of the Superleague season gets under way. The five-time champions endured a difficult start to the campaign, losing four of their first five matches, but go into Friday’s game against Team Northumbria at the Sports Training Village on the back of wins against Celtic Dragons and Loughborough Lightning. And Francis is pleased the results are starting to...

World U23 medal the goal for Frazier Christie after GB Rowing Trials and BUCS success

11 March 2015

Frazier Christie has set his sights on winning a medal at this summer’s World Rowing U23 Championships in Bulgaria after helping the University of Bath to an emphatic victory at the BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Head Championships. The economics student teamed up with Nick Bell, Alex Wilding and Ben Jackson to finish 13 seconds clear of the field in the men’s quad at Boston Rowing Club and secure Bath’s first gold at the...

Lizzy Yarnold celebrates after winning the 2015 FIBT Skeleton World Championships. PICTURE: Charlie Brooker / FIBT

Lizzy Yarnold’s gold medal caps successful FIBT World Championships for British Skeleton and British Bobsleigh

09 March 2015

It was an exciting – and successful – weekend of FIBT World Championship action for the winter sports athletes who train with British Skeleton and British Bobsleigh at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village. No more so than for Lizzy Yarnold, who was overjoyed after completing a grand slam of skeleton titles with a stunning victory in Winterberg, Germany. “I am so pleased I can say I’m World Champion as well as Olympic Champion...

Kirsten McAslan and Laura Maddox win relay silver at European Indoor Championships

09 March 2015

University of Bath student Kirsten McAslan and Team Bath AC runner Laura Maddox won women’s 4x400m relay silver medals for Great Britain at the European Indoor Athletics Championships on Sunday. The young duo teamed up with Kelly Massey and Seren Bundy-Davies to claim the ninth and final medal in Prague for a GB & Northern Ireland team captained by hurdler Lawrence Clarke, a Bath graduate who also trains at the University. Maddox – coached by...

The Bath Hawks team which won the National Universities Mixed Touch title in 2015

Sun shines on Hawks as Bath stages first National University Mixed Touch Rugby Tournament

09 March 2015

A home success added to the party atmosphere when a sun-drenched University of Bath played host to the first National University Mixed Touch Tournament on Saturday. A large crowd watched Bath Hawks claim the overall title after an exciting final against Loughborough Unicorns, who twice pegged the home team back before losing 4-2 after a late breakaway try. Hawks had earlier overcome Loughborough in the group stages along with Exeter University 2nds and the University...

Adam Conroy crowned English Open Champion as Team Bath Judo Club show Sheffield steel

09 March 2015

Team Bath Judo Club’s Adam Conroy continued his return to full fitness by being crowned as English Open Champion on Sunday. The 22-year-old, coached by Juergen Klinger, beat Peter Miles of Bradley Stoke – who had won the junior title the previous day – in the senior men’s U60kg final at iceSheffield. It was only Great Britain international Conroy’s second competition in six months after a back injury brought his 2014 campaign to a premature...

University of Bath students serve up women’s doubles success at BUCS Individual Tennis Championships

09 March 2015

  University of Bath students Alex Walker and Natasha Starling teamed up to win the women’s doubles at the BUCS Individual Tennis Championships at Loughborough. Walker (Msc Management) and Natasha Starling (BSc Business Administration) lived up to their billing as top seeds by not dropping a set in their four matches over the weekend. And they saved their best performance for the final, where they defeated the home pair of Olivia Nicholls and Louise Holtum...

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