News Archive, Month: April 2015

Team GB call up Team Bath judoka for Baku 2015 European Games

23 April 2015

Team Bath Judo Club trio Ben Fletcher, Megan Fletcher and Gemma Howell have been named in a 153-strong Team GB squad for this summer’s inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. Team GB will compete across 13 sports and 19 disciplines at Baku 2015 as 50 European nations come together for the continent’s first-ever major multi-sport event from June 12-28. The competition has even more significance for Team Bath’s judoka as it will also double as...

Join Team Bath Netball Superleague stars at their end-of-season party

22 April 2015

Want to join your favourite Team Bath Netball players at their end-of-season party? Well here is your chance. The Superleague stars, plus coaches, staff and members of the Netball Performance League (NPL) squad, will be getting together at The Tramshed in Bath city centre on Sunday, April 26. And fans are invited to join them from 4.30pm for the chance to chat to the players, get autographs and take those all-important selfies to share on...

Pentathlon GB train in new London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool. PICTURE: Clare Green

Pentathlon GB athletes give new swimming pool the thumbs-up ahead of public reopening

21 April 2015

The newly-refurbished London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool at the University of Bath officially re-opened to the public at 6am on Wednesday after being put through final testing by Pentathlon GB’s elite athletes. Mhairi Spence, 2012 World Champion, was first to dive in and was joined by reigning World Champion Samantha Murray and fellow Olympian Nick Woodbridge as they trained in the world-class facility on Tuesday ahead of next week’s Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Hungary....

Tom Edwards celebrates after winning the 2015 Beazley British Championships epee fencing title

Golden British Championships for University of Bath fencing captain Tom Edwards

21 April 2015

University of Bath student Tom Edwards is celebrating the biggest success of his fencing career after striking gold at the Beazley British Championships. The Sport & Exercise Science student, who captains the University of Bath Fencing Team, was ranked 20th going into the epee competition at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield on Saturday. However, he won all of his first-round fights and then progressed through the elimination stages, beating number-one seed Tomas Curran-Jones...

The London 2012 Legacy Pool is reopening on April 22 2015

First year, first swim – sign up now for free session in our new London 2012 Legacy Pool

20 April 2015

The wait is nearly over – the reopening of the newly-upgraded London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village is now just hours away. And we are inviting first-year students at the University of Bath to have the first official dip in the state-of-the-art 50m pool, as well as experience the new changing rooms. This fantastic free opportunity is available on the evening of Tuesday, April 21 – the day before the pool fully...

Athletes selected for World Relay Championships in Bahamas on road to Rio 2016

20 April 2015

Three athletes who train at the University of Bath have been named in the Great Britain & Northern Ireland team for the IAAF World Relay Championships in Nassau, Bahamas on May 2-3. European 400m hurdles champion Eilidh Child, who is part of Malcolm Arnold’s training group, is joined by Margaret Adeoye, Seren Bundy-Davies, Shana Cox, Kelly Massey and Anyika Onuora in the women’s 4x400m relay squad. University of Bath graduate Danny Talbot and Andy Robertson,...

Helen Glover gives Heather Stanning a pat on the back after winning women's pair gold at the 2015 GB Rowing Team Trials. PICTURE: Peter Spurrier/

Helen Glover, Heather Stanning and Vicky Thornley victorious on good Trials weekend for Bath rowers past and present

20 April 2015

It was an encouraging weekend for University of Bath-based rowers past and present at the GB Rowing Team Trials. Helen Glover and Heather Stanning dominated the women’s pair once again – and warned their rivals they are getting better all the time. The reigning Olympic and World champions were in imperious form all weekend at Caversham, making the light of the windy conditions to win the time-trial, semi-finals and final by a comfortable distance. Glover...

Lizzie Simmonds (photo: Sam Farr)

Golden hat-trick for Jazz Carlin as Bath swimmers end British Championships on a high

19 April 2015

Jazz Carlin completed a hat-trick of titles when she beat Bath National Performance Centre Siobhan-Marie O’Connor to the 200m freestyle title at the British Swimming Championships on Saturday. Lizzie Simmonds, pictured, also won her second backstroke gold of what has been an impressive week for University of Bath-based swimmers. Carlin set a new Welsh record of 1:56.88 as the 400m and 800m freestyle champion beat defending champion O’Connor, who took silver in 1:57.24. “It’s so...

Team Bath Netball's Sam Cook is on the shortlist for the 2015 Netball Superleague Player of the Year award

Team Bath Netball’s Sam Cook on shortlist for Superleague Player of the Season award

17 April 2015

Team Bath Netball defender Sam Cook has been rewarded for her impressive return from a serious knee injury by being shortlisted for the Netball Superleague Player of the Season award. The 23-year-old missed the 2014 season following an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction but played every game for the Blue and Gold during 2015 and also gained her first senior England cap against Jamaica. Sky Sports netball experts Anita Navin, Stef Bello and Natalie Seaton said: “Cook...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (Photo: Sam Farr)

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor leads gold rush for Bath swimmers at British Championships

17 April 2015

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Jazz Carlin and Lizzie Simmonds completed a hat-trick of gold medals for University of Bath-based swimmers at the British Championships on Thursday. They were the second titles of the week for National Performance Centre Bath duo O’Connor and Carlin, while University of Bath student Jay Lelliott was also back on the podium. O’Connor was the class act in the 200m individual medley, finishing three seconds clear of the field in a World Championship...

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