News Archive, Month: April 2015

Sports Personality of the Year to be crowned at celebration of Bath student sport

16 April 2015

Medallists at World and European level are joined by a student hailed as a “perfect role model” on a four-strong shortlist for the 2015 University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year Award. Rower Sam Courty, swimmer Jay Lelliott, badminton player Chris Hotchen and rugby player Freddie Clarke are in contention for the prize, which will be presented at the Blues Awards ceremony. The annual gala event recognises the sporting achievements of University of Bath...

Calum Jarvis

University of Bath move paying dividends for British Swimming champion Jazz Carlin

16 April 2015

Jazz Carlin praised her new training programme at the University of Bath after storming to 400m freestyle gold at the British Swimming Championships on Wednesday. The Commonwealth silver-medalist, who joined the National Training Centre during the autumn, was one of three Bath swimmers to stand on the podium on day two of the championships at the London Aquatics Centre. Calum Jarvis, pictured, won a surprise gold in the 100m freestyle and University of Bath student...

Nutritional advice, perfect smoothie lessons and anti-doping guidance form part of Clean Sport Week at the University of Bath next week

15 April 2015

From Monday (April 20), the University of Bath will work alongside national anti-doping associations to host a variety of challenges, competitions and giveaways to promote clean sport participation. Four days of helpful information can be found across two Clean Sport hubs on the university campus to provide guidance through a range of educational workshops, lectures and webinars designed to provide students, athletes, parents, coaches and staff with information surrounding clean participation. Educators from Team Bath, UK Anti-Doping...

Chris Walker-Hebborn (Photo: Sam Farr)

Chris Walker-Hebborn books place at worlds as Bath swimmers win four medals at British Championships

15 April 2015

Chris Walker-Hebborn booked his place at this summer’s FINA World Championships in Russia during an encouraging first day for University of Bath-based swimmers at the British Championships. The Commonwealth champion posted a sub-53 second performance for the first time in his career to take the 100m backstroke title for a third successive year. Siobhan-Marie O’Connor also struck gold at the London Aquatics Centre, powering past six-time champion Francesca Halsall during a stunning finish to the...

Aaron James

French test for rugby players as Bath quartet named in Wales Students squad

15 April 2015

Four University of Bath Rugby Club players have been named in the Wales Students squad to face France Universities this weekend. Students Mike Perks (Sports Performance, third year), Alex Humfrey (Chemical Engineering), Michael Snook (Chemistry, second year) and Derryn Jones (Sport and Exercise Science) have all been selected for Saturday’s match at Stade Paul Chandon in Epernay. University of Bath Head of Rugby Aaron James, pictured, said: “We are proud to see these players selected. “It...

Team Bath Buccaneers celebrate after winning the 2014-15 Men's Conference West title

Hockey teams reflect on encouraging season and bright future at University of Bath

15 April 2015

Team Bath Buccaneers’ brave bid for promotion to the EHL Men’s Premier Division may have fallen short over the weekend but Hockey Development Manager Nick Kendall says it has still been a highly-encouraging season at the University of Bath. Men’s Conference West champions Buccs finished third in the end-of-season promotion play-offs behind strong opposition from Canterbury and Holcombe. However, they showed real quality in Saturday’s 5-3 victory over Conference North winners Bowdon at the Lee...

Spuddy app - badminton

Looking for a sports buddy? New Spuddy app is launched at University of Bath

14 April 2015

Are you a keen tennis ace but don’t have anyone to play against? Or are you looking for someone to go running or cycling with? Then search no longer as a new app which allows people to find ‘sports buddies’ in the local area is being officially launched at the University of Bath this week. Spuddy gives registered users the chance to find people of similar experience and ability across a range of sports, then...

Yasmin Parsons in action during Team Bath Netball's 50-34 win over Celtic Dragons. PICTURE: David Roper

Team Bath Netball tame Celtic Dragons to end Superleague season on a high

13 April 2015

Team Bath Netball finished their Superleague season on a high note as they beat Celtic Dragons 50-34 at the Sports Training Village on Monday. The hosts trailed by one point after a below-par first period but were the better team after that and went on to win the remaining three quarters as they secured fifth place in the table. It is the first time in Superleague history that Team Bath have not qualified for the...

Vote now for your Team Bath Netball Superleague Player of the Season for 2015

13 April 2015

Who do YOU think has been the Blue and Gold’s shining star this year? Voting is now under way for the coveted Team Bath Netball Supporters’ Player of the Season award for 2015. Defender Stacey Francis took the accolade last season after an online poll which saw more than 5,000 votes cast from around the UK and as far afield as Australia, Barbados, Canada, Jamaica and New Zealand. Now we want to know who your...

Eden Richardson won the Messika Open in Israel

Double delight as Eden Richardson nets singles titles in Israel and Malta

13 April 2015

Team Bath MCTA-Tennis ace Eden Richardson claimed her second tournament success in as many weeks when she won the Messika Open ladies singles title in Israel. The 16-year-old – fresh from her triumph at the Malta ITF U18 World Ranking Tournament – was in dominant form throughout the hard-court competition in Bat Yam. That was summed up when she dropped just five games in the latter stages of the tournament, beating Anna Kubareva of Belarus...

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