News Archive, Month: June 2015

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Coach backing doubles pairings to impress at Wimbledon 2015

30 June 2015

Team Bath MCTA Tennis Head Coach David Sammel believes Anna Smith, Jocelyn Rae and Marcus Daniell can all make an impact in the doubles competitions at Wimbledon. Smith and Rae – Britain’s Federation Cup pairing – will start their ladies’ doubles campaign at SW19 against Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard and Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine. And there will be a Team Bath presence in the men’s doubles after Daniell – who made his Grand Slam debut at...

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Team Bath Netball’s Claire Brownie and Kyra Jones get World Cup call

30 June 2015

Team Bath Netball will have three players at the Netball World Cup this summer after Claire Brownie and Kyra Jones were named in the Scotland and Wales squads respectively. Wing-defence Brownie will be vice-captain of the Scottish Thistles when they compete in Sydney, Australia from August 7-16. And centre Jones - who, like Brownie, has just completed her debut season at the Sports Training Village - had her place in the Wales squad confirmed on Tuesday...

Dan Harris tweeted this picture of the University of Bath Boat Club crews who have qualified for the 2015 Henley Royal Regatta

Prince of Wales Challenge Cup awaits two Crew Bath boats at Henley Royal Regatta

30 June 2015

University of Bath Rowing Club has qualified two crews for The Prince of Wales Challenge Cup at this week’s Henley Royal Regatta. Both men’s quadruple sculls boats will race at the iconic competition on Thursday, with the A crew being drawn against Hamburger und Germania from Germany. The University of Bath’s B crew will then face Leander Club in a gladiatorial-style head-to-head race on the famous 2,112m course to see who will progress to the...

Lynne Hutchison, second from right, with (from left) Stephani Sherlock, Christianna Vitanova, coach Eva Balova, Hannah Martin and Eve Baker-Roberts in Serbia, Belgrade

Rhythmic gymnast Lynne Hutchison in good shape for World University Games

29 June 2015

Olympic rhythmic gymnast Lynne Hutchison says she is feeling better and stronger than ever as she prepares to take on some of the sport’s biggest names at the World University Games. The 20-year-old, who trains and coaches at the University of Bath with City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club, has been named alongside Stephani Sherlock in the Great Britain team for the Games, taking place in Gwangju, South Korea from July 3-14. She is one...

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Frustrating early exits for Team Bath judoka at Baku 2015 European Games

29 June 2015

Team Bath Judo Club coach Juergen Klinger rued the “tactical mistakes” which contributed to early exits for Megan Fletcher, Ben Fletcher and Gemma Howell at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. All three were in good positions in the fights they lost but went on to endure frustrating defeats. Commonwealth champion Megan Fletcher was up against Poland's Katarzyna Klys in their -70kg round-of-32 contest but lost out following a pair of yukos. “Megan got thrown...

Team Bath's Serena Guthrie and Stacey Francis named in England's commonwealth Games squad for Glasgow 2014 - Photo: Stephen Milnes

Team Bath Netball’s Stacey Francis named in England squad for Netball World Cup

26 June 2015

Jess Thirlby says everyone at Team Bath Netball is “over the moon” for Stacey Francis after the defender was named in England’s 12-player squad for the Netball World Cup in Australia. Francis – who won her 50th international cap last month – is joined in the squad by seven former Team Bath players, including captain Geva Mentor and vice-captain Pamela Cookey. And Team Bath Head Coach Thirlby says the selection is just reward for Francis,...

Sports Performance student Lizzy Rees won both the BUCS Indoor and Outdoor archery titles in 2015

Archer Lizzy Rees on target with double BUCS gold for University of Bath

26 June 2015

Lizzy Rees believes her maximum-points haul in BUCS competitions this year was the perfect way to thank the University of Bath for supporting her archery and academic careers. The Sports Performance student, a Santander Sports Scholar, won gold in the WA 1440 Ladies Barebow category at the recent BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Archery Outdoor Championships at Lilleshall National Sports Centre – setting a new record of 974 points in the process. That followed...

Nick Woodbridge and Mhairi Spence launch ticket sales for the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Mhairi Spence and Nick Woodbridge added to Modern Pentathlon World Championship squad

26 June 2015

Mhairi Spence and Nick Woodbridge have been added to the Pentathlon GB squad for next week’s World Championships in Berlin, Germany. The call-up means University of Bath graduate Spence, who replaces the injured Freyja Prentice, has the chance to replicate her world-title triumph of 2012. Reigning World Champion Samantha Murray will also be looking to join the elite group of modern pentathletes who have won multiple global titles. Kate French and Francesca Summers complete the...

University of Bath student Louis Mulholland in action for the USA Junior All Americans. PICTURE: Judy Teasdale

USA name Economics student Louis Mulholland in Rugby World Cup training squad

24 June 2015

University of Bath student Louis Mulholland says it is a “huge honour” to have been named in the USA’s 50-man training squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The first-year Economics undergraduate is one of four scrum-halves selected by Eagles head coach Mike Tolkin in the build-up to the eagerly-awaited competition, which is now less than 100 days away. Mulholland earned his surprise call after impressing with the Junior All Americans and is now determined...

Tributes paid to University of Bath judo pioneer Roy Inman OBE

24 June 2015

Juergen Klinger, the high performance judo coach at the University of Bath, has paid tribute to predecessor Roy Inman OBE following his passing. Roy, pictured, was the driving force behind the establishment of the high performance judo programme at the University of Bath and became its first technical director. He was personal coach to Kate Howey MBE when she won silver at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and also delivered on the University’s sport and...

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