News Archive, Month: June 2015

Commonwealth judo win gives Megan Fletcher belief ahead of European Games

23 June 2015

Team Bath Judo Club’s Megan Fletcher says she is going into the European Games full of confidence after her gold-medal triumph at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Fletcher is joined in Baku, Azerbaijan by brother Ben and Gemma Howell, who are all coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath. And she is targeting another international medal as she pursues her ultimate ambition of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. “If I can...

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University of Bath athletes set leading times at European Team Championships in Russia

23 June 2015

Danny Talbot and Andy Robertson helped Great Britain’s 4x100m men’s relay team set a new championship record as University of Bath-based athletes impressed at the European Team Championships in Cheboksary, Russia. Eilidh Child also set a new European Lead time in the women’s 400m hurdles as Great Britain finished fifth overall. Talbot and Robertson, both coached by Dan Cossins at the Sports Training Village, teamed up with Richard Kilty and James Ellington to win the...

Bath students among the tries at Student Rugby League Four Nations tournament

23 June 2015

University of Bath students James Exley, Fraser Robinson and Morgan Evans helped Wales finish runners-up to England in the Student Rugby League Four Nations. Gavin Grant, Jamie Park and Rob Wilson were also in the Scotland squad for the tournament, which took place in Dublin last week. Robinson – who, like Chemical Engineering Masters student Exley, is supported by the Alumni Elite Athlete Support Fund – started in all three of his country’s matches. Wales...

New London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool. PICTURE: Clare Green

IMPORTANT NOTICE to swim customers – pool is now open as usual

20 June 2015

We are delighted to say that the London 2012 Legacy Pool is now open as normal. Unfortunately we had to close the pool at short notice on Sunday due to an unexpected problem within the plant room but this has now been fully resolved. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. For further information about swimming pool opening times, click here or call the Sports Training Village reception on 01225 386339.

Almost 1,000 visitors enjoy successful Community Activity Day at the STV

20 June 2015

Commonwealth swimming champion Siobhan-Marie O'Connor started the Olympic Day Run to crown a successful Team Bath Community Activity Day at the University of Bath on Saturday. Nearly 1,000 guests of all ages paid a visit to the world-class Sports Training Village facilities, enjoying a wide range of sports and activities. The centrepiece was the annual Olympic Day Run over 5m and 3km, which got under way when London 2012 Olympian O’Connor – who trains at the...

Thousands visit STV as part of University of Bath Open Day

18 June 2015

Prospective University of Bath students flocked through the Sports Training Village on Thursday (June 18), engaging with various talks, tours and stands giving a taster of the world class sport facilities on campus. Talks from head coaches were accompanied by information provided via a number of invidiaul sport stands which engaged with the high volume of visitors throughout the day. Hockey Development Manager Nick Kendall said he and Team Bath Hockey Head Coach Jody Paul were "really...

O'Connor is set for Doha

Swimming star Siobhan-Marie O’Connor to start Olympic Day Run at University of Bath

18 June 2015

Commonwealth swimming champion Siobhan-Marie O’Connor will act as official starter for the annual Olympic Day Run when it takes places at the University of Bath on Saturday. Being staged over a 5km course at the Sports Training Village or 3km for under-16s, the run will start at 2pm and is the centerpiece of the Team Bath Community Activity Day. Hundreds of people have taken part over the past few years in the run, an international...

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Wimbledon wildcard for doubles pair Anna Smith and Jocelyn Rae

17 June 2015

Team Bath-MCTA Tennis player Anna Smith and doubles partner Jocelyn Rae will be competing at Wimbledon 2015 after being included in the first set of wildcard entries for the Championships. Smith, pictured, and Rae – Britain’s Federation Cup doubles pairing – have been handed a wildcard in the ladies’ doubles along with Naomi Broady and Emily Webley-Smith, and Johanna Konta and Maria Sanchez. University of Bath Sports Performance graduate Louise Hunt has also received a wildcard...

University of Bath open day on Thursday likely to cause STV delays

16 June 2015

Thursday (June 18) will see some 15,000 people attend the University of Bath as part of the annual open day. With guests roaming all across campus, including in the Sports Training Village, congestion both internally and externally will soar. The continuing closure of the A36 will make commuting especially difficult for users of the STV facilities, and this should be taken into consideration when planning journeys both to and from our site. For full details relating...

Olympic medalist Michael Jamieson officially opens London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool

16 June 2015

Olympic medalist Michael Jamieson today officially opened the newly-refurbished £1.6million London 2012 Legacy Pool at the University of Bath. The University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, who famously won 200m breaststroke silver at the London Olympic Games, was shown a commemorative plaque by Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley before ceremonially cutting ribbons of blue and gold – the colours of sport at the University – to start a relay exhibition race. Jamieson was watched by...

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