News Archive, Month: July 2015

Dr Tom Hudson, centre, is inducted into the Team Bath Hall of Fame by Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley and Professor Kevin Edge, former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath

Dr Tom Hudson inducted into Team Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

20 July 2015

Dr Tom Hudson, the pioneer of sporting scholarships in British universities, today became the fourth inductee into the Team Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. Hudson, who served in the Director of Sport role at the University of Bath from 1971 to 1992, was a passionate advocate of helping students achieve at the highest level of sport while continuing successfully with their academic studies. He also represented Great Britain in modern pentathlon at the 1956...

Compete like a modern pentathlete at the STV during the 2015 European Championships

20 July 2015

To celebrate the University of Bath hosting the 2015 European Modern Pentathlon Championships, Team Bath are teaming up with Pentathlon GB to offer a unique opportunity for young athletes to experience what it is like to take part in modern pentathlon events completely for free. This unique day offers children in three age groups - U13, U15 and U17 - the chance to combine shooting and running in our Shoot & Run Team Relay event (Aug...

Head judo coach Juergen Klinger awarded 7. Dan

16 July 2015

Team Bath head judo coach Juergen Klinger has described his "delight" at being recognised as an integrated judo coach in the UK after receiving a 7. Dan rank. German Klinger has been at the University of Bath since 2006 and received the award at the British Judo Open last weekend. Speaking of the award, Klinger said: "I'm delighted to receive the 7. Dan. It is a rank not awarded by assessment so you must be...

Samantha Murray of Pentathlon GB, July 2015

British squad named for Modern Pentathlon European Championships at University of Bath

16 July 2015

An eight-strong Pentathlon GB squad has been announced for next month’s European Championships, taking place at the University of Bath. London 2012 silver-medallist Samantha Murray and University of Bath students Tom Toolis and Joseph Choong are among those looking to secure a Rio 2016 qualifying place at their home training venue. Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu said: “Bath is the home of the GB team and this is only the second time the Europeans...

Kristen McAslan

Gold and two silvers for Bath athletes at European U23 Championships

14 July 2015

Kirsten McAslan anchored Great Britain’s 4x400m relay team to gold during a good weekend for University of Bath-based athletes at the European U23 Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. McAslan, a Santander Sports Scholar who has just graduated in Biochemistry, collected the baton in front after good work by Seren Bundy-Davies, Zoey Clark (Eddie McKenna) and Victoria Ohuruogu. Despite being closed down by Poland’s Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz, bronze-medallist in the individual 400m, McAslan was able to hold on...

The Rugby World Cup arrives at the University of Bath

University of Bath to host major World Rugby conference ahead of World Cup

14 July 2015

Ahead of this autumn’s Rugby World Cup in England and Wales, the University of Bath will host a major World Rugby conference focusing on the scientific and medical aspects of the sport. The two-day event - which takes place on September 15 and 16, two days before England kick off their campaign against Fiji at Twickenham - will bring together world experts with coaching staff and players, to look at how research can be applied to improve player...

Gemma Howell

Gemma Howell wins all-Bath final at British Judo Open

14 July 2015

There was an all Team Bath final at the 2015 British Judo Open, which took place in the SSE Arena, Wembley over the weekend. Gemma Howell and Megan Fletcher usually fight in different weight categories but both were entered in the -70kg competition this time. And both progressed to the final, where they produced – in the words of coach Juergen Klinger – “a fantastic fight, very open and very fast”. It went all the...

Children welcome the Rugby World Cup to the University of Bath

Dynamic dancers welcome Rugby World Cup to University of Bath

13 July 2015

A spectacular flash-mob dance involving local schoolchildren ensured the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour arrived at the University of Bath in style on Monday. Bath Rugby head coach Mike Ford was in the audience to see the energetic performance from youngsters at Oldfield Park Primary School and the BANES Youth Dance Company. All the children then had chance to have their photograph taken with the Webb Ellis Cup, as did members of the public and...

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning celebrate their latest success at the 2015 World Cup in Lucerne

Golden Glover and Stanning win again in Lucerne as rowers selected for World U23s

13 July 2015

Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning extended their remarkable international winning run to 27 races as they struck gold once again at the World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland. And there was cause for celebration for two current University of Bath rowers, Sam Courty and Frazier Christie, after they were named in the GB Rowing Team for next week’s World U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Courty and Christie are both part of the Start programme at...

Alex Walker serving during the mixed doubles final at the 2015 World University Games. PICTURE: @bucsport

Silver lining for Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Alex Walker at World University Games

12 July 2015

She may have missed out in the final but Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Alex Walker is still returning from the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea with a superb silver medal. Walker, studying a Masters in Business at the University of Bath, and partner Darren Walsh went down 6-2 6-3 to Lidziya Marozava and Andrei Vasilevski of Belarus in Sunday’s gold-medal match. But that result could not detract from a fantastic tournament for...

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