News Archive, Month: August 2015

Stephen Baddeley (back, second from right) on his visit to Zambia in July 2015

BLOG: Seeing the work of our students in Zambia was a joy to behold

26 August 2015

University of Bath students George Lavender and Abi Masters flew out to Africa this week to take part in the Zambia IDEALS programme. They are the second pair of students – following on from Alice Evans and Jade Traynor – to participate in the scheme this year, which sees student volunteers deliver PE lessons in Zambian schools and villages as well as set up sporting competitions between neighbouring communities. University of Bath Director of Sport...

George Frampton

25 August 2015

Position: Hooker Date of birth: 24/11/1994 Height: 183cm Weight: 107kg Hometown: Sunbury University of Bath course: Sports Performance Year of study: Third Previous club(s): Reeds Weybridge London Irish Rugby highlights: Representing London Irish Academy

Henry Galligan

24 August 2015

Position: Scrum-half Date of birth: 16/7/1996 Height: 176cm Weight: 75kg Hometown: West Malling, Kent University of Bath course: Business Administration Year of study: Third Hobbies: Sport, nights out Previous club(s): Aylesford Bulls Brentwood Rugby highlights: Representing Kent County U20

Ben Gasson

24 August 2015

Position: Prop Date of birth: 26/2/1997 Height: 189cm Weight: 117kg Hometown: Guildford University of Bath course: Mechanical Engineering Year of study: First Hobbies: Golf, tennis, water sports, skiing and mountain biking Previous club(s): University of Queensland Harlequins Academy Rugby highlights: Captaining Cranleigh School 1st XV Playing with the Quins Academy for three years Achievements beyond rugby: Ben once went to Kawama School in Kitwe, Zambia on a charity expedition to help build new school buildings and teach...

Eilidh Child through to final as Lawrence Clarke and Danny Talbot prepare for Beijing bows

24 August 2015

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Child will contest the women’s 400m hurdles final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing after enduring a nervous wait in the semi-finals. Child, coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, needed a top-two finish in the Bird’s Nest Stadium on Monday to automatically qualify and was well placed coming off the last hurdle. However, she lost momentum and finished third behind Cassandra Tate of the USA...

The army of volunteers who worked behind the scenes at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships

BLOG: How volunteers helped make European Championships such a success

24 August 2015

The Modern Pentathlon European Championships could not have been such a success without the support of 180-strong army of volunteers. Kieran Buggs was one of those, travelling from Kent to play his part in a memorable week at the University of Bath. He spoke to other volunteers, plus spectators and athletes, about why they had got involved and what they had taken from the experience... Following the success of the Games Makers at the London...

Samantha Murray, Kate French and Freyja Prentice with their team gold at the European Championships

Kate French earns Olympic qualification place as “best” European Championships end in style

23 August 2015

Kate French earned a Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification place and there was team gold for Pentathlon GB as a world-class Modern Pentathlon European Championships concluded in fitting style at the University of Bath. Sports Performance graduate French went into the combined event 15th overall but produced a fantastic performance, missing just one shot, to secure the top-eight finish she needed. “I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet but I am so pleased,” she...

Freya Prenctice in the Modern Pentathlon European Championships women's final

Live blog – Modern Pentathlon European Championships day 6

23 August 2015

A memorable week of Modern Pentathlon European Championships action concludes at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Sunday with the women's final. University of Bath graduate Samantha Murray, the London 2012 Olympic silver-medallist and 2014 World Champion, is among those going for glory in a world-class field. Eight Rio 2016 qualification places are also up for grabs, with Pentathlon GB's Kate French, Freyja Prentice (pictured, by Phil Searle) and Francesca Summers hoping to...

Bath student Joe Choong sets Rio 2016 qualification standard at European Championships

22 August 2015

University of Bath student Joe Choong produced the performance of his career in front of a sell-out home crowd at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships to secure a coveted Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification place. The Mathematics student, supported by an Ivor Powell Scholarship, was roared down the home straight at a packed Sports Training Village to finish seventh in the men’s final on Saturday. That secured one of the eight Olympic qualification places up...

Reuben Goatley

22 August 2015

Position: Centre/wing Date of birth: 4/2/1996 Height: 186cm Weight: 95kg Hometown: Gloucester University of Bath course: Sport and Social Science Year of study: Second Hobbies: Photography, Art, Culture Twitter: @R_Goat Previous club(s): Old Centralians RFC Rugby highlights: Representing Southwest U20 Representing Gloucestershire seniors

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