News Archive, Month: September 2015

Back home – England star Eboni Beckford-Chambers returns to Team Bath Netball

29 September 2015

Influential England defender Eboni Beckford-Chambers is returning to Team Bath Netball for the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague season. The 27-year-old, who played a starring role as England won bronze at the recent Netball World Cup, helped the Blue and Gold secure four Superleague titles during her previous five-year spell with the franchise. She is now coming back to the place she considers a “second home” after a successful stint in the ANZ Championship in Australia....

The University of Bath's rugby team celebrate after retaining the Red Bull Uni 7s title at The Rec in September 2015

Dramatic late try sees University rugby team retain Red Bull 7s title in front of capacity Rec crowd

29 September 2015

A last-gasp try from Luca Petrozzi ensured the University of Bath rugby sevens team successfully defended their European crown in front of a capacity crowd at The Rec, home of Bath Rugby, on Saturday. It sealed a thrilling 26-24 victory over Hartpury College in the final, watched by more than 12,000 spectators, as the University retained the Red Bull Uni 7s title after an exciting day of competition. To cap a memorable occasion, University of...

England v Australia. Pamela Cookey celebrates. Photo: Backpage Images

Former Team Bath Netball star Pamela Cookey announces England retirement

29 September 2015

Former Team Bath Netball player Pamela Cookey has announced her retirement from international netball.  The former captain of both club and country amassed 114 caps over 11 years for England and also represented the Red Roses at U17 and U21 level. Cookey said: “I would like to thank everyone who has played a part in getting me to where I am today. From all at England Netball to numerous coaches, the EIS, my surgeons Andy...

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Bath Bullet Jason Gardener to become next President of UK Athletics

28 September 2015

Former University of Bath sprinter Jason Gardener will become the next President of UK Athletics, it was confirmed on Monday. The Bath Bullet, who won 4x100m relay gold at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games while coached by Malcolm Arnold, will take over from Lynn Davies - the 1964 Olympic long jump champion - following UK Athletics’ AGM on December 4. Lawrence Clarke, part of Arnold’s current training group at the Sports Training Village, has also...

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won European Rowing Championship gold in 2015. PICTURE: Peter Spurrier/Intersport Images

Olympic stars of the future sought at GB Rowing Team Start trials in Bath

28 September 2015

The talent identification programme which helped turn Helen Glover and Heather Stanning into Olympic, World and European rowing champions is staging trials at the University of Bath next week. Both Glover and Stanning are graduates of the GB Rowing Team Start Programme based at the Sports Training Village and Minerva Bath Rowing Club. Now Talent Development Coach Dan Harris is hoping to find the next generation of Olympic rowers when he hosts trials during the first...

British record boost for sprinter Sophie Kamlish ahead of IPC World Championships

28 September 2015

University of Bath-based sprinter Sophie Kamlish continued her countdown to next month's IPC World Athletics Championships by setting a new British record at the Newham Open & Parallel Success event on Saturday. The 19-year-old T44 100m runner, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village, took one-hundredth of a second off her personal best when she crossed the line in 13.44 - the third-fastest time in the world this year. Training partner Paul Blake, who is...

University of Bath sevens team with European championship

European title defence followed by Derby Day as University rugby teams head to The Rec

25 September 2015

The University of Bath’s rugby players will be looking to defend their European title this weekend on the first of two visits in five days to The Recreation Ground, the home of Bath Rugby. After taking on teams from across the continent in the Red Bull Uni 7s on Saturday, the men in Blue and Gold will face rivals from closer to home – Bristol University – in the first match of the new British...

The Australian team at the University of Bath pool for a recovery session following its 2015 Rugby World Cup pool A victory over Fiji at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Bernard Foley. MUST CREDIT: ARU Media/Stuart Walmsley

Wallabies take the plunge in London 2012 Legacy Pool after World Cup win over Fiji

24 September 2015

Australia recovered from their opening Rugby World Cup victory against Fiji by taking a dip in the London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village on Thursday. Try-scorer Sekope Kepu and fly-half Bernard Foley, who kicked 13 points in Wednesday's 28-13 win at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, were among the players who enjoyed a recovery session in the 50m pool at the Sports Training Village. The University of Bath has proudly been the Team Base...

Chris Hay and Tom Edwards

Sporting scholars earn GB call for fencing Olympic qualifier in Switzerland

24 September 2015

University of Bath students Tom Edwards and Chris Hay have been selected by British Fencing for an Olympic qualifying competition in Switzerland next month. The 52nd Tissot Grand Prix of Bern – a World Cup event – will feature a world-class field as the Rio 2016 Games draw ever closer. Biology student Hay (left in the picture) will be making his second senior international appearance, having represented Britain at the Challenge RFF-Trophée Monal in Paris in...

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University of Bath-based athletes dominate Bath Chronicle Sports Awards shortlist

24 September 2015

A host of sportspeople with University of Bath links have been shortlisted for the 2015 Bath Chronicle Sports Awards. All three candidates in both the Professional and Disabled Sports Performer of the Year categories train or trained at the Sports Training Village. Swimmer Jay Lelliott, a Sports Performance student at the University, is in the running for the main Sports Personality of the Year prize and Team Bath Tennis is a contender for Community Club...

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