News Archive, Month: November 2015

Megan Fletcher

Judoka Megan Fletcher takes points and positives from top-seven finish at Qingdao Grand Prix

23 November 2015

Team Bath Judo Club’s Megan Fletcher collected more valuable Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification points as she finished seventh at the Qingdao Grand Prix in China. After her gold-medal success in Australia the previous week, Fletcher got off to a confident start in the U70kg weight division as she beat Georgia’s Esther Stam by yuko. However, a single penalty against Fletcher proved decisive in a tight quarter-final as she was edged out by South Korea’s...

University of Bath graduate Luke Charteris signs for Bath Rugby

23 November 2015

University of Bath graduate Luke Charteris is returning to the city after agreeing a move to Bath Rugby. The Welsh international lock, who completed a Sport & Exercise Science degree in 2005, has played in France for the past three years with Perpignan and Racing 92. Charteris, who has 60 caps for his country and played in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, will join Bath Rugby next season. “It is such an ambitious club and...

Skimming proud of his BUCS swimming charges

Anna Hopkin takes freestyle gold as University swimmers win seven medals at BUCS Short-Course Champs

18 November 2015

The University of Bath swimming team won seven medals, including one of each colour for Anna Hopkin, as they finished fourth overall at the BUCS Short-Course Championships in Sheffield. With aspiring Rio 2016 Olympians and Paralympians among the students racing at Ponds Forge over the weekend, the standard of competition was exceptionally high as reflected by the number of new records set – including World and British records. Hopkin was the only swimmer to go under...

Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club were named as Club of the Year at the 2015 ASA Aquatic Awards

Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club thank University of Bath after winning prestigious national award

17 November 2015

Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club, based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, has been named as Club of the Year in the 2015 ASA Aquatic Awards. The prestigious national accolade is presented to a non-ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) funded club that shows a commitment and passion for aquatics by providing a quality and enjoyable experience to their members, through developing innovative ways to grow and improve the club. Aquae Sulis draws its membership...

Megan Fletcher en route to Commonwealth gold (photo: Frank Augstein/AP/Press Association Images)

Gold for Megan Fletcher and bronze for Jan Gosiewski as judoka impress in Australia

16 November 2015

Megan Fletcher struck gold and there was a bronze medal for Jan Gosiewski as Team Bath judoka enjoyed success at the Oceania Open in Woolongong, Australia. Commonwealth champion Fletcher won all of her fights by ippon to claim the women’s under-70kg title and 100 valuable ranking points on the road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. After defeating home favourite Naomi De Bruine in the preliminary round, Fletcher beat Lynn Mossong of Luxembourg in the...

Never skip leg day? Then don’t skip the Team Bath Store Leg Day Sale!

16 November 2015

For this week only, Team Bath Store are offering up to 50% discount on lower-half clothing, including: Track pants Sweat pants Shorts To take full advantage of this unique offer, visit the Team Bath Store located in the Sports Training Village. Opening hours Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: Midday – 4.00pm Wednesday: 10.00am – 2.00pm Friday: Midday – 3.00pm

Ana Bogdan wins $25k women’s singles title to conclude fantastic week of tennis at University of Bath

16 November 2015

Ana Bogdan provided a fitting finale to a week of top-class tennis at the University of Bath as she won the $25k Aegon GB Pro-Series women’s singles title. The Romanian justified her billing as number one seed after overcoming the number two seed, Croatia’s Ana Vrljic, in a final that lasted more than two hours at the Sports Training Village. Bogdan, ranked 161 in the world, won the opening set 6-3 but Vrljic hit back...

Put yourself to the test in a Charity Cycle Challenge running all day (Monday Nov 16) in the STV

16 November 2015

Sports Training Village visitors are challenged to take part in a 30 second charity cycle test in aid of disabled children's charity 'Get Kids Going!'. Organised by six University of Bath third-year students, the challenge offers fantastic prizes - including one month's free gym memberships, free personal training sessions and £100 worth of My Protein prizes - to cyclists who can pedal the quickest over a 30 second period. The group are also offering bananas and bottled...

An athletic claim from Team Bath Netball goal-shooter Chelsea Lewis during the pre-season tri-tourmanent in November 2015

Plenty of positives as Team Bath Netball beat Hertfordshire Mavericks and Surrey Storm in tri-tournament

14 November 2015

Head Coach Anna Stembridge and captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers say there are plenty of positives to take from Team Bath Netball’s tri-tournament wins against Surrey Storm and Hertfordshire Mavericks on Saturday. In front of more than 500 netball fans at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, Team Bath came from behind to beat Mavericks 33-28 in the opening match before holding on after a lightning start to defeat Vitality Superleague champions Storm 30-25. All four...

Former Grand Slam junior champion Filip Peliwo lifts $15k men’s singles title at University of Bath

14 November 2015

Former Wimbledon and US Open junior champion Filip Peliwo has followed in the footsteps of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut by winning the Aegon GB Pro-Series $15k men’s singles title at the University of Bath. Peliwo, the number three seed from Canada, battled back brilliantly from losing the first set to beat Germany’s Mats Moraing 2-6 6-1 6-2 at the Sports Training Village on Saturday. After his second title win of 2015, Peliwo said: “It...

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