News Archive, Month: December 2015

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The future looks bright as Team Bath name Netball Performance League squad for 2016

15 December 2015

Fifteen potential Superleague stars of the future have been named in the Team Bath Netball squad for the 2016 Netball Performance League (NPL) season. They include University of Bath sporting scholar Paige Reed (pictured), who was recently included in England Netball’s High Performance Programme, and two 2016 National Academy players – Ella Powell-Davies and Abi Robson. The NPL, open to players aged between 14 and 19, runs alongside the Vitality Superleague season and features all eight...

Eight University of Bath students were in the South West University Rugby League squad that beat the South East in December 2015

Students on the scoresheet in dramatic South West University Rugby League comeback

15 December 2015

Eight University of Bath students helped the South West University Rugby League squad come from 16 points down to record a dramatic victory over the South East on Saturday. Tom Plance scored two early tries as the South West took the early initiative at Maidenhead RFC but a 14-12 lead became a 30-14 deficit midway through the second half after the home side responded strongly. However, a topsy-turvy encounter saw the South West battle back...

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University of Bath graduate Steve Borthwick joins England Rugby coaching staff

15 December 2015

University of Bath graduate Steve Borthwick has agreed to join the coaching staff of England Rugby. The former England captain will work as forwards coach as he reunites with Eddie Jones, having previously worked with the new Head Coach at Saracens in the Premiership and with Japan in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Borthwick, who studied Economics and Politics at the University while playing for Bath Rugby, said: “This is a really exciting opportunity to...

Golden debut for sporting scholar Jenny Nesbitt at European Cross-Country Championships

14 December 2015

University of Bath sporting scholar Jenny Nesbitt enjoyed a golden debut at the European Cross-Country Championships in France as she helped Great Britain’s U23 women to team success. The 20-year-old Sports & Social Science student, who is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, finished a fine 13th in the individual rankings in Hyeres on Sunday. She was the third-fastest Brit, behind Laura Muir in fourth and Madelaine Murray in tenth. Rebecca Murray was 14th, Beth...

Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz (second from left) was crowned as British Junior Judo Champion in the -63kg category in December 2015

Sporting scholar Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz among Team Bath judoka to win British Championships gold

14 December 2015

Judoka who train at Team Bath won three golds and eight medals in total during an impressive weekend at the British Judo Championships in Sheffield. University of Bath Sport Performance student Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz (pictured second from left), who is supported by a King Scholarship, set the tone on Saturday as she was crowned as national junior champion in the -63kg weight division. The following day’s Senior Championships saw Gary Hall, a bronze-medallist at the Glasgow 2014...

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Jazz Carlin and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor win for Europe in Duel in the Pool against US

14 December 2015

University of Bath-based swimmers Jazz Carlin and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor both recorded wins for Europe All-Stars when they competed in the annual Duel in the Pool against the United States in Indianapolis. Carlin, fresh from winning two gold medals at the European Short-Course Championships, continued her fine form by winning the 400m freestyle in a new personal best of 3:58.07. She was also sixth in the 800m race in 8:21.33. O’Connor, pictured, anchored the European 4x100m...

Top-ten finish on World Cup return for bobsleigh driver John Jackson

14 December 2015

John Jackson made a stylish return to World Cup action for the first time in nearly two years as he guided Great Britain to eighth spot in the four-man bobsleigh on Sunday. Jackson, who trains at the University of Bath, last competed at the top level at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (pictured) and missed the whole of last season with a long-standing Achilles injury. He won silver on European Cup duty in Winterberg last...

Changes made to STV locker use in gym-corridor changing rooms

10 December 2015

We value all of our customers and it’s important to us that every customer has fair use of all our locker space. For the past three months our swimming pool changing room lockers have had a time limit on them, allowing more customers to use them effectively. In our gym-corridor changing rooms and elsewhere we find that the lockers are being blocked up by customers trying to reserve them for their exclusive use over extended...

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University of Bath proud to host BUCS Big Wednesday 2017 – a celebration of student sport

10 December 2015

The University of Bath will play host to hundreds of the best student-athletes from across the country after being announced as the venue for BUCS Big Wednesday 2017. The prestigious event will be staged during the University’s 50th-anniversary year and feature more than 40 finals across 15 sports – all taking place at the £30million Sports Training Village and Founders Sports Hall in one action-packed day. BUCS Big Wednesday marks the culmination of the British Universities...

Tom Plance is one of eight students selected for the South West University Rugby League squad in December 2015

Eight Bath students on England Rugby League pathway after South West University squad selection

10 December 2015

Eight University of Bath students have been named in the 20-strong South West University Rugby League squad for this weekend’s match against the South East. David Belcher, Liam Cashman, James Exley, Ed McGuire, Conan Osborne, Jamie Park, Tom Plance and Joe Ring all impressed in trials and will be looking to do so once again in Saturday’s game at Maidenhead RFC. The best performers from across the two regional squads will then represent the South...

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