News Archive, Month: January 2016

Hockey player Peter Scott is a Trendell Sporting Scholar for 2015-16

Toby Reynolds-Cotterill and Peter Scott named among top three young hockey players in country

21 January 2016

Team Bath Buccaneers hockey players past and present were named as two of the top three 18-and-under boys in the country at the Higgins Group Youth and Junior Awards.  Goalkeeper Toby Reynolds-Cotterill, who helped Buccs win the EHL Men’s Conference West in 2015, won the overall award in his age group after being capped at both U18 and U21 level. Ranked third was Sport Performance student Peter Scott, pictured, a Trendell Sports Scholar who scored...

Undefeated Team Bath Buccaneers promoted to premier indoor hockey league

20 January 2016

Team Bath Buccaneers' Super 6s team sealed back-to-back promotions on Sunday (January 17) after crucial wins over Doncaster and Surbiton. Led by former indoor goalkeeper and current outdoor assistant Jon Williams, the Buccaneers finished the season with a record of six wins and two draws from eight games. The Buccaneers' top-two finish sealed an impressive campaign towards the top flight of indoor hockey in the country. The road to the premier league started with victories over Southgate and...

BBSA’s Dominic Parsons up to sixth in world rankings after strong performance in Park City

19 January 2016

University of Bath graduate Dominic Parsons finished seventh for the third time this term as he led the way for Great Britain in Saturday’s World Cup skeleton action in Park City. Parsons, who trains at the Sports Training Village, produced a fine second run to move up from ninth after Heat 1 in heavy snow and strong winds in Utah. Britain’s No.1 male slider now sits sixth in the world rankings with three World Cup...

Team Bath judoka Gary Hall adds to British success with medal on world stage

18 January 2016

Following the successful defence of his -90kg title at the British Judo Championships in December, Gary Hall followed up with a bronze medal at the Tunis African Open in Tunisia on Sunday (January 17). The tournament was a ranking event, meaning Hall's medal moved him up the judo world rankings and a step closer to qualification for Rio 2016 this summer. Elsewhere, Team Bath's Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, who is supported by a King Scholarship, successfully followed up her own British Championships...

Lloyd Wallace on the podium and in action at the 2015 World Junior Championships

Sporting scholar Lloyd Wallace ready to unleash triple twisting triples on aerial skiing circuit

15 January 2016

After making history during 2015, University of Bath sporting scholar Lloyd Wallace has been working on a new move as he looks to continue his progress on the international aerial skiing stage. The Sports Performance student, who won Britain’s first-ever Europa Cup Aerials gold last year, has been hard at work in the world-class Sports Training Village gym and on the ski slopes of Switzerland as he prepares for the 2016 campaign. “I did triples...

Olympic year starts with trip to Flanders Speedo Cup for University of Bath-based swimmers

13 January 2016

London 2012 finalist Andrew Willis leads a five-strong University of Bath-based contingent in the British Swimming squad for next week’s Flanders Speedo Cup in Belgium – the first overseas event of the Rio 2016 Olympic year. Chemical Engineering graduate Willis, a bronze-medallist at last month’s European Short-Course Championships, is joined in the 34-strong squad by fellow National Centre Bath swimmers Charlie Attwood and Joe Hulme. Jay Lelliott and Miles Munro – who are studying Sports...

England call on former Team Bath Buccaneers players for EuroHockey Indoor Championships

12 January 2016

A quartet of former Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club players have been named in the England squad for the EuroHockey Indoor Championships, which start in Portugal on Friday. George Farrant and Jonny Kinder, both Sports Performance graduates from the University of Bath, are joined in the 12-strong squad by Ed Horler and Toby Reynolds-Cotterill, who came through the Buccaneers’ junior ranks. They will be looking to help England, coached by Andy Halliday, make an immediate...

Samantha Murray is all smiles after qualifying for the European Championships final

Samantha Murray and Jamie Cooke win Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition at University of Bath

11 January 2016

Samantha Murray and Jamie Cooke were in dominant form when the University of Bath staged the second Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition of the Rio 2016 Olympic season on Saturday. London 2012 silver-medallist and former World Champion Murray, a French & Politics graduate, led throughout the women’s competition after recording the best results in the London 2012 Legacy Pool and the Sports Training Village fencing salle. She also only dropped eight penalty points in the horse...

Laura Deas won bronze at the ISBF Skeleton World Cup in Lake Placid in January 2016

Another Skeleton World Cup medal for Laura Deas as GB bobsleigh men go mighty close to podium

11 January 2016

University of Bath-based slider Laura Deas won another medal and the GB four-man bob missed out by just four-hundredths of a second during a highly-encouraging start to 2016 for the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA). Five medals were also won by Britain’s young bobsleigh athletes in St Moritz, including a clean sweep of podium places in the women’s race, as GB continued their dominance of the Winter Youth Olympic qualifying competition. Deas, who won...

Piers Gilliver

International Paralympic Committee name wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver as potential star of Rio 2016

06 January 2016

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has named University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver among its ‘Ones to Watch’ athletes ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Gilliver is currently ranked as the number one epee fencer in the world after an excellent 2015 that saw him win two World Cup gold medals, two Grand Prix titles and silver at the IWAS World Championships. The 21-year-old is one of six wheelchair fencers picked out by...

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