News Archive, Month: February 2016

Mia Ritchie in action for Team Bath Netball against Hertfordshire Mavericks, February 2016. PICTURE: David Roper

Second-quarter slump proves insurmountable for Team Bath Netball against Mavericks

29 February 2016

Team Bath Netball’s second quarter slump saw them come off second best in tonight’s Vitality Superleague encounter with Hertforshire Mavericks by 42-56 at the University’s Sports Training Village. Claire Brownie, the Team Bath wing defence, said; “ We didn’t have the consistency tonight. We didn’t play for the 60 minutes so we are all frustrated as the score doesn’t reflect our ability but we will come out fighting on Friday against Loughborough”. Team Bath have...

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England men’s rugby team training at University of Bath this week

29 February 2016

The England men’s rugby team will be training at the University of Bath this week as they prepare for their RBS Six Nations match against Wales on Saturday, March 12 at Twickenham Stadium.  New head coach Eddie Jones and his players will arrive at the Sports Training Village (STV) on Tuesday – three days after their 21-10 home win against Ireland – and will train there until Thursday, March 3. During their visit, the England squad...

Gold for Pozzi plus silver for Robertson and student Chalmers at British Indoor Championships

29 February 2016

Andrew Pozzi produced a terrific run to get the better of a 60m hurdles field packed with University of Bath-based athletes past and present at the 2016 Indoor British Championships in Sheffield. The 23-year-old, part of Malcolm Arnold’s training group at the Sports Training Village, secured his place in the Great Britain & NI World Indoor Championships team by winning gold in 7.61. Two University of Bath graduates were hot on his heels – Lawrence Clarke,...

Win in Wales sets Team Bath Netball up for big week of Superleague acton at University of Bath

29 February 2016

Team Bath Netball will go into this week’s big home double header against fellow Superleague top-four contenders Hertfordshire Mavericks and Loughborough Lightning on the back of an impressive weekend win at Celtic Dragons. The Blue and Gold won all four quarters at the Cwmbran Stadium in Wales on Saturday to claim a 65-45 victory overall. That result, combined with a narrow 55-54 defeat for Surrey Storm at Loughborough, moves Team Bath up to second in...

Modern pentathletes learn from taking on the best in Cairo World Cup finals

29 February 2016

Pentathlon GB trio Francesca Summers, Sam Curry and Tom Toolis gained more valuable experience when they competed in high-quality Modern Pentathlon World Cup finals in Cairo, Egypt over the weekend. With Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification points on offer, the standard of competition was extremely high throughout the week as reflected by five of the youthful Pentathlon GB squad going out in the qualifying rounds. Reigning World Junior Champion Summers went on to finish 22nd...

Paralympic skiing champion Kelly Gallagher back on top of the podium at World Cup

27 February 2016

University of Bath graduate Kelly Gallagher enjoyed her biggest success since winning gold at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games as she won the World Cup slalom final in Aspen, Colorado on Saturday. The 30-year-old and new guide Gary Smith finished more than two seconds clear of American skier Danelle Umstead and her husband, Rob, in the visually impaired category. Gallagher, who studied Mathematics, made history two years ago when she won the Super-G title...

Chelsea Lewis in action for Team Bath Netball in the 58-28 Superleague win over Team Northumbria in February 2016

Trip to Wales and two home matches in busy week for Team Bath Netball

26 February 2016

Team Bath Netball head to Wales this weekend for the first of three big Vitality Netball Superleague matches in six days. Saturday’s match against Celtic Dragons (4pm) will take place at Cwmbran Stadium after the Welsh franchise’s regular home venue of Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre was damaged during Storm Imogen. Dragons, who are looking for their first win of the season, have a familiar face in their ranks in mid-courter Kyra Jones – she played for Team...

Sport - 2014 Commonwealth Games - Day Four - Kristian Callaghan

Engineering student Kristian Callaghan targets international success after winning British Airgun title

26 February 2016

Sharp-shooting University of Bath sporting scholar Kristian Callaghan will go into a busy period of international action with confidence high after winning his first British Airgun Championships senior title. The Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (IMEE) Masters student, a three-time junior champion at the event, compiled a score of 191.9 to secure victory in the 10m discipline. He is now equal first in the Great Britain 10m Air Pistol rankings, as well as outright number one...

Student and graduate through to Modern Pentathlon World Cup final in Cairo

26 February 2016

University of Bath student Tom Toolis and graduate Sam Curry have joined Pentathlon GB team-mate Francesca Summers in the individual finals of the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Cairo, Egypt. Toolis (pictured left), who is studying Sports Performance, finished 12th in Group C of the men’s qualifiers on Thursday, crucially moving up two places in the combined run/shoot event. Qualification was more comfortable for Politics and International Relations graduate Curry, whose 20 victories in the...

Jan Gosiewski in the Team Bath Judo Dojo

Globetrotting judoka Jan Gosiewski looking for crowd support on final push for Rio 2016

25 February 2016

The road to Rio will travel through the Czech Republic, Peru, Argentina, Georgia and Turkey for University of Bath judoka Jan Gosiewski over the next few weeks. So ahead of his final push for a dream Olympic place in Team GB, the 27-year-old has launched a crowd-funding campaign to help cover the costs of his extensive travels. The global nature of judo means that Gosiewski has to go around the world to take part in...

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