News Archive, Month: February 2016

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...

(L-R) Back row of two: Jake Dennis and Oliver Rowland, Front row of five: Derek Walters, John McPhee, Alex Quinn, Rory Skinner, Don Macpherson pose for a photograph, University of Bath, Claverton Down Road, Bath. | Photographer: Artur Lesniak/arturlesniak.com | Date: 15/02/2016 | Copyright: Artur Lesniak/Local World

Young British motor racers gear up for new season at University of Bath

25 February 2016

Motor racing stars of the future have been put through their paces ahead of the 2016 season during a four-day boot camp at the University of Bath. The Racing Steps Foundation (RSF), a performance development and support programme for young British racers, visited the Sports Training Village last week. The drivers and bike riders performed strength and cardiovascular work to help ensure they are physically fit for the new season, while also using the physio and...

Fencer Noah Rogerson on the attack at the 2015 Boston Grand Prix, staged at Harvard University

BLOG: Harvard University test as sporting scholar Noah Rogerson takes on world’s best sabre fencers

25 February 2016

University of Bath sporting scholar Noah Rogerson gained valuable international fencing experience when he represented Great Britain at the prestigious Boston Grand Prix in the United States. More than 300 elite sabre fencers – including two Olympic champions and five World Championship gold-medallists – took part in the event at the historic Harvard University, one of the last competitions in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualifying calendar. Rogerson, a Mathematics student who is supported by...

The Science Behind Sport: Introducing brand new podcasts from Team Bath Physio and Sport Science

24 February 2016

As part of the University's Team Bath Futures project, we are delighted to unveil a series of new podcasts produced by Team Bath Physio and Sport Science. A big facet of the Futures project is education and our podcasts aim to bring young athletes, parents and professionals interested in developing their sport science knowledge base up to date with the discussions taking place within the industry. Our podcasts explore the science behind sport, from growth and maturation to injury prevention and...

Judo AASE programme aims to breed next generation of performance athletes

24 February 2016

Six of the most talented young judoka in the South West last week spent time with Team Bath's high performance judo squad as part of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) programme. The year-long programme, run in conjunction with the British Judo Association (BJA), is designed to provide young athletes aged 16-18 with the opportunity to experience the lifestyle of performance athletes. At the same time they are helped towards earning UCAS-recognised sports qualifications which equate to two...

The University of Bath athletics team won seven medals, including three gold, at the 2016 BUCS Nationals

Ten gold medals and a new record as University of Bath student-athletes excel at BUCS Nationals

23 February 2016

University of Bath students won a multitude of medals during a fantastic weekend of competition at the BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Nationals in Sheffield – the UK’s biggest multi-sport event. There were individual golds for Beth Close, Josh Olawore and Cameron Chalmers (athletics); Alex Lane (badminton); Chloe Robyns-Landricombe, Prisca Awiti-Alcarez and Jemima Duxberry (judo); Anna Hopkin and Matthew Johnson (swimming); and Vicky Shenton (trampolining). Holly Clemens, SU Sport Officer, said: “It makes me...

Eilidh Prise and Francesca Summers won women's relay gold at the 2015 Modern Pentathlon World Junior Championships

World Cup debuts for students Eilidh Prise and Georgia Pipes as modern pentathletes head to Cairo

23 February 2016

University of Bath students Eilidh Prise and Georgia Pipes will make their senior Modern Pentathlon World Cup debuts in Cairo, Egypt this week. A youthful squad has been announced by Pentathlon GB for the first major competition of the Rio 2016 Olympic season. Prise, a Bill Whiteley Sports Scholar and Dual Career athlete, studies Mathematics while Pipes is a Sociology student. Both won medals at last year’s Junior World Championships, as did individual champion Francesca...

Dom Parsons at the 2016 Skeleton World Championships. PICTURE: Charlie Booker

Third top-ten finish for PhD student Dom Parsons as Skeleton and Bobsleigh World Champs conclude

22 February 2016

University of Bath PhD student Dom Parsons recorded another top-ten finish at the Skeleton World Championships in Igls, Austria. Parsons (pictured), who has recently recovered from an ankle injury, was tenth after the first day of competition and maintained that position with the seventh and 12th best runs respectively in heats three and four. It was the third time the Mechanical Engineering student, who is supported by the University’s Dual Career programme, had finished in...

Jody Paul (back right) worked as performance analyst for GB Hockey's senior men at the World League Finals in December 2015

University hockey coach Jody Paul gains more international experience with Great Britain roles

21 February 2016

Jody Paul believes he has brought extra skills back to his role as Head Hockey Coach at the University of Bath after working with Great Britain’s men and women. Paul, who is head coach of GB’s U18 boys and assistant with the U21 men, joined the senior coaching staff as a performance analyst for the recent World League Finals in India. He then flew out to the United States to work with the touring GB...

Jo Vann in action for Team Bath Netball against Team Northumbria, February 2016. PICTURE: David Roper

Coach pleased with response as Team Bath Netball beat Northumbria by 30-goal margin in Vitality Superleague

19 February 2016

Team Bath Netball got back to winning ways in style on Friday as they recorded a 58-28 home victory over Team Northumbria in the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague.  Another four-figure crowd at the Team Bath Arena saw the home team put last week’s defeat to Manchester Thunder behind them with a performance that grew in confidence and quality as the match progressed. Head Coach Anna Stembridge said: “It was a really good response. We were...

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