News Archive, Month: February 2016

Grace McCatty taking part in the Zambia IDEALS project

University of Bath staff take on 2016 Bath Half to raise Zambia IDEALS funds

19 February 2016

Eleven University of Bath staff members are putting on their running shoes to raise money for a sports development project in Africa by taking on the 2016 Vitality Bath Half Marathon. All sponsorship money raised by the team on Sunday, March 13 will go towards funding the UK Sport IDEALS project in Zambia. The University’s Department of Sports Development has been involved in the project for the past ten years, with students spending six weeks...

VIDEO: Team Bath Netball’s Mia Ritchie crowned queen of Sky Sports’ Silly Superleague Challenge

19 February 2016

We’ll have to wait until May 7 before the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague champions are crowned but Team Bath Netball can already boast one title this season, thanks to Mia Ritchie.  The Pocket Rocket was victorious when players from seven of the franchises, plus Sasha Corbin representing England Netball, took part in the Silly Netball Superleague Challenge on Sky Sports’ Gamechangers programme. Mia’s first fun test was The Tower, where she and Loughborough Lightning’s Jade...

An emotional Alex Lane celebrates after reaching the English National Badminton Championships men's singles final, February 2016

University of Bath student-athletes looking to show Sheffield steel at 2016 BUCS Nationals

18 February 2016

This weekend will see around 100 student athletes from the University of Bath head north to Sheffield to compete in the 2015-16 BUCS Nationals, writes Jamie Betts. Now in its fourth year, the three-day competition will see more than 6,000 students from universities and colleges across Britain compete for honours in ten different sports. This year’s sports are athletics, badminton, boxing, climbing, fencing, judo, karate, rifle shooting, swimming and trampolining, with the University of Bath...

Thomas Tsiopanis has been named as Cypriot Male Swimmer of the Year 2015

Record-breaking sporting scholar Thomas Tsiopanis named as Cypriot Male Swimmer of the Year

18 February 2016

University of Bath sporting scholar Thomas Tsiopanis has been named as Cypriot Male Swimmer of the Year. The 22-year-old, who is in the second year of a Sports Performance degree, received the accolade after a 2015 that saw him set six national records – two of them while competing at the World University Games in South Korea. He clocked 2:07.74 in the 200m individual medley, beating the record he had previously set at the 2015 Games...

Mia Ritchie in action for Team Bath Netball against Manchester Thunder, February 2016. PICTURE: Clare Green

Mia Ritchie confident of positive Team Bath Netball reaction ahead of Northumbria Superleague match

17 February 2016

Mid-courter Mia Ritchie believes Team Bath Netball will come back stronger from their Vitality Netball Superleague defeat to Manchester Thunder. Team Bath – backed by Carter Jonas – go into this Friday’s home match against Team Northumbria (7.45pm) looking to bounce back immediately from the 62-37 reverse to an impressive Thunder outfit. That was the first major setback for the new-look Team Bath squad, who were beaten just twice during pre-season and had won their...

University of Bath badminton player Kirby Ngan with coach Pete Bush after her ladies' singles win at the 2016 National U19 Championships

Double delight for Kirby Ngan ahead of Badminton England debut at European Team Championships

16 February 2016

University of Bath-based badminton player Kirby Ngan will make her senior England debut this week on the back of a double success at the National U19 Championships. The 18-year-old, from Bristol, won both the ladies’ singles and doubles titles in Milton Keynes over the weekend before flying out to Kazan in Russia to compete in the European Team Championships. Ngan is part of Head Badminton Coach Pete Bush’s training group at the Sports Training Village....

The BBSA tweeted this picture of Bruce Tasker, Performance Director Gary Anderson and Joel Fearon after a fourth-placed finish at the 2016 World Championships

Bruce Tasker and Joel Fearon ‘over the moon’ after Britain’s best bobsleigh result for 50 years

16 February 2016

The University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association is celebrating its best two-man bobsleigh result on the global stage for 50 years. Bruce Tasker and Joel Fearon finished fourth at the World Championships in Igls, Austria on Sunday, just two-tenths of a second outside the medal places. The result was all the more impressive as it was Tasker’s first appearance at a World Championships as a pilot – he still competes as a brakeman...

Rower Nick Bell is supported by a Goldsmith Scholarship

Top-ten finish for sporting scholar Nick Bell at GB Rowing Team winter assessment

16 February 2016

University of Bath sporting scholar Nick Bell recorded a top-ten finish at the third GB Rowing Team assessment of the winter on Saturday. Conditions in Boston, Lincolnshire were challenging, with rowers having to contend with cold temperatures and a strong headwind as they took on the gruelling 5k time-trial. But Bell, a Sport & Exercise Science student who is supported by a Goldsmith Scholarship, produced a good effort to finish tenth in the men’s single...

Jazz Carlin

15 February 2016

Sport: Swimming Date and place of birth: 17 September 1990, Swindon Coach: Dave McNulty, British Swimming National Centre Bath Biography: Welsh swimmer Jazz has won multiple medals on the World, Commonwealth, European and British stage but it is her silver double at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games that is perhaps her finest career moment to date. Four years after missing out on London 2012 through illness, Jazz was the only Team GB swimmer to win two individual medals...

Ed Smith

15 February 2016

Sport: Skeleton Biography: Ed was scouted through the UK Sport Talent Identification programme in 2008 - the same year as Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas - and first started competitive sliding the following year. For a full biography profile, visit

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