News Archive, Month: March 2016

Team Bath Netball Goalden Globes

Team Bath join forces with Goalden Globes to celebrate netball in South West

17 March 2016

Team Bath Netball’s end-of-season awards will this year be bigger and better than ever as they form part of a region-wide celebration of the sport at all levels. The annual dinner, which reflects on Team Bath’s achievements in the Vitality Netball Superleague and Netball Performance League (NPL), will take place alongside the England Netball and Netball South West Goalden Globes Awards. The Goalden Globes celebrate the hard work and dedication of netball officials, coaches, young...

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

Team Bath Buccaneers trio join head coach on England Hockey duty

17 March 2016

Sporting scholar Peter Scott (pictured) is one of three Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club players who will be representing England at age-group level over Easter. The University of Bath Sport Performance student, supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, will be joined by Liam Sanford in the England U21 squad to face Germany at Bisham Abbey. Both Scott and Sanford helped Great Britain U21s win gold at the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia earlier this...

Team Bath's Karla Mostert clashes with Surrey Storm's Pamela Cookey

Team Bath Netball look to bounce back from Storm setback against Yorkshire Jets

16 March 2016

Team Bath Netball will once again be looking to demonstrate their bouncebackability when they welcome struggling Yorkshire Jets to the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Friday (7.45pm). The Blue and Gold - backed by Carter Jonas - were beaten 54-42 by Vitality Netball Superleague play-off rivals Surrey Storm last weekend, with an 18-9 first-quarter deficit proving too big to turn around. It was Team Bath’s third defeat of the season but they produced...

Strength & conditioning coach Bob Smith with comedian Russell Howard at the 2016 Bath Half

“Runner’s high” for Bob Smith as University fundraisers hit streets for Bath Half

15 March 2016

Staff and athletes at the University of Bath were among the 12,700 runners who took part in the Vitality Bath Half Marathon on Sunday. For Bob Smith, Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Team Bath MCTA International High-Performance Tennis Academy, it was his 11th half-marathon in as many weeks as he continues his inspirational fundraising effort for the Wallace & Gromit Grand Appeal at Bristol Children’s Hospital. His baby daughter Autumn was rushed to...

Team Bath Tennis tweeted this picture of the men's 1st team after they reached the final of the 2016 BUCS Championships

University of Bath sporting students seek final flourish on BUCS Big Wednesday

15 March 2016

Student badminton, rugby league, tennis and water polo teams from the University of Bath are hoping for a brilliant BUCS Big Wednesday as they prepare to compete in national finals. This Wednesday (March 16) will see thousands of student-athletes from across the country in action as the BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] cup competitions reach their climax. The University of Bath men’s tennis 1st team (pictured) are looking for plenty of home support when...

University of Bath sporting scholar Eilidh Prise won the ladies' BUCS modern pentathlon individual title in March 2016

All-round ability secures BUCS modern pentathlon gold for scholar Eilidh Prise

15 March 2016

A series of strong performances from talented all-rounder Eilidh Prise saw the University of Bath sporting scholar win gold at the Ladies’ BUCS Modern Pentathlon Championships. The Mathematics student, supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, was the top performer in the fencing, swimming and combined run/shoot as she finished with 5,224 points in total – nearly 1,000 more than her nearest opponent. Prise – who made her senior UIPM World Cup debut with Pentathlon GB...

Ben Fletcher and Emmanuel Nartey both won gold at the Casablanca African Open in March 2016

Judo duo Ben Fletcher and Emmanuel Nartey strike gold at Casablanca African Open

14 March 2016

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher and Emmanuel Nartey both took major steps on the road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as they won gold at the Casablanca African Open on Sunday. Gary Hall also claimed his second Continental Open medal of the year during an impressive weekend in Morocco. Victory in the -100kg weight division was the perfect way for Fletcher to celebrate his 24th birthday. “It was a good day’s judo – I’m not...

Jenny Nesbitt on her way to team silver at the 2016 World University Cross Country Championships

Jenny Nesbitt leads GB to team silver at World University Cross Country Championships

14 March 2016

University of Bath sporting scholar Jenny Nesbitt led Great Britain to a team silver medal at the World University Cross Country Championships in Monte Cassino, Italy. And she was unfortunate not to collect an individual medal as well after a gutsy performance which saw Nesbitt lead from the front before being overtaken by Turkey’s Sevilay Eytemis and Japanese duo Moeno Shimizu and Maki Izumida in the last 500m. “I’m slightly gutted to just miss out...

Joe Choong on his way to a seventh-placed finish at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Joe Choong and Freyja Prentice are highest Pentathlon GB finishers during challenging Rio 2016 test event

14 March 2016

University of Bath student Joe Choong was the Pentathlon GB team’s highest-placed finisher during a challenging weekend at the UIPM World Cup in Rio, Brazil. Choong, who studies Mathematics, was 13th in the men’s final on Sunday after fine performances in the fencing and swimming disciplines. Jamie Cooke was 19th but Sport Performance student Tom Toolis and Politics & International Relations graduate Sam Curry did not qualify for the final, the latter being withdrawn from...

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