News Archive, Month: March 2016

Fit-again Freyja Prentice excited to compete at Rio 2016 Olympic Games test event

10 March 2016

Freyja Prentice and her Pentathlon GB team-mates will compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic venues today as the second UIPM World Cup of the season gets under way. The competition in Brazil is doubling as an Olympic test event and University of Bath Biology graduate Prentice cannot wait to get started. “I am very excited about competing this week,” she said. “It is always good to get the first competition underway after such a long...

Bath Sword Club's Ben Bates on the attack during his successful U23 British Championships, March 2016

Young fencer wins national title as Bath Sword Club take on the best of British

10 March 2016

Fencers who train with Bath Sword Club at the University of Bath are celebrating a weekend of British Championships success and national call-ups. Seventeen-year-old Ben Bates led the way as he won foil gold at the U23 Championships, an age group in which he still has another five years. He got off to a rocky start in the first round, losing two of his preliminary fights, but rallied and progressed smoothly through the tournament to...

Sports Massage students get hands-on experience with Bath Rugby Foundation runners at 2016 Bath Half

09 March 2016

Students on a Sports Massage course at the University of Bath will be putting their new-found skills to good use on Sunday as they help runners prepare and recover at the 2016 Vitality Bath Half Marathon. For the third successive year, Team Bath Training & Development is the official Sports Massage Provider for the Bath Rugby Foundation team as they take on the 13-mile challenge. This year a team of 150 runners, representing and fundraising...

Emma Hurst won the BUCS women's singles tennis title in March 2016

Sporting scholar Emma Hurst wins BUCS tennis gold as men’s team reach national final

08 March 2016

University of Bath sporting scholar Emma Hurst lived up to her billing as number one seed when she won the women’s singles title at the BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Individual Tennis Championships. The Sport & Exercise Science student, supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, was in impressive form over the weekend as she beat Tatiana Zheleznyak 6-3 6-3 and Jessica Ren 6-2 6-0 to reach the semi-finals. She then overcame number three seed...

Students learn from the best as they help England Rugby’s Six Nations preparations

07 March 2016

Players from the University of Bath rugby team got to take on some of the best in the game when they took part in an England training session. Eddie Jones and his England team used the Sports Training Village facilities to prepare for their RBS Six Nations match against Wales on Saturday, March 12 at Twickenham. And as part of their on-pitch training, they invited nine rugby-playing students to help with the drills. Sports &...

Samantha Murray, Kate French and Freyja Prentice with their team gold at the European Championships

Early taster of Rio 2016 Olympic Games as Pentathlon GB squad head to Brazil World Cup

07 March 2016

University of Bath students Joe Choong and Tom Toolis are part of an eight-strong Pentathlon GB squad flying out to Brazil this week to compete in a Rio 2016 Olympic Games test event. The second UIPM World Cup of the season, taking place from March 10-13, is being staged at all of the venues being used for this summer’s Games – the Youth Arena, Deodoro Aquatics Centre and Deodoro Stadium. Athletes will also experience the adjusted...

Jo Vann in action for Team Bath Netball against Loughborough Lightning, March 2016

Important win sees Team Bath Netball open up six-point gap over Loughborough Lightning

04 March 2016

Team Bath Netball moved level on points with Manchester Thunder and Hertfordshire Mavericks at the top of the Vitality Netball Superleague table with a convincing 60-44 win over fellow play-off contenders Loughborough Lightning on Friday. As snow fell outside the University of Bath Sports Training Village, Team Bath turned up the heat inside it with a confident performance thoroughly enjoyed by another capacity crowd. The result leaves Team Bath six points clear of fifth-placed Lightning...

Heather Stanning is welcomed into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport by Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley. Credit: Clare Green for Matchtight

Olympic rowing champion Heather Stanning inducted into Hall of Fame for Sport

04 March 2016

Reigning Olympic, World and European rowing champion Heather Stanning today became the latest inductee into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. Stanning first took up rowing while studying Sports Technology at the University and developed her talent with the GB Rowing Team Start Programme based at the Sports Training Village (STV) and Minerva Bath Rowing Club. Aspiring Olympians currently on the Start Programme joined members of Minerva and the University’s Boat Club...

Head coach Eddie Jones in the Team Bath Gym during England Rugby's visit to the University of Bath, March 2016

VIDEO: Watch England men’s rugby team in Six Nations training at University of Bath

03 March 2016

Head Coach Eddie Jones has praised the “fantastic facilities” at the University of Bath as the England men’s rugby team conclude their training week. Speaking exclusively to England Rugby TV, Jones also welcomed the tremendous reception his squad received from students and customers at the Sports Training Village. “We are training in the fantastic facilities here at the University of Bath,” he said. “The students see the players working hard and the players get to...

University of Bath Rugby tweeted this picture of England Women U20 internationals Jessie Hood, Lottie Holland and Chantelle Miell

England Women name four University of Bath students in match-day squad to face France

02 March 2016

University of Bath sporting scholar Sydney Gregson has been named in the England Women U20 starting XV for Saturday’s rugby international against France. The Sport Performance student, who is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, will start at full-back for the match at Esher RFC (2pm). Three of Gregson’s University of Bath team-mates are on the bench for England – Jessie Hood, Chantelle Miell and Lottie Holland. All four, who play their club rugby for...

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