News Archive, Month: April 2016

Rio 2016 qualification points up for grabs as Ben Fletcher competes in European Judo Champs

22 April 2016

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher can take a massive step closer to his dream Olympic debut this weekend when he represents Great Britain at the European Championships in Russia. Four-hundred precious Rio 2016 qualification points are up for grabs at the last major competition before this summer’s Games. Fletcher, who competes in the -100kg competition on Saturday, is currently just one position outside the automatic qualification places but still holds one of two European continental quota...

Dan Roberts (left) and Will Serocold have been selected for the 2016 European Touch Rugby Championships. PICTURE: Dan Roberts

Touch of class earns student rugby trio selection for European Championships

22 April 2016

Three University of Bath students have been selected to represent their countries at this summer’s European Touch Rugby Championships in Jersey. Dom Tripp and Will Serocold (pictured) have retained their places in the England Men’s Open squad, while Education with Psychology first-year student Dan Roberts is set to make his senior debut for the Wales Men’s Open team. Sport & Exercise Science student Tripp is currently on a placement year in Australia where he has...

Tom Edwards (left) and Chris Hay (right) won epee silver and bronze respectively at the 2016 British Fencing Championships

Silver and bronze for University of Bath fencers at British Championships

22 April 2016

University of Bath-based fencers Tom Edwards and Chris Hay both finished on the podium at the British Fencing Championships in London Docklands. Only a narrow 15-14 defeat for Biology graduate Hay to Calum Johnston in the semi-finals prevented an all-Bath epee final. Edinburgh’s Johnston went on to edge out defending champion Edwards 13-12 to take gold, with Hay sharing the bronze medal with Aberdeen City’s Neill Tannock. Sports & Exercise Science Masters student Edwards was...

Home quartet heading to Rio as Team GB announce swimming squad at University of Bath

21 April 2016

The road to Rio once again passed directly through the University of Bath today as Team GB officially announced their swimming squad for this summer’s Olympic Games at the Sports Training Village. The team includes four British Swimming National Centre Bath athletes who train in the London 2012 Legacy Pool – Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Chris Walker-Hebborn and Andrew Willis. They were joined at the STV for the announcement by several other members of the...

iz Johnson wins Bronze (Left) and Charlotte Henshaw wins Silver (Right) in final of the Womens 100m Breaststroke SB6. (Photo: Clare Green/ParalympicsGB)

Retiring Paralympic champion Liz Johnson thanks University of Bath swimming coach

21 April 2016

Multiple Paralympic medallist Liz Johnson has praised University of Bath Head Swimming Coach Mark Skimming after announcing her retirement from the sport. Johnson worked with Skimming at the Sports Training Village for four years in the build-up to London 2012, where she won a bronze medal in the SB6 100m breaststroke. That completed her Paralympic medal collection in the event, adding to the silver she won at Athens 2004 and her memorable gold medal at...

Pictured are (from left) REVO UK Brand Manager Tyron Dawkins, Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, Alex Lane, Anna Hopkin and University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley

Golden achievements saluted as athletes of the month receive their prizes

20 April 2016

Judoka Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, swimmer Anna Hopkin, badminton player Alex Lane and slider David Swift are the latest winners of the Team Bath athlete of the month awards. The awards, which are supported by REVO Eyewear and Ellis & Killpartrick, once again showcased the outstanding calibre of sporting talent at the University of Bath. Judoka Awiti-Alcaraz, a Sport Performance student supported by a King Scholarship, was one of two award winners for January after she claimed U21 -63kg gold at...

The University of Bath hosted a Badminton Bronze tournament in April 2016

Badminton players from across the world head to STV for major tournament

20 April 2016

Nearly 200 players from 20 different nations took part in a major badminton tournament at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday. A busy day of action saw 229 games played in the Team Bath Arena before the winners were decided in the men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles. There was home success in the University of Bath Senior Bronze event for Stephanie Pinharry, who won the women’s...

Sam Cook in action for England Netball during their 65-42 victory over Trinidad & Tobago at the Sports Training Village. PICTURE: David Roper

Team Bath Netball’s Sam Cook returns to England squad for Netball Europe

19 April 2016

Team Bath Netball defender Sam Cook has been named in the England squad for next month’s Netball Europe competition in Newcastle. Cook has made a strong recovery from injury this season to help the Blue and Gold qualify for the Vitality Netball Superleague semi-finals. She has 12 senior caps and last wore the Rose when she helped England win Netball Europe last year. Cook is joined in the squad by Ama Agbeze (captain), Laura Malcolm...

Karla Mostert in action for Team Bath Netball in the VItality Netball Superleague, February 2016

Vote Team Bath’s Karla Mostert for Sky Sports Netball Player of the Season!

19 April 2016

Team Bath Netball defender Karla Mostert has capped an impressive debut year in the Blue and Gold by being shortlisted for the Sky Sports Netball Player of the Season award. The South African international is nominated alongside Ama Agbeze (Loughborough Lightning), Sara Bayman (Manchester Thunder), Sophia Candappa (Surrey Storm) and Sammy Wallace (Hertfordshire Mavericks) for the coveted award, which is voted for by the public. CLICK HERE TO GIVE KARLA YOUR VOTE Mostert, who has played...

Anna Stembridge punches the air after a Team Bath Netball goal during the 2016 Superleague season

Head coach hails Team Bath Netball’s resilience after dramatic extra-time win over Mavericks

18 April 2016

Team Bath Netball showed tremendous resilience and character as they beat fellow semi-finalists Hertfordshire Mavericks in one of the most exciting Vitality Netball Superleague matches of the 2016 season. The two teams went toe to toe throughout an absorbing encounter that finished 44-44 after 60 minutes, with Lenize Potgieter levelling for the visitors in the dying seconds. With no tied games in the league, the match went to two additional seven-minute periods where Team Bath...

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