News Archive, Month: June 2016

26 half-marathons down – 26 to go! Team Bath S&C coach Bob Smith reaches halfway point of charity marathon journey

23 June 2016

Most of us mere mortals find the prospect of a single half-marathon a relatively daunting experience. The same can't be said of Team Bath Strength and Conditioning Coach Bob Smith who, on Sunday, ran his 26th such distance in as many weeks. In January, Bob ran the first of 52 half-marathons planned for 2016 in aid of the Wallace & Gromit Grand Appeal at Bristol Children’s Hospital who provided care for his daughter Autumn when she was taken...

Paralympics London 2012 - Paul Blake celebrates winning a Silver Medal after competing in the Men's 400m - T36 Final. Photo: Richard Washbrooke/ParalympicsGB

Double London 2012 medallist Paul Blake named in ParalympicsGB squad for Rio Olympic Games

23 June 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Paul Blake will go in search of gold in Brazil after being named in an initial 13-strong track and field squad by ParalympicsGB. Blake - who competes in the T36 400m and T36 800m Paralympic events - is a triple World Champion and recently claimed victory in the T36 400m at the XI International Meeting Kern Pharma Grand Prix in Sauleda in May. The 26-year old, trained by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training...

British Athletics legends Malcolm Arnold and Colin Jackson inducted into Hall of Fame for Sport

22 June 2016

Two of the most iconic figures of British Athletics were today welcomed into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. Renowned coach Malcolm Arnold OBE and twice world champion hurdler Colin Jackson CBE were formally inducted by University Vice Chancellor Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell in front of a crowd which included current athletics stars based at the Sports Training Village. "In our minds, he is the most successful British athletics coach of all time," said the Vice...

Team Bath Netball head coach Anna Stembridge at the pre-season tri-tourmanent in November 2015

Sportplan announce Team Bath as Official Content Partner

21 June 2016

Sportplan and Team Bath have teamed up in a Content Partnership which is already paying dividends for the world’s largest community of sports coaches in a special year for the University of Bath which has begun this week to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Team Bath is now the Official Content Partner of Sportplan and as such is sharing the sporting knowledge of the professional team of experts from the University of Bath’s Department of Sports Development...

Go on an Olympic journey during Rio-themed Family Fun Day at University of Bath

18 June 2016

People will have the chance to go on their own Olympic journey and win a medal during a Rio-themed Team Bath Family Fun Day.  Taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from 12-4pm on Saturday, June 25, the annual event provides an opportunity to try out some of the best sports facilities in the country for free. There will be fun for all the family, including have-a-go sessions in tennis, badminton, fencing...

From Team Bath to Team GB as judoka Ben Fletcher is selected for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

16 June 2016

With 50 days to go until Rio 2016, Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher today became the ninth University of Bath-based athlete to be officially selected by Team GB for this summer’s Olympic Games. The 24-year-old, who is coached by Juergen Klinger at the Sports Training Village, will compete in the men’s -100kg weight category after being one of seven Brits to successfully qualify for the Games. After a gruelling two-year qualification period that took him...

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Customer notice – University of Bath Open Days

15 June 2016

The University of Bath will be staging two Open Days this week, on Thursday June 16 and Friday June 17. Customers of the Sports Training Village are advised that the campus will be busy on both days and they should allow additional time to park. Travel by public transport is recommended where possible. More information on the Open Days is available here. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Team Bath Buccaneers forge groundbreaking twinning link with Dutch hockey giants Hurley

15 June 2016

Team Bath Buccaneers hope that a groundbreaking twinning process with Dutch Premier League club Hurley will lead to more talented young players combining hockey and study at the University of Bath. Three Buccaneers executive members flew out to Amsterdam recently to establish the link, the first of its kind between two European clubs. And Chair Nick Kendall, who was joined on the trip by Director of Hockey Heber Ackland and men’s assistant coach Jon Williams,...

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Wildcard ensures Wimbledon return for Team Bath MCTA’s Anna Smith and Jocelyn Rae

15 June 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Anna Smith and her women’s doubles partner Jocelyn Rae have been handed wildcards for Wimbledon 2016. The Championships, taking place from June 27 to July 10, will mark a third Grand Slam appearance of the year for Smith and Rae, who are Britain’s doubles partnership in the Federation Cup. They reached the last 16 at the Australian Open in January and progressed to the last 32 at the French Open...

(Clockwise from top left) Tom Church (MJ Church Director), Ben McLeod (MJ Church Land Surveyor), Ben Staff (MJ Church Operations Director), Conrad Williams (MJ Church Plant Hire Coordinator), Ann Kyte (MJ Church Office Manager), Hannah Whittle (MJ Church Event & Sales Coordinator), Stephen Baddeley (University of Bath Director of Sport), Jess Church (MJ Church Event Waste Manager), Tom Nelson (MJ Church Waste Management Graduate), Rachel Shaw (netball), Jay Lelliott (swimming), Sophie Kamlish (athletics) and Piers Gilliver (wheelchair fencing).

Building winners as Team Bath forges exciting new partnership with South-West business MJ Church

14 June 2016

Proven medal-winning athletes from four different sports teamed up today to meet Team Bath’s new partner MJ Church. With 50 days to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games falling tomorrow (Wednesday), the news that Team Bath has a backer prepared to support grass-roots through to the elite was a significant boost to the whole family of sports based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. World number one wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver, who is seeking...

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