News Archive, Month: July 2016

Team Bath Judo Club's Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, Renz Vallejera and Jemima Duxberry at the 2016 European University Championships in Croatia

Dual Career programme helps student judoka compete at European University Games

31 July 2016

University of Bath students Jemima Duxberry and Chloe Robyns-Landricombe have thanked the Team Bath Dual Career programme for helping them compete at the 2016 European University Games. Along with fellow students Renz Vallejera and Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, they gained more international judo experience as they represented Great Britain at the multi-sport event in Croatia. Robyns-Landricombe, who is studying Sport Performance and finished seventh in the -57kg weight category, said: “I had an amazing opportunity to train...

Eboni Beckford-Chambers in action against Hertfordshire Mavericks. PICTURE: PA

Sign up now – Team Bath Netball staging open trial for U21 team in August

29 July 2016

Team Bath Netball are inviting aspiring players to an open trial for the 2016-17 U21 squad.  The Blue and Gold have a proud history of developing talented netballers to Superleague and international level, with the likes of Eboni Beckford-Chambers (pictured), MJ Church sporting ambassador Sam Cook and Mia Ritchie all having progressed through the Team Bath ranks. Defender Alana John, who made her Superleague debut last season, and goal-shooter Paige Reed, who impressed with the Netball...

Live blog – Rio 2016 Olympic Games build-up

28 July 2016

Welcome to Team Bath's Rio 2016 Olympics blog! Here you will find the latest results, schedule and news stories relating to the participation of athletes with University of Bath connections at the Olympic Games this summer. Don't forget to check out our Rio 2016 page for full details. August 2 (three days to go!) Rio-bound sprinters Sophie Kamlish and Polly Maton smash PBs ahead of Paralympic Games Kamlish, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University, continued to impress...

Jazmin Sawyers, Andrew Pozzi and Eilidh Doyle return to training after qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Eilidh Doyle and Andrew Pozzi feeling Rio ready thanks to coach Malcolm Arnold

27 July 2016

Legendary athletics coach Malcolm Arnold has famously guided the likes of Jason Gardener, Colin Jackson and John Akii-Bua to Olympic medals during an incredible career spanning nearly 50 years. Now hurdlers Eilidh Doyle and Andrew Pozzi are looking to join that list of greats as they finalise their Rio 2016 Olympic Games preparations at the University of Bath. Both admit it was the opportunity to work with Arnold – Head Coach of the UK Athletics...

(Clockwise from top left) Eden Richardson, Ben Fletcher, Joe Choong, Sam Cook, Dave King, Sydney Gregson and Jay Lelliott have been named as MJ Church sporting ambassadors

Super seven named as sporting ambassadors for MJ Church

26 July 2016

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher and Pentathlon GB’s Joe Choong have been given timely boosts just before they travel to Brazil after being selected among the first group of sporting ambassadors for MJ Church, Team Bath’s new partner. The duo will be amongst a group of University of Bath-based athletes across a range of sports who will bring Team Bath’s partnership with MJ Church alive by attending events and encouraging and inspiring the company’s staff...

Sprinters Sophie Kamlish and Polly Maton join Rio-bound contingent after Paralympic Games selection

26 July 2016

Teenage sprinters Sophie Kamlish and Polly Maton today became the latest University of Bath-based athletes to be selected by ParalympicsGB for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Nineteen-year-old Kamlish – who competed at London 2012 (pictured) – had her place confirmed in the second wave of athletics selections, three days after setting a new T44 100m national record at the IPC Grand Prix Final. That run of 13.35 at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London was the third fastest...

Sophie Kamlish sprints to new national record at Muller Anniversary Games

25 July 2016

Sophie Kamlish strengthened her claim for a Rio 2016 Paralympic Games place by setting a new national record at the IPC Grand Prix Final in London on Saturday. The 19-year-old, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath, ran 13.35 to finish runner-up to T43 World Champion Marlou van Rhijn in the women’s T44 100m at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. “So glad I could get a new PB/NR in front of such a...

Crew Bath rowers Luke Gwenter and Tom Mapp in the men's double scull at the 2016 European University Games

University of Bath rowers impress in national and international regattas

24 July 2016

Rowers at the University of Bath have been making an impact on the national and international stage during a busy summer of racing. Students Luke Gwenter and Tom Mapp represented the GB Universities Rowing Team at the European Universities Games in Zagreb, Croatia, finishing a fine eighth overall in the men’s double scull. They were also part of the Bath University Boat Club men’s eight that qualified for the Temple Challenge Cup at the prestigious...

Jazz Carlin, Andrew Willis, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn have been selected by Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic swimming squad

University of Bath-based swimming quartet “excited to get out to Rio”

21 July 2016

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are beginning to feel very real for the four University of Bath-based swimmers representing Team GB this summer as they prepare to head off to Brazil. British Swimming National Centre Bath quartet Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Chris Walker-Hebborn and Andrew Willis have their final pre-Rio training sessions in the Sports Training Village London 2012 Legacy Pool this week. They will then pack up their Olympic kit and, along with Head...

Mathematics student Joe Choong, of Pentathlon GB, outside the University of Bath library

VIDEO: Rio-bound Joe Choong on why University of Bath is ideal choice for student-athletes

20 July 2016

Rio-bound pentathlete Joe Choong says he would "really recommend the University of Bath to all student-athletes" after successfully managing the demands of his academic and sporting careers to achieve Olympic Games selection. The Pentathlon GB athlete will become the latest in a long line of University of Bath students to compete at a Games when he heads to Rio 2016 next month. The first was David Hembrow back in 1968, the Statistics student and swimmer narrowly missing out on a 4x100m medley relay...

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