News Archive, Month: September 2016

Jamie Cooke and Samantha Murray contested the Kremlin Cup in October 2016

From Rio to Russia as pentathletes Murray and Cooke head to Kremlin Cup

30 September 2016

Rio 2016 Olympians Jamie Cooke and Samantha Murray will head to Moscow this weekend to represent Pentathlon GB in the Kremlin Cup. The University of Bath-based athletes will both be making their debuts in the invitational event, which will see 12 nations competing in a mixed relay on Sunday. Murray, who won Olympic silver at the London 2012 Games, was the highest-placed former medallist in Rio as she finished ninth overall after a strong second...

University of Bath-based athletes dominate Bath Chronicle Sports Awards shortlists

29 September 2016

Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic medallists are among the University of Bath-based athletes and alumni shortlisted for this year’s Bath Chronicle Sports Awards. Paul Blake, who won gold and silver at the Paralympic Games, is in the running for Disability Sports Performer of the Year along with training partner Sophie Kamlish, who set a new world record in Rio – both are coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village. Also shortlisted are badminton player...

University of Bath captain Will Britton at the launch of the 2016 BUCS Super Rugby league at Twickenham

Captain Will Britton excited by “very special” BUCS Super Rugby challenge

28 September 2016

His long-term objective is to forge a successful career with Bath Rugby in the Premiership but for the time being Will Britton has his eyes firmly focused on dominating a new-look competition called BUCS Super Rugby. The 20-year-old Sport & Social Sciences student, who plays second row, has been handed the honour of leading the University of Bath in the new national league which will see the eight strongest higher-education teams go head-to-head. It is launching in...

500 days to go – milestone moment for University’s winter-sport athletes on path to Pyeongchang 2018

26 September 2016

Rio 2016 may have just finished but the countdown to the next Olympic and Paralympic action is already well under way, with only 500 days to go until the 2018 Winter Games begin in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association, based at the University of Bath, will be looking to build on the success they have enjoyed at the Winter Olympics during the past 14 years. They have won medals in the...

Dave McNulty in front of the new video monitors in the London 2012 Legacy Pool

Head coach receives Award of Excellence after guiding swimmers to Rio 2016 Olympic success

26 September 2016

University of Bath-based swimming coach Dave McNulty has been honoured for his work at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with silver-medallists Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn. McNulty, Head Coach of the British Swimming National Centre Bath, received the Coaching Award of Excellence during the British Swimming Coaches Association (BCSA) annual conference in Leeds. Athletes from the National Centre Bath, who train in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, were involved in four of the...

Great Britain's Amy Wilson-Hardy in action during the rugby sevens bronze medal match at the Deodoro Stadium on the third day of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil. PICTURE: David Davies/PA Wire

Amy Wilson Hardy leads GB Lions to third-placed finish at Rugby Europe Grand Prix Sevens

26 September 2016

University of Bath graduate Amy Wilson Hardy captained England Women to a third-placed finish at the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Sevens Series in Malemort, France on Sunday. The side, playing as GB Lions, won two of their three Pool C matches and then overcame a Wales side – playing as GB Royals – 14-5 in the quarter-finals. England then led France 19-17 with three seconds left on the clock in the semi-final, only for the...

Team Bath Netball Superleague winners 2013

Superleague-winning captain among netball coaches joining Team Bath Apprentice programme

23 September 2016

Former Team Bath Netball captain Asha Francis is among eight coaches from across the South West region to have been selected for the Team Bath Netball Apprentice Coach Programme for the 2016-17 season. They were all identified as having the potential, drive, determination and commitment to work with players in a performance environment after a selection process that involved interviews and practical sessions. The Blue and Gold coaching workforce is growing this season to cope...

Great Britain's Amy Wilson-Hardy in action during the rugby sevens bronze medal match at the Deodoro Stadium on the third day of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil. PICTURE: David Davies/PA Wire

Olympian Amy Wilson Hardy to captain GB as Rugby Europe 7s series reaches a climax

22 September 2016

University of Bath graduate Amy Wilson Hardy will wear the captain’s armband when the final round of the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Sevens Series takes place in Malemort, France this weekend. She is one of three England players who represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in a squad that also features a number of debutants. While England players were part of two mixed GB squads for the first leg of the series...

The University of Bath men's rugby team won the Red Bull 7s for a third year running with a 21-19 victory over Cardiff Met at The Rec in September 2016. MUST CREDIT: Taking Pictures (Sport).

Hat-trick of Red Bull 7s titles completed as rugby men reign at The Rec once again

21 September 2016

The University of Bath men’s rugby team were crowned as Red Bull 7s champions for a third year running after recording another dramatic last-gasp win in front of a 13,500-strong crowd at The Rec on Saturday. Levi Davis, who had touched down earlier in the game, set up a try for James Catlin in the dying seconds that was converted as the University came from behind to beat Cardiff Met 21-19. The entertaining match –...

Rio 2016 Olympians staging Team Bath judo masterclass to help fund knee surgery for Jemima

20 September 2016

Rio 2016 Olympians Ben Fletcher and Natalie Powell are among the international judoka putting on a Team Bath Masterclass this week to help fund surgery for University of Bath student Jemima Duxberry. Fletcher (pictured) - a sporting ambassador for MJ Church - will return to his home dojo at the Sports Training Village to provide a fun judo session for under-16s alongside fellow GB international Powell from 6.45pm to 8.15pm on Thursday [September 22]. They...

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