News Archive, Month: October 2016

Lizzy Yarnold returns to World Cup circuit as skeleton and bobsleigh squads are announced

31 October 2016

Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold will make her return to international competition in December after being named in the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) World Cup squads for the 2016-17 season. Joining Yarnold on the skeleton circuit will be emerging talent Jack Thomas and the experienced duo of Laura Deas and University of Bath Mechanical Engineering PhD student Dom Parsons, who is supported by the Team Bath Dual Career programme. Lamin Deen, Brad Hall, Bruce Tasker...

Heather Olver in team doubles action at the Commonwealth Games 2014

Olympian Heather Olver thanks University of Bath coach as she retires from badminton

30 October 2016

University of Bath graduate Heather Olver has announced her retirement from badminton after an excellent career which saw her win three Commonwealth Games medals and represent Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Olver studied Coach Education & Sports Development from 2004 to 2007, with her time at the University being bookended by two memorable successes – team bronze with England at the 2004 Commonwealth Youth Games and victory with Bath in the prestigious...

Rachel Shaw in front of a big Team Bath Netball crowd against Manchester Thunder in February 2016

Get ready for biggest Superleague season yet as 2017 Team Bath Netball fixtures are announced

28 October 2016

Excitement is building for Team Bath Netball players and fans ahead of what promises to be the biggest and most competitive Vitality Netball Superleague season ever after the 2017 fixtures were released today. Ten franchises will compete in the expanded league this season and all will be in action at the Genting Arena in Birmingham on February 25 as Super Saturday returns after its successful debut earlier this year. The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold –...

A judo development camp took place in the Team Bath Dojo in October 2016

Team Bath Judo Development Camp gives youngsters the chance to train with Olympians

26 October 2016

Promising young judoka from the West of England got to train alongside Olympians and international medallists when the University of Bath Sports Training Village hosted a Judo Development Camp on Tuesday. The half-term holidays allowed youngsters in the Western Area Development Squad and members of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sports Excellence (AASE) programme to take to the mat with Team Bath’s high-performance group of GB judoka including Ben Fletcher, who fought at Rio 2016. They...

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

University rugby alumni named in England Women squad for Autumn internationals

26 October 2016

University of Bath alumni Natasha Hunt, Izzy Noel-Smith and Amy Wilson Hardy have all been named in the England Women rugby squad for next month’s Old Mutual Wealth Series. The Red Roses will entertain France, New Zealand and Canada during November, the latter being played at Twickenham following the men’s international against Argentina. They will also visit Dublin to face Ireland in a non-Series fixture. Sarah Hunter, who trains at the Sports Training Village, will...

University of Bath men's 1st XV celebrate after beating Leeds Beckett 17-14 at The Rec in October 2016

Happy 50th to University of Bath as thousands cheer 1st XV to third Super Rugby win

25 October 2016

The University of Bath’s 50th anniversary was celebrated in fitting style as thousands of fans packed into The Rec to roar the men’s 1st XV to a 17-14 victory over Leeds Beckett University in the BUCS Super League. It was a third successive win for the Blue and Gold in the new national competition, following bonus-point successes against Northumbria and Loughborough, and moves them top of the early standings. Again they had to come from...

(From left) Men’s 1st XV captain Will Britton and Students’ Union Sport Officer Will Galloway present the 50th anniversary rugby shirt to Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath. PICTURE: Clare Green for Matchtight.

Big night of rugby at The Rec as University of Bath celebrates 50th anniversary

24 October 2016

The University of Bath will mark its 50th anniversary on Tuesday with a day of celebratory events, capped by a BUCS Super Rugby game at The Rec – Bath Rugby’s city-centre home. The men’s rugby team, who have won their opening two fixtures in the new national competition, will wear a specially-commissioned shirt for the match against Leeds Beckett University. It kicks off at 6.30pm and entry is free. One of the shirts – incorporating...

Steph Clutterbuck and Laetitia Tay of Bath University Boat Club won the women's double scull University Shield at the 2016 British Rowing Senior Championships

Shield success for Bath University Boat Club at British Rowing Senior Championships

24 October 2016

Steph Clutterbuck and Laetitia Tay brought home a trophy as the University of Bath Boat Club produced some impressive performances at the British Rowing Senior Championships in Nottingham over the weekend. Tay and Clutterbuck won the University Shield category in the women’s double scull on Saturday before teaming up with fellow student Laura Macro and Sport & Exercise Science graduate Sam Courty to win the B final and finish seventh overall in the quadruple scull...

(Clockwise from top left) University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley, National Centre Bath Head Coach Dave McNulty, Calum Jarvis, Chris Walker-Hebborn, Jazz Carlin, Tom Derbyshire, Joe Hulme, Andrew Willis, EiS Strength & Conditioning Coach John Watson, National Centre Bath Coach Graeme Antwhistle, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Jessica Fullalove, Julian Chan Quee Lin, EiS Physio Jane Carre and Jemma Lowe. Credit: Clare Green for Matchtight.

Ten of the best University of Bath-based swimmers selected for World Class Programme

23 October 2016

Ten University of Bath-based swimmers – including three Rio 2016 Olympic medallists – have been selected to the British Swimming World Class Performance Programme for the 2016-17 season. Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn, who all won silver in Rio, have retained their place in the Podium programme along with fellow Olympian Andrew Willis. Six more British Swimming National Centre Bath athletes have been chosen for the Podium Potential programme – Sport Performance graduate...

Action from University of Bath v Loughborough University in BUCS Super Rugby, October 2016

Fantastic forwards drive University of Bath to fine home win over Loughborough in BUCS Super Rugby

19 October 2016

The University of Bath continued their winning start to the new BUCS Super Rugby season by recording a well-earned 28-17 home victory over Loughborough University on Wednesday. As in their opening match against Team Northumbria, the Blue and Gold fell behind – this time to a Will Kaye penalty and Joss Morgan try – before hitting back with two tries from hooker Tom Doughty. Prop Alex Wood further capitalised on the Bath pack’s dominance to...

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