News Archive, Month: October 2016

Fencer Tom Edwards won epee bronze at the Belgrade Trophy in October 2016

Bronze in Belgrade sends fencer Tom Edwards surging up the world rankings

19 October 2016

University of Bath fencer Tom Edwards began his international season in fine style, by winning a bronze medal in epee at the Belgrade Trophy in Serbia. The result has massively increased the Santander Sports Scholar’s world ranking, lifting him from 952nd up to 283rd, and will provide him with an improved draw at the World Cup in Bern, Switzerland in two weeks’ time. Edwards, who studies Sport & Exercise Science and is supported by the Team...

Vangalee Williams, Imogen Allison and Laura Rudland have been named in the 2017 Team Bath Netball Superleague squad

Sunshine Girl Vangelee Williams joins exciting young duo in Team Bath Netball Superleague squad

18 October 2016

Jamaica international Vangelee Williams (left) and exciting rising stars Imogen Allison (centre) and Laura Rudland (right) have today been confirmed as the latest members of the Team Bath Netball squad for the 2017 Vitality Netball Superleague season. Highly-rated Williams, who can play either wing-defence or goal-defence, has appeared in every match for her country since making her debut in 2011 and helped them win bronze at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and finish fourth at...

Tom Doughty and Daniel Rowland

University of Bath hoping for big home crowd as they look to build to on impressive BUCS Super Rugby start

18 October 2016

The University of Bath men’s rugby team will go into their first-ever BUCS Super Rugby home fixture on Wednesday with confidence high after starting their season with a 38-17 bonus-point win over Team Northumbria. Hooker Tom Doughty (left) and winger Daniel Rowland (right) both scored two tries and Ludi Hopkinson also touched down as the Blue and Gold recovered from an early 10-0 deficit to record an impressive victory at Kingston Park, the home of Aviva...

Adam Hall won -100kg bronze at the European Judo Open In Glasgow, October 2014

Halls claim haul as Team Bath judoka gain experience at European Open in Glasgow

17 October 2016

Team Bath Judo Club’s Adam Hall claimed his first medal at World Cup level when he won -100kg bronze at the European Open in Glasgow. Gary Hall matched his achievement in the -90kg category after beating team-mate Sam Potts in the bronze-medal match. Saturday’s competition saw Adam Hall overcome Norway’s Henrik Reitan in the first round before beating fellow Brit Philip Awiti-Alcaraz to reach the semi-finals. He was in a winning position against Simeon Catharina...

(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.

Swimmers and staff celebrate thriving partnership between University of Bath and British Swimming

14 October 2016

The thriving partnership between the University of Bath and British Swimming was celebrated at the Sports Training Village on Friday as athletes, coaches and staff gathered to reflect on another outstanding year of success in the pool. Rio 2016 Olympic medallists Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn were among members of the British Swimming National Centre Bath squad who joined Team Bath staff for a special ‘thank you’ breakfast in the Sports Café. The...

Rio Olympian Andrew Willis returning to international stage at World Championships

13 October 2016

University of Bath-based swimmer Andrew Willis has been named in a 16-strong British Swimming squad for December’s FINA World Short-Course Championships in Windsor, Canada. The double Olympian, who missed out on a 200m breaststroke medal at Rio 2016 by just eight-hundredths of a second, will be competing in the faster waters of the 25m pool from December 6-12. British Swimming Head Coach Bill Furniss has challenged his squad to use the event to practice vital...

Friday night lights beckon as University of Bath kick-off BUCS Super Rugby season

13 October 2016

The University of Bath men’s rugby team are “raring to go” as they prepare to travel up to Newcastle to kick off their inaugural BUCS Super Rugby campaign. Friday evening’s match against Northumbria University is being played at Kingston Park, home of Aviva Premiership club Newcastle Falcons, and starts an exciting few weeks for the University of Bath team. Next Wednesday (October 19) sees them play their first home fixture against Loughborough University on the...

Rio 2016 medalists (from left) Paul Blake, Emily Diamond, Eilidh Doyle, Heather Stanning, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Chris Walker-Hebborn and Jazz Carlin at the University of Bath

Rio 2016 medallists enjoy homecoming celebration with students and staff at University of Bath

12 October 2016

Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic medalists received a heroes’ welcome on Wednesday when they celebrated their stunning summer of sporting success with students and staff at the University of Bath. Six Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes who train at the University’s world-class Sports Training Village – athletes Paul Blake, Emily Diamond and Eilidh Doyle plus swimmers Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn – were joined by graduate Heather Stanning, the double rowing Olympic champion,...

Team Bath Netball's Paige Reed (left) and Jess Shaw (right) have been named in the England Netball U21 long squad for the 2017 Netball World Youth Cup

Team Bath netballers and University students in England U21 World Youth Cup long squad

10 October 2016

Team Bath Netball’s Paige Reed (left) and Jess Shaw (right) have both been confirmed in the England U21 long squad for the 2017 Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana. The 20-strong squad includes all 12 of the successful Netball Europe team that recorded three wins from three in Cardiff over the weekend to lift the title in Team Bath Assistant Coach Emily Perry’s first tournament as Head Coach of the Roses. University of Bath Sports Performance...

England Netball U21 in training at the University of Bath with Emily Perry and Denise Ellis, October 2016

England U21 warm up for Netball Europe with two-day training camp at University of Bath

07 October 2016

England Netball U21s will get their Netball Europe competition under way on Friday evening after two days of top-class preparation at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The squad spent Wednesday and Thursday having training drills in the STV sports hall and working out in the Team Bath Gym. They also faced Team Bath Netball in a practice match as they warmed up for this weekend’s competition against the other Home Nations. The sessions...

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