News Archive, Month: November 2016

Team Bath Netball's Paige Reed and Chelsea Lewis with members of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Get On Track mentoring scheme, supported by Wesport and the 2nd Chance Group, November 2016

Team Bath Netball support Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Get On Track mentoring scheme

30 November 2016

Team Bath Netball’s Chelsea Lewis and Paige Reed provided an inspirational coaching session for a group of young women from the West of England taking part in a transformational personal and social development programme. The women, aged between 16 and 25, have all been on The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Get On Track mentoring scheme for the past three months and their visit to the University of Bath Sports Training Village was a chance to...

Vangelee Williams (right) watches on as Jamaica team-mate Jhaniele Fowler-Reid attempts to block a shot from England's Kadeen Corbin, November 2016. MUST CREDIT: Steve Porter

Team Bath new girl Vangelee Williams helps Sunshine Girls eclipse England Netball at Copper Box

30 November 2016

New Team Bath Netball recruit Vangelee Williams played an impressive role in an outstanding defensive display as Jamaica beat England 66-49 in the opening match of the tri-Test series. The Sunshine Girls were trailing 16-12 after the first quarter at the Copper Box Arena in London but staged a stunning comeback, inspired by Williams stealing possession from the centre pass at the start of the second period. Jhaniele Fowler-Reid produced a shooting masterclass for the...

Action from University of Bath v Durham in BUCS Super Rugby, November 2016

Blue and Gold back on the road for big BUCS Super Rugby clash at Cardiff

30 November 2016

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV hit the road for only the second time this season when they travel to Cardiff Metropolitan University today for their latest BUCS Super Rugby fixture (Wednesday, 7pm). Both teams will be keen to pick up a win, with Bath having lost their last three matches and Cardiff Met victorious just once in their last six outings. They were edged out 32-31 at Northumbria University on Saturday, while the Blue...

Eight years on, graduate Marilyn Okoro is finally set to receive an Olympic medal

26 November 2016

University of Bath graduate Marilyn Okoro is set to receive an Olympic medal as a result of retrospective drugs tests for athletes competing at the Beijing 2008 Games. Okoro was part of the Great Britain women’s 4x400m relay team that finished fifth in that year’s final, along with Christine Ohuruogu, Kelly Sotherton and Nicola Sanders. They have already been upgraded to fourth after Russia were disqualified in August of this year when Anastasiya Kapachinskaya tested...

University of Bath’s Alex Weighton on the charge against University of Exeter, BUCS Super Rugby, November 2016

Improved second half gives men’s 1st XV positives to take from BUCS Super Rugby reverse

23 November 2016

An improved second-half performance was not quite enough to prevent the University of Bath men’s 1st XV slipping to a 26-17 BUCS Super Rugby home defeat against University of Exeter on Wednesday. The hosts were slow to get into their stride in blustery conditions and allowed Exeter to open up an 11-0 lead at the break through Matt Elliet’s early try and two Ted Landray penalties. Landray and Hugo Stiles exchanged penalties in the opening...

Team Bath Netball’s 2017 Superleague squad – (back, left to right) Rachel Shaw, Imogen Allison, Mia Ritchie, Laura Rudland, Jess Shaw, Sam Cook, (front) Vangelee Williams, Paige Reed, Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Chelsea Lewis and Layla Guscoth. Not pictured – Shantal Slater. Photo credit: Clare Green for Matchtight.

Team Bath Netball “family get-together” raises excitement ahead of 2017 Superleague season

23 November 2016

Team Bath Netball continued to forge the “family spirit” they hope will drive them towards another Vitality Netball Superleague title when players, coaches and sponsors gathered for the annual squad photoshoot on Tuesday. Eleven of the 12 members of the Superleague squad – featuring world-class returning favourites, international recruits and emerging talent – were joined by seven training partners at The Edge, the £10.9million arts centre adjacent to the Blue and Gold’s University of Bath...

Champions crowned as world-class Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament concludes at University

21 November 2016

Britain’s Lucy Shuker was among the winners as the University of Bath Sports Training Village hosted five fantastic days of world-class competition at the inaugural Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament. Shuker, a double Paralympic medallist from Taunton, maintained her unbeaten record with Diede de Groot of the Netherlands as they claimed the women’s double title with a 6-2 6-1 win over second seeds Marjolein Buis and Katharina Kruger in the final. De Groot also took...

The University of Bath Hawks touch rugby team won the Mallorca Touch International Mixed Tournament in November 2016

Hawks flying high as University of Bath students win first-ever international touch rugby title

21 November 2016

The University of Bath Hawks touch rugby team continued their hugely-successful start to the season by claiming their first-ever overseas title at the Mallorca Touch International Mixed Tournament. It is only the second time that a university team has won at a European club tournament and follows on from the Hawks’ victories in the opening two rounds of the England Touch Universities Touch Series (UTS). Their only defeat of the season so far came during...

Juergen Klinger talks the elite performance group and visitors from Judo Yushi in the Netherlands through a training session in the Team Bath dojo, November 2016

Dutch judoka get to grips with life as performance athlete during annual University of Bath visit

20 November 2016

Promising young judoka from the Netherlands have been experiencing life on an elite training programme after spending the week with the performance squad at the University of Bath. The students from Judo Yushi, based in Haarlemmermeer near Amsterdam, trained alongside Olympians Ben Fletcher and Emmanuel Nartey plus Commonwealth Games medalists Megan Fletcher and Gary Hall in the Sports Training Village dojo during their five-day visit. It was the third year running that Judo Yushi had...

Student Emily Donovan on the up after helping Yeovil Town achieve title goal

19 November 2016

University of Bath student Emily Donovan is looking forward to taking on the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea after helping Yeovil Town Ladies win the FA Women’s Super League 2 title this season. The 19-year-old midfielder, who is studying Sport & Social Sciences, will be playing in the top flight during 2017 after the Glovers clinched the championship and promotion with a 3-0 home win over Sheffield Ladies. “I think a huge part of...

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