News Archive, Month: November 2016

Mark Skimming trekked to Everest Base Camp in September 2016 to raise money for The Grand Appeal

Swim coach Mark Skimming hits the heights on Everest trek to raise money for children’s hospital

18 November 2016

University of Bath Head Swimming Coach Mark Skimming scaled new heights to raise £7,500 for Bristol Children’s Hospital by trekking 3,000m to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Mark took on the 12-day challenge to thank the doctors and nurses that saved the life of his young son. Now an active three-year-old, Albert was born 13 weeks early and spent his first three months in intensive care after been diagnosed with chronic lung disease. Mark described...

Wheelchair tennis on every court during the 2016 Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, November 2016

Champs to be crowned as Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament reaches final stages

18 November 2016

There will be plenty of British interest when the first finals of the inaugural Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament are contested at the University of Bath on Friday. James Shaw faces Israel’s Itay Erenlib in a battle between the top two seeds in the quad singles final, starting at 10am on Court 1 in the Sports Training Village. The afternoon session will see double Paralympic medallist Lucy Shuker and Dutch partner Diede De Groot contest...

Rio Olympian Ben Fletcher among athletes helping to mentor local school children at BANES Talent in Sport Day

17 November 2016

Some of the most prominent athletes based at the Sports Training Village were involved in providing insight, guidance and support to year 10 school children on Thursday as part of a local initiative. The day, organised by Team Bath Tribe and the BANES School Sports Partnership, featured Olympic judoka Ben Fletcher, Team Bath Netball player Paige Reed, Lily West and Becky Wilde (swimming) and David Canepa Talamas (ultimate frisbee) who provided talks, practical sessions and...

Kate Howey is welcomed into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport by Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley (left) and Deputy Director of Sport Greg Sharp, November 2016

Double Olympic judo medallist Kate Howey inducted into Hall of Fame for Sport

16 November 2016

Kate Howey, the only British woman to have won two Olympic judo medals, returned to her former training base today to become the latest inductee into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport.  Howey won bronze in 1992 at Barcelona and silver in 2000 at Sydney – the latter while studying Sports Performance at the University – before carrying the British flag at the Athens 2004 opening ceremony, her fourth Games. She was...

University of Bath swimmer Jay Lelliott

Records fall as University of Bath swimmers strike gold at BUCS Short Course Champs

15 November 2016

Two new championship records, one national record and ten medals in total, three of which were gold, added up to a successful weekend for University of Bath students at the 2016 BUCS Short Course Championships in Sheffield. Sports & Exercise Science student Anna Hopkin excelled in the freestyle events, winning a brace of golds as she set new BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] records of 24.54 over 50m and 53.53 over 100m. That made...

Samantha Murray (left) won silver at the Champion of Champions modern pentathlon event in Doha in November 2016

Silver for Samantha Murray on Champion of Champions debut in Doha

14 November 2016

University of Bath graduate Samantha Murray finished the 2016 modern pentathlon season on a high note as she took women’s individual silver at the Champion of Champions event in Doha over the weekend. Pentathlon GB team-mate and fellow alumna Jo Muir also impressed as she finished eighth overall, while Rio 2016 Olympian Jamie Cooke narrowly missed out on a podium place in the men’s event. Former World Champion and London 2012 Olympic silver-medallist Murray was...

Mica McNeill and Mica Moore won two silver medals in Calgary in November 2016

Medals for Mica and Mica as bobsleigh season gets off to a flying start

14 November 2016

Mica McNeill and Mica Moore won a brace of silver medals at the North American Cup in Calgary, Canada, as GB Bobsleigh made a fantastic start to the new season. The pairing had never raced together before the weekend, with Welsh Commonwealth Games athlete Moore only joining the bobsleigh programme at the University of Bath during the summer. However, they produced two excellent performances on Friday and two more on Saturday to claim back-to-back podium...

Fitness boost for Team Bath customers

Significant fitness investment at Sports Training Village

10 November 2016

The University has agreed to invest up to £3.5 million in developing the Sports Training Village by adding a new gym.   This is set to be a significant boost to all our customers whether Olympic, World-level and student-athletes in training for national and global competitions or our student and community members who are passionate about their health and fitness. The existing gym, which has been recently refurbished, will remain open. The new provision will...

The University of Bath (blue and gold) driving towards Northumbria’s try line, BUCS Super Rugby, November 2016

Second setback for University of Bath as Northumbria secure first BUCS Super Rugby win

09 November 2016

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV slipped to a second successive home defeat as Northumbria University recorded their first-ever BUCS Super Rugby victory on Wednesday. It was the second time the teams had met in the new national league in its opening month, with the Blue and Gold claiming an impressive 38-17 win in the first encounter at Newcastle’s Kingston Park ground. And they led 7-3 after a bright start to tonight’s match at...

Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Paige Reed of Team Bath Netball

Team Bath’s Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Paige Reed get England Netball call

09 November 2016

Team Bath Netball’s Eboni Beckford-Chambers says she is "delighted" to be back in the senior England squad for the forthcoming three-match Vitality Netball International Series against Jamaica. Blue and Gold team-mate Paige Reed - a University of Bath student and Santander Sports Scholar - has also been named in an U21 Roses squad, coached by Team Bath’s Emily Perry and Denise Ellis, as they continue their build-up to next summer’s Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana. Defender...

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