News Archive, Month: November 2016

From University rowing rookie to double Olympic champ – Heather Stanning retires after stellar career

09 November 2016

University of Bath graduate Heather Stanning has brought the curtain down on a stellar rowing career that saw her win two historic Olympic gold medals. She was also crowned as double World and European Champion after forging an outstanding women’s pair partnership with Helen Glover, with their London 2012 and Rio 2016 successes part of an incredible 39-race unbeaten run stretching back to 2011. Now Stanning – who first picked up an oar when she...

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

Blue and Gold look to bounce back in BUCS Super Rugby as they host Northumbria

09 November 2016

The University of Bath will be looking for an immediate return to winning ways when they play host to Northumbria University in the BUCS Super Rugby league tonight (6.30pm kick-off). The match will once again be played on the athletics in-field at the University of Bath, overlooked by the balcony behind the Sports Café, and admission is free. Last week’s 15-10 home defeat to Durham University was a first setback of the season for the...

Heather Stanning and Siobhan-Marie O'Connor have been shortlisted for a 2016 Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year award

Rio rowing and swimming stars in contention for Sportswomen of the Year awards

08 November 2016

Olympic medallists Heather Stanning, Helen Glover and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor have all been shortlisted in the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year awards for 2016. Sports Technology graduate Stanning and women’s pair partner Glover, who both learnt to row at the University of Bath with the GB Rowing Team Start programme, are in contention for both Vitality Team of the Year and Olympian of the Year. They made history once again this summer as they became...

Lucy Shuker in action at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters 2015. PICTURE: Tennis Foundation

Paralympic medallists and sporting alumni head world-class entry for Bath Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

07 November 2016

A host of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games medallists, including Britain’s Lucy Shuker and Alfie Hewett, will join reigning Grand Slam champions in a star-studded Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament being staged at the University of Bath next week. Two-time Paralympian and Sports Performance graduate Louise Hunt will also return to her former training base for the prestigious ITF-1 level competition, organised by the Tennis Foundation and taking place on the eight indoor courts at the Sports Training...

Matt Lulham-Robinson and Ellie Devereux (13721) won the Slow Handicap category at the BUCS Fleet Racing Championships in November 2016

Sailing students breeze to first-ever victory at BUCS Fleet Racing Championships

07 November 2016

Students Matt Lulham-Robinson and Ellie Devereux secured the University of Bath Sailing Club’s first-ever victory at the BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Fleet Racing Championships when the event took place this weekend. Lulham-Robinson and Devereux (13721), studying Natural Sciences and Physics respectively, braved the 1-degree waters and 30mph winds to come home a fantastic first out of 27 crews contesting the Slow Handicap category at Draycote Water in Warwickshire. It was an excellent weekend...

Action from the 2016 Strength in Depth competition at the Sports Training Village

Champions complete hat-trick of titles as University hosts Strength in Depth 2016

07 November 2016

There were some familiar winners when the University of Bath Sports Training Village played host to the Strength in Depth European Finals for a third successive year. Wigan’s Team JST once again came out on top in the ultimate fitness test, which saw 40 teams take on ten gruelling challenges over the course of two action-packed days. The invitational Team Reebok, a group of elite athletes representing the event sponsors, were runners-up and Wales-based Dragon...

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

Blue and Gold left to rue errors as Durham end perfect BUCS Super Rugby record

02 November 2016

The University of Bath’s winning start to the BUCS Super Rugby season came to an end on Wednesday as an impressive Durham University side left the Sports Training Village with a well-earned 15-10 victory. An evenly-contested first half saw Durham take advantage of a yellow card for home centre Charlie Dunbar to score the opening try through Tom McLean. Nathan Holmes kicked the conversion and added a penalty just after half-time before the battling hosts...

Rio 2016 stars and MJ Church ambassador named on World Class athletics programme

02 November 2016

Seven Rio Olympic and Paralympic track and field stars based at the University of Bath have been selected by British Athletics for the Olympic and Paralympic World Class Performance Programmes (WCPP) in 2016-17. Rising star David King, a Sports Performance graduate and ambassador for Team Bath’s partners MJ Church, is also among the 118 elite athletes who will receive support from the National Lottery-funded WCPP during the season ahead. Paul Blake – coached by Rob...

University of Bath prop Alex Wood in BUCS Super Rugby action against Leeds Beckett at The Rec in October 2016

More to come from Blue and Gold as Durham visit STV in BUCS Super Rugby

02 November 2016

Try-scoring prop Alex Wood believes the University of Bath men’s 1st XV have still to show their best form in the BUCS Super Rugby competition as they look for a fourth win from four today (Wednesday). The Blue and Gold play host to Durham University on the Sports Training Village athletics in-field at 6.30pm and admission is free once again, with the players and coaches hoping for another big crowd to roar them on. There has been...

Team England rhythmic gymnastics group in training at the University of Bath, October 2016

England’s finest rhythmic gymnasts start build-up to 2018 Commonwealth Games at University of Bath

01 November 2016

Eight members of the England national rhythmic gymnastics squad followed in the footsteps of history-making Olympians when they enjoyed a week-long training camp at the University of Bath. The talented group honed their hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon and ballet skills during twice-daily sessions in the Sports Training Village (STV) as they began preparing in earnest towards the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. They also had access to physiotherapy and sports psychology support from...

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