News Archive, Month: December 2016

University of Bath students Dom Tripp (left) and Will Serocold won gold with England at the 2016 European Touch Rugby Championships

England Touch call up student rugby trio for 2017 training squads

29 December 2016

Three University of Bath student rugby players have been named by England Touch in the open training squads for 2017. Dom Tripp and Will Serocold (pictured), who study Sport & Exercise Science and Sports Performance respectively, have retained their places in the men’s squad after helping England win gold at the 2016 European Touch Rugby Championships. Psychology student Bronte Sykes has been named in the England women’s squad, with the focus in 2017 being on preparing for the newly-formed European...

Prince Harry discussed tattoos and tennis on court at University of Bath. Pic: Bryn Vaile, Matchtight Ltd

Royalty, rugby and Rio glory – a 50th-anniversary year to remember at University of Bath

26 December 2016

Outstanding success at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games plus the visit of sporting and actual royalty ensured that the University of Bath’s 50th anniversary was celebrated in fitting style during 2016. When the University received Royal Charter status on October 25, 1966, there were no sporting facilities on the Claverton Down campus. Five decades later, it has developed into what Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley believes is “the most vibrant, exciting and dynamic sporting...

Team Bath’s Rachel Shaw “over the moon” to be back in England colours for Netball Quad Series

22 December 2016

Team Bath Netball’s Rachel Shaw has been recalled to the England squad for the forthcoming Netball Quad Series against Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The first half of the Vitality Netball International Series will be played in Durban, South Africa, before the action moves to England for the concluding matches. The Roses’ U21 squad – coached by Team Bath’s Emily Perry and Denise Ellis, and including University of Bath Sport Performance student Paige Reed...

Calum Jarvis

Fantastic 13 golds as University of Bath swimmers make big splash at National Winter Meet

19 December 2016

University of Bath-based swimmers won a terrific 23 medals – 13 of them gold – during four fantastic days of short-course competition at the 2016 ASA National Winter Meet. Leading the way at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, with five titles was Sports Performance graduate Calum Jarvis (pictured left) who struck gold in the 100m butterfly (51.34), 100m freestyle (47.91) and 200m freestyle (1:44.96). He also teamed up with Joseph Hulme, Charlie Attwood and Jay Lelliott to take...

Lizzy Yarnold (left) won silver at the skeleton World Cup in Lake Placid, December 2016

Super silvers provide Christmas cheer for British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association

18 December 2016

Silver medals for Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold and the two-man bobsleigh crew of Bruce Tasker and Toby Olubi ensured a memorable weekend of international racing for the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA). Yarnold, in just her second race back after a season-long sabbatical, followed up her fourth-placed finish in Whistler a fortnight ago by finishing runner-up to Austria’s Janine Flock at the latest World Cup meeting in Lake Placid. Those...

University graduate, Heather Stanning, and Olympic partner, Helen Glover, receive a national award.

University of Bath celebrated at national Sports Journalists’ Association awards

16 December 2016

Heather Stanning, the British Army officer and double Olympic Champion who learnt to row and was nurtured into the British team whilst studying at the University of Bath, has won a national award. She and Olympic rowing partner Helen Glover, who were coached in Bath by Paul Stannard as part of the GB Rowing Team Start programme, scooped the President’s Award in the annual, national Sports Journalists’ Association poll. They received their trophy from Patrick...

Team Bath Buccaneers Ladies captain and first-team manager Janet Gubbin called up to England squad for Masters Indoor World Cup

15 December 2016

Team Bath Buccaneers' Janet Gubbin has been selected by England to play in the inaugural Masters Indoor World Cup. The event, to be held in Germany from Feb 2-5 2017, will also feature Sweden, Switzerland, the USA, Italy, the Netherlands in the W40 event. After her selection, Gubbin (pictured, right) said: "I'm really pleased to have been selected for England. "It's taken some time for it to sink in, but now I'm very excited!" For more...

University of Bath score three second-half tries to see off Leeds Beckett in final BUCS Super Rugby match of the year

15 December 2016

University of Bath Men's Rugby 1st XV moved to fifth in the BUCS Super Rugby table to end 2016 after beating Leeds Beckett University 23-8 at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Wednesday (Dec. 14). The result meant Bath would enter a six-week break with five wins and four losses from their opening nine matches, sitting six points behind Durham and three points ahead of Cardiff Met. in what appears to be evolving into a three-way mid-table...

Strength and Conditioning Coach Bob Smith completes 50th half-marathon in 50 weeks with help from Team Bath athletes and staff

14 December 2016

More than 50 Team Bath athletes and staff joined Strength and Conditioning Coach Bob Smith run his 50th half-marathon in just 50 weeks in aid of raising money for Bristol Children's Hospital. The outstanding achievement, which will be complete when Bob runs half-marathons 51 and 52 before the New Year, took his Grand Appeal total closer to the target of £12,000 he has set for the end of the year. Runners included Olympian Ben Fletcher...

Team Bath reach final of Mike Greenwood Trophy in promising start to netball pre-season campaign

14 December 2016

Team Bath enjoyed a fine start to their pre-season campaign when they reached the final of the Mike Greenwood Trophy on Saturday (Dec. 10). It was the second final in two years for the Blue and Gold who won the Manchester-based competition last year, and the event allowed new players Shantal Slater, Vangelee Williams, Paige Reed and Layla Guscoth to make their first Team Bath appearances. En route to the final Team Bath defeated Celtic...

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