News Archive, Month: December 2016

Team Bath Rio stars win Athlete of the Month accolades

13 December 2016

The latest winners of the Team Bath Athlete of the Month awards made quite the spectacle at Ellis & Killpartrick Opticians. Rio 2016 Olympians Piers Gilliver and Sonny Webster collected their certificates and prizes at the store in Bath City Centre. Tennis player Lisa Whybourn and runner Jenny Nesbitt have also been recognised for their impressive sporting achievements, with all four winners receiving a piece of REVO Eyewear. Wheelchair fencer Gilliver – a sporting ambassador for Team Bath partners...

Team Bath judoka win haul of medals at British Judo Championships

12 December 2016

As many as nine Team Bath judoka brought home medals during an "outstanding" display at the British Judo Championships over the weekend (Dec. 10 and 11). Olympian Ben Fletcher, who represented Great Britain at Rio in the summer, became senior British champion for the third time when he won the -100kg men's competition in style, claiming victory in all seven of his bouts. Bronze in the same event went to University of Bath placement student...

‘Start’ rowers win three medals at British Rowing Indoor Championships

12 December 2016

Three rowers from the University of Bath's renowned rowing Start programme picked up four medals - including three golds - at the British Rowing Indoor Championships on Saturday (Dec. 10). 16-year old Jens Hullah, who rows with the junior GB Rowing Team, won gold in the junior men's 2,000m event. The medal was Hullah's second in two years at the event after he set a new British Y11 junior boy’s record at last year's competition and...

Olympic swimmer Andrew Willis bags silver medal at World Championships short-course event

09 December 2016

Rio Olympic Games swimmer Andrew Willis returned to the pool in style on Thursday (Dec. 8), winning Great Britain's second medal of the World Championships (25m) with silver in the 200m breaststroke.  University of Bath-based Willis, a Chemical Engineering graduate, showed his consistency to improve from heat to final and set a new personal best time of 2:02.71. He was beaten to the touch by Marco Koch (Germany) who won the gold. Mikhail Dorinov (Russia)...

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

University of Bath trio win accolades at Sportswomen of the Year Awards

09 December 2016

Rio Olympic Games medallists Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, Heather Stanning and Helen Glover each picked up honours at the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2016 on Thursday evening. University of Bath-based swimmer O'Connor, a long-standing member of the hugely-successful British Swimming National Centre at the Sports Training Village, won Young Sportswoman of the Year after her outstanding silver medal in the 200m individual medley in Brazil. In doing so, Bath-born O'Connor broke her own British...

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

Host of new players set to make debuts as Team Bath Netball get pre-season underway by aiming to retain Mike Greenwood Trophy

08 December 2016

Sunshine Girls Vangelee Williams and Shantal Slater are set to make their first appearances for Team Bath Netball this weekend, fresh from helping Jamaica record a series victory over England. Fellow new recruit Layla Guscoth has also been named in a 12-strong squad for the Mike Greenwood Trophy, a pre-season tournament featuring fellow Superleague franchises Celtic Dragons, Hertfordshire Mavericks, Wasps Netball and hosts Manchester Thunder. Team Bath, sponsored by Sitec, won the round-robin competition last...

Battling Bath put on spirited home display against BUCS Super Rugby table-toppers Hartpury

07 December 2016

A thrilling West Country derby saw BUCS Super Rugby league leaders Hartpury College overturn a half-time deficit to beat the University of Bath 24-14 – after a spirited display from the home side. Two tries from Hartpury’s Harry Cochrane proved crucial in the visitors’ fight back after Bath scored within the opening minute to kick-start a fast-paced contest and went to the break 8-7 ahead. The result extends Hartpury’s lead at the top of the...

(From left) Levi Davis, Jack Davies, Sarah Collin, Jack Edmondson, Lily Honor, Hugo Stiles, Charlotte Mclennaghan, Jazmine Butcher, Cameron Chalmers, Emma Stacey, Laura Macro, Ikem Okwudiafor, Steph Clutterbuck, Amelia Stuart, Austin Flanary, Eloise Laity, Bradley Sutton, Tom Derbyshire and Thomas Sinclair at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. CREDIT: Sam Farr for Matchtight.

Meet our latest sporting scholars – University of Bath supporting student-athletes in study and sport

06 December 2016

The depth of talent among student athletes at the University of Bath has been demonstrated once again after 22 potential stars of the future were awarded sporting scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. Competing in sports as diverse as alpine skiing, clay pigeon shooting, modern pentathlon and rowing, all have demonstrated their potential to succeed both academically and on the national and international sporting stage. Among those selected are Team Bath Netball and England U21...

Emma Hurst (fourth from left) and Barry Scollo (right) of Team Bath Tennis helped Great Britain win bronze at the 2016 Master'U BNP Paribas tournament. PICTURE: Alistair Highman/Tennis Foundation

Tennis scholar Emma Hurst helps Britain bag bronze at Master’U BNP Paribas tournament

05 December 2016

University of Bath sporting scholar Emma Hurst helped Great Britain win a bronze medal at the Master’U BNP Paribas tennis tournament in France. Barry Scollo, Director of Tennis at Team Bath, was part of the British coaching team for the annual event which sees the world’s top eight university tennis nations battle it out over three days. An exciting start saw Britain edge out host nation France 4-3 in the quarter-finals thanks to a 10-7...

Olympic swimmers return to short-course action on World and National stage

05 December 2016

Andrew Willis returns to the international stage for the first time since the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this week when he represents British Swimming at the FINA World Short-Course Championships in Canada. The University of Bath Chemical Engineering graduate, part of the highly-successful British Swimming National Centre at the Sports Training Village, will compete in the 200m breaststroke on Thursday (December 8). Willis – who missed out on a medal in Rio by just eight-hundredths...

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