News Archive, Month: January 2017

Team Bath Netball’s Eboni Beckford-Chambers (left) and Jess Shaw (right) with students at Corsham School, January 2017

Team Bath Netball stars go back to school to inspire young sportswomen in South West

30 January 2017

Dozens of young sportswomen from across the South West have received a training master-class from Team Bath Netball stars during inspirational school visits in conjunction with new Education Partner Mogers Drewett.  Supported by funding from the West Country law firm, the fun and informative workshops have seen Blue and Gold players put the aspiring netballers through the attacking and defensive drills they use to prepare for Superleague and international competition. They have also taken part...

Eilidh Doyle claims Vienna victory in European-fastest time

30 January 2017

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Doyle ran the fastest 400m indoor time by a European this year as she claimed victory at the Indoor Track & Field Vienna meeting in Austria. The Rio 2016 Olympic bronze-medallist, coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, clocked a winning time of 51.86 – just four-tenths of a second outside the lifetime best she set in 2013. That was well inside the qualifying time for the 2017...

Mica McNeill and Mica Moore celebrate after being crowned as Junior World Bobsleigh Champions in January 2017

Mica McNeill and Mica Moore take Junior World Bobsleigh crown after golden week

29 January 2017

Mica McNeill and Mica Moore are the new Junior World Bobsleigh Champions after a stunning few days for the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association. The talented young duo finished six-tenths of a second ahead of two home crews on the German track of Winterberg to become GB’s first Junior World Champions since Paula Walker and Rebekah Wilson in 2011 - they went on to compete at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games....

Mark Foster, University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley and Ged Roddy at the Hall of Fame for Sport induction, January 2017

VIDEO: Mark Foster and Ged Roddy inducted into University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

27 January 2017

Five-time Olympic swimmer Mark Foster and former Director of Sport Ged Roddy have become the first inductees of 2017 into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport.  Foster won 51 major international medals – including six World titles and two Commonwealth Games gold medals – during an illustrious swimming career that lasted 23 years. While at Bath, Foster pioneered the kind of land-training that today’s swimmers take for granted. Roddy’s pioneering spell as...

Rising England hockey stars train at University of Bath as students earn international calls

27 January 2017

England Hockey U18 Boys will take on Team Bath Buccaneers men’s 1sts when they visit the University of Bath this weekend for a training camp. Sunday’s visit continues the international theme during an outstanding month of hockey which has seen Buccs’ Liam Sanford called into the senior England squad and Chemistry student Eloise Laity help Wales Ladies record their best-ever finish at the FIH World League in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Fellow students Kate Holmes and Fiona...

Tom Doughty and Daniel Rowland

Sparkling second half helps Blue and Gold give BUCS Super Rugby leaders a major scare

26 January 2017

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV produced a storming second-half display as they gave BUCS Super Rugby league leaders Hartpury College a mighty scare on Wednesday. In their first match of 2017, the Blue and Gold – sponsored by Ikon Construction – got off to a great start as, from their first attacking lineout, Sports Performance student Darren Atkins went over for a try and Hugo Stiles added the conversion. However, the home side...

Elodie Wallace (left) and Alice MacAulay will represent Great Britain at the 2017 Winter Universiade

Skiing students and Team Bath physios set to represent GB at World University Winter Games

23 January 2017

University of Bath students Elodie Wallace (left) and Alice MacAulay (right) are flying out to Almaty, Kazakhstan this week to represent Great Britain at the World University Winter Games. Recognised as the second largest multi-sport Games in the world after the Olympics, the Winter Universiade – taking place from January 29 to February 8 – will feature more than 2,500 athletes. Natural Sciences student MacAulay, supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, will be making her second...

Marcus Daniell set for world top-50 ranking after battling Australian Open performances

23 January 2017

Team Bath MCTA Tennis professional Marcus Daniell’s hopes of reaching the Australian Open men’s doubles quarter-finals came to a battling end in Melbourne on Monday. Daniell and partner Marcelo Demoliner had recorded a stunning second-round victory as they beat number six seeds Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram 6-1 7-6(4), recovering from a 5-2 deficit in the second set. That put them through to the last 16, matching Daniell’s best-ever performance at a Grand Slam, but...

Donna Creighton at the 2016 Skeleton World Championships. PICTURE: Charlie Booker

Gold and a brace of bronze medals during fine weekend for skeleton and bobsleigh athletes

22 January 2017

Donna Creighton won the third gold of her career, there were medals for Kim Murray and Jerry Rice, and Mica McNeill equaled her best-ever World Cup result during another good weekend for athletes with the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA). Creighton (pictured) took top spot at the latest North American Cup event in Lake Placid, a week after winning silver in Intercontinental Cup competition in Calgary. Fellow skeleton athlete Rice won bronze...

Team Bath Netball U19 NPL squad for 2017

Team Bath Netball stars of the future all set for new U19 NPL season

19 January 2017

Thirteen potential future stars for both club and country have been named in the Team Bath Netball squad for the 2017 U19 National Performance League season, which begins this weekend. Seven of the squad – selected from across the South West region and all aged between 14 and 19 – wore the Blue and Gold in the national development competition during 2016, finishing fifth overall. The returning players include Ella Powell-Davies and Abi Robson, both...

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