News Archive, Month: January 2017

A busy morning of Aegon British Tour action at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, January 2017

Team Bath Tennis hosts Aegon British Tour event as Marcus Daniell reaches second round of Australian Open

18 January 2017

Some of the country’s top tennis players are in action at the University of Bath this week as Team Bath Tennis once again proudly hosts the Aegon British Tour event for both men and ladies. This year’s open-entry singles competition has a combined prize fund of £3,200 and is, for the first time in Bath, a Tier 1 event meaning it has attracted a stronger overall field. Aegon British Tour events take place throughout the...

Olympic legend joins Team 50 to take on the Bath Half

17 January 2017

Olympic modern pentathlon silver medallist Heather Fell will run alongside 100 staff and students from the University of Bath for the 2017 Vitality Bath Half Marathon. The aim is to raise £20,000 for RAG – the “raise and give” fundraising group which, like the University itself, is marking its 50th birthday. Proceeds will go to local charities including the Trauma Recovery Centre (Bath), The Forever Friends Appeal at the RUH, CLIC Sargent, Bath Rugby Foundation...

Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club player Liam Sanford

History in the making as Team Bath Buccs’ Liam Sanford gets England Hockey call

16 January 2017

Rising hockey star Liam Sanford has made history after becoming the first-ever Team Bath Buccaneers player to be called up to the England Hockey national men’s squad.  The 20-year-old is one of nine new faces added to the 27-man central programme – funded by UK Sport and the National Lottery – by England and Great Britain Head Coach Bobby Crutchley, who was previously Head Hockey Coach at the University of Bath. Former Team Bath players...

University of Bath student Tom Edwards was confirmed as number one epee fencer in Britain in January 2017

Best of British – University of Bath fencer Tom Edwards is number one in country

16 January 2017

University of Bath Masters student Tom Edwards has started 2017 on a high after rising to number one in the British Fencing epee rankings. His new status reflects a consistent run of impressive performances on the national and international stage by Edwards, who studies Sport & Exercise Science. “I’m very happy,” he said. “I’ve been British Champion and Welsh Champion, and represented my country at World Cups so this is another major target ticked off...

Sam Curry on his way to victory in the first Pentathlon GB national ranking competition of 2017 at the University of Bath

Graduates lead the way as University of Bath hosts Pentathlon GB ranking competitions

15 January 2017

University of Bath graduates Kate French and Sam Curry were victorious when the Sports Training Village hosted the first Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition of 2017. Rio 2016 Olympian French, who studied Sports Performance, finished 16 points clear of Physics & Maths student Jess Varley, a Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) scholar, while former World Champion Samantha Murray was third. Murray was fastest in the London 2012 Legacy Pool and also topped the fencing rankings...

Lizzy Yarnold close to European medal during snowy World Cup in Winterberg

15 January 2017

Lizzy Yarnold narrowly missed out on a European Championships medal during a snowy World Cup weekend in Winterberg, Germany, for athletes from the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA). Reigning Olympic skeleton champion Yarnold was fourth in the European standings and sixth overall in the latest World Cup event, which was limited to just one run down the track instead of two due to intermittent heavy snow. Team-mate Laura Deas was eighth...

Marcus Daniell through to semi-finals in New Zealand after strong start to tennis season

12 January 2017

Team Bath Tennis player Marcus Daniell is through to the semi-finals of his first international tournament of 2017. Daniell and Marcelo Demoliner of Brazil, competing in the ASB Classic in New Zealand, were 6-3 7-6(4) winners over multiple Grand Slam champion Leander Paes and partner Andre Sa on Thursday. That followed on from their 6-4 6-4 victory over Guillermo Duran and Joao Sousa in the opening round and set up a last-four showdown with Marcin...

Cameron Chalmers

Student-athlete Cameron Chalmers in the running for Sports Personality of the Year award

12 January 2017

University of Bath sporting scholar Cameron Chalmers has been shortlisted for the Channel Islands Sports Personality of the Year Award. The Sports Performance student finished 2016 ranked as Europe’s top 400m runner in the U20 age group, having represented Great Britain at the IAAF World Junior Championships. Supported by a Thompson Education Trust Scholarship, Chalmers – originally from Guernsey – is up against tennis player Scott Clayton, Olympic equestrian champion Carl Hester and rugby player-coach Alex...

Amelia Bissett on her way to winning the Nike Junior International Bath U16 girls' singles title in September 2016

Great Britain call up rising Team Bath Tennis star Amelia Bissett for Winter Cup

11 January 2017

Team Bath Tennis Academy ace Amelia Bissett has been selected to represent Great Britain in this year’s U14 Tennis Europe Winter Cup. The 13-year-old from Devizes, who is coached by Eve Hughes and Craig Procter at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, will travel to Pecs, Hungary, from February 3-5 to compete in the qualifying group stages of the sport’s premier indoor junior team competition. Great Britain will join the host nation and Denmark,...

Players from Kingston Grammar School took on students from the University of Bath during a visit in January 2017

Top school hockey players learn more about University of Bath programme during successful visit

11 January 2017

Some of the most talented young hockey players in the country visited the Sports Training Village over the weekend to find out more about the hockey programme at the University of Bath. During their visit, the teenagers from London-based Kingston Grammar School – regular winners of the National Schools Championships – got to take on a University XI on the Sitec water-based pitch, winning 3-2, as well as have a tour of the campus facilities....

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