News Archive, Month: February 2017

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Team Bath Netball looking to step up at Super Ten after winning start to Superleague season

20 February 2017

Head Coach Anna Stembridge is looking for more consistency from the Team Bath Netball squad as they look to build on an opening-day victory at Celtic Dragons during this weekend’s showpiece Super Ten event in Birmingham. The Blue and Gold – sponsored by Sitec – started their 2017 Vitality Netball Superleague campaign with a hard-fought 51-41 win in Cardiff on Saturday against a determined Dragons side. Team Bath trailed 11-10 at the end of a...

Why Team Bath? The reasons behind one of the country’s most promising netball stars relocating to the University of Bath

20 February 2017

When her former netball Superleague club Yorkshire Jets announced its decision to wind up in late 2016, England U21 star Imogen Allison became one of the league's most sought-after players. At just 18, Allison had already gained international experience with the national set-up and had been involved in both an U17 Netball Europe and an U21 Australia tour. With clubs up and down the country after her services, she chose Team Bath - a testament...

Rio 2016 medallist Piers Gilliver back with a bronze as wheelchair fencer returns to action

19 February 2017

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver made a medal-winning return to action in his first competition since claiming epee silver at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Gilliver, a sporting ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church, took bronze at the IWASF World Cup in Eger, Hungary, as the 2017 international season got under way. There will be further competitions in Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the United States during the coming months, as well...

When in Rome – Olympic judoka Ben Fletcher on European Open podium

19 February 2017

Rio 2016 Olympian Ben Fletcher and University of Bath graduate Gemma Howell both won bronze medals when they competed at European Judo Open events in Italy and Austria. MJ Church sporting ambassador Fletcher, coached by Juergen Klinger at the Sports Training Village, overcame home favourite Maximilian Hageneder and Italy’s Vincenzo D’Arco to reach the semi-finals of the men’s -100kg division in Rome. A narrow defeat by a single wazari to Germany’s Johannes Frey meant Fletcher...

17.2.2017 Berchtesgaden - Konigssee, Germany. GBR 2-man bobsleigh first run Joel Fearon and pilot Bruce Tasker.

Another top-ten finish for GB Bobsleigh stars as World Championships begin

19 February 2017

University of Bath-based Bruce Tasker and Joel Fearon claimed a second successive top-ten World Championship finish as they placed ninth in the two-man bobsleigh in Konigssee, Germany. Tasker and Fearon produced another solid performance in the showpiece event of the year, 12 months after they recorded Britain’s best World Championship two-man result for 50 years with a fourth-place finish in Igls. Only four nations finished above the British number one pair in Germany, with sleds from the...

Another indoor PB puts hurdler Dave King in good stead ahead of European Indoors

18 February 2017

University of Bath-based athlete Dave King warmed up for next month’s European Indoor Championships in style by setting a new 60m hurdles personal best at the Muller Grand Prix in Birmingham. The Sport Performance graduate, an ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church, clocked 7.63 as he finished runner-up to former University-based hurdler Andy Pozzi. Former Olympic and World Indoor champion Aries Merritt was third in 7.70. It was the second week running that Pozzi...

Team Bath Netball are sponsored by Sitec for the 2017 season

Blue and Gold back in Superleague action as Team Bath Netball start at Celtic Dragons

17 February 2017

The wait is finally over – the Vitality Netball Superleague is back, bigger than before, and Team Bath Netball are raring to go. After a positive pre-season that featured victory in their home tri-tournament and an impressive win against the touring South African international team, the Blue and Gold – sponsored by Sitec – get their 2017 league campaign under way with a visit to Celtic Dragons on Saturday (4pm). The match, at the Sports...

Alex Lane in action in the men's singles final at the English National Badminton Championships, February 2016

Sporty students and Olympians head to Sheffield for BUCS Nationals

17 February 2017

More than 200 student-athletes – and several Olympians – will represent the University of Bath across eight different sports when the BUCS Nationals take place in Sheffield this weekend. Rio 2016 swimming medallists Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and James Guy, who all train at the University with the British Swimming National Centre Bath, are among those taking part in the major three-day competition. They, along with fellow Olympian and Chemical Engineering graduate Andrew Willis, will...

The price of success – How much does it cost to be an Olympic hopeful?

16 February 2017

In the summer of 2016, the University of Bath celebrated its greatest swimming success since the inception of the National Training Centre (NTC) when swimmers Jazz Carlin (2), Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn brought home four medals from the Olympic Games in Rio. Each athlete fully embraced their time on the podium, and were welcomed back to Bath by a sell-out crowd at the University. But during the celebrations, far from the foreground were the stories...

University of Bath’s Alex Weighton on the charge against University of Exeter, BUCS Super Rugby, November 2016

REPLAY: Watch the University of Bath’s 42-17 defeat to the University of Exeter in full

16 February 2017

The University of Bath's penultimate game of the BUCS Super Rugby regular season ended in a 42-17 defeat to South West rivals Exeter. Despite three tries from Bath forwards - George Frampton, captain Will Britton and Scott Russell - the Blue and Gold couldn't contain the home team who scored five second-half tries. The result means Bath will finish the season fifth in the table heading into the post-season playoffs during which they'll face a team...

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