News Archive, Month: February 2017

Next generation of upcoming judo talent spend day with leading Team Bath judoka

14 February 2017

The University of Bath welcomed the return of some of the South West's most promising talent on Tuesday as youngsters gained the opportunity to train with some of the country's finest judoka. Sessions, overseen by Team Bath Head Judo Coach Juergen Klinger, included Thompson Education scholar Chloe Robyns-Landricombe and world cup medallist Adam Hall who offered guidance and advice to the young athletes. 28-year old Hall, who won bronze at the European Open in October, said he...

Gold, silvers and bronze for University of Bath-based athletes at British Indoor Team Trials

13 February 2017

Olympic medallist Eilidh Doyle won gold and there were silvers for Dave King and Cameron Chalmers as University of Bath-based athletes impressed at the British Indoor Team Trials in Sheffield. Sport & Social Sciences student Pippa Rogan also finished in the bronze-medal position in the women's high jump with a new personal best. Doyle (pictured), coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, secured her place at next month’s European Indoor Championships in Belgrade,...

The University of Bath hosted the Table Tennis England Grand Prix series in February 2017. MUST CREDIT: Alan Man. NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY MARKETING PURPOSES

Paralympic champ among world table tennis stars at big Bath Grand Prix event

13 February 2017

Paralympic champion Will Bayley was among players from around the world who contested the latest stage of the 2017 Table Tennis England Grand Prix series at the University of Bath Sports Training Village over the weekend. Chris Doran took the men’s singles title with an 11-8, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7 victory over Helshan Weerasinghe, while the women’s crown went to Hannah Hicks following her hard-fought 11-13, 12-10, 5-11, 12-10, 11-5 success against China’s Haoyu Liu. Callum...

Winners double up as familiar faces lead way at Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition

12 February 2017

There was a sense of déjà vu at the University of Bath over the weekend as Kate French, Sam Curry, Olivia Green and Oliver Murray all won their second Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competitions of the year. The senior event on Sunday saw Rio 2016 Olympian and Sports Performance graduate French (pictured) finish 45 points clear of Natural Sciences student Jess Varley, who is supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS). Jo Muir, another...

Olivia Green at the target range in the first Pentathlon GB national youth ranking competition of 2017 at the University of Bath

Britain’s best head to University of Bath for second Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition

10 February 2017

The country’s top modern pentathletes will once again be in action at the University of Bath over the weekend as they contest the second Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition of 2017. The U19s are up first in the Youth category on Saturday, featuring athletes from clubs across the country as well as a small contingent of German pentathletes to add an international flavour to the competition. It is then the turn of the seniors on...

Action from University of Bath v Durham in BUCS Super Rugby, November 2016

REPLAY: Watch the University of Bath’s 36-10 defeat to Loughborough in full

09 February 2017

The University of Bath men's 1st XV suffered a 36-10 BUCS Super Rugby defeat to high-flying Loughborough University on Wednesday night. A converted try from winger Dan Rowland and a penalty from Will Flinn weren't enough to overcome an impressive Loughborough team who are pushing Hartpury for top spot in the table. The result leaves IKON Construction-sponsored Bath mid-table on 28 points as the season draws towards the post-season playoffs.   A full-match replay can...

Great Britain Skeleton name squad for World Championships with one year to PyeongChang Winter Olympics

09 February 2017

Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold and University of Bath student Dom Parsons are both in the six-strong Great Britain Skeleton squad for this month’s World Championships in Konigssee, Germany. Laura Deas and Donna Creighton complete the women’s line-up, while Jerry Rice and Jack Thomas will make their Championships debuts in the men’s competition. The announcement comes with exactly one year to go before the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Yarnold won gold on...

New Team Bath AS coach Chris Alderton

Change of name and new coach for Aquae Sulis

08 February 2017

Local performance swimming club Aquae Sulis (ASPSC) has a new Head Coach and will, from today, adopt a different name as part of a series of changes brought about by its new management committee. The club, which draws its swimmers from 11 local swimming clubs and which has seen a number of swimmers achieve notable regional and national successes, will be called Team Bath AS. Chris Alderton, former international swimmer and current University assistant coach,...

The starting XV for University of Bath's BUCS Super Rugby match at Loughborough University, February 2017

LIVE STREAM: Watch University of Bath take on Loughborough in BUCS Super Rugby

08 February 2017

Fans of the Blue and Gold will be able to watch the University of Bath’s BUCS Super Rugby fixture at Loughborough University tonight (Wednesday) live on YouTube. The match, which gets under way at 7pm, is a big one for the IKON Construction-sponsored men’s XV as they bid to secure a top-four finish in the league table. Bath won 28-17 when the teams met at the Sports Training Village earlier in the season but Loughborough...

‘At times I thought ‘what’s the point?” – How the support of a sport scholarship helped turn the fortunes of one of the University of Bath’s brightest athlete prospects

08 February 2017

Champions aren't made in the gym. When promising young modern pentathlete Sarah Collin suffered a stress fracture in her hip, the real test of her character began. Collin, who moved to the University of Bath to join the Pentathlon GB setup, had won an international medal after being in the sport for as little as a year and her talent was identified by coaches keen for her to fulfill her potential. She made her move...

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