News Archive, Month: April 2017

Liam Sanford on the ball for Team Bath Buccaneers

Liam Sanford earns GB hockey call ahead of crunch play-off weekend for Team Bath Buccs

21 April 2017

Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club’s Liam Sanford has followed up his recent senior England debut by being named in the Great Britain men’s squad for next week’s visit to the Sultan Azlan Shah Tournament in Malaysia. It continues a superb season for the young full-back, who made his England bow in South Africa last month after being added to the national central training programme. The Sultan Azlan Shah Tournament is an invitational event featuring four...

University of Bath students (from left) Chantelle Miell, Jessie Hood, Sydney Gregson and Lottie Holland following Bristol Ladies’ semi-final win against Saracens.

Students set for Final test as rugby quartet bid for Women’s Premiership glory

20 April 2017

Four University of Bath students and one famous graduate will be hoping to get their hands on the Women’s Premiership Rugby trophy this weekend. MJ Church sporting ambassador Sydney Gregson and Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) trio Lottie Holland, Jessie Hood and Chantelle Miell are all in the Bristol Ladies squad for Sunday’s Premiership final against Aylesford Bulls at Sixways Stadium in Worcester (3pm). Coach Education & Sports Development graduate Izzy Noel Smith, who recently...

James Guy swimming in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, January 2017

Double gold for Chris Walker-Hebborn and James Guy as Bath-based swimmers make strong start to British Champs

19 April 2017

Olympic medallists Chris Walker-Hebborn and James Guy won their second titles in as many days as University of Bath-based swimmers continued to impress at the 2017 British Swimming Championships in Sheffield. Jazz Carlin, who won two silvers at Rio 2016, also picked up her first gold of the week as the British Swimming National Centre Bath elite training group added to their national medal collection. Guy (pictured), who moved to the Sports Training Village at...

Emily Donovan and Florence Fyfe represented England Universities in women's football at the 2017 Home Nations tournament

Footballing quartet represent England Universities in 2017 Home Nations tournament

19 April 2017

Four University of Bath footballers represented England Universities at the recent 2017 Home Nations tournament in Scotland. Sport Performance student Flo Fyfe and Emily Donovan, who studies Sport and Social Sciences, were in the women’s team that beat Wales 3-1 but lost on penalties to Scotland after drawing 1-1. James Stinson and Lee Sweet, who are both in the third year of their Sport Performance course, played for the England men’s team that drew 0-0...

From 12th in the country to number one – How a University of Bath student juggled studies and training to reach peak of UK fencing

19 April 2017

University of Bath sport scholar Tom Edwards became British champion in 2015, has since won multiple Welsh titles and in January rose to number one in the UK's epee fencing rankings - all while studying a full-time degree. His rise from 12th in the country to top spot may be attributed to a number of different factors, including a specialised training programme which has seen the 23-year old train with Olympic athletes from Pentathlon GB, whose...

Anna Stembridge and Jess Thirlby urge on the Team Bath Netball players against Hertfordshire Mavericks, April 2017

“Hurting” Team Bath Netball vow to keep fighting ahead of Saturday showdown with Celtic Dragons

18 April 2017

Head Coach Anna Stembridge admits Team Bath Netball are “hurting” after a run of four successive Vitality Superleague defeats but says they have not given up on a place in the end-of-season play-offs. Easter Monday’s battling 49-40 defeat to league leaders Loughborough Lightning has left the Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold nine points adrift of the top four with eight games of the regular season remaining. The first two of those games are at home to...

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

High praise for Donna Creighton as longest-serving skeleton athlete leaves University-based programme

18 April 2017

Great Britain Skeleton have thanked Donna Creighton for her "wonderful contribution on and off the ice" after announcing that the 31-year-old will be leaving the University of Bath-based programme this summer. Creighton enjoyed a medal-laden career after joining the programme via the Talent ID scheme in 2004, winning the overall Intercontinental Cup (ICC) competition in 2015 and finishing third on the same circuit this season. She also competed at five World Championships between 2009 and 2017, and...

Jess Shaw and Mia Ritchie in action for Team Bath Netball against Hertfordshire Mavericks. April 2017

Fantastic finale but Team Bath Netball comeback bid falls a goal short against Hertfordshire Mavericks

14 April 2017

Team Bath Netball found their mojo in the final quarter of another thrilling Vitality Superleague match at the University of Bath Sports Training Village but fell an agonising goal short of denying Hertfordshire Mavericks victory.  Mavericks had led by nine going into the final 15 minutes before the Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold finally found the form that had eluded them earlier in the encounter, closing the final deficit to just 46-45. The visitors had seemingly...

Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club's ladies 1st XI celebrate after being promoted to the National League, March 2017

More England international recognition for University of Bath-based hockey players

12 April 2017

Several University of Bath-based hockey players have been selected to represent England Hockey during the Easter period. Anna Reynolds, a Social Sciences second-year student, has been selected to play for England Women U21s in their four Easter Weekend clashes against the United States at Bisham Abbey. Sport & Exercise Science student Maria Jones is a reserve for the England squad, who will be in action on Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Both Reynolds and Jones...

MJ Church sporting ambassador Joe Choong in the Pentathlon GB hall, March 2017

Rousing return to international action for Pentathlon GB’s Joe Choong in Germany

10 April 2017

University of Bath student Joe Choong recorded a top-five finish at the German Open Championships in Berlin during his first international modern pentathlon appearance of 2017. The Rio 2016 Olympian and ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church sat in the top six throughout the day and was the highest-placed overseas athlete, with the top four spots going to German competitors. Choong took a break after the Olympics to focus on his Mathematics studies but...

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