News Archive, Month: May 2017

Golden hat-trick for wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dmitri Coutya at Netherlands World Cup

Golden hat-trick for wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dmitri Coutya at Netherlands World Cup

15 May 2017

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dmitri Coutya won a hat-trick of gold medals during an outstanding weekend at the IWAS World Cup in Stadskanaal, the Netherlands. Rio 2016 silver-medallist Gilliver, a sporting ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church, continued his superb start to the Tokyo 2020 cycle by winning the Category A epee title. Coutya, who joined Gilliver at the Sports Training Village post Rio, made history for the British Disabled...

England U21s celebrate after winning the Netball Europe title, May 2017

Blue and Gold quartet help England U21s retain Netball Europe crown

15 May 2017

Four rising Team Bath Netball stars helped England U21s successfully defend their Netball Europe title in Glasgow, Scotland, over the weekend. University of Bath Sports Performance student Paige Reed, supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, started all three matches alongside Blue and Gold team-mates Tash Pavelin – who studies Natural Sciences – and Abi Robson. Shona O’Dywer was also in the starting seven for the 78-23 victory over Northern Ireland that got England off to...

MJ Church sporting ambassador Dave King, March 2017

New PBs for King and Gale as student athlete Bethany Close earns first England call-up

15 May 2017

David King got his outdoor season off to a flying start during an encouraging weekend of action for athletes who train at the University of Bath. The Sports Performance graduate, a sporting ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church, set a new personal best of 13.49 as he won his 110m hurdles heat at the Meeting Elite de Montgeron-Essonne in France before finishing runner-up in the final in 13.57. King, coached by James Hillier at...

Wellow Valley Tennis chairman Andy Smith and former chairman Debbie Clarkson receive the Avon County and LTA South West Community Venue awards from Avon County LTA secretary Clive Sampson, May 2017

Team Bath Tennis hub club Wellow Valley in contention for national LTA award

14 May 2017

Wellow Valley Tennis Club, one of Team Bath Tennis’ satellite centres, is in contention for a national award – just two years after it was officially opened. It is on the national shortlist for Community Venue of the Year at the Aegon British Tennis Awards after winning regional awards from both Avon County LTA and LTA South West. Wellow Valley’s courts were opened in July 2015 and, within a year, more than 400 members had...

Frazier Christie in training with the GB Rowing Team Start programme

More Start success as emerging GB rowing duo earn first senior selection at Europeans

12 May 2017

Frazier Christie and Sara Parfett are set to become the latest graduates of the successful GB Rowing Team Start Programme at the University of Bath to represent their country at a senior championships. Both have been selected in a 50-strong GB squad for the 2017 European Rowing Championships, taking place in Racice, Czech Republic, from May 26-28. They follow a trail blazed by some of the most famous names in the sport – double Olympic...

University of Bath student Emma Stacey (right) won a team silver medal with England at the 2017 World Clay-Pigeon Shooting Championships

Hot-shot Emma Stacey helps England to team silver at World Shooting Champs

09 May 2017

University of Bath student Emma Stacey helped England win a superb team silver when she contested the CPSA/NSCA World English Sporting Clay-Pigeon Shooting Championships in the United States. The Politics & International Relations student, who is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, also finished 14th in the individual competition – a nine-place improvement on her previous Worlds showing – and was the top Brit with seventh spot in the main preliminary event. The championships took...

Shantal Slater roars with delight during Team Bath Netball's Superleague win over Wasps

Sensational Superleague contest sees Team Bath Netball fend off Wasps to boost top-four hopes

08 May 2017

Team Bath Netball produced an outstanding performance to hold off a fierce fightback from Wasps and record a memorable win in a sensational game of Vitality Netball Superleague at the University of Bath on Monday. The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold were in fantastic form in both defence and attack as they forged into a 44-35 lead going into the final quarter of a match sponsored by The Royal High School, Bath, and shown live on...

Team Bath Synchro Club win first-ever National medal as plans unveiled for unique and self-sustainable future

08 May 2017

Star swimmer and Great Britain squad member Ilaria Brandimarte won the first major medal of Team Bath Synchronised Swimming Club's short history at the 2017 National Championships in late April as the club revealed its plans for leading the light in UK synchronised swimming. Brandimarte, who is also chairwoman of Team Bath Synchro Club, claimed bronze in the tech solo event with an "elegant" performance to contemporary Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi's 'Experience'. The medal was the Italy-born swimmer's...

Team Bath AS swimming logo, May 2017

Team Bath AS swimmers bag many medals at South West Champs

07 May 2017

Team Bath AS youth swimmers enjoyed a successful trip to Plymouth as they took on the best swimmers in the region at the annual South West Swimming Championships. The 24-strong squad shook up the competition, winning more medals than expected as they came home with 21 in total and a large number of personal best times. The team reached 55 finals in total, recorded seven top-ten finishes in the 400m events and four in the...

University of Bath Festival 2017

What a day! Thousands enjoy family fun at first-ever University of Bath Festival

06 May 2017

More than 8,000 people enjoyed an action-packed day of family fun when the University of Bath celebrated its 50th anniversary by staging its first-ever community Festival. There were activities across the Claverton Down campus, including the Active Zone at the £30million Sports Training Village where visitors got to try out 15 different sports and take on a Mini Olympics challenge. Team Bath Netball Superleague stars Shantal Slater and Vangelee Williams staged a shooting challenge and...

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