News Archive, Month: June 2017

Three more Bath sporting scholars earn GB call for World University Games

21 June 2017

Tennis player Emma Hurst and athletes Jenny Nesbitt and Jacob Paul are the latest University of Bath sporting scholars to be selected for this summer’s World University Games in Taipei. It is double cause for celebration for Nesbitt and Paul who, along with fellow student Cameron Chalmers, have also been named in the British Athletics squad for next month’s European U23 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Nesbitt, who will compete over 10,000m in both Taipei and...

Take part in the Olympic Day Run at Sports Training Village on Friday

19 June 2017

The annual Olympic Day Run will once again be taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village this week - and all are invited to take part. The run, which celebrates International Olympic Day, will get under way at 12noon on Friday (June 23) and will be started by Olympic Champions Amy Williams and Jason Gardener, who are being presented with honorary degrees by the University of Bath later that afternoon. Participants can...

Historic Henley title and two World Cup medals during successful weekend of rowing

19 June 2017

A historic gold medal at the Henley Women’s Regatta and two silvers at the Poznan World Cup in Poland added up to an excellent weekend for past and present members of the GB Rowing Team Start programme at the University of Bath. Steph Clutterbuck and Laura Macro, who study Management and Sports & Exercise Science respectively, produced a series of excellent performances in Henley – setting a new course record in the semi-finals – to...

Ben Fletcher MJ Church ambassador Team Bath Judo

Super silver in Mexico earns World Championship qualification for Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher

19 June 2017

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher achieved the qualifying standard for this year’s World Championships by recording his best Grand Prix result to date – a silver medal in Cancun, Mexico. The Rio 2016 Olympian was in fantastic form in the men’s -100kg category on Sunday, beating LA Smith III of the United States by two waza-ari scores before overcoming Cuba’s Andy Granda after forcing a third Shido penalty in the golden-score period. Fletcher – an ambassador for...

Team Bath Futures Academy athletes Ed Nightingale and Spencer Armstrong have been selected to represent Great Britain at the Junior European Canoe Sprint Championships

Team Bath Futures Academy duo earn GB call for Junior European Canoe Sprint Champs

16 June 2017

Team Bath Futures Academy athletes Ed Nightingale and Spencer Armstrong have been selected to represent Great Britain at the Junior European Canoe Sprint Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, later this month. Nightingale, aged 15, and 18-year-old Armstrong will contest the K2 500m after winning the selection race at the National Canoe Sprint Regatta in Nottingham recently. Both are members of the British Canoeing England National Training Squad and are coached by British Canoeing Coaches Kevin Bowerbank...

Laura Macro and Steph Clutterbuck Rowing Scholarships

Crew Bath rowers ready for Henley Women’s Regatta

16 June 2017

A 13-strong squad will represent the University of Bath at the 2017 Henley Women’s Regatta this weekend. Carlotta Broglia and Megan Stoker, who study Business Administration and Biomedical Sciences respectively, are one of two Crew Bath boats competing in the Senior double scull. The others (pictured) are Management Masters student Steph Clutterbuck and Laura Macro, who studies Sport & Exercise Science. Both are part of the University-based GB Rowing Team Start programme, coached by Dan...

Cameron Chalmers wins 400m gold at the 2017 BUCS Nationals in Sheffield

First GB senior chance for Cameron Chalmers as University of Bath athletes get Euro Team call

15 June 2017

University of Bath sporting scholar Cameron Chalmers has earned his first senior British Athletics selection for this month’s European Athletics Team Championships in Lille Metropole, France. The Sports Performance student, supported by a Thompson Education Trust Scholarship, is joined in the squad by fellow University-based athletes Emily Diamond and Eilidh Doyle. Cameron, coached by James Hillier, has been selected in the men’s 4x400m squad along with Delano Williams, Rabah Yousif, Jarryd Dunn and Matthew Hudson-Smith...

Pentathlon GB athletes Sarah Collin and Bradley Sutton are among the Sports Scholars for 2016-17

Students are Barcelona bound for Junior European Modern Pentathlon Champs

14 June 2017

Five University of Bath students have been named in the Pentathlon GB squad for the 2017 Junior European Championships, taking place in Barcelona, Spain later this month. Charlie Follett, Georgia Pipes, Sarah Collin, Bradley Sutton and Jamie Harper are joined in the squad by Myles Pillage and Holly Parker, who also train at Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre at the Sport Training Village. Sutton and Collin (pictured), who both study Sport Performance, are supported by...

Sevens star Chantelle Miell back on England duty as Rugby Europe Grand Prix series begins

13 June 2017

University of Bath student Chantelle Miell has once again been selected in the England Women Rugby Sevens squad for the first leg of the Rugby Europe Women’s Grand Prix Series. The Malemort Sevens, taking place in France on June 17-18, and the second leg in Kazan, Russia, on July 8-9 provide England with their final chance to qualify for next year’s HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens in San Francisco. Sport & Exercise Science student Miell, who...

The University of Bath hosted the 2017 Girls' Day School Trust athletics competition in June 2017

These girls can! University hosts Girls’ Day School Trust athletics tournament

12 June 2017

More than 1,000 pupils from across the country flocked to the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Monday to compete in the annual Girls’ Day School Trust athletics tournament. The action-packed event, hosted by The Royal High School Bath, featured girls from Year 5 through to Year 10 and above contesting hurdles, sprints, relays and middle-distance events on the outdoor athletics track. Events on the in-field included high jump, long jump, javelin, shot, discus...

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