News Archive, Month: September 2017

Mark Skimming and Dr Andrei Vorontsov

Olympic swimming coach Dr Andrei Vorontsov returns to University of Bath to work with student squad

21 September 2017

After eight years of preparing Russian and Swedish swimmers for the Olympic Games, world-renowned coach Dr Andrei Vorontsov has returned to the University of Bath to share his expertise with the student team. He has been appointed as Assistant Coach to Head of Swimming Mark Skimming and will work with a talented group of student-athletes that includes British 50m freestyle champion Anna Hopkin, who competed at the World University Games in Taipei last month. Vorontsov...

Liam Broady (right) celebrates with coach Dave Sammel after reaching the quarter-finals of the St Petersburg Open in 2017

Liam Broady becomes first Team Bath MCTA singles player to reach ATP World Tour quarter-finals

20 September 2017

Liam Broady has become the first Team Bath MCTA Tennis player to reach the quarter-finals of an ATP World Tour singles tournament after a stunning victory over Adrian Mannarino at the St Petersburg Open in Russia. The 23-year-old, coached by Dave Sammel and Ian MacDonald at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, recovered from a set and a break down to win 2-6 6-4 6-0 against the number-four seed from France, whose world-ranking of...

(From left) Asha Francis, Imogen Allison, Tash Pavelin and Jess Shaw in Parade Gardens, overlooked by Bath Abbey, in the Team Bath Netball dress specially designed by Viper 10 Sportswear for the British Fast5 All-Stars Championships.

Team Bath Netball celebrate home city in dress specially designed for first-ever British Fast5 All-Stars Championships

19 September 2017

Team Bath Netball will celebrate the iconic landmarks of their stunning home city when they take part in the first-ever British Fast5 All-Stars Championships at The O2 Arena in London this weekend. The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold will be wearing a dress specially commissioned for the televised event featuring famous sites from the World Heritage city’s skyline, including Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge. The stylish dresses have been produced by Viper 10 Sportswear, Team Bath...

Premier League ECAS coaches try their hands at bobsleigh, September 2017

Premier League football coaches try hand at netball and bobsleigh during week-long University of Bath visit

17 September 2017

Football coaches from the country’s top clubs have been swapping training pitches for netball courts, bobsleigh tracks and the University of Bath’s world-class sporting environment as part of a Premier League development programme. This year’s new cohort of Elite Coach Apprentice Scheme (ECAS) participants, representing academies from Manchester United and Chelsea to Bristol City and Preston North End, were on campus last Monday and Tuesday for the first residential workshop of the 2017-18 season. They...

Kelly Ganfield in rowing training with Corinne Yorston at the Team Bath Gym ahead of competing at the 2017 Invictus Games

Army veteran Kelly Ganfield proud to be representing her country again at 2017 Invictus Games

15 September 2017

After months of training hard and building her confidence at the University of Bath, Army veteran Kelly Ganfield will once again proudly represent her country when she competes at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada this month. The 36-year-old, who is visually impaired and suffers from epilepsy, has been selected in a 90-strong British team and will compete in both athletics and rowing – the latter a sport she only took up this year when...

University of Bath men's 1st XI took on Hartpury College in a rugby friendly

VIDEO: University of Bath will “take lessons” from tough rugby warm-ups against Hartpury

13 September 2017

University of Bath Head Rugby Coach Mark Lilley says his players will have learnt plenty from their warm-up matches against defending BUCS Super Rugby champions Hartpury College on Wednesday. The IKON Construction-sponsored Blue and Gold entertained their Gloucester-based rivals in 1st and 2nd XV fixtures on the Lime Kiln Pitches, with the visitors taking the spoils in both matches. It was a tough but worthwhile test for the University of Bath players, who have only...

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

Cameron Chalmers achieves Gold Coast goal with 2018 Commonwealth Games call-up

12 September 2017

Sporting scholar Cameron Chalmers has become the first University of Bath sportsperson to be officially selected for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. The Sports Performance student, supported by a Thompson Education Trust Scholarship, will represent his native Guernsey in the 400m at the Games, taking place from April 4-15. “It's been a goal of mine ever since starting athletics to go to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games for Guernsey and I'm so...

Sam Courty (right) and Caragh McMurtry who have both been selected in the women’s four for the 2017 World Championships in Sarasota

More Start success as University of Bath rower Sam Courty earns first World Championships selection

12 September 2017

University of Bath rower Sam Courty will make her senior World Championships debut later this month after being added to the GB Rowing Team squad for the event in Sarasota, Florida. Courty, who only took up rowing while studying Sports & Exercise Science, has been selected in a new-look women’s four with Caragh McMurtry, Beccy Girling and Rowan McKellar after recovering from injury. Fellow graduate Sara Parfett, who studied Biology, has been named as a...

Picture of the England tennis team at the Four Nations’ Junior Championships including captain Rob Morgan (front, second from left), Tad Maclean (front left) and Louis Skupien (front right).

Team Bath Tennis trio help England to victory at 2017 Four Nations’ Junior Championships

10 September 2017

Team Bath Performance Tennis Coach Rob Morgan captained England to victory at the 2017 Four Nations’ Junior Championships in Glasgow.  Tad Maclean and Louis Skupien were also part of the mixed England U18 team that topped their age-group competition thanks to wins against Scotland and Ireland. Both Maclean and Skupien, coached by Morgan and Barry Scollo at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, played six games over the course of the three days, recording...

Chantelle Miell and graduate Olympians awarded England Women’s Rugby Sevens contracts ahead of Commonwealth Games

09 September 2017

University of Bath student Chantelle Miell is in line for a place at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games after being awarded a full-time contract in the England Rugby Women’s Sevens programme for the 2017-18 season. Graduates Amy Wilson Hardy and Natasha Hunt, who both represented Team GB in sevens at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, are also among the 17 players to receive either a full-time or fixed-term contract for the upcoming campaign. Miell,...

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