News Archive, Month: July 2018

Silver lining for Team Bath Netball as young stars shine at NPL Tournament in Nottingham

31 July 2018

Team Bath Netball’s U21 squad narrowly missed out on winning gold at the 2018 NPL Tournament after an outstanding final against Manchester Thunder. The Blue and Gold, skippered by England U19 captain and University of Bath Santander Sporting Scholar Chartie Curtis and featuring a host of Vitality Superleague players and rising stars, were in fantastic form throughout the four-day competition at the University of Nottingham. They topped their group after beating Loughborough Lightning 56-41, Surrey...

Vicky Holland won ITU World Triathlon Series gold in Edmonton, Canada in August 2018

Vicky Holland excels in Edmonton to win her second gold of 2018 ITU World Triathlon Series

30 July 2018

University of Bath-based Vicky Holland won her second ITU World Triathlon Series gold of the season as she recorded an excellent victory in the Elite Women’s race in Edmonton, Canada. The Rio 2016 Olympic medallist, coached by Rhys Davey at the Sports Training Village, made the best transition from the bike ride to the run and then produced the fastest 5km in the field to cross the line first and repeat her 2015 success in...

Jens Hullah and Joe Murphy (right) won men's double scull bronze for GB at the 2018 Coupe de la Jeunesse

Jens Hullah bags bronze as Great Britain junior rowers retain Coupe de la Jeunesse title

29 July 2018

University of Bath rower Jens Hullah won a bronze medal and helped Great Britain record victory in both the men’s and overall competition after an excellent weekend of rowing at the 2018 Coupe de la Jeunesse in Cork, Ireland. Eighteen-year-old Hullah, part of the GB Rowing Team World-Class Start Programme coached by Dan Harris at the University and Minerva Bath RC, raced with Leander Club’s Joe Murphy in the men’s double scull at the annual...

Students on the scoresheet as Bath Rugby fall just short of Premiership Rugby 7s semi-finals

28 July 2018

A Bath Rugby squad featuring five University of Bath students suffered a last-gasp defeat to Harlequins in the quarter-finals of the Premiership Rugby 7s tournament at Franklin’s Gardens in Northampton. A late try from Business Masters student and Santander Sporting Scholar Jack Davies looked to have won it for the Blue, Black and White but, with the clock in the red, Quins captain Callum Waters scored from a quickly-taken penalty to seal a 31-29 victory. Defeat...

Darren Atkins, Levi Davis, Jack Davies, Tom Doughty and Will Partington have been named in the Bath Rugby squad for the 2018 Premiership Rugby 7s

Bath Rugby name five students in squad for Premiership Rugby 7s at Franklin’s Gardens

26 July 2018

Five University of Bath students have been named in the Bath Rugby squad for this weekend’s Premiership Rugby 7s competition in Northampton. Jack Davies, a recent Sport & Exercise Science graduate who is starting a Business Masters in September, and Tom Doughty, the University’s 2018-19 BUCS Super Rugby captain, are making their first appearances in the Blue, Black & White since signing senior Academy contracts last week. Fellow Academy players Levi Davis – making his...

Jens Hullah (left) and Joe Murphy training in the men’s double scull on the River Avon ahead of the 2018 Coupe de la Jeunesse

Jens Hullah earns Coupe chance as GB Rowing Team call on Bath rowers past and present

25 July 2018

University of Bath-based rowers past and present are preparing to compete on the international stage after being selected to race for the GB Rowing Team in the coming weeks. Jens Hullah, who is part of the GB Rowing Team World-Class Start Programme at the University of Bath, will race alongside Leander Club’s Joe Murphy in the men’s double scull at this weekend’s Coupe de la Jeunesse in Cork, Ireland. Eighteen-year-old Hullah - a member of...

Eilidh Doyle to make record appearance as University of Bath-based athletes are selected for 2018 European Championships

24 July 2018

Eilidh Doyle is all set to make more sporting history after being named as one of four University of Bath-based athletes in the British Athletics squad for the 2018 European Championships in Berlin. Doyle – who is Scotland’s most decorated athlete with 15 medals on the international stage – will, along with Anyika Onuora, make a record-equalling fifth appearance for Britain at a European Championships when they take place from August 6-12. The 2014 400m...

(From left) Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, Megan Fletcher, coach Juergen Klinger, Gregg Varey, Ben Fletcher and Rhys Thompson during a three-week judo training camp in Japan, July 2018

Two years to go – aspiring Tokyo 2020 Olympic judoka head to Japan for training camp

24 July 2018

With exactly two years to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games get under way, Team Bath judoka aspiring to compete in Japan have been to the home of their sport for a productive three-week training camp. Head Coach Juergen Klinger travelled to Tokyo with Rio 2016 Olympian Ben Fletcher, an ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games champion Megan Fletcher, Gregg Varey, Rhys Thompson and King Sporting Scholar Prica Awiti-Alcaraz,...

Kate French (back, second from left) won silver at the 2018 Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Hungary

Medals for Kate French and Joe Choong as Pentathlon GB enjoy their most successful European Championships yet

23 July 2018

Pentathlon GB won medals in both the men’s and women’s individual competitions for the first time at a European Championships as Kate French and Joe Choong both recorded excellent podium finishes in Hungary. Sports Performance graduate French continued her superb form to win silver on Saturday, her first medal at a major international championships. The celebrations continued 24 hours later as MJ Church Ambassador Choong, fresh from graduating from the University of Bath in Mathematics,...

Vicky Holland at the University of Bath

Olympic medalist and former Euro champ in strong Bath quartet for 2018 Accenture British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup

21 July 2018

Olympic medalist Vicky Holland is part of an exciting quartet who will represent Team Bath in the 2018 Accenture British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup, taking place in London next month. Holland (pictured), who won bronze at Rio 2016, is joined in a strong line-up by 2016 European Champion India Lee, Will Crudgington and University of Bath Mechanical Engineering student Alex Chantler-Mayne. All train at the Bath National Performance Centre, set up at the University of...

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