News Archive, Month: April 2019

Track and field offering gains national recognition as University of Bath is awarded Gold Charter Mark by England Athletics

30 April 2019

The University of Bath has become only the second university in the country to be awarded a Gold Charter Mark by England Athletics. The Charter Mark recognises the high standards of support being offered to student-athletes across all track and field disciplines, as well as the vibrant training and competitive environment provided at the Sports Training Village. Colin Bovell, Head Athletics Coach at the University of Bath, said: “This is great news and we are...

London calling as multi-medallist Stephanie Millward earns GB selection for 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships

30 April 2019

University of Bath-based swimming champion Stephanie Millward has been selected to represent British Swimming at the 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships taking place in London this September. The Rio 2016 Paralympic double gold-medallist, who trains with Team Bath AS in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, will be competing in her third World Championships having won 11 medals – four of them gold – on her previous appearances at Eindhoven in 2010 and Montreal in 2013. It...

Sarah Jackson windsurfing. CREDIT: PWA/Adam Sims Productions

Far from a breeze in France but windsurfer Sarah Jackson still records her best World Cup result yet

29 April 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Sarah Jackson overcame challenging conditions to record her best PWA (Professional Windsurfers Association) World Cup result yet when she competed in her first event of the year in France. Club Nautique Marignanais, near Marseille, is renowned for being one of the windiest spots on tour but the weather did not play ball on this occasion and it wasn’t until Day 2 that there was enough breeze for competition to take...

Team Bath Netball’s Superleague semi-final fate remains in their own hands after vital victory at Manchester Thunder

28 April 2019

Team Bath Netball’s Vitality Superleague semi-final destiny remains in their own hands after they recorded an excellent 56-53 victory at second-placed Manchester Thunder in a must-win match on Saturday. With Loughborough Lightning and Saracens Mavericks having already won their matches, defeat in the last fixture of the day would have seen the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold drop out of the top four with just one round to go. However, they responded to the pressure superbly...

Massive match in Manchester as Team Bath Netball face Thunder on penultimate weekend of Superleague season

26 April 2019

Second plays third this weekend as Team Bath Netball head to Manchester Thunder for a huge top-four clash in the penultimate round of the 2019 Vitality Superleague season. With just six points separating second-placed Thunder and Saracens Mavericks in fifth with two games to go, both Saturday's hosts and the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold will be determined to get a victory during a tight and tense race for the semi-finals. The match - which starts...

Swimming training facilities enhanced at University of Bath as new turning board system is installed in London 2012 Legacy Pool

25 April 2019

The world-class swimming training facilities at the University of Bath have been further enhanced by the installation of a new turning board system in the London 2012 Legacy Pool. The swim wall, which sits on the base of the Olympic-sized pool in the Sports Training Village, is retractable and can be raised across the entire width of the pool or just half of it. That allows training groups using the pool – including the hugely-successful...

Sporting scholar Tom Dean among super seven University of Bath-based swimmers in British squad for World Championships

24 April 2019

Mechanical Engineering student Tom Dean is among seven University of Bath-based swimmers who have been selected in the British Swimming squad for this summer’s World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. MJ Church Ambassador Dean, who is also supported by a Bill Whiteley Sports Scholarship as he balances sport and study at the highest level, joins reigning World Champions James Guy and Calum Jarvis – a Sports Performance graduate – in the 25-strong squad. World and...

Jessica Fullalove, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and James Guy all won gold at the 2019 British Swimming Championships

Four golds among dynamic dozen medals for University of Bath-based swimmers at 2019 British Championships

23 April 2019

University of Bath-based swimmers won 12 medals, four of them gold, and there were two further podium places for alumna Anna Hopkin when the 2019 British Swimming Championships took place over six action-packed days at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow. James Guy, coached by Jol Finck at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, led the medal haul with victory in both the 100m butterfly (51.97) and 200m butterfly (1:56.51) before adding silver in...

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Derby delight followed by Saracens setback for Team Bath Netball as Superleague top-four race remains in balance after busy Easter weekend

22 April 2019

It was a mixed Easter weekend for Team Bath Netball, who recorded an excellent derby victory over Severn Stars but missed a first chance to secure a Vitality Superleague semi-final spot when they were edged out in a close contest against top-four rivals Saracens Mavericks. A busy 48 hours, which saw all ten Superleague teams play on both Saturday and Sunday, ended with the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold still sitting third in the Superleague table...

Student sporting trio represent England Universities at hockey and football in 2019 Home Nations fixtures

21 April 2019

University of Bath students Phoebe Charnley, Amelie Green and Flo Fyfe represented England Universities Sport during the 2019 Home Nations fixtures against Wales and Scotland in Cardiff. Phoebe and Amelie, who study Architecture and Sports Performance respectively, helped the England women's hockey team beat Wales 4-3 on penalties after an exciting 3-3 draw before narrowly losing out 1-0 to Scotland. [caption id="attachment_61513" align="alignright" width="292"] Flo Fyfe on English Universities duty in Cardiff[/caption] Sports Performance student...

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