News Archive, Month: June 2019

Student sport week: Sporting scholars thank donors for generous support after year of success and development

17 June 2019

It has been a stellar year for sporting scholars at the University of Bath – and they have been keen to thank the generous alumni and benefactors supporting the scheme for the role they have played in their success. The 2018-19 academic year saw 38 student-athletes across 15 different sports and a wide range of degree courses receive financial support that helped them juggle the twin demands of studying at one of the best universities...

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Come and ‘Try Games’ for all at inclusive sporting festival in Bath as community celebrates International Olympic Day

13 June 2019

Team Bath is helping to celebrate this year’s International Olympic Day through teaming up with the organisers of an inclusive sporting festival in Bath to provide everyone with the opportunity to ‘Move, Learn and Discover’. Those are the three pillars of both the Olympic Day movement and the Try Games event, which is taking place at Odd Down Sports Ground from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, June 23. Coaches, students and athletes from Team Bath...

More medals for University of Bath-based swimmers on second night of Mare Nostrum gala in France

12 June 2019

University of Bath-based swimmers Tom Dean and James Guy claimed their second medals in as many days as the build-up to the 2019 World Championships continued at the Mare Nostrum gala in Canet, France. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship and is a MJ Church Ambassador, followed up his 200m freestyle gold medal by winning silver in the 200m individual medley in 1:59.55. Guy – who, like Dean, trains...

Student Tom Dean and team-mate James Guy take gold for British Swimming at Mare Nostrum in Canet

11 June 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Tom Dean and team-mate James Guy both struck gold for British Swimming on the opening night of the Mare Nostrum in Canet, France. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship and is a MJ Church Ambassador, delivered an extremely mature performance to win the men’s 200m freestyle final from lane eight in 1:47.39. “I changed my plan a little bit as 200m freestyle is such...

Georgia Hannam, Kerenza Bryson and Olivia Green won women's team bronze at the 2019 Junior Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Women’s team bronze caps successful week for rising Pentathlon GB stars at Junior European Championships

09 June 2019

University of Bath students Georgia Hannam and Olivia Green teamed up with Kerenza Bryson to win Pentathlon GB's fourth medal of the 2019 Junior Modern Pentathlon European Championships - team bronze in the women's final. All three of them produced fine individual displays to record top-20 finishes in Poland - Hannam 11th, Bryson 15th and Green 18th - and those scores added together saw the trio claim the final spot on the team podium. Hannah,...

Netballer Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and pentathlete Olivia Green shortlisted for 2019 TASS Stars Awards

07 June 2019

University of Bath students Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and Olivia Green are among the finalists for the 2019 TASS Stars Awards, which recognise achievements in sport and study in the past year. MJ Church Ambassador Drakeford-Lewis, who studies Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering and is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, has enjoyed a stellar season with Team Bath Netball and was named as the Vitality Superleague Young Player of the Year. She is shortlisted alongside fencer...

Bradley Sutton and Myles Pillage on the podium at the 2019 Junior European Modern Pentathlon Championships

Back-to-back bronze medals secured by sporting scholars Myles Pillage and Bradley Sutton at Junior Modern Pentathlon Euro Champs

06 June 2019

University of Bath sporting scholars Myles Pillage and Bradley Sutton made it a hat-trick of British relay medals at the 2019 Junior Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Poland as they claimed bronze on Wednesday. It made it back-to-back junior European men’s relay bronzes for the pair having also stood of the third step of the podium in Spain 12 months ago. It was also the 15th international medal at junior and senior level of a...

Kerenza Bryson and Olivia Green won women's relay silver at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon Junior European Championships

Medals keep coming at Modern Pentathlon Junior Euro Champs as student Olivia Green and Kerenza Bryson secure silver

05 June 2019

Team Bath Dual Career athlete Olivia Green teamed up with Kerenza Bryson to continue Pentathlon GB’s fantastic start to the 2019 Junior European Championships by claiming a fine silver in the women’s relay. There was little to choose between the leading nations throughout the day in Poland but a strong finish saw the Brits take the second step on the podium, following on from fellow University of Bath students Georgia Hannam and Oliver Murray’s bronze...

Former Team Bath Tennis coach Dan Smethurst helping Johanna Konta’s bid for French Open history

04 June 2019

French Open semi-finalist Johanna Konta’s bid to become the first British woman since 1976 to win the title at Roland Garros is being helped by a former Team Bath Tennis coach. Dan Smethurst joined Konta’s training team as assistant coach and hitting partner after working with her during Great Britain’s successful Fed Cup campaign at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in February. Konta has been in excellent form since then and is enjoying...

Georgia Hannam and Oliver Murray on the podium at the Junior Modern Pentathlon European Championships in June 2019

Birthday bronze for scholar Georgia Hannam as she and Oliver Murray start Junior Euro Modern Pentathlon Champs on podium

03 June 2019

University of Bath students Georgia Hannam and Oliver Murray won mixed relay bronze as Pentathlon GB enjoyed a strong start to the 2019 Junior European Championships in Poland. The podium place was a perfect 21st birthday present for Physical Activity & Health student Hannam, who is supported by Santander Sports Scholarship and won 18 of her 21 bouts in the fencing salle - more than any other athlete in the field. Team Bath Dual Career...

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