News Archive, Month: September 2020

Talented young Team Bath Tennis duo serve up trophy triumphs at 2020 Fred Perry Championship

13 September 2020

Junior Team Bath Tennis duo Izzie Britton and Luke Hooper were both victorious when they competed in the national finals of the 2020 Fred Perry Championship over the weekend. Their prize – for victory in the U12 Girls and U14 Boys events respectively – was a year’s clothing supply from Fred Perry and a tennis grant to help them continue to train, compete and develop over the next 12 months. The youth tennis tournament, now...

Bath MP Wera Hobhouse hails “brilliant achievement” as Team Bath Tennis are officially presented with LTA University of the Year award

11 September 2020

Wera Hobhouse, the MP for Bath, today praised the ‘fabulous’ tennis programme at the University of Bath when she visited the Team Bath Sports Training Village to recognise a double award success from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). Mrs Hobhouse joined Tom Gibbins, the LTA’s Head of Education, and representatives from Avon Tennis as Team Bath were awarded both the national University of the Year title and the South West regional award for Education Excellence....

Long lockdown break from training can’t stop pistol shooter Kristian Callaghan securing double gold on return to international competition

10 September 2020

Team Bath Dual Career pistol shooter Kristian Callaghan made a winning return to international competition when he claimed double gold at the IWK Berlin competition in Germany. The 2014 Commonwealth Games medallist won both 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (RFP) finals, recording impressive scores of 574 and 573 respectively out of 600 – and registering a number of perfect series of five hits from five, including in a gold-medal shootout in the second final. The results...

Plenty of familiar faces at The Rec as Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby players continue to make the step up to Premiership level

09 September 2020

BUCS Super Rugby’s role in helping student players develop into top-flight performers is illustrated once again with three Team Bath players being named in the match-day squads for tonight’s Premiership Rugby fixture between Bath Rugby and Worcester Warriors at The Rec. University of Bath Sport Management & Coaching student Beck Cutting, who is supported by a Trendell Sporting Scholarship, continues to gain more Premiership experience with Warriors by starting at hooker for the visitors. Lining...

Hurdling Bath alumni Alastair Chalmers and David King strike gold at 2020 Muller British Athletics Championships

07 September 2020

Alastair Chalmers claimed his maiden senior title and David King completed a hat-trick of national crowns as University of Bath athletes past and present produced impressive performances at the 2020 Muller British Athletics Championships in Manchester. Chalmers, who completed his Sports Performance studies this year, continued his excellent form during this shortened season by winning the men’s 400m hurdles final in 49.66 – the third time he had lowered his personal best this summer. “To...

“I’m grateful to be heading to a start line again” – Vicky Holland returns to international action at World Triathlon Series in Hamburg

03 September 2020

University of Bath-based triathlete Vicky Holland will return to international competition this weekend when the only ITU World Triathlon Series race of 2020 takes place in Hamburg, Germany. Holland, the 2018 World Champion and Rio 2016 Olympic bronze-medallist, has been back in training at the Team Bath Sports Training Village for the past couple of months. She is one of four Brits on the entry list for Saturday’s elite women’s race, which will take place...

University of Bath rugby duo taking on 2,500km Coast2Coast Ultra-Run challenge to raise money for mental health charities

02 September 2020

Two University of Bath rugby players are swapping their boots for running shoes as they embark on an epic 35-day, 2,500km run along the west coast of Ireland to raise money for mental health charities. Chris Barry and Jason Adam-Hein have been best mates since meeting at the University in 2016, where they were both part of the student rugby club. Together they have set up a mental health support group called Shoulder 2 Shoulder...

2017-18 sporting scholar Lauren Williams, athletics

Sporting scholar Lauren Williams looking forward to “massive opportunity” of competing at 2020 Muller British Athletics Championships

01 September 2020

It will be a Muller British Athletics Championships unlike any other but University of Bath sporting scholar Lauren Williams can’t wait to get out on the track at the Manchester Regional Arena this weekend. Originally scheduled to take place in June and double as the GB Olympic Trials for Tokyo 2020, the Championships – the first major outdoor athletics meeting of the year – will now be held behind closed doors on Friday and Saturday...

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