News Archive, Month: January 2022

Senior international tennis returns for first time since Fed Cup as Team Bath hosts GB Pro Series tournament

07 January 2022

The University of Bath’s indoor tennis courts is playing host to senior international tennis for the first time since the Federation Cup of 2019 as the GB Pro Series for men and women starts at the Sports Training Village this weekend, running through to Saturday 15th January. “It will be fantastic to host tennis at this level once more”, said Barry Scollo, Team Bath Director of Tennis. “These events are part of the ITF men’s...

Former Bath World-Class Start coach Paul Stannard appointed as new Men’s Olympic Head Coach for GB Rowing Team

05 January 2022

Paul Stannard, who set up the hugely-successful World-Class Start development programme at the University of Bath, has been appointed as the GB Rowing Team’s new Men’s Olympic Head Coach. Stannard identified and developed the talents of double Olympic Champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning during his nearly ten years based at the Sports Training Village, as well as Rio 2016 silver-medallist Vicky Thornley, before moving to the GB Rowing Team’s Caversham headquarters to lead the...

Stunning start to Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games year as British Bobsleigh enjoy most successful World Cup weekend yet in Sigulda

04 January 2022

British Bobsleigh got a new Winter Olympic Games year off to a superb start when they won three silver medals as the IBSF World Cup season resumed in Sigulda, Latvia. Brad Hall was runner-up with Greg Cackett in the two-man bobsleigh on New Year’s Day, then repeated the feat with Nick Gleeson on Sunday only a few hours after Mica McNeill and Adele Nicoll had matched them in the women’s race. No British squad has...

Team Bath Dual Career student-athlete Tom Carr-Smith named in England Rugby squad ahead of U20 Six Nations title defence

03 January 2022

University of Bath student Tom Carr-Smith has been named in the England Rugby U20 Elite Player Squad for a second successive season. Carr-Smith, who is in the second year of a Management degree course, is one of ten players previously capped at U20 level in the 32-man squad having helped England complete the Grand Slam in the 2021 U20 Six Nations tournament. The scrum-half combines his university education with training with the Bath Rugby Academy,...

University of Bath-based sportspeople awarded New Year Honours after winning gold at Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

01 January 2022

A host of Olympic and Paralympic champions who train at the University of Bath have been awarded MBEs in the 2022 New Year Honours. Swimmers Freya Anderson, Tom Dean, James Guy, Calum Jarvis and Matt Richards, pentathletes Joe Choong and Kate French, and wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver are among the British sportspeople recognised for their outstanding gold-medal achievements at Tokyo 2020 last summer. Dean, supported by a Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholarship, produced an incredible performance...

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