Heather Stanning

Heather Stanning with her women's pair gold medal. Rio 2016 Olympic & Paralympic medallist celebrations, October 12 2016. PICTURE: Clare Green for Matchtight

Event: Rowing (women’s pair, with Helen Glover)
Date and Place of Birth: 26 January 1985, Yeovil, UK
Height: 181cm
Weight: 75kg
Course of Study: Sports technology

Heather learnt to row...

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Victoria Thornley

Victoria Thornley. Photo: Peter Spurrier/Intersport ImagesSport / Event: Rowing

Date and Place of Birth: 30 November 1987, St Asaph, Wales

Height: 192cm


Rowing world championship medallists Victoria Thornley and Helen Glover on 6 June became the first athletes discovered through Talent ID programme Sporting Giants to be selected to represent Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics.

Launched by five-time Olympic rowing champion Sir Steve...

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Shaun Williams

Title: Lead Coach: University of Bath RFC

Date and Place of Birth: 1973, Ystrad, South Wales

Athletes coached: University of Bath High Performance group.

Shaun has worked extensively in educational settings which have spawned numerous international players at age grade range for the past 11 years.

Shaun joined in January 2008 and previously completed a PGCE in Physical Education at St Lukes’, University of Exeter and then taught Physical Education...

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Charlie Willard

Sport/Event >

Date and Place of Birth >
5 October 1992 Chichester, UK

Height > 187cm

Weight > 85kg

Coached by >
Dan Harris

Date Arrived at Team Bath >
1 October 2011

Course of Study >

Length of Course >
4 Years

Clubs >
University of Bath Boat Club – Crew Bath

Occupation >

Biography >
Charlie started rowing when he joined the University of Bath in October 2011 to study Mathematics.

He learnt to row with Crew Bath and successfully tested for the GB Rowing Start...

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Alex Wilding

Alex WildingSport/Event >

Biography >
Alex is a first year student studying Mechanical Engineering, who represented GB Juniors at the World Championships in 2011.

His aim this year is to make the U23 squad and in the future to break into the Senior squad with the ultimate goal being selected for the 2016 Olympics.

Alex is currently a Bill Whiteley scholarship...

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Rowing at Team Bath

The University of Bath has played host since 2003 to a GB Rowing Team “Start” centre. It not only targets students but also young people of in the academic year in which they are 16 with or without a background in rowing but with the potential to be future Olympians are targeted.

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Adam Freeman-Pask (left) competing at the 2010 World Championships
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University boat club

The University of Bath Boat Club has come a long way since its founding in the 1970s. From initially consisting of only one four man boat, the club now owns a large and constantly expanding number of eight, four, two and one man craft for use by all its members all year round for training and racing.

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