News Archive, Author: TeamBath

Start rowers to take on Olympic Champions at British Rowing Indoor Championships

08 December 2015

Seven members of the GB Rowing Team Start Programme at the University of Bath will be rubbing shoulders with Olympic and World Champions when they compete in this weekend’s British Rowing Indoor Championships (BRIC). Izzy Maddock and Alex Pfeiffer-Brown – who are both new recruits to the talent ID programme – will take part in the 500m sprint race when the Championships take place at Lee Valley VeloPark in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on...

Student Dom Tripp, right, competed in the NSW State Cup in Australia in December 2015

Student Dom Tripp drafted into National Touch Rugby League in Australia

08 December 2015

University of Bath rugby player Dom Tripp has been selected to play in the National Touch League in Australia – the biggest domestic touch competition in the world. Tripp (pictured at the right of the group), who studies Sport & Exercise Science, is currently on a year’s work placement at the New South Wales Institute of Sport in the Sydney Olympic Park. And he is taking the opportunity to add to his sporting experience by...

Team Bath Netball's Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Rachel Shaw have been named in the England squad to face Australia in January 2016

Team Bath’s Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Rachel Shaw in England squad for Australia series

07 December 2015

Team Bath Netball’s Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Rachel Shaw have been named in the England Netball squad for the Vitality Netball International Series against Australia in January. Superleague players Sam Cook, Shaunagh Craig, Alana John, Mia Ritchie and Jazz Scott have also been selected for England’s 2016 High Performance Programme, as have University of Bath students Sophie Carter and Paige Reed. Defender Beckford-Chambers is one of only five England players who competed at this year’s World Cup to...

Second gold for Jazz Carlin as Bath-based swimmers win seven European Short-Course medals

07 December 2015

Jazz Carlin added 400m freestyle gold to her 800m title as University of Bath-based swimmers finished the LEN European Short-Course Championships in Israel with seven medals between them. Siobhan-Marie O’Connor was runner-up in both the 100m and 200m individual medley, while Chris Walker-Hebborn won backstroke silver and bronze. That added to the 200m breaststroke bronze won by Chemical Engineering graduate Andrew Willis on day two of the event in Netanya, with Great Britain – led...

Another encouraging weekend of World and European Cup action for British Bobsleigh & Skeleton athletes

07 December 2015

British Skeleton ace Laura Deas backed up her maiden BMW ISBF World Cup win with a fourth-placed finish in Winterberg on Friday. University of Bath student Dom Parsons, pictured, was seventh in the men's event and there were some strong finishes on the bobsleigh circuits during another encouraging weekend for British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association athletes. Deas, fresh from topping the podium in Altenberg in the opening race of the season, was again in the mix in...

Amy Wilson Hardy leads the celebrations as England Women finish third at the 2015 Dubai Sevens

Five-try Amy Wilson Hardy helps England Women to top-three finish in Dubai Sevens

06 December 2015

Five tries from University of Bath graduate Amy Wilson Hardy helped England Women finish third overall in the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens. The Bristol RFC centre, who completed her Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering course in the summer, made a flying start to the tournament as she ran in a hat-trick of tries in a 35-0 win over Japan. A 14-7 victory against Spain ensured England qualified for the quarter-finals, despite a 24-7 defeat to...

Gemma Gibbons with silver medal - London 2012 Judo Women. Photo: Paul Sancya/AP/Press Association Images

Judoka Gemma Gibbons wins historic bronze medal at Tokyo Grand Slam

06 December 2015

University of Bath graduate Gemma Gibbons became the first British woman ever to medal at the year-ending Tokyo Grand Slam as she won a superb bronze on Sunday. The London 2012 Olympic silver-medallist, who studied Sports Performance, twice produced exciting comeback victories before defeating home favourite Ruika Sato in the -78kg bronze-medal match. “I am really pleased with that result,” said Gibbons. “I have always dreamt of getting a Tokyo Grand Slam medal and today I...

Bobsleigh at the Sports Training Village

Hat-trick of golds for aspiring bobsleigh and skeleton Youth Olympians

05 December 2015

The Great Britain Bobsleigh and Skeleton teams enjoyed a fantastic Friday as they helped themselves to a hat-trick of gold medals at the latest round of qualifying for February's Youth Olympics. Kelsea Purchall took top spot in the women's mono-bob and George Johnston followed suit in the men's field, while Ashleigh Pittaway led the way in the women's skeleton in Igls, Austria. It was a second success in three races for World number one Purchall after...

Alexandra Rickham (photo Sam Farr)

Silver lining for Alexandra Rickham at Para World Sailing Championships

04 December 2015

University of Bath graduate Alexandra Rickham won a medal at the Para World Sailing Championships for the seventh successive year as she and Niki Birrell claimed SKUD silver in Australia. Rickham and Birrell, who won bronze medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, finished runners-up to defending champions Liesl Tesch and Dan Fitzgibbon of Australia despite having equipment issues during the 11 days of competition in Melbourne. “We sailed over some weed on day two...

Team Bath Netball Superleague squad 2016 - (left to right) Sarah Penny, Sam Cook, Rachel Shaw, Mia Ritchie, Lenize Potgieter, Karla Mostert, Jo Vann, Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Amanda Varey, Alana John, Asha Francis, Chelsea Lewis, Shaunagh Craig, Claire Brownie and Jazz Scott.

Exciting mix of experience and potential as Team Bath Netball name 2016 Superleague squad

03 December 2015

Team Bath Netball have named an “exciting and dynamic” squad for the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague season, blending international and Superleague experience with some of the sport’s most promising young players. Captained by England star Eboni Beckford-Chambers, the squad of 15 includes five players who shone at this year’s Netball World Cup and seven who have previously won Superleague titles in the famous Blue and Gold. Remaining in the squad from 2015 are England defender...

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