News Archive, Category: Badminton

Gym, swim and more indoor sports return as Sports Training Village and Founders Hall reopen doors to customers

12 April 2021

Gym, swim and indoor sports have returned to the Team Bath Sports Training Village and Founders Hall from Monday, April 12th as the second phase of our reopening programme got under way. Customers can now book for individual workouts in the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre, a swim in the London 2012 Legacy Pool or a game of racket sports. University of Bath students can also book the netball and volleyball courts for a...

Dual Career student-athlete Katie Scott serves up first Badminton England Senior Gold title success at Nottinghamshire tournament

24 February 2020

University of Bath student Katie Scott claimed the first gold-level tournament singles title of her career when she came out on top at the Badminton England Nottinghamshire Senior Gold. The Team Bath Dual Career athlete, who studies Psychology, beat Amy Hayhoe 23-21 24-22 in a hard-fought final having previously overcome Jessica Allen 21-18 21-15, Leona Lee 13-21 21-13 21-12 and Kiara Henry 21-11 21-8. Peter Bush, Head Badminton Coach at the University, said: “Katie’s previous...

Nine golds among big medal haul as University of Bath student-athletes impress once again at BUCS Nationals

18 February 2020

There were 26 medals won across five different sports, nine of them gold, as 135 University of Bath student-athletes proudly wore the Blue & Gold during three excellent days of competition at the 2020 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Nationals in Sheffield. Swimmer Luke Turley and judoka George Kroussaniotakis and Lewis Widdicombe all claimed two titles apiece, and karate’s Sophie Atkinson, a silver medallist in last year’s women’s novice kata, went one better this...

University of Bath student-athletes heading to Sheffield to compete across seven sports at 2020 BUCS Nationals

14 February 2020

The 2020 BUCS Nationals takes place in Sheffield this weekend with 135 student-athletes from University of Bath set to take part. They will be joined by a number of coaches, physios and sports staff as they represent the Blue & Gold across seven different sports - athletics, badminton, climbing, fencing, judo, karate and swimming. Around 6,000 students in total from across the UK will be competing over the weekend with the aim to be crowned...

Second English National Badminton singles title for Alex Lane as University of Bath scholars gain valuable doubles experience

04 February 2020

University of Bath alumni Alex Lane won his second English Nationals Badminton Championships men’s singles title in Winchester last weekend. The 24-year-old top seed, who trained at the Sports Training Village with Pete Bush from 2015, beat Johnnie Torjussen 21-19 21-10 in his fourth final in five years to replicate his 2017 success. First and second-year Sports Performance students Will Jones and Molly Chapman also qualified and reached the quarter-finals in each of their doubles...

Student badminton squad get to learn from one of world’s best players as Kenichi Tago visits University of Bath STV

28 January 2020

Students in the University of Bath badminton squad got to train with and learn from a former world number three when Kenichi Tago visited the Sports Training Village. Tago, an All-England Championships finalist who helped Japan win their first-ever gold medal in the Thomas Cup men’s team event in 2014, passed on his experience and expertise during a training session in the main sports hall. The session was the first stop on a nationwide ‘Tago...

Sporting scholars impress on international doubles debut as University of Bath badminton players continue fine form

10 December 2019

University of Bath students have continued their fine form at badminton tournaments on both the international and domestic circuits. Molly Chapman and Will Jones, who are both supported by Santander Sport Scholarships, competed together for the first time in the mixed doubles at the Victor Welsh International in Cardiff. And it proved to be an impressive debut as the duo, coached by Peter Bush at the University’s Sports Training Village, won three matches before their...

Meet the talented University of Bath student-athletes across 13 different sports joining the ranks of sporting scholars during 2019-20

11 November 2019

Aspiring Olympians, both Summer and Winter, and reigning European and British Champions are among the latest intake of scholars to receive support from the University of Bath on both their sporting and academic journeys. The talented 2019-20 group of 15 student-athletes, who compete across 13 different sports, join 26 existing scholars who each receive a cash award that runs over the period of their course and helps them meet the demands of training, competing and...

Another Senior Silver success for Dual Career athlete Katie Scott as Badminton England winning run continues in Dorset

02 November 2019

Team Bath Dual Career athlete Katie Scott won her second singles title in two weeks on the Badminton England circuit after another impressive display at the Dorset Senior Silver event. The University of Bath Psychology student battled past fellow Dual Career athlete Jessica Li 20-22 22-20 21-19 on route to the final, where she defeated Cara Collins 21-16 21-13 to secure the title and emulate her success at the Essex Senior Silver. Scott and Li...

Molly Chapman (left) won the women's doubles title with Abbygael Harris at the 2019 Middlesex Senior Gold badminton tournament

University of Bath students serve up winning results at Badminton England Gold, Silver and Bronze events

27 October 2019

It has been a successful couple of weeks of competition on the Badminton England circuit for University of Bath students. Molly Chapman, who studies Sports Performance and is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, won both the women’s and mixed doubles titles at the Middlesex Senior Gold Tournament, partnering Abbygael Harris and Matthew Widdicombe respectively. [caption id="attachment_62563" align="alignright" width="292"] Molly Chapman won the women's double with Abbygael Harris (top) and mixed doubles title with Matthew...

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