News Archive, Category: Badminton

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...

Hundreds of youngsters enthused and inspired after busy but rewarding six weeks of school visits to Sports Training Village

20 July 2019

The last term of the 2018-19 school year has been a fun and inspirational one for hundreds of pupils from across the country who have paid a visit to the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Around 1,500 youngsters aged between five and 18 have visited in the past six weeks alone, taking the number hosted by the Team Bath Tribe & Development team over the past ten months to more than 3,000. Youngsters get...

2019 Sports Personality of the Year Heleen Maes with Vice-Chancellor Ian White

Volleyballers spike three top prizes as Blues Awards celebrate another great year of student sport in Bath

09 May 2019

The 2019 Blues Awards proved to be a big hit for the University of Bath Volleyball Club as they claimed three of the top honours during the annual celebration of student sport. International Management student Heleen Maes – captain, coach, treasurer and social media officer for the club – was voted by her peers as Sports Personality of the Year and received the award from Vice Chancellor Professor Ian White moments after volleyball had been...

Blue & Gold reign in the rain as they wrap up fourth Varsity victory against Cardiff Met

04 April 2019

Sporting students from the University of Bath are celebrating after winning their annual Varsity fixture against Cardiff Met for the fourth year running. It was a tightly-fought contest in the Welsh capital but, after 21 matches across 15 sports, the Blue & Gold finally took the honours by 59 points to 52. The SU Bath Sports Officer Andy Galloway said: “It was yet another fantastic Varsity over at Cardiff this year, with a record number...

Double Championship record and magnificent seven gold medals for University of Bath athletes at BUCS Nationals

19 February 2019

There were two new championship records for swimmer Tom Dean and 25 medals, seven of them gold, as sporting University of Bath students impressed at the 2019 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Nationals in Sheffield. MJ Church Ambassador Dean (pictured), a 2018 European Champion who is in the first year of a Mechanical Engineering degree and supported by a Bill Whiteley Sports Scholarship, eclipsed Olympic medallist Duncan Scott’s previous mark as won 200m freestyle...

New Year, New You – watch our expert video guide to health, exercise, nutrition and more for 2019

28 December 2018

With 2019 on the horizon, many people's thoughts are turning to New Year's Resolutions - one of the most popular being doing more exercise and getting active. If you have never been to a gym before, are getting back into exercise after a break or are already active but looking to step things up in the new year, our Team Bath athletes and experts have some top tips to help you on your fitness journey....

Olympic, World and Commonwealth crowns among highlights of unforgettable sporting 2018 at University of Bath

26 December 2018

One historic Olympic title defence, two World crowns, three Commonwealth gold medals and a multitude of other national and international medals added up to another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath in 2018. The University’s unique push-start track, the only one of its kind in the UK, became the focus of national attention in February when three athletes who train on it with British Skeleton won medals for Team GB at the...

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