News Archive, Category: Badminton

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...

Molly Chapman, badminton, Santander Sporting Scholar, October 2018

New student Molly Chapman representing England at World Junior Badminton Championships in Canada

02 November 2018

University of Bath fresher Molly Chapman is aiming to finish her U19 career on a high note when she represents England at the BWF World Junior Badminton Championships in Canada next week. The Santander Sporting Scholar, who started a Sports Performance course in September, will partner Freya Redfearn in the girls’ doubles competition taking place from November 5-18 in Markham near Toronto. They will go into the tournament with confidence high after winning gold earlier...

National Vintage Games to provide enriching sports experience for over-50s for second year at University of Bath

30 August 2018

The National Vintage Games, the UK's first competitive and recreational sports event for the over-50s, is returning to the University of Bath Sports Training Village this weekend. Established in 2017, this year's event - taking place on Sunday, September 2 - is set to be bigger and better with the inclusion of new team events like walking rugby and walking netball alongside returning sports walking football, athletics, swimming, tennis and badminton. All sports will have official adjudication...

England international Alex Lane in action for the University of Bath men's 1sts in the 2017 BUCS Big Wednesday badminton final

MJ Church ambassador Alex Lane reaches third successive final at England Nationals Badminton Champs

26 August 2018

University of Bath graduate Alex Lane narrowly missed out on defending his men’s singles title at the England Nationals Badminton Championships staged at Wycombe Leisure Centre. The MJ Church Ambassador, coached by Peter Bush at the Sports Training Village, reached the final for the third successive year and took the first game 21-19 against Toby Penty. However, the 2017 runner-up – the top-ranked player in the draw – hit back to win the second game...

VIDEO: Essential nutrition facts to help you train harder, recover faster and improve performance

24 August 2018

A good nutritional plan is essential to getting the most out of your training and competition.  In the latest of our series of Team Bath health and lifestyle videos, our nutritionists look at three facts you should know that can help you train harder, recover faster and improve your overall performance. We also look at the 'three Rs' of post-exercise nutrition - rehydrate, replenish and rebuild. Watch the videos below and check out the series...

Young sportspeople invited to apply for 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

10 August 2018

Applications are now being taken for the 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme, with a screening day for young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential taking place in September. The successful talent development scheme is open to sportspeople aged between ten and 18 who already compete at regional level or above in their chosen sport or who show great athletic potential. They can access bespoke coaching sessions in the world-class University of Bath Sports...

Joe Choong, Anna Hopkin, Alex Lane and Sydney Gregson are all graduating from the University of Bath in July 2018

Fab four ambassadors thank MJ Church for support as they graduate from University of Bath

10 July 2018

Four MJ Church Ambassadors who are graduating from the University of Bath this week have thanked Team Bath’s partners for their support as they successfully combined study and sport. Olympic modern pentathlon athlete Joe Choong, Commonwealth swimming medallist Anna Hopkin, English badminton champion Alex Lane and Bristol Rugby Ladies player Sydney Gregson have all completed their studies and will receive their degrees during ceremonies this week. They have been assisted along the way by a bursary...

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