News Archive, Category: Judo

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...

Gregg Varey is new Team Captain of Team Bath High Performance Judo Squad

02 August 2018

Gregg Varey has been named as the new Team Captain of the Team Bath High Performance Judo Squad. The University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, who fights in the -66kg category, is one of the most experienced judoka at Team Bath having first joined the programme in 2006. He has won numerous medals on the national and international stage. Varey takes over the role from Alex Paske, who served as Team Captain for the past...

(From left) Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, Megan Fletcher, coach Juergen Klinger, Gregg Varey, Ben Fletcher and Rhys Thompson during a three-week judo training camp in Japan, July 2018

Two years to go – aspiring Tokyo 2020 Olympic judoka head to Japan for training camp

24 July 2018

With exactly two years to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games get under way, Team Bath judoka aspiring to compete in Japan have been to the home of their sport for a productive three-week training camp. Head Coach Juergen Klinger travelled to Tokyo with Rio 2016 Olympian Ben Fletcher, an ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games champion Megan Fletcher, Gregg Varey, Rhys Thompson and King Sporting Scholar Prica Awiti-Alcaraz,...

Ben and Megan Fletcher head to US Olympic Training Centre for World Judo Championships preparation

29 June 2018

Team Bath judoka Ben and Megan Fletcher have been stepping up their preparations for this year’s World Championships by spending three weeks at the US Olympic Training Centre in Colorado Springs. The duo – who will compete for Ireland at September’s championships in Baku, Azerbaijan – were joined by Team Bath High Performance Coach Juergen Klinger for the altitude conditioning camp. “Colorado Springs is 2,000m above sea-level so it is excellent for altitude training,” said...

Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams calls on public to get behind Team Bath #20For20 summer fitness campaign

27 June 2018

Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams has thrown her support behind a summer fitness campaign launched by Team Bath encouraging people to burn calories and back a charity. The #20For20 challenge is for people to burn an additional 20,000 calories above their normal routine over a 20-week period. To help reach those goals, Team Bath is running a series of free activities in the £30million Sports Training Village and the surrounding University of Bath campus including guided...

Family Fun Day is hailed as best yet as thousands enjoy free sport and activities at University STV

16 June 2018

More than 2,000 people of all ages took the chance to enjoy a wide range of sports and activities as the "best Team Bath Family Fun Day yet" took place on Saturday. Free have-a-go sessions in badminton, beach volleyball, boccia, fencing, laser shooting, tennis, trampolining and more proved hugely popular, as did displays from Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in the sports hall and Team Bath Synchro Club in the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool....

Aerial Views of the University of Bath Campus showing buildings, landscaping, new developments and surrounding areas. Main focus STV, Sports Training Village. Running track. Athletics pitch. 3G pitch. Taken October 2016

Have your say on the Team Bath experience in our 2018 Express Customer Survey

17 April 2018

How satisfied are you with the Team Bath experience? Now is the chance to have your say. The Team Bath Customer Care Team is staging its annual Express Customer Survey to see what all those who use the Sports Training Village – students, athletes, public and staff – think of the service and facilities. The question is straightforward – How likely would you be to recommend your centre on a scale of 0 to 10,...

Ben Fletcher won -100kg judo bronze at the Antalya Grand Prix in April 2018

Judoka Ben Fletcher back on the podium after bagging bronze in Antalya Grand Prix

10 April 2018

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher returned to the international podium for the third time this year when he won -100kg bronze at the Antalya Grand Prix in Turkey. The MJ Church Ambassador, coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, was disappointed to have finished fifth at the previous weekend’s Tbilisi Grand Prix in Georgia. However, he put that behind him by overcoming Austria’s Aaron Fara and Danilo Pantic of Macedonia...

“Perfect environment” of study and sport at University of Bath helps judoka Emmanuel Nartey achieve PhD goal

30 March 2018

Olympic judoka Emmanuel Nartey believes that training in the University of Bath’s inspirational educational environment was a key factor in his completion of a PhD in International Law and Human Rights Law. Nartey, who represented his native Ghana at London 2012, has been part of Team Bath’s elite training squad for the past 14 years and has combined competing on the international stage with his career as a soldier in the Royal Tank Regiment. In...

Ed Nightingale Futures canoeing

Another chance to try out for Futures Athlete Development Programme as current stars shine on international stage

15 March 2018

Talented young sportspeople have another opportunity to try out for the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme at a free screening day taking place next month. It is taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from 8.45am to around 2pm on Saturday, April 7, and will test the physical fitness, speed and power of current and aspiring members of the talent development scheme. Athletes currently on the programme – which provides access to...

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