News Archive, Category: Judo

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...

Ben Fletcher won a silver medal at the Dusseldorf Grand Slam in February 2018

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher moves into world’s top ten after winning Grand Slam silver in Germany

27 February 2018

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher has hailed his silver medal at the Dusseldorf Grand Slam in Germany as “probably the best result of my career”. The Rio 2016 Olympian and MJ Church ambassador was only denied the -100kg gold by Georgia’s Varlam Liparteliani, an Olympic and World silver-medallist who is currently ranked number one in the world. Fletcher had to battle through four rounds to reach the final, recording impressive victories over Temur Rakhimov of...

Beth Close won 200m gold at the 2018 BUCS Nationals in SheffieldBeth Close won 200m gold at the 2018 BUCS Nationals in Sheffield

Eight golds among 28-medal haul for University of Bath student-athletes at BUCS Nationals 2018

21 February 2018

Student-athletes at the University of Bath won 28 medals across five different sports during a successful visit to Sheffield for the 2018 BUCS Nationals. Among the eight gold medals was a thrilling 200m title on the athletics track for Beth Close (pictured) after a storming finish. She then anchored the women’s 4x200m relay team to another tremendous victory as they retained the title for Bath. MJ Church ambassador Anna Hopkin’s 50m freestyle gold was one...

Ben Fletcher on his way to winning the first Grand Prix gold medal of his judo career in Tunis, January 2018

First Grand Prix gold is another major step forward for Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher

21 January 2018

Team Bath Judo’s Ben Fletcher won the first Grand Prix gold of his career when he triumphed in Tunisia on Sunday. The MJ Church ambassador, coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath Sports Training Village dojo, beat Russia’s Ramazan Malsuigenov by a waza-ari in a hard-fought final of the -100kg weight category. Rio 2016 Olympian Fletcher had earlier overcome Russia’s Askhab Kostoev, Milan Randl of Slovakia and Algeria’s Lyes Bouyacoub on his way...

Another chance for talented young sportspeople to try out for Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

15 December 2017

The Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme will be staging another free screening day in January, offering young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential the chance to try out for the talent development scheme. As well as testing their physical fitness, speed and power, the screening day – taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from 8.30am on Saturday, January 6 – will also feature an introduction to sports psychology. It is...

Ben Fletcher and Adam Hall in the Team Bath dojo

Ben Fletcher is Hong Kong king and Adam Hall wins first British title as Team Bath judoka excel

12 December 2017

Team Bath judoka won three gold, two silver and five bronze medals during a successful weekend on both the national and international stage. Rio 2016 Olympian Ben Fletcher marked his first appearance since switching his nationality to Ireland in style as he took the men’s -100kg title at the Hong Kong Asian Open. The MJ Church ambassador was in fantastic form as he beat South Korea’s Kim Nohyeon and Kim Min Sung in the quarter-final...

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