News Archive, Category: Judo

Enjoy a new term of after-school and weekend sports activities at Team Bath this autumn – bookings open now for Tribe and Tennis

20 August 2022

An exciting new term of after-school and weekend youth sport activities is coming to Team Bath this autumn, with bookings now being taken for courses running from September through to Christmas 2022.  Athletics, badminton, football, judo, netball and trampolining are among the sporting sessions on offer from Team Bath Tribe for children aged from pre-school to Year 9, as well as weekly swim classes for parents and toddlers aged from four months. The energetic sessions...

Birmingham 2022: Magnificent 33-medal haul for University of Bath-associated athletes as Commonwealth Games come to a close

08 August 2022

History-making athletes who train, study or studied at the University of Bath finished the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with a fantastic 33 medals between them– seven gold, 17 silver and nine bronze. They came across three different sports – a first-ever athletics medal for Guernsey from Sports Performance alumnus Alastair Chalmers; two brilliant judo medals for Team Bath’s Rhys Thompson and Sports & Exercise Science alumna Gemma Howell; and an incredible 30-medal haul in the...

Young sportspeople invited to apply for 2022-23 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme – register by 15th August

05 August 2022

Young athletes looking to maximise their potential and progress in their sporting journey are being invited to apply for the 2022-23 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme. It is open to sportspeople aged between 10 and 18 who compete at county/regional level or above in their chosen sport or those who show great athletic potential. They can access bespoke coaching sessions at Team Bath’s world-class Sports Training Village facilities, designed to maximise gains and reduce the...

Birmingham 2022: Gold caps magnificent seven for record-breaker Tom Dean as Bath swimmers finish Commonwealth Games with 27 medals

03 August 2022

Swimmers from the University of Bath finished the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with an incredible 27 medals between them after securing more gold, silver and bronze on an electric last evening of racing in Sandwell Aquatics Centre. Sporting scholar Tom Dean became Team England’s most decorated swimmer at a single Games as he won his sixth silver in the 200m individual medley before anchoring a quartet also featuring British Swimming Performance Centre Bath team-mates Brodie...

Birmingham 2022: Brodie Williams is Commonwealth champion on another medal-laden day for Bath-associated athletes at Birmingham 2022

02 August 2022

Swimmer Brodie Williams became the first University of Bath-based athlete to win gold at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games after another magnificent evening in the Sandwell Aquatic Centre. Williams, coached by David McNulty at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, produced an outstanding performance to take the 200m backstroke title by one-hundredth of a second after a thrilling final. “It means a lot," he said. "I won my first senior medal in the 100m but...

Birmingham 2022: Two more silvers for Tom Dean and another for James Guy as Bath swimmers add to Commonwealth Games medal haul

01 August 2022

Tom Dean won his fourth and fifth silver medals of the Commonwealth Games and was once again joined on the podium by James Guy on another good night for University of Bath-based swimmers at Birmingham 2022. Dean, supported by a Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholarship, produced an excellent swim to finish runner-up to former Olympic Champion Kyle Chalmers of Australia in the 100m freestyle final at the start of the evening. He was back in the...

Birmingham 2022: Who to watch as 24 University of Bath-based sportspeople and 12 graduates compete at Commonwealth Games

28 July 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games officially begin today (Thursday) and there will once again be plenty of University of Bath interest at an international multi-sport championships. Thirty-six athletes who either train, study or studied at the University will competing in the West Midlands over the next 11 days, looking to add to the 44 medals won by Bath-based sportspeople at the two previous Commonwealth Games – Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018. Here are some...

Birmingham 2022: 16 years of dedicated work pays off for Gregg Varey as Team Bath judoka prepares for Commonwealth Games debut

27 July 2022

Four years after watching his wife represent Wales at the Commonwealth Games, Team Bath judoka Gregg Varey is ready to fulfil his own long-standing dream at Birmingham 2022. Varey has been part of the high-performance judo programme at the University of Bath since first joining as a Sports Performance student back in 2006. Now, after 16 years of dedicated work, he is finally set to make his debut at a major multi-sport event and emulate...

Team England select Team Bath Judo’s Rhys Thompson and alumna Gemma Howell for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

24 June 2022

Team Bath judoka Rhys Thompson and University of Bath alumna Gemma Howell have been named in a 14-strong Team England judo squad for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. It will be a Commonwealth debut for both athletes, with Thompson – who trains in the dojo at the Team Bath Sports Training Village – continuing a breakthrough season that has also seen him make his first Grand Slam and Senior European Championships appearances. A bronze-medallist at...

University of Bath-based swimmers and judoka named in Team Wales squad for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

08 June 2022

They were Olympic gold-medal swimming team-mates in the 4x200m freestyle relay in Tokyo a year ago, now they’re wrapped in the flag of the Welsh dragon and heading together to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Matt Richards and Calum Jarvis (pictured right and left of James Guy during the Tokyo Olympics) were named today in a 20-strong Welsh swimming team for the Games. They will be joined in the Midlands in July by Kieran Bird,...

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