News Archive, Category: Judo

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,...

Team Bath announce major new three-year partnership with Bath Building Society, supporting sport at all levels

30 May 2022

Team Bath, the sports department for the University of Bath, is delighted to announce a new three-year partnership with Bath Building Society. The link-up between two of the city’s most recognised brands, both within the local community and nationally, will see Bath Building Society support sport and fitness at all levels within Team Bath – student, recreational and high-performance. It will also provide additional backing to the Team Bath Netball Superleague team, the University of...

Team Bath judoka Rhys Thompson and Gregg Varey all set for European Championships debuts with Great Britain in Bulgaria

26 April 2022

Team Bath Judo’s Rhys Thompson and Gregg Varey will make their senior European Championships debuts this weekend as part of a 16-strong Great Britain team competing in Sofia, Bulgaria. Both Thompson and Varey, who fight in the -100kg and -66kg weight categories respectively, were crowned as British Champions last year and have been regular competitors on the international circuit during 2022. Thompson won GB Judo’s first medal of the year, taking bronze at the Sarajevo...

Most successful year yet for University of Bath sportspeople as gold rush and trophy triumphs provided plenty to lift the spirits during 2021

26 December 2021

An incredible 19 medals at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, 10 of them gold, is the headline stat from an outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath but there was plenty more to celebrate during an unforgettable 2021. From students winning the Premiership Rugby title at Twickenham and conquering the rowing world from their kitchen to Team Bath Netball lifting their first trophy for eight years and tennis players serving up a...

Four brilliant British titles and one Cypriot crown caps fantastic year of national and international competition for Team Bath Judo

14 December 2021

Four Team Bath judoka were crowned as British Champions and there were six medals in total as a memorable 2021 concluded with a fantastic weekend of Senior and U21 competition at the EIS Sheffield. Gregg Varey, captain of the Team Bath High Performance Judo Squad, continued his proud record of winning a medal at every British Championship he has contested since the age of 11 as he secured the senior -66kg title with victory over...

Tokyo Olympian among high-performing student-athletes to be awarded University of Bath Sporting Scholarships for 2021-22

07 December 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympian Kate Shortman is among an exciting new intake of University of Bath sporting scholars for the 2021-22 academic year. Shortman, who represented Team GB in the women’s duet event this summer, is joined among the scholars by fellow artistic swimmer Daniella Lloyd. Swimmer Cam Brooker, rower Phoebe Hayden, cricketer Gemma Lane, fencer Louise Sadler, judoka Josh Shipp and sprinter Aleeya Sibbons are the other high-performing student-athletes who have received a cash award...

Double Olympian Gemma Howell back at Team Bath to provide masterclass for young England Talent Development Centre judoka

22 October 2021

Double Olympian Gemma Howell returned to her former University of Bath training base this week to run a masterclass for talented young judoka from across the South West of England. Howell, who represented Team GB at both London 2012 and Tokyo 2020, went back to the dojo at the Team Bath Sports Training Village on Tuesday to lead an inspirational session for judoka accessing the England Talent Development Centre hub hosted by Team Bath Judo....

Team Bath Tribe and Team Bath Tennis serving up plenty of sporting fun for children during Autumn term as courses return

05 September 2021

After-school and weekend sporting activities for children are resuming at the Team Bath Sports Training Village for the Autumn 2021 term, with both Team Bath Tribe and Team Bath Tennis serving up plenty of fun. Places are still available on football, judo and netball Tribe courses for the autumn term – visit teambath.com/tribe-schools/term-activities for details. Team Bath Tennis also run weekly courses for children aged three and over, tailored for age and ability – find...

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