News Archive, Category: Other Alumni

University graduate, Heather Stanning, and Olympic partner, Helen Glover, receive a national award.

University of Bath celebrated at national Sports Journalists’ Association awards

16 December 2016

Heather Stanning, the British Army officer and double Olympic Champion who learnt to row and was nurtured into the British team whilst studying at the University of Bath, has won a national award. She and Olympic rowing partner Helen Glover, who were coached in Bath by Paul Stannard as part of the GB Rowing Team Start programme, scooped the President’s Award in the annual, national Sports Journalists’ Association poll. They received their trophy from Patrick...

University graduate Heather Stanning (right) has been nominated for a BT Award

Host of Bath-connected athletes on Awards shortlists

04 December 2014

A host of Bath-based athletes are featuring on a glittering list of Awards short-lists. Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold could be in line for a major awards double ahead of her return to competitive action on the FIBT World Cup circuit next week. The 25-year-old - who trains with British Skeleton at the University of Bath - has been shortlisted for the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014 (SPOTY), as well as the...

Ged Roddy

01 August 2013

Title: Director of Sport Joined Team Bath: 1992 During his decade at the University of Bath, Ged oversaw an expansion of sports that made it one of the top sporting universities in the country. Born in Manchester in 1963, Ged grew up in the city before attending the University of Birmingham, where he gained a degree and Post Graduate Certificate of Education. He went back to his home city to gain a masters degree in...

Brian Ashton

20 June 2013

Title: Director of Coaching Joined Team Bath: 16 September 2008 Brian Ashton, who led England to the final of the 2007 Rugby Union World Cup after a hugely successful playing and coaching career in the sport, took up the roll of Director of Coaching at the University on a consultancy basis. He worked alongside Team Bath’s coaches and sports support staff, especially in the areas of coach development and education as well as sports science...

Kate Eddy – Interim Head of Sports Science and Medicine

31 May 2013

Kate has been the Team Bath Strength and Conditioning coach since 2004 - present. Also Bath Rugby academy and Bath Rugby ladies coach from 2003/4 to present. She was the Sports Department’s Gym Manager from 2002-2004. Kate has a BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science, UK Strength and Conditioning Association Accreditation and is a level 3 rugby coach. Kate manages a team of S & C coaches working across a range of sports with senior...

Michael Hoch – Finance & Commercial Consultant

31 May 2013

Michael joined as Chief Operating Officer in July 2009 following a spell as Services Director of London’s Barbican Centre, where he oversaw operations, front of house and customer services. Michael now works as a Finance and Commercial Consultant for Team Bath. Michael has an engineering qualification and an MBA specialising in International Business from the City University Business School. He is responsible for the operations and commercial portfolio at Team Bath.

Simone Lewis – Head of Sport Science and Medicine

31 May 2013

Simone has been a member of the senior management team at Team Bath for over 10 years and plays a key role in the leadership and management of the sports department working closely with the Director to develop performance sport and research initiatives and build partnerships across performance sport. As Head of Sport Science and  Medicine Simone leads a dynamic team of 36 practitioners and support staff who work across seven strands (physiotherapy, strength &...

Lynne Algar

26 April 2013

Title: Athlete Support Officer Joined Team Bath: February 2013 Lynne’s extensive academic and applied background in Sports Performance includes an MSc in Exercise Physiology from the University of Limerick, and employment as a Physical Therapist and Triathlon coach in Ireland. She studied for a PhD that investigates ways to optimise athletic potential. Lynne’s roles at the University of Bath included the development, coordination and management of the athlete scholarship systems, and Team Bath Support Package....

Phillippa Lowton – Sports Training & Development Manager

01 April 2013

Phillippa, who joined in 2010, oversees Team Bath’s educational and training strategy, which includes the range of vocational courses offered by the Team Bath National Fitness Academy. Her team also works closed in partnership with local Further Education colleges to deliver programmes such as the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sports Excellence (AASE) and oversees scholarship programmes, including the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS). Phillippa also leads on TeamBath Focus, a corporate training and team-building programme. Phillippa...

Imornefe Bowes

01 November 2012

Title: Teaching Fellow Joined Team Bath: November 2003 Imornefe Bowes still works at the University of Bath but is now employed by British Volleyball. Imornefe teaches across undergraduate programmes including Coach Education and Sports Development, Sport and Exercise Science and the Foundation degree in Sport Performance. He delivers specific sports psychology and research modules across the degree programmes including the practice of professional coaching, mental skill development, planning and practice, research methods and individual supervised...

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