News Archive, Category: Other Sports

From lacrosse beginner to representing Wales at World Championships in three years for student Joshua Yeoman

12 July 2018

He arrived at the University of Bath three years ago seeking a new sporting challenge, now Joshua Yeoman is representing Wales on the global stage at the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships. Joshua, an Aerospace Engineering student, had played rugby at school but suffered a broken leg shortly before moving to university and wanted to try something new. He was invited to trial for the University’s lacrosse club during Fresher’s Week and quickly found that...

American Football star Alex Jenkins with Team Bath physio Katy Williams, April 2018

New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Jenkins prepares for new NFL season at University of Bath STV

15 May 2018

American Footballer Alex Jenkins has praised the University of Bath as “the best sports uni in the UK” after using its world-renowned training facilities to step up his preparations for the 2018-19 NFL season. Jenkins, a defensive end for the New Orleans Saints, spent two weeks working out at the Sports Training Village during a recent close-season return to his home city of Bath. Following a bespoke programme put together by Team Bath physiotherapist Katy...

Cyclists taking part in the first Team Bath Sportive cycling event in April 2018

PICTURES: Sun shines on first Team Bath Sportive as cyclists enjoy ride to Glastonbury and back

23 April 2018

More than 100 cyclists enjoyed a sunny Sunday cycle through Somerset as they took part in a successful first-ever Team Bath Sportive. Entrants from as far afield as London, Cardiff and Devon joined local club and recreational bikers for the organised 102km ride from the University of Bath Sports Training Village to Glastonbury and back again. Around 30 more cyclists took on a shorter 50km route, with all who took part in the non-competitive event...

PyeongChang 2018: Lloyd Wallace hails “unbelievable” support after defying odds to make Winter Olympics debut

17 February 2018

Lloyd Wallace said competing at PyeongChang 2018 was “the craziest night of my life” after the University of Bath graduate defied the odds to make his Winter Olympic Games debut. Saturday’s qualifying stages for the men’s aerials were the highest-scoring competition ever and Wallace finished 20th overall after his second jump – a back full-full-full – scored 100.03 from the judges, ranking him 11th in that round. “What a show – that was the craziest...

Lloyd Wallace celebrates after finishing seventh at the Aerial Skiing World Cup in Deer Valley, February 2016

PyeongChang 2018: Aerial skier Lloyd Wallace soars from injury low to a Winter Olympics high

14 February 2018

Regardless of where he places at PyeongChang 2018 this weekend, aerial skier Lloyd Wallace believes he has already enjoyed one of the biggest wins of his career just by appearing at the Winter Olympic Games. It is only six months since the University of Bath graduate was placed in an induced coma after suffering a severe head injury while training in Switzerland. Now, after a remarkable and rapid recovery, he is ready to compete on...

PyeongChang 2018: History-maker Kelly Gallagher heading to third Winter Paralympic Games

08 February 2018

University of Bath graduate Kelly Gallagher, who made history at Sochi 2014, has today secured her place in the ParalympicsGB team for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. Gallagher became the first British athlete to win a gold medal on snow in either Olympic or Paralympic competition when she topped the podium in the women’s super-G at Sochi 2014 with guide Charlotte Evans. The Mathematics graduate, who this time will be guided by Gary Smith,...

Event rider Rupert Batting is a world champion after helping GB to golden hat-trick at Nations Cup Finals

10 January 2018

University of Bath student Rupert Batting has described winning a hat-trick of team gold medals and individual silver at the AIEC Student Rider Nations Cup  (SRNC) World Finals as “an experience I’ll never forget”. The event rider, who is studying International Development with Economics, teamed up with Sophie Hall and India Wishart to claim the overall combined title for Great Britain in Poland, as well as gold in the team dressage. Britain also tied for...

Maximise your sporting potential – try out for our Futures Athlete Development programme

22 August 2017

Young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential and gain an added advantage on their sporting journey are being invited to attend a free screening day for the 2017-18 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme. Taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday, September 9, the screening day will test the physical fitness, speed and power of current and aspiring members of the talent development scheme. They will also receive an introduction...

Donate old sports kit and equipment to Zambia 5050 appeal this week

29 May 2017

Athletes and teams are being asked to donate their old sports kit and equipment to the Zambia 5050 appeal at the University of Bath this week. Donations of balls, bibs, T-shirts, shorts, trainers, boots and larger equipment like netball posts and five-a-side goals are being accepted at the Team Bath Training & Development Office, outside the Founders Hall, from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday (May 31). It is in support of the inspirational Volunteer Zambia project, which...

The University of Bath hosted the Table Tennis England Grand Prix series in February 2017. MUST CREDIT: Alan Man. NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY MARKETING PURPOSES

Paralympic champ among world table tennis stars at big Bath Grand Prix event

13 February 2017

Paralympic champion Will Bayley was among players from around the world who contested the latest stage of the 2017 Table Tennis England Grand Prix series at the University of Bath Sports Training Village over the weekend. Chris Doran took the men’s singles title with an 11-8, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7 victory over Helshan Weerasinghe, while the women’s crown went to Hannah Hicks following her hard-fought 11-13, 12-10, 5-11, 12-10, 11-5 success against China’s Haoyu Liu. Callum...

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