News Archive, Category: Rowing

Vicky Thornley on her way to victory at the GB Rowing Team Olympic Trials. PICTURES: Peter Spurrier / Intersport Images

Silver in Sarasota as Bath rowing graduate Vicky Thornley produces best World Champs result

01 October 2017

Former University of Bath-based rower Vicky Thornley helped the GB Rowing Team finish the 2017 World Championships on a high note as she won women’s single scull silver in Sarasota, Florida on Sunday. Thornley, who learnt to row with the highly-successful GB Rowing Team Start Programme at the University, finished runner-up to Jeannie Gmelin of Switzerland to add to her European Championships gold and two World Cup medals during an excellent 2017. “I’m really happy...

University of Bath named as Sports University of the Year in Good University Guide 2018

22 September 2017

The University of Bath has been named as the UK’s top sports university in the influential The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The award is based on the quality of its world-class sporting facilities, the performance of its student sports teams and the ranking of its sports-related subjects, with Sports Science also topping the Guide’s ranking table for the subject. Vice-Chancellor & President of the University of Bath, Professor Dame Glynis...

Kelly Ganfield in rowing training with Corinne Yorston at the Team Bath Gym ahead of competing at the 2017 Invictus Games

Army veteran Kelly Ganfield proud to be representing her country again at 2017 Invictus Games

15 September 2017

After months of training hard and building her confidence at the University of Bath, Army veteran Kelly Ganfield will once again proudly represent her country when she competes at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada this month. The 36-year-old, who is visually impaired and suffers from epilepsy, has been selected in a 90-strong British team and will compete in both athletics and rowing – the latter a sport she only took up this year when...

Sam Courty (right) and Caragh McMurtry who have both been selected in the women’s four for the 2017 World Championships in Sarasota

More Start success as University of Bath rower Sam Courty earns first World Championships selection

12 September 2017

University of Bath rower Sam Courty will make her senior World Championships debut later this month after being added to the GB Rowing Team squad for the event in Sarasota, Florida. Courty, who only took up rowing while studying Sports & Exercise Science, has been selected in a new-look women’s four with Caragh McMurtry, Beccy Girling and Rowan McKellar after recovering from injury. Fellow graduate Sara Parfett, who studied Biology, has been named as a...

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...

Laura Macro and Steph Clutterbuck Rowing Scholarships

University of Bath students to make history at 2017 Henley Royal Regatta

28 June 2017

Four crews will represent the University of Bath at the 2017 Henley Royal Regatta this week, including its first-ever women’s crew to qualify for the world-famous event. Management Masters student Steph Clutterbuck and Laura Macro, who studies Sports & Exercise Science, successfully came through the qualification regatta to take their place in The Women’s Double Sculls competition. It capped a great week for the duo, supported by Santander and Matrix Sporting Scholarships respectively, who won...

Laura Macro and Steph Clutterbuck celebrate after winning the Senior double scull title at the 2017 Henley Women's Regatta. CREDIT: Lewis Todd

Oarsome students earn GB selection for European University Rowing Champs

23 June 2017

Three University of Bath students have been selected to represent Great Britain at the European University Rowing Championships in Serbia next month. Management Masters student Steph Clutterbuck, supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, will race in the women’s single scull in Subotica where GB will be looking to defend the EUSA Rowing Salver won in 2016. Matrix Sporting Scholar Laura Macro, who studies Sports & Exercise Science, will team up with Business Administration student Carlotta...

Historic Henley title and two World Cup medals during successful weekend of rowing

19 June 2017

A historic gold medal at the Henley Women’s Regatta and two silvers at the Poznan World Cup in Poland added up to an excellent weekend for past and present members of the GB Rowing Team Start programme at the University of Bath. Steph Clutterbuck and Laura Macro, who study Management and Sports & Exercise Science respectively, produced a series of excellent performances in Henley – setting a new course record in the semi-finals – to...

Laura Macro and Steph Clutterbuck Rowing Scholarships

Crew Bath rowers ready for Henley Women’s Regatta

16 June 2017

A 13-strong squad will represent the University of Bath at the 2017 Henley Women’s Regatta this weekend. Carlotta Broglia and Megan Stoker, who study Business Administration and Biomedical Sciences respectively, are one of two Crew Bath boats competing in the Senior double scull. The others (pictured) are Management Masters student Steph Clutterbuck and Laura Macro, who studies Sport & Exercise Science. Both are part of the University-based GB Rowing Team Start programme, coached by Dan...

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...

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