News Archive, Category: Rowing

Kelly Ganfield with Invictus Games Ambassador David Beckham at Sydney 2018

“Phenomenal” feeling as Kelly Ganfield wins historic medal for Team UK at Invictus Games Sydney

28 October 2018

Kelly Ganfield said that becoming the first visually-impaired athlete to claim a medal at the Invictus Games “felt immense” after the University of Bath-based sprinter won silver in Sydney. Ganfield, who runs tethered to guide and athletics coach Mikail Huggins, teamed up with Naomi Adie, Alexandra McClellan and Debbie O’Connell to finish runners-up to the United States in the women’s 4x100m relay. “It felt immense because this was an event they hadn’t tried before and...

Kelly Ganfield in rowing training with George Studd ahead of the 2018 Invictus Games UK Team Trials

Team Bath’s Kelly Ganfield feeling “stronger and better” as she prepares to compete at Invictus Games Sydney

19 October 2018

After months of training and preparation at the University of Bath, Kelly Ganfield has arrived in Australia full of confidence and excitement as she represents her country once again in the Invictus Games. The 2018 Games – featuring wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans from a record 18 participating nations – are taking place in Sydney from October 20-27 and will be televised on BBC1. It will be the second time that Army...

Young sportspeople invited to apply for 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

10 August 2018

Applications are now being taken for the 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme, with a screening day for young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential taking place in September. The successful talent development scheme is open to sportspeople aged between ten and 18 who already compete at regional level or above in their chosen sport or who show great athletic potential. They can access bespoke coaching sessions in the world-class University of Bath Sports...

James Guy (left) and Calum Jarvis (right) won 4x200m freestyle gold with Great Britain at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships

National Centre Bath swimmers Calum Jarvis and James Guy help GB to relay gold at Glasgow 2018 European Champions

05 August 2018

University of Bath-based Calum Jarvis and James Guy helped GB strike gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay on a super Sunday night for British Swimming at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Sports Performance graduate Jarvis got the final off to a strong start as he finished the first leg in second place before handing over to Duncan Scott who, fresh from winning 100m freestyle silver earlier in the evening, forged into the lead. Tom Dean...

Plenty of University of Bath interest as first combined European Championships take place in Glasgow and Berlin

01 August 2018

Fifteen University of Bath-based athletes and a further five graduates will be representing Great Britain across five sports when the inaugural combined European Championships take place in Glasgow and Berlin from August 2-12. The multi-sport event, which will be staged every four years, has been designed to raise the profile of the existing continental championships in athletics, aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon, as well as a new golf team championship. Among the 4,500 sportspeople...

Jens Hullah and Joe Murphy (right) won men's double scull bronze for GB at the 2018 Coupe de la Jeunesse

Jens Hullah bags bronze as Great Britain junior rowers retain Coupe de la Jeunesse title

29 July 2018

University of Bath rower Jens Hullah won a bronze medal and helped Great Britain record victory in both the men’s and overall competition after an excellent weekend of rowing at the 2018 Coupe de la Jeunesse in Cork, Ireland. Eighteen-year-old Hullah, part of the GB Rowing Team World-Class Start Programme coached by Dan Harris at the University and Minerva Bath RC, raced with Leander Club’s Joe Murphy in the men’s double scull at the annual...

Jens Hullah (left) and Joe Murphy training in the men’s double scull on the River Avon ahead of the 2018 Coupe de la Jeunesse

Jens Hullah earns Coupe chance as GB Rowing Team call on Bath rowers past and present

25 July 2018

University of Bath-based rowers past and present are preparing to compete on the international stage after being selected to race for the GB Rowing Team in the coming weeks. Jens Hullah, who is part of the GB Rowing Team World-Class Start Programme at the University of Bath, will race alongside Leander Club’s Joe Murphy in the men’s double scull at this weekend’s Coupe de la Jeunesse in Cork, Ireland. Eighteen-year-old Hullah - a member of...

The University of Bath lightweight men's quad are representing Great Britain at the 2018 European Universities Games in rowing

Crew Bath hold off Bristol challenge to win rowing bronze for GB at European Universities Games

18 July 2018

The University of Bath Rowing Club’s lightweight men’s quadruple scull won bronze in a thrilling final on Wednesday as they represented Great Britain at the 2018 European Universities Games in Coimbra, Portugal. James Martin, Max Valentine, John Laurenson and Tom Bowles managed to hold off a challenge from the University of Bristol to take third place in 6:45.53, two-tenths of a second ahead of their fellow Brits from the South West. The Karlsruhe Institute of...

The University of Bath lightweight men's quad are representing Great Britain at the 2018 European Universities Games in rowing

Crew Bath lightweight men’s quad representing Great Britain at 2018 European Universities Games

14 July 2018

The University of Bath lightweight men’s quadruple scull rowing crew have been selected to represent Great Britain at the 2018 European Universities Games in Coimbra, Portugal this week. Tom Bowles, John Laurenson, James Martin and Max Valentine will line up in the heats at 1pm BST on Tuesday, racing for lanes ahead of the final on Wednesday. The Crew Bath quartet earned their place in the 106-strong British Universities squad after impressing at the BUCS...

Double Olympic rowing champion Heather Stanning awarded honorary degree by University of Bath

10 July 2018

Double Olympic Champion Major Heather Stanning OBE today returned to the city where her remarkable sporting journey began to be awarded an honorary degree (Doctor of Laws) by the University of Bath. At the ceremony, which took place as part of the University’s summer graduation celebrations at Bath’s Theatre Royal, Major Stanning’s many achievements both as a decorated athlete and from a career in the British Army were recognised. A graduate from the University in...

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