News Archive, Category: Rowing

World wins, family fun and a royal return made 2017 memorable at Sports University of the Year

26 December 2017

It was a year that saw the University of Bath named as the country’s top sports university, welcome royalty and thousands of families to the Sports Training Village and celebrate plenty more success on the national and international stage. Now, with a memorable 2017 coming to a close and the dawn of an exciting Olympic and Commonwealth year upon us, it is time to reflect on another outstanding 12 months at one of the country’s...

The BUCS season so far – plenty of promise for student sport clubs going into 2018

20 December 2017

As we head into the Christmas break, SU Bath Sport Officer Will Galloway and BUCS Performance Officer Sophie Thomas provide a sport-by-sport review of an exciting first half of the 2017-18 British Universities & Colleges Sport [BUCS] season for University of Bath students… American Football: Despite introducing a rookies league into their weekly training in an attempt to get more people playing sooner, the team have sadly fallen in all their battles so far this...

National champions and international athletes among exciting new cohort of University of Bath sporting scholars

18 December 2017

Sixteen student-athletes who have already made their mark on the national and international stage are the latest intake of scholars to receive support on both their sporting and academic journeys from the University of Bath. This year’s cohort includes an England Rugby Sevens player, an international heptathlete from the United States, three Team Bath Netball stars, a British swimming champion and emerging talents in hockey, modern pentathlon, rowing, tennis and windsurfing. The talented group, who...

Another chance for talented young sportspeople to try out for Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

15 December 2017

The Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme will be staging another free screening day in January, offering young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential the chance to try out for the talent development scheme. As well as testing their physical fitness, speed and power, the screening day – taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from 8.30am on Saturday, January 6 – will also feature an introduction to sports psychology. It is...

GB Rowing Team Start rowers with coach Dan Harris after all won medals at the 2017 British Rowing Indoor Championships

Multitude of medals for University of Bath rowers at 2017 British Rowing Indoor Championships

13 December 2017

Rowers at the University of Bath won a host of medals, four of them gold, when they competed at the 2017 British Rowing Indoor Championships at the Lee Valley VeloPark on London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It was a great day for members of Bath’s GB Rowing Team Start programme, coached by Dan Harris at the University and Minerva Bath RC, with Chemistry student Luke Gwenter taking the men’s U23 2k title, Santander Sporting Scholar...

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...

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