News Archive, Category: Scholars

Zak Giannini and Max Ojomoh of Bath United pose for a photo after the match. Mid-season friendly, between Bath United and Harlequins A on April 23, 2021 at the Recreation Ground in Bath, England. Photo by: Patrick Khachfe / Onside Images

University of Bath students and BUCS Super Rugby players help Bath United to entertaining victory over Harlequins at The Rec

24 April 2021

A late penalty from sporting scholar George Worboys secured a closely-fought victory over Harlequins A at The Rec on Friday for a Bath Rugby United side featuring a host of University of Bath students. Sports Performance student Worboys, who is supported by an Ivor Powell Sporting Scholarship, slotted over the decisive kick with three minutes remaining to clinch a 22-21 success for the hosts. He also converted two of the three tries for Bath whose...

How sporting scholarship is helping GB Hockey Olympic hopeful Vicki McCabe look to future with confidence after year of uncertainty

20 April 2021

University of Bath sporting scholar Vicki McCabe, whose place in the Great Britain Hockey Elite Development Programme (EDP) has this week been confirmed for another season, says she is looking to the future with confidence after an eventful year on and off the pitch. McCabe, who is supported by an Ivor Powell Scholarship, is once again joined by fellow Sports Performance student Tim Nurse in the EDP scheme designed to help the country’s top young...

How sporting scholarship is helping rising GB Water Polo star Tom Hunt pursue his Commonwealths 2022 goal

20 April 2021

With his sights firmly set on the Commonwealth Championships Tournament in England next year, British Water Polo athlete and University of Bath sporting scholar Tom Hunt is going above and beyond to achieve his vision of success. While he missed out on competing at the U19 European Championships due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Tom is determined to be on the international stage in April 2022 at what he describes as ‘a competition that nothing else...

Tom Dean, Freya Anderson, James Guy, Kieran Bird, Brodie Williams, Jacob Peters and Matt Richards at the 2021 British Swimming Olympic Trials

Magnificent seven look set for Tokyo Olympics after setting qualification standard during outstanding British Swimming Selection Trials

19 April 2021

Seven swimmers who train at the University of Bath look set to represent Team GB at this summer's Tokyo Olympics after an outstanding week of racing at the British Swimming Selection Trials in London. Freya Anderson, Kieran Bird, Tom Dean, James Guy, Jacob Peters, Matt Richards and Brodie Williams all met the qualification standard of both swimming inside the Olympic consideration time for their events and finishing in the top two in their finals, as did...

Magnificent March earns Team Bath Netball star Sophie Drakeford-Lewis the latest Rengen Player of the Month award

03 April 2021

University of Bath sporting scholar Sophie Drakeford-Lewis has been named as Team Bath Netball's Rengen Player of the Month for March. The England goal-attack was in magnificent form during a month which started with her converting 100 per cent of her shots in the win against Manchester Thunder. Drakeford-Lewis, an Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering student who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Sports Scholarship, continued that deadly accuracy throughout March and is currently second...

University of Bath students Max Ojomoh and Orlando Bailey to make European debuts for Bath Rugby against Zebre

01 April 2021

Fresh from becoming the sixth University of Bath student to make his Premiership Rugby debut during the past 12 months, Max Ojomoh will make his first European start for Bath Rugby on Good Friday. Business Administration student Ojomoh, who is supported by the Team Bath Dual Career programme, came off the bench for Bath during last weekend's eventful 36-33 defeat to London Irish. He has been rewarded with a place in the starting XV for...

Olivia Green and Joe Choong celebrate after winning mixed relay gold at the World Cup in Budapest

Olivia Green and Joe Choong win second gold for Pentathlon GB at World Cup in Budapest as Sam Curry records best-ever finish

29 March 2021

Olivia Green and Joe Choong won mixed relay gold and there was a best-ever World Cup finish for University of Bath alumnus Sam Curry as Pentathlon GB completed an impressive return to international competition in Budapest. University of Bath student Green, who is supported by an Alumni Fund sporting scholarship, and Mathematics graduate Choong were in the top three throughout Sunday’s competition after setting the fastest swim of the day and recording a clear round...

Layla Guscoth was Player of the Match against London Pulse

Dominant defensive display and Superleague debut for Hannah Passmore make it another super Sunday for Team Bath Netball

28 March 2021

A superb full-court defensive display laid the foundations for another impressive 2021 Vitality Netball Superleague victory on Sunday as Team Bath Netball beat London Pulse 51-29 in Wakefield. The Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold restricted a talented Pulse side to just eight goals during a dominant first half, inspired by a Player of the Match display from England defender Layla Guscoth. With a 27-8 lead under their belts, Team Bath Superleague Head Coach Anna Stembridge...

Individual World Cup debut for scholar Olivia Green as Pentathlon GB athletes make eagerly-awaited return to competition in Hungary

16 March 2021

University of Bath sporting scholar Olivia Green will make her first individual appearance at a UIPM World Cup in Hungary next week as Pentathlon GB athletes return to competition for the first time in more than a year. Sport & Exercise Science student Green (pictured), who is supported by an Alumni Fund Scholarship, has been named in an eight-strong GB squad – all of whom train at the Team Bath Sports Training Village – for...

No shortage of podium places as University of Bath-based swimmers continue Olympic Trials build-up at British Swimming Invitation Meet

14 March 2021

University of Bath-based swimmers continued their build-up to next month’s Tokyo Olympic selection trials by recording 21 podium places between them at the British Swimming Invitation Meet in Manchester over the weekend. Olympic medallist James Guy (pictured), coached by David McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, was in fantastic form once again as he won both the men’s 100m and 200m butterfly. His time of 51.71 put him just over a second clear...

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