News Archive, Tag: Australia

Kate French almost went clear in the ride during the European Championships women's final

2015 – another unforgettable year of sport at the University of Bath

26 December 2015

Welcoming the Wallabies, hosting Europe’s finest all-round athletes and celebrating success on the domestic and international stage – 2015 has been another sporting year to savour at the University of Bath. And 2016 promises to be another terrific 12 months, with the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place during the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The Road to Rio passed through the Sports Training Village (STV) in August 2015 as the Modern Pentathlon European...

Team Bath Netball's Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Rachel Shaw have been named in the England squad to face Australia in January 2016

Team Bath’s Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Rachel Shaw in England squad for Australia series

07 December 2015

Team Bath Netball’s Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Rachel Shaw have been named in the England Netball squad for the Vitality Netball International Series against Australia in January. Superleague players Sam Cook, Shaunagh Craig, Alana John, Mia Ritchie and Jazz Scott have also been selected for England’s 2016 High Performance Programme, as have University of Bath students Sophie Carter and Paige Reed. Defender Beckford-Chambers is one of only five England players who competed at this year’s World Cup to...

The Australian team at the University of Bath pool for a recovery session following its 2015 Rugby World Cup pool A victory over Fiji at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Bernard Foley. MUST CREDIT: ARU Media/Stuart Walmsley

Wallabies take the plunge in London 2012 Legacy Pool after World Cup win over Fiji

24 September 2015

Australia recovered from their opening Rugby World Cup victory against Fiji by taking a dip in the London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village on Thursday. Try-scorer Sekope Kepu and fly-half Bernard Foley, who kicked 13 points in Wednesday's 28-13 win at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, were among the players who enjoyed a recovery session in the 50m pool at the Sports Training Village. The University of Bath has proudly been the Team Base...

Australia training at the University of Bath ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup

Wallabies start Rugby World Cup warm-up at “wonderful” University of Bath

15 September 2015

Captain Stephen Moore has praised the "terrific facilities" at the University of Bath after two-time Rugby World Cup winners Australia staged their first training session at the Team Base on Tuesday. The Wallabies, led by Head Coach Michael Cheika, were put through their paces on one of the Sports Training Village’s outstanding outdoor pitches in the morning. Star names such as full-back Israel Falou, winger Matt Giteau and flankers David Pocock and Michael Hooper then...

The Rugby World Cup arrives at the University of Bath

University coach Rob Webber in England squad for Rugby World Cup opener

14 September 2015

University of Bath assistant rugby coach Rob Webber has been named in the England match-day 23 for Friday’s opening Rugby World Cup fixture against Fiji at Twickenham. The hooker is joined on the replacements bench by fellow Bath Rugby player Sam Burgess, while club colleagues George Ford, Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson are all in the starting XV. Webber has assisted Aaron James, the University’s Head of Rugby, with coaching the student teams for the...

Wallabies join long list of national teams to train at University of Bath

11 September 2015

When Australia arrive at their Rugby World Cup training camp at the University of Bath next week, they will become the latest national team to hone their preparations for a major championships at the world-class Sports Training Village. It was the training base for the England rugby union team during Brian Ashton’s reign as head coach, which included the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France. England were defending champions at the time and went on...

The Rugby World Cup arrives at the University of Bath

Australia heading to University of Bath in high spirits ahead of Rugby World Cup

10 September 2015

Australia already have two Rugby World Cup wins to their name – and they will be honing their preparations for a third crown at the University of Bath next week. The £30million Sports Training Village is the official Team Base for the Wallabies, who will utilise the venue’s world-class training and sports science facilities ahead of their opening match of the 2015 tournament against Fiji on Wednesday, September 23. Australia will arrive in the UK...

Children welcome the Rugby World Cup to the University of Bath

Dynamic dancers welcome Rugby World Cup to University of Bath

13 July 2015

A spectacular flash-mob dance involving local schoolchildren ensured the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour arrived at the University of Bath in style on Monday. Bath Rugby head coach Mike Ford was in the audience to see the energetic performance from youngsters at Oldfield Park Primary School and the BANES Youth Dance Company. All the children then had chance to have their photograph taken with the Webb Ellis Cup, as did members of the public and...

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