News Archive, Tag: badminton

Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport

Director of Sport chosen to sit on two national sports bodies

26 January 2016

Stephen Baddeley, the University of Bath Director of Sport, has been appointed to non-executive positions on two National Governing Bodies for Sport. Baddeley, who joined the University in February 2010, has been elected onto the board of Great Britain Badminton and will sit, from February, on the Council of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), representing the Tennis Foundation where his remit is to represent the interests of the Higher Education sector. The Council of the...

World medallists and international athletes among sporting scholars for 2015-16

02 November 2015

Talented student athletes from an array of different sports have been awarded University of Bath sporting scholarships. Among the 2015 scholars are medallists at British and World Championships, an England Hockey Cup winner and a rugby player who competed in this year’s Six Nations. University of Bath students with the potential to succeed both academically and in their chosen sport can apply for the scholarships, which are awarded each year. They are supported by alumni and...

Dan Bethell and Bobby Griffin won four medals between them at the 2015 BWF Para-Badminton World Championships in Aylesbury

Fantastic four medals for Team Bath Futures duo at Para-Badminton World Championships

16 September 2015

Dan Bethell and Bobby Griffin won four medals between them at the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships in Aylesbury. The duo – who train weekly with Team Bath Futures and Peter Bush, Head Badminton Coach at the University – both competed in the Standing events. Former European Champion Bethell, who has cerebral palsy, reached the semi-finals of the SL3 singles competition and took the first set off Pramod Bhagat. However, the Indonesian hit back to win a...

Angus Pedersen (back right) at the World University Games in Gwangju

BLOG: World University Games was an incredible experience – I would recommend it!

02 September 2015

Badminton player Angus Pedersen, a first-year Chemical Engineering student, was one of five University of Bath students to compete at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea this summer. Here Pedersen, a Dual Career athlete who is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, looks back on a memorable experience – and tells us why he would recommend the experience to all student athletes… One week before the deadline for the application to the World...

Alex Walker serving during the mixed doubles final at the 2015 World University Games. PICTURE: @bucsport

Silver lining for Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Alex Walker at World University Games

12 July 2015

She may have missed out in the final but Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Alex Walker is still returning from the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea with a superb silver medal. Walker, studying a Masters in Business at the University of Bath, and partner Darren Walsh went down 6-2 6-3 to Lidziya Marozava and Andrei Vasilevski of Belarus in Sunday’s gold-medal match. But that result could not detract from a fantastic tournament for...

Shooter Kristian Callaghan aiming for improvement at World University Games

07 July 2015

Shooter Kristian Callaghan lies 16th after the first stage of qualifying in the men’s 25m rapid-fire pistol competition at the World University Games. The University of Bath Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering student, a Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist in the event, scored 278 points on Tuesday. The top six overall after Wednesday’s second qualifying round go through to Friday’s final, with TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) scholar Callaghan looking to make up an eight-point deficit. A...

Jay Lelliott won 400m gold at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju

Gold and silver for Bath swimmer Jay Lelliott at World University Games

06 July 2015

University of Bath swimmer Jay Lelliott produced a stunning swim to win 400m freestyle gold for Britain at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea. The Sports Performance student, who trains with coach Mark Skimming in the London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village, won a thrilling battle with Australia’s Jack McLoughlin by four-hundredths of a second. The pair exchanged the lead several times during Monday’s final but it was Lelliott who...

The 2014 Olympic Day Run gets under way at the Sports Training Village

Join us for free family fun at Team Bath Community Activity Day

08 June 2015

Racing an Olympic swimmer in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, having a go at bobsleigh and taking on a modern pentathlon challenge are just some of the exciting activities awaiting visitors to this year’s Team Bath Community Activity Day. Taking place at the Sports Training Village from 12-4pm on Saturday, June 20, the annual event provides an opportunity to try out some of the best sports facilities in the country for free. There will be...

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