News Archive, Tag: GB Rowing Team Start programme

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won the GB Rowing Team Olympic Trials in 2016

Olympic Trials wins set GB rowers Glover, Stanning and Thornley up for big summer

24 March 2016

Helen Glover, Heather Stanning and Vicky Thornley were all victorious once again at this week’s GB Rowing Team Trials, the latest major step on the road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. All three are graduates of the highly-successful GB Rowing Team Start talent ID and development programme at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Glover and Stanning – reigning Olympic, World and European champions – were red-hot favourites to win the women’s pair...

Heather Stanning is welcomed into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport by Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley. Credit: Clare Green for Matchtight

Olympic rowing champion Heather Stanning inducted into Hall of Fame for Sport

04 March 2016

Reigning Olympic, World and European rowing champion Heather Stanning today became the latest inductee into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. Stanning first took up rowing while studying Sports Technology at the University and developed her talent with the GB Rowing Team Start Programme based at the Sports Training Village (STV) and Minerva Bath Rowing Club. Aspiring Olympians currently on the Start Programme joined members of Minerva and the University’s Boat Club...

Rower Nick Bell is supported by a Goldsmith Scholarship

Top-ten finish for sporting scholar Nick Bell at GB Rowing Team winter assessment

16 February 2016

University of Bath sporting scholar Nick Bell recorded a top-ten finish at the third GB Rowing Team assessment of the winter on Saturday. Conditions in Boston, Lincolnshire were challenging, with rowers having to contend with cold temperatures and a strong headwind as they took on the gruelling 5k time-trial. But Bell, a Sport & Exercise Science student who is supported by a Goldsmith Scholarship, produced a good effort to finish tenth in the men’s single...

Coach Dan Harris (centre) with Marcus Whiteley and Jens Hullah, who won gold medals at the 2015 British Rowing Indoor Championships

British record smashed as GBRT Start rowers win six medals at British Rowing Indoor Championships

15 December 2015

Jens Hullah was in record-breaking form as University of Bath-based rowers came away from the British Rowing Indoor Championships with six medals. Hullah, one of the youngest members of the GB Rowing Team Start Programme at the Sports Training Village, set a new British Y11 junior boy’s record as he covered 1,909m in six minutes on an ergometer – 58m further than the previous standard. It was one of two gold medals won by junior...

Start rowers to take on Olympic Champions at British Rowing Indoor Championships

08 December 2015

Seven members of the GB Rowing Team Start Programme at the University of Bath will be rubbing shoulders with Olympic and World Champions when they compete in this weekend’s British Rowing Indoor Championships (BRIC). Izzy Maddock and Alex Pfeiffer-Brown – who are both new recruits to the talent ID programme – will take part in the 500m sprint race when the Championships take place at Lee Valley VeloPark in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on...

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning

Rowing alumni Helen Glover and Heather Stanning named as World Female Crew of the Year

23 November 2015

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, who started their illustrious careers at the University of Bath, have been named as World Female Crew of the Year by rowing’s international federation, FISA. And there was more success for Sports Technology graduate Stanning at the annual GB Rowing Team dinner as she was named as Female Olympic Athlete of the Year. The awards cap another outstanding year for the women’s pair, who were crowned as World and European...

Vote Glover and Stanning for Sportswomen Team of the Year award

12 October 2015

After being crowned as World and European Champions during 2015, the GB Rowing Team women’s pair of Helen Glover and Heather Stanning are in contention for another prestigious prize – and need your support. The Olympic champions have been shortlisted for the Vitality Team of the Year accolade – which is determined by public vote – in the Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Awards. Also in the running are the England...

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won European Rowing Championship gold in 2015. PICTURE: Peter Spurrier/Intersport Images

Olympic stars of the future sought at GB Rowing Team Start trials in Bath

28 September 2015

The talent identification programme which helped turn Helen Glover and Heather Stanning into Olympic, World and European rowing champions is staging trials at the University of Bath next week. Both Glover and Stanning are graduates of the GB Rowing Team Start Programme based at the Sports Training Village and Minerva Bath Rowing Club. Now Talent Development Coach Dan Harris is hoping to find the next generation of Olympic rowers when he hosts trials during the first...

The women's four of Sam Courty, Holly Hill, Melissa Wilson and Emily Ford with their bronze medals. PICTURE: Peter Spurrier / Intersport Images

Second World U23 Championships medal for rower Sam Courty

25 July 2015

University of Bath rower Sam Courty has another World U23 Championships medal to add to her collection after an excellent afternoon for the GB Rowing Team in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Courty, a Santander Sports Scholar who has just graduated in Sports & Exercise Science, won bronze in the women’s four with Emily Ford, Melissa Wilson and Holly Hill on Saturday. As in their previous two outings, the British crew took the final by the scruff of...

Sam Courty (front) and the women's four in action at the World U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. PICTURE: Peter Spurrier / Intersport Images

Rower Sam Courty through to final at World U23 Championships

24 July 2015

University of Bath rowers Sam Courty and Frazier Christie both made good progress on the second morning of the World U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Courty, a Santander Sports Scholar who has just graduated in Sports & Exercise Science, is part of a GB Rowing Team women’s four that won their repechage to secure a place in Saturday’s final. Having finished runners-up in their heat on Thursday, the four of Emily Ford, Melissa Wilson, Holly...

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