News Archive, Month: May 2012

Head of Football - Lee Smith

University footballers are BUCS champions

04 May 2012

The University of Bath men’s first XI are celebrating winning the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Mars Football Championship title for the first time for 11 years. The team beat Stirling University 2-0 in the championship final at Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park Ground courtesy of goals from Craig Mullen and Robin Nicholls. Sports Performance student Mullen broke the deadline on the 19th minute with a sublime lob over the Stirling keeper. On 76 minutes...

Niki Birrell and Alexandra Rickham,SKUD,GBR 45,Winners of the IFDS Worlds 2011 (Richard Langdon/ Skandia Team GBR)

Four-time World Champion Alexandra relishes home Games opportunity

04 May 2012

There aren't that many athletes who can claim four back-to-back World Championship titles to their name ­ but University of Bath graduate Alexandra Rickham is one of them. Alexandra and her sailing partner Niki Birrell, have dominated the SKUD 18 keelboat sailing class in the last four years, wining International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) World Championships titles in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Alexandra, who graduated from the University with a degree in Natural...

Sports Training Village aerial view

A United Nations of athletes heading to Bath this summer

03 May 2012

A ‘United Nations’ of athletes from more than a dozen nations will prepare for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the University of Bath. The University of Bath has some of the best sports facilities in the country on one site – and athletes from four continents will flock to Bath to make use of those facilities as they fine-tune their preparations for the biggest sporting show on earth. Athletes from Great Britain,...

Megan Southwart Hurdler

Students to compete in Olympic test event

03 May 2012

More than 50 University of Bath students will get the chance of a lifetime when they compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Outdoor Athletics Championships in London, the showcase event in the universities’ national outdoor athletics season. BUCS and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) have been working together over the past two years to establish the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships as a test event for the London 2012...

Amy Williams

Amy Williams MBE retires from skeleton

02 May 2012

Amy Williams MBE has announced her retirement from skeleton with immediate effect. The current Winter Olympic Champion, 29, decided to call time on her glittering career after being troubled by injuries and therefore struggling to maintain her position at the pinnacle of her sport. Amy, who graduated from the University of Bath in 2007 with a Foundation Degree in Sports Performance,  said: "I have put a great deal of thought into this and it is...

Olympic Day - inspiring young people

‘Coubertin’s Olympic Vision’ Award 2012

02 May 2012

We are pleased to announce that RELAYS has been shortlisted as one of six Olympic inspired projects for the Podium 'Coubertin's Olympic Vision' Award 2012. The University of Bath is a RELAYS partner. We need to get as many people to vote for RELAYS to win and showcase our unique collaboration to a national audience at the Podium Awards today. VOTE HERE - VOTE NOW! Poll closes at 20:12 on Thursday 3 May. Since its...

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