News Archive, Month: March 2018

University of Bath celebrates Gold Coast 2018 and PyeongChang 2018 links by hosting UK’s first Commonwealth Big Lunch

13 March 2018

Some of the country’s top sportspeople joined dignitaries, students and local schoolchildren at the University of Bath today to celebrate its links to both the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The Commonwealth Big Lunch, organised and hosted in conjunction with UK Sport, saw 130 guests enjoy food from around the Commonwealth in the first of a nationwide series of events building up to the Commonwealth Heads of Governnment...

Student Jenny Nesbitt selected for Gold Coast 2018 ahead of Commonwealth celebration at University of Bath

12 March 2018

Sporting scholar Jenny Nesbitt has become the 30th University of Bath-based sportsperson to be selected for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games after she was called into the Welsh athletics squad. The news comes a day before the University celebrates its Gold Coast links with a Commonwealth Lunch that will be attended by a host of the selected sportspeople, students from 22 Commonwealth nations and dignitaries including Guest of Honour Dame Katherine Grainger, the Chair...

Dimitri Coutya makes history with medal hat-trick as University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers excel in Italy

12 March 2018

Dimitri Coutya became the first Brit to win three individual medals at a World Cup event during another outstanding weekend for University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers on the international stage. Coutya won Category B epee and foil gold, as well as sabre bronze, while MJ Church ambassador Piers Gilliver also excelled as he claimed the Category A epee title in Pisa, Italy. Double World Champion Coutya has dominated his epee category in recent months and...

University of Bath graduate Kelly Gallagher in Super G action at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

PyeongChang 2018: Kelly Gallagher ready to throw kitchen sink at Games after solid start to week

11 March 2018

University of Bath graduate Kelly Gallagher had to settle for eighth place in the visually-impaired Super G at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games but said she was happy to be “pushing out of the starting gate” again. Four years ago in Sochi, Gallagher famously won the Super G title to become the first Brit to claim alpine skiing gold at either an Olympic or Paralympic Games. She suffered multiple injuries after a training crash...

(From left) Jamie Harper, Bradley Sutton and Eilidh Prise won team gold at the 2018 BUCS Modern Pentathlon Championships

Double gold among medal haul for Bath students at BUCS Modern Pentathlon Championships

10 March 2018

University of Bath students won team gold and two individual medals when they competed in the 2018 BUCS Modern Pentathlon Championships in Oxford. Whiteley Sporting Scholar Eilidh Prise, who studies Mathematics, led the way in the women’s individual competition to claim 12 BUCS points for Bath. Katherine Townsend and Sarah Collin were seventh and 12th respectively. Sports Performance student Bradley Sutton, supported by a Santander Sporting Scholarship, was runner-up to Sport & Exercise Science graduate...

Sports cafe terrace

Customer notice: Sports Cafe closed on Tuesday (March 13) until 4.30pm

10 March 2018

The Sports Cafe in the University of Bath Sports Training Village is hosting a Commonwealth Lunch on Tuesday (March 13). As a result, the cafe will not open to the public that day until 4.30pm. Alternative catering is available in The Edge, the Lime Tree Cafe and elsewhere on campus - click here to see a map. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Impressive Manchester Thunder side end Team Bath Netball’s winning start to Superleague season

09 March 2018

Team Bath Netball’s winning start to the 2018 Vitality Superleague season was ended by a clinical Manchester Thunder side on Friday. The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold edged the first and final quarters in front of a noisy sell-out crowd but Thunder, inspired by excellent goal-attack Kathryn Turner, were fast and fluent going forward and deserved their victory, eventually coming out on top 60-51. Anna Stembridge, Team Bath Netball Superleague Head Coach, said: “We’re obviously disappointed...

International defender Zanele Vimbela joins Team Bath Netball Superleague squad ahead of Thunder clash

07 March 2018

Experienced South African international defender Zanele Vimbela has joined the Team Bath Netball Vitality Superleague squad for the remainder of the 2018 season. The 28-year-old, part of the SPAR Proteas squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, arrived in the UK on Sunday and will be available to make her debut when Manchester Thunder visit the Team Bath Arena on Friday (centre-pass 7.30pm - click here to buy tickets). “I’m setting in very well,...

Peter Scott and Tim Nurse, England Hockey U21

England Hockey call on University of Bath sporting scholars for U21 visit to Ireland

06 March 2018

University of Bath students Peter Scott and Tim Nurse have been named in the England Hockey U21 squad for a training camp and matches in Ireland later this month. Both Scott and Nurse, who play their club hockey for Team Bath Buccaneers, study Sports Performance and are supported by Trendell and King Sporting Scholarships respectively. Scott has plenty of experience with the U21s and has also represented England at senior level. Nurse represented Great Britain...

Quartet crowned as British champions as University of Bath-based swimmers impress in Scotland

05 March 2018

There were six golds amongst a 14-medal haul for University of Bath-based swimmers at the 2018 British Swimming Championships, which were incorporated into the Edinburgh International Meet. Despite being in heavy training for next month’s Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmer James Guy was able to add two more national titles to his haul. He was a second clear of the field in the 200m butterfly, clocking 1:58.05, and then...

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