University of Bath-based athletes dominate 2018 Bath Sports Awards shortlists after stellar year

04 October 2018

Team Bath and sportspeople who train at the University of Bath are well represented on the shortlist of finalists in the 2018 Bath Sports Awards.

Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold is in contention for the Sports Personality of the Year award, a title she previously won in 2015, along with Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers and fellow England Netball team-mate Kadeen Corbin – they helped the Roses to a historic gold at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Completing the Sports Personality shortlist is Ilaria Brandimarte, founder of the Team Bath Synchro Club who made her British debut at the European Championships in Glasgow this year.

All four of the athletes on the Professional Sports Personality of the Year shortlist also train at the University – hurdler Eilidh Doyle, swimmer James Guy, modern pentathlete Kate French and newly-crowned ITU World Triathlon Series champion Vicky Holland.

Dimitri Coutya and MJ Church ambassador Piers Gilliver are in contention for the Disability Sports Performer of the Year award after exceptional seasons on the international wheelchair fencing circuit.

British Skeleton are shortlisted for Senior Team of the Year after winning three medals at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games and Team Bath Synchro Club are in the mix for Community Club of the Year.

Team Bath is among the finalists in the Outstanding Services to Sport category in recognition of its overall contribution to sport in the city and commitment to improving health and fitness with more than 1.6 million visits to the Sports Training Village every year.

The winners will be announced at Bath’s Assembly Rooms on Tuesday, November 20. More details are available at

Holland and Gilliver are also finalists in the Gloucester Sports Awards along with modern pentathlon World Champion Jamie Cooke, whose success in Mexico last month came just after nominations had closed in the Bath awards.

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