News Archive, Category: Athletics

World wins, family fun and a royal return made 2017 memorable at Sports University of the Year

26 December 2017

It was a year that saw the University of Bath named as the country’s top sports university, welcome royalty and thousands of families to the Sports Training Village and celebrate plenty more success on the national and international stage. Now, with a memorable 2017 coming to a close and the dawn of an exciting Olympic and Commonwealth year upon us, it is time to reflect on another outstanding 12 months at one of the country’s...

National champions and international athletes among exciting new cohort of University of Bath sporting scholars

18 December 2017

Sixteen student-athletes who have already made their mark on the national and international stage are the latest intake of scholars to receive support on both their sporting and academic journeys from the University of Bath. This year’s cohort includes an England Rugby Sevens player, an international heptathlete from the United States, three Team Bath Netball stars, a British swimming champion and emerging talents in hockey, modern pentathlon, rowing, tennis and windsurfing. The talented group, who...

Another chance for talented young sportspeople to try out for Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

15 December 2017

The Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme will be staging another free screening day in January, offering young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential the chance to try out for the talent development scheme. As well as testing their physical fitness, speed and power, the screening day – taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from 8.30am on Saturday, January 6 – will also feature an introduction to sports psychology. It is...

Eilidh Doyle aiming for Commonwealth Games medal hat-trick after Gold Coast 2018 selection

12 December 2017

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Doyle will have chance to add to her record-breaking international medal collection after being selected in the Team Scotland squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Doyle claimed the first of her 13 major championship medals – the most ever won by a Scottish track and field athlete – when she secured 400m hurdles silver at the Delhi 2010 Games, a result she matched four years later on an...

VIDEO: Paralympic champ Paul Blake reflects on his induction into Hall of Fame for Sport

01 December 2017

After his recent induction into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport, Team Bath TV caught up with Paralympic athletics champion Paul Blake to discuss the ceremony and reflect on his stellar career so far. Blake, who has also won three World Championships titles since joining Rob Ellchuk's successful training group at the Sports Training Village in 2009, was quick to thank his coach, parents and University staff for their support. Watch our...

Paul Blake is inducted into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport by Deputy Director of Sport Greg Sharp, November 2017. CREDIT: Bryn Vaile for Matchtight.

“Absolute honour and pleasure” as Paralympic champ Paul Blake joins University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

24 November 2017

Paralympic gold-medallist and multiple World Champion Paul Blake today became the latest inductee into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. The popular and inspirational athlete has been training with Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village for the past eight years, enjoying tremendous success during that time. His greatest moment to date came at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games as he stormed to T36 400m gold. He won 800m silver too that...

Join us on Friday to welcome Paralympic champion Paul Blake into Hall of Fame for Sport

21 November 2017

Reigning Paralympic gold-medallist and multiple World Champion athlete Paul Blake will become the latest inductee into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport on Friday (November 24). Blake has enjoyed incredible success since joining Rob Ellchuk’s training group at the University seven years ago, with perhaps his greatest achievement coming at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games when he stormed to the T36 400m crown. He has four Paralympic medals in total – he...

MJ Church sporting ambassador Dave King, March 2017

King and Gale backed nationally as Tokyo potential

10 November 2017

Hurdler Dave King and high-jumper Tom Gale are amongst a cohort of University of Bath-based athletes who emerged onto British Athletics’ lottery-supported list for the 2018 season, announced today. They are part of the World Class Performance Programme which is funded by the National Lottery and organised with the aim of success at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. King, an MJ Church Ambassador, broke through and won World Championships selection last year and...

Emily Diamond, David King and Tom Gale have been selected in the Team England squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Team England call up athletes Emily Diamond, David King and Tom Gale for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

24 October 2017

Olympic and World medallist Emily Diamond, British Champion David King and rising star Tom Gale are the latest University of Bath-based athletes to be selected by Team England for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Alumni Danny Talbot, Jack Green and Rosie Clarke are also in the athletics squad for the Games, taking place in Australia from April 4-15. Diamond, who is coached remotely at the Sports Training Village by Jared Deacon, will be competing...

University of Bath named as Sports University of the Year in Good University Guide 2018

22 September 2017

The University of Bath has been named as the UK’s top sports university in the influential The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The award is based on the quality of its world-class sporting facilities, the performance of its student sports teams and the ranking of its sports-related subjects, with Sports Science also topping the Guide’s ranking table for the subject. Vice-Chancellor & President of the University of Bath, Professor Dame Glynis...

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