News Archive, Category: Athletics

Saluting Our Sisters this Black History Month: Sprinter Aleeya Sibbons and netballer Kadeen Corbin celebrate the women who inspire them

26 October 2023

October is Black History Month and to celebrate this year’s theme of Saluting Our Sisters, we spoke to University of Bath student-athlete Aleeya Sibbons and Team Bath Netball’s Kadeen Corbin about the women who have inspired them in their sporting journeys. Aleeya Sibbons; UK Athletics international sprinter; Architecture student (Y3), supported by a Santander Scholarship: “When I thought of Saluting Our Sisters, there were two women that popped into my mind straight away and they...

Olympic and World medallist Emily Diamond announces retirement from competitive athletics

11 October 2023

Emily Diamond, who won Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European medals while training at the University of Bath, has announced her retirement from athletics. She was part of the Team GB squad at three Olympic Games, the highlight coming at Rio 2016 when she won women’s 4x400m relay bronze with fellow Bath athlete Eilidh Doyle, Anyika Onuora and Christine Ohuruogu. The following year, Diamond - a relay bronze-medallist for England at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games...

Sporting Wellness partnership to provide Bath Student Performance Sport athletes with access to free mental health support 24/7/365

10 October 2023

Team Bath Student Performance Sport athletes will be able to access free and professional mental health support 24 hours a day thanks to a new partnership with the Sporting Wellness charity. Nearly 300 young people who combine study and performance sport at the University of Bath will benefit from the service, which offers a 24/7/365 support helpline and live chat. They will also be able to arrange counselling, either in person, online or over the...

Get access to swimming, tennis, athletics and much more by activating your FREE Student Sports Pass

21 September 2023

The student-exclusive Sports Pass is part of the sports experience for all University of Bath students. It allows access to a host of facilities at the Team Bath Sports Training Village including our London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool; tennis, squash and badminton courts; athletics track; astro pitches; and indoor sports hall. Holding a Sports Pass also gives holders access to dedicated student participation times, priority booking opportunities and coaching/guidance from the knowledgable coaches on campus. Activating your sports pass...

Olympic Champion Amy Williams named as Team Bath Tribe Ambassador as new term of youth sports activities begins

11 September 2023

Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams says it is important for children to enjoy sport and get active from a young age after becoming the first-ever Ambassador for Team Bath Tribe. Amy has a close personal connection to the youth sport programme, whose new term of activities start today (11th September), with her two young sons among the hundreds of children who take part in a wide range of sporting activities each week in the inspirational surroundings...

New heptathlon PB for Bath alumnae Chari Hawkins on IAAF World Athletics Championships debut in Budapest

20 August 2023

University of Bath alumnae Chari Hawkins set a new heptathlon personal best when she made her IAAF World Athletics Championships debut in Budapest, Hungary. Representing the United States, Hawkins was in bronze-medal position at the end of Day 1 after recording new bests in the 100m hurdles and shot put. She also improved her javelin PB on Day 2 and while she eventually finished eighth, her final tally of 6,366 was more than 100 points...

Scholar Aleeya Sibbons secures relay gold for GB & NI in new record time at European Athletics U23 Championships

17 July 2023

University of Bath sporting scholar Aleeya Sibbons anchored Great Britain & Northern Ireland to women’s 4x100m relay gold at the European Athletics U23 Championships in Espoo, Finland. The Architecture student, who is supported by a Santander Scholarship and coached by Colin Bovell in the University’s high-performance athletics squad, took the baton in the lead and finished with a flourish as GB claimed the continental title in a new Championship record of 43.04. The quartet of Cassie-Ann Pemberton, Amy...

European U23 Champs next for Aleeya Sibbons after Bath sporting scholar makes her senior GB athletics debut

25 June 2023

University of Bath sporting scholar Aleeya Sibbons will have another opportunity to impress on the international stage this summer after being selected for the European U23 Championships in Espoo, Finland. The Architecture student, who is supported by a Santander Scholarship and trains with the University's student athletics squad, will represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland in both the 100m and women’s 4x100m relay when the event takes place from 13-16 July. She booked her spot by winning the...

Sporting scholar Aleeya Sibbons earns first senior British Athletics selection for European Team Championships in Poland

08 June 2023

University of Bath sporting scholar Aleeya Sibbons is set to make her senior Great Britain and Northern Ireland athletics debut after being named in the European Team Championships squad. The Architecture student, who is supported by a Santander Scholarship, has been selected in the women’s 4x100m relay team for the first division match at the Championships, held in Silesia, Poland on 23-25 June. Sibbons is one of 11 debutants in the GB&NI squad and her...

We’re part of the team, are you? University of Bath ready to support UKAD’s Clean Sport Week 2023

17 May 2023

The University of Bath is proud to reaffirm its commitment to clean sport by backing UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD’s) 2023 Clean Sport Week campaign, taking place from 22nd to 26th May. Clean Sport Week is UKAD’s national awareness week championing clean sport, education and anti-doping initiatives with sports across the UK, and this year’s theme is “Teamwork in Clean Sport”. Athletes are central to the team, responsible for making sure they compete clean – it's their...

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