News Archive, Category: Commonwealth Games

The University of Bath was officially presented with UK Sport Elite Training Centre-accredited status during a ceremony at the Team Bath Sports Training Village on 12th April 2024. (From left) Professor Ian White (University of Bath Vice-Chancellor), Sally Munday (UK Sport Chief Executive), Duncan Rolley (UK Sport Elite Training Centre Advisor), Sophie Hamer (Head of Sport Operations), Stephen Baddeley (University of Bath Director of Sport) and Cassie Wilson (University of Bath Pro-Vice-Chancellor). CREDIT: Nic Delves-Broughton

Olympians and Paralympians in attendance as University of Bath is officially recognised as UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre

12 April 2024

The University of Bath’s status as a UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre (ETC) has been officially recognised at a ceremony attended by Olympic and Paralympic Champions, high-performance coaches and staff. Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, received the prestigious ETC award from Sally Munday, Chief Executive of UK Sport, during a presentation in the Team Bath Sports Training Village. Joining Team Bath staff at the ceremony were athletes, coaches and administrators from...

University of Bath awarded UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre status for helping Olympic and Paralympic athletes achieve potential

13 November 2023

The University of Bath has today been recognised by UK Sport for its contribution to the preparation of elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes. It is one of the first of just eight institutions nationwide to be awarded the status of “UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre”, a title that celebrates its role in helping Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes achieve their full performance potential. Dr Kate Baker, Director of Performance at UK Sport, said: “Our Elite...

Netball player and chair Emma Payne voted University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year at 2023 Blues Awards

27 April 2023

Netballer Emma Payne has been voted by their fellow student-athletes as the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year in the 2023 Blues Awards. The Sport and Exercise Science student was recognised for her contribution to the University’s netball club over the past four years, which has seen her serve as Chair this year alongside helping the 1st team reach the BUCS National Championships final. She also plays for Team Bath Netball U21s in the NPL division and has...

More than 100 international medals won and new elite training centres opened during a stunning sporting 2022 at University of Bath

26 December 2022

World, European and Commonwealth champions were crowned, more than 100 international medals were won and new elite training centres were opened during another unforgettable year of sport at the University of Bath. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games saw 37 sportspeople who train, study or studied at the University of Bath – named as the University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 – compete across nine different sports...

Birmingham 2022: Magnificent 33-medal haul for University of Bath-associated athletes as Commonwealth Games come to a close

08 August 2022

History-making athletes who train, study or studied at the University of Bath finished the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with a fantastic 33 medals between them– seven gold, 17 silver and nine bronze. They came across three different sports – a first-ever athletics medal for Guernsey from Sports Performance alumnus Alastair Chalmers; two brilliant judo medals for Team Bath’s Rhys Thompson and Sports & Exercise Science alumna Gemma Howell; and an incredible 30-medal haul in the...

Birmingham 2022: Bath graduate Alastair Chalmers makes athletics history for Guernsey but netballers miss out on Birmingham 2022 final

06 August 2022

University of Bath alumnus Alastair Chalmers made athletics history for Guernsey but there was semi-final disappointment for Team Bath Netball’s England stars at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on Saturday. Chalmers, who studied Sports Performance and was supported by a King Sporting Scholarship, produced a gutsy run from the inside lane to take 400m hurdles bronze at the Alexander Stadium in 49.97 – Guernsey’s first-ever track and field medal at a Commonwealth Games. “I gritted...

Birmingham 2022: Team Bath’s Imogen Allison makes big impact as England defeat Silver Ferns and top netball group at Commonwealth Games

04 August 2022

Team Bath star Imogen Allison produced one of the moments of the Commonwealth Games netball competition to help England defeat New Zealand and progress to the Birmingham 2022 semi-finals as Pool B winners. Allison, who studied Sports & Exercise Science at the University of Bath, made a huge impact after coming onto the court at wing-defence with 20 minutes to go, including an incredible interception which she then chased down to feed Eleanor Cardwell for...

Birmingham 2022: Gold caps magnificent seven for record-breaker Tom Dean as Bath swimmers finish Commonwealth Games with 27 medals

03 August 2022

Swimmers from the University of Bath finished the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with an incredible 27 medals between them after securing more gold, silver and bronze on an electric last evening of racing in Sandwell Aquatics Centre. Sporting scholar Tom Dean became Team England’s most decorated swimmer at a single Games as he won his sixth silver in the 200m individual medley before anchoring a quartet also featuring British Swimming Performance Centre Bath team-mates Brodie...

Birmingham 2022: Brodie Williams is Commonwealth champion on another medal-laden day for Bath-associated athletes at Birmingham 2022

02 August 2022

Swimmer Brodie Williams became the first University of Bath-based athlete to win gold at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games after another magnificent evening in the Sandwell Aquatic Centre. Williams, coached by David McNulty at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, produced an outstanding performance to take the 200m backstroke title by one-hundredth of a second after a thrilling final. “It means a lot," he said. "I won my first senior medal in the 100m but...

University of Bath swimmer Calum Jarvis confirms retirement after brilliant career featuring Olympic, World and European gold

02 August 2022

Olympic, World and European Champion Calum Jarvis, who studied and trains at the University of Bath, has confirmed his retirement from competitive swimming following the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Jarvis, who studied Sports Performance and has been part of the British Swimming Performance Centre Bath squad for the past 11 years, helped Wales set a new 4x200m freestyle relay national record of 7:10.64 in his final race on Monday. [caption id="attachment_67747" align="alignright" width="292"] Calum Jarvis...

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