News Archive, Category: Commonwealth Games

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...

Katrina Hart and Miles Munro have been selected for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Former champ Katrina Hart and student-swimmer Miles Munro earn Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games selection

11 December 2017

Athlete Katrina Hart and student-swimmer Miles Munro are the latest University of Bath-based sportspeople who will be heading to Australia in the new year to compete in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Both have previous Commonwealth experience, with former World Champion and Paralympics medallist Hart – coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village – having won T37 100m gold at the Delhi 2010 Games. She will compete in the T38 100m in...

Kristian Callaghan recieves his bronze medal for the 25m rapid fire pistol at the 2014 Commonwealth Games - Day Six (Image: Press Association)

Kristian Callaghan sets sights on second Commonwealth Games medal after Gold Coast 2018 selection

06 December 2017

Shooting star Kristian Callaghan will have chance to add to his Commonwealth Games medal collection after becoming the latest University of Bath-based athlete to be selected for the Gold Coast 2018 Games in Australia. Callaghan, who graduated in Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering during the summer and continues to train at the Sports Training Village, will once again represent Team England in the pistol competition having won bronze in the 25m rapid fire event at...

Triathlon multi-medallist Vicky Holland selected for second Commonwealth Games with Team England

29 November 2017

Olympic triathlon medallist Vicky Holland has become the latest University of Bath-based athlete to be selected for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. It will be a second Commonwealth Games for Holland, who moved her training base to the Sports Training Village after winning bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She won the first major individual medal of her career at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, a bronze in the women’s race, and followed...

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-based swimming medallists named in Team England squad for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

04 October 2017

University of Bath-based trio Andrew Willis, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and James Guy are among the first group of swimmers to be selected by Team England for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. All three are part of the successful high-performance British Swimming National Centre at the Sports Training Village and all won medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. O’Connor – coached by David McNulty in the London 2012 Legacy Pool – enjoyed a particularly successful...

Cameron Chalmers wins 400m gold at the 2017 BUCS Nationals in Sheffield

Cameron Chalmers achieves Gold Coast goal with 2018 Commonwealth Games call-up

12 September 2017

Sporting scholar Cameron Chalmers has become the first University of Bath sportsperson to be officially selected for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. The Sports Performance student, supported by a Thompson Education Trust Scholarship, will represent his native Guernsey in the 400m at the Games, taking place from April 4-15. “It's been a goal of mine ever since starting athletics to go to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games for Guernsey and I'm so...

Team England rhythmic gymnastics group in training at the University of Bath, October 2016

England rhythmic gymnasts step up Gold Coast 2018 preparations at University of Bath training camp

15 August 2017

Team England’s rhythmic gymnastics squad have been continuing their build-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with a productive training week at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Squad members Mimi-Isabella Cesar (pictured) and Stephani Sherlock also took the opportunity to finalise their preparations for the 2017 World University Games, taking place in Taipei next week. Overseeing the camp once again was City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club coach Sarah Moon, who guided Team...

The 2014 Olympic Day Run gets under way at the Sports Training Village

Join us for free family fun at Team Bath Community Activity Day

08 June 2015

Racing an Olympic swimmer in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, having a go at bobsleigh and taking on a modern pentathlon challenge are just some of the exciting activities awaiting visitors to this year’s Team Bath Community Activity Day. Taking place at the Sports Training Village from 12-4pm on Saturday, June 20, the annual event provides an opportunity to try out some of the best sports facilities in the country for free. There will be...

University of Bath Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell presents Chris Hotchen with the 2015 Sports Personality of the Year award. PICTURE: Mervyn Clingan / Taking Pictures

Chris Hotchen named Sports Personality of the Year at annual Blues Awards

24 April 2015

Chris Hotchen was named as the University of Bath’s Sports Personality of the Year during a great night for badminton at the annual Blues Awards ceremony. The Chemistry PhD student topped a poll of members of the Students’ Union Sport from a shortlist which also featured rugby player Freddie Clarke, rower Sam Courty and swimmer Jay Lelliott. He was presented with his award by the University of Bath Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, pictured. Red...

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