News Archive, Category: Commonwealth Games

Picture of University of Bath-based swimmers (from left) Freya Anderson, Jacob Peters, Ben Proud, Kieran Bird, James Guy, Brodie Williams, Matt Richards, Tom Dean and Calum Jarvis in their Team GB kit at the London 2012 Legacy Pool. CREDIT: Clare Green/Matchtight.

World and Commonwealth places up for grabs as a host of Bath-based swimmers compete in British Swimming Championships

04 April 2022

Nearly 50 University of Bath-based swimmers are heading to the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield this week to compete in the British Swimming Championships 2022. Among those in action are nine Tokyo Olympians, five of whom won gold for Team GB last summer, and a host of talented students in both the British Swimming National Centre Bath and University of Bath swimming squads. Six promising youngsters from the Team Bath AS community club...

University of Bath swimming champs Tom Dean and Ben Proud selected by Team England for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

28 January 2022

Olympic Champion Tom Dean and double Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Ben Proud are among the first 10 swimmers to be officially selected by Team England for Birmingham 2022. The University of Bath duo are joined in the initial squad for this summer’s Commonwealth Games by alumna Anna Hopkin, who made her international breakthrough by winning relay bronze at the event four years ago on Australia’s Gold Coast. He may have won two Olympic titles for Team...

Team Bath Netball quartet head home to start final Superleague prep after helping England to runners-up spot at 2022 Quad Series

19 January 2022

Team Bath Netball’s England quartet had to settle for runners-up medals at the 2022 Quad Series but will take a lot of positives from the week overall. Captain Serena Guthrie and star defender Layla Guscoth started all four matches during the series, which looked to be heading for a home success when the Vitality Roses led 41-40 going into the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s final against Australia. However, the defending champions produced an excellent last...

Team Bath Netball Superleague stars inspire England to double victory in Quad Series and help Wales record home series success

16 January 2022

Team Bath Netball stars Layla Guscoth and Serena Guthrie were named as Player of the Match against South Africa and New Zealand respectively as England made an outstanding start to the 2022 Quad Series. Goal-defence Guscoth was in fantastic form as the Vitality Roses stormed to a 71-47 victory over the SPAR Proteas on Saturday, the biggest win in Quad Series history. Fellow Blue & Gold stars Imogen Allison and Sophie Drakeford-Lewis came off the...

Team Bath Netball stars excited for Quad Series challenge as Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games year gets under way

12 January 2022

Team Bath Netball star Serena Guthrie says this week’s Quad Series against Australia, New Zealand and South Africa will play a crucial part in England’s preparations for this summer’s Commonwealth Games title defence. The tournament is taking place for the first time since 2019 and will see four of the five top-ranked teams in world netball battle it out at London’s Copper Box Arena from January 15-19. The Vitality Roses will once again be captained...

Team Bath Netball stars Betsy Creak and Nia Evans selected in Wales squad for first home internationals since 2019

11 January 2022

Team Bath Superleague shooter Betsy Creak and U21 NPL player Nia Evans have been selected in the Wales Netball squad for this weekend’s Test Series against Gibraltar, Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland. The fixtures, taking place at Ebbw Vale Sports Centre from 14-16 January, are the final opportunity for Wales to play in ranking Test Matches before the announcement of the remaining nations that have qualified for this summer's Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth...

Most successful year yet for University of Bath sportspeople as gold rush and trophy triumphs provided plenty to lift the spirits during 2021

26 December 2021

An incredible 19 medals at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, 10 of them gold, is the headline stat from an outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath but there was plenty more to celebrate during an unforgettable 2021. From students winning the Premiership Rugby title at Twickenham and conquering the rowing world from their kitchen to Team Bath Netball lifting their first trophy for eight years and tennis players serving up a...

Cameron Chalmers and Alastair Chalmers on the indoor athletics track at the University of Bath, July 2019

University of Bath alumni Cameron and Alastair Chalmers earn early Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games call-up by Guernsey

11 November 2021

University of Bath alumni Cameron and Alastair Chalmers are among the first six sportspeople to be officially selected by Guernsey for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The brothers, who both studied Sports Performance, will compete in the 400m and 400m hurdles respectively when the Games take place at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham from 28 July to 8 August 2022. Older brother Cameron represented the island at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and made...

Team Bath Netball quartet named in England Vitality Roses programme for build up to Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

11 May 2021

Team Bath Netball quartet Imogen Allison, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, Layla Guscoth and Serena Guthrie have today been named in the England Netball Vitality Roses programme for a crucial 2021-22 international season building up to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Allison, Guscoth and University of Bath sporting scholar Drakeford-Lewis will be looking to stake their claims to make their Commonwealth debuts, while Guthrie – who helped the Roses to a historic first title triumph in 2018 – is...

England and Team Bath netballers share St George’s Day ambitions and dreams of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games magic

23 April 2021

On St George’s Day, Team Bath netballer Serena Guthrie reflects that great coffee, having fun and recovery sessions in the pool are all key memories of England’s glorious 2018 Commonwealth Games gold-medal winning run on Australia’s gold coast. “We had so much fun that tournament and the sun was shining," said the England legend who is also bringing her inimitable style of fun, energy and sporting brilliance to Team Bath Netball’s table-topping performances in her...

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