News Archive, Category: Fencing

Young sportspeople invited to apply for 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

10 August 2018

Applications are now being taken for the 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme, with a screening day for young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential taking place in September. The successful talent development scheme is open to sportspeople aged between ten and 18 who already compete at regional level or above in their chosen sport or who show great athletic potential. They can access bespoke coaching sessions in the world-class University of Bath Sports...

Golden hat-trick for wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dmitri Coutya at Netherlands World Cup

Three golds and a bronze as wheelchair fencers Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver bring it home at World Cup

07 July 2018

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver both struck gold once again as they continued their excellent IWAS World Cup form in Warsaw, Poland. Coutya, the reigning World Champion in Category B epee and foil, completed a golden double for the second successive World Cup as he claimed two more titles to cement his status as World number one. He beat two French fencers in his respective finals, overcoming Maxime Valet 15-12...

Kadeen Corbin at the 2018 Wesport Summer School Games

Hundreds of sporty youngsters from across West of England head to STV for 2018 Summer School Games

04 July 2018

Around 1,500 youngsters from across the West of England headed to the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Wednesday to take part in the 2018 Wesport Summer School Games. The annual event saw pupils from 85 schools – 55 primary and 30 secondary – compete in ten different sports including athletics, inclusive cricket, gymnastics, golf and mini tennis to be crowned as county champions. They also got to try their hand at circus skills...

Family Fun Day is hailed as best yet as thousands enjoy free sport and activities at University STV

16 June 2018

More than 2,000 people of all ages took the chance to enjoy a wide range of sports and activities as the "best Team Bath Family Fun Day yet" took place on Saturday. Free have-a-go sessions in badminton, beach volleyball, boccia, fencing, laser shooting, tennis, trampolining and more proved hugely popular, as did displays from Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in the sports hall and Team Bath Synchro Club in the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool....

Sports Personality of the Year Anna Hopkin receiving her award from Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell at the 2018 Blues Awards

Anna Hopkin win Sports Personality prize as 2018 Blues Awards celebrate both student sport and Winter Olympics

27 April 2018

Swimmer Anna Hopkin has capped an excellent few months of competition by being voted by her fellow students as the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year at the 2018 Blues Awards – the annual celebration of student sport. The Sports & Exercise Science student and MJ Church Ambassador, also supported by a Thompson Education Trust Scholarship, received the accolade after representing her country at both the 2017 World University Games in Taipei and...

Aerial Views of the University of Bath Campus showing buildings, landscaping, new developments and surrounding areas. Main focus STV, Sports Training Village. Running track. Athletics pitch. 3G pitch. Taken October 2016

Have your say on the Team Bath experience in our 2018 Express Customer Survey

17 April 2018

How satisfied are you with the Team Bath experience? Now is the chance to have your say. The Team Bath Customer Care Team is staging its annual Express Customer Survey to see what all those who use the Sports Training Village – students, athletes, public and staff – think of the service and facilities. The question is straightforward – How likely would you be to recommend your centre on a scale of 0 to 10,...

Ed Nightingale Futures canoeing

Another chance to try out for Futures Athlete Development Programme as current stars shine on international stage

15 March 2018

Talented young sportspeople have another opportunity to try out for the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme at a free screening day taking place next month. It is taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from 8.45am to around 2pm on Saturday, April 7, and will test the physical fitness, speed and power of current and aspiring members of the talent development scheme. Athletes currently on the programme – which provides access to...

Dimitri Coutya makes history with medal hat-trick as University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers excel in Italy

12 March 2018

Dimitri Coutya became the first Brit to win three individual medals at a World Cup event during another outstanding weekend for University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers on the international stage. Coutya won Category B epee and foil gold, as well as sabre bronze, while MJ Church ambassador Piers Gilliver also excelled as he claimed the Category A epee title in Pisa, Italy. Double World Champion Coutya has dominated his epee category in recent months and...

Wheelchair Fencing World Cup medallists Dimitri Coutya (front, second from left) and Piers Gilliver (front centre) with the GB team in Hungary

Gold and two bronze adds up to successful start to 2018 World Cups for Uni-based wheelchair fencers

18 February 2018

University of Bath-based Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver enjoyed a medal-laden start to 2018 as they won gold and two bronze at the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Eger, Hungary. Coutya, who was crowned as double World Champion in November, again struck gold in the men’s Category B epee competition after beating Italy’s Alessioa Sarri in the final. That came after he had won bronze in the foil discipline, just behind Ukraine’s Anton Datsko...

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...

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