News Archive, Category: Fencing

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...

The BUCS season so far – plenty of promise for student sport clubs going into 2018

20 December 2017

As we head into the Christmas break, SU Bath Sport Officer Will Galloway and BUCS Performance Officer Sophie Thomas provide a sport-by-sport review of an exciting first half of the 2017-18 British Universities & Colleges Sport [BUCS] season for University of Bath students… American Football: Despite introducing a rookies league into their weekly training in an attempt to get more people playing sooner, the team have sadly fallen in all their battles so far this...

Another chance for talented young sportspeople to try out for Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

15 December 2017

The Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme will be staging another free screening day in January, offering young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential the chance to try out for the talent development scheme. As well as testing their physical fitness, speed and power, the screening day – taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from 8.30am on Saturday, January 6 – will also feature an introduction to sports psychology. It is...

Four World Champs medals for Uni-based fencers

09 November 2017

2016 Rio Paralympic silver medallist Piers Gilliver has added 2017 INAS World Wheelchair Fencing Championships silver and bronze to his growing global medal haul in Rome this week. Today the MJ Church Team Bath ambassador took silver behind Russia’s Maxim Shaburov in the Category A epee final with Russia featuring on the same podium again with bronze through Roman Fedyev. Shaburov had earlier taken gold in the Category A sabre final in which Gilliver, a...

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

Wheelchair fencers hoping to turn top ranking into gold at World Championships in Rome

07 November 2017

After a busy summer of training, University of Bath-based Piers Gilliver says he is in good shape ahead of this week’s IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships in Rome, Italy. The Rio 2016 Paralympic finalist and Ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church is a former Junior World Champion in epee and will be looking to add the senior title to his growing list of honours after finishing runner-up in 2015. Training partner Dimitri Coutya (pictured...

University of Bath named as Sports University of the Year in Good University Guide 2018

22 September 2017

The University of Bath has been named as the UK’s top sports university in the influential The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The award is based on the quality of its world-class sporting facilities, the performance of its student sports teams and the ranking of its sports-related subjects, with Sports Science also topping the Guide’s ranking table for the subject. Vice-Chancellor & President of the University of Bath, Professor Dame Glynis...

Maximise your sporting potential – try out for our Futures Athlete Development programme

22 August 2017

Young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential and gain an added advantage on their sporting journey are being invited to attend a free screening day for the 2017-18 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme. Taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday, September 9, the screening day will test the physical fitness, speed and power of current and aspiring members of the talent development scheme. They will also receive an introduction...

Class acts – sporty schoolkids from South West take part in Summer School Games at STV

05 July 2017

Hundreds of youngsters from across the South West demonstrated their sporting skills in the inspirational surroundings of the University of Bath Sports Training Village (STV) on Wednesday as they competed in the Summer School Games. Pupils from Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucester who had qualified through previous competitions took part in the annual event, which was organised by the West of England Sports Trust (Wesport). They made full use...

Piers Gilliver won Category A epee gold at the Warsaw World Cup, July 2017

Wheelchair fencers Gilliver and Coutya win World Cup medals and British Fencing Awards

03 July 2017

There was plenty for University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya to celebrate over the weekend at both the World Cup in Poland and the British Fencing Annual Awards Ceremony. MJ Church ambassador Gilliver won his third Category A epee gold of 2017 at the Warsaw World Cup before being named as Athlete of the Year in the British Fencing Awards following his silver medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Training...

Piers Gilliver (centre) and Dmitri Coutya (second from right) won a host of titles at the 2017 British Disabled Fencing Association National Championships

Wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya are best of British

31 May 2017

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya continued their excellent form as they won seven titles between them at the 2017 British Disabled Fencing Association National Championships. Rio 2016 silver-medallist Gilliver, a sporting ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church, took gold in the men’s Category A epee, foil and sabre before being awarded the Wilkinson Sword Master at Arms Trophy. He also shared the Vera Burge Trophy for best personal performance...

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