News Archive, Category: Hall of Fame

Mark Foster, University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley and Ged Roddy at the Hall of Fame for Sport induction, January 2017

VIDEO: Mark Foster and Ged Roddy inducted into University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

27 January 2017

Five-time Olympic swimmer Mark Foster and former Director of Sport Ged Roddy have become the first inductees of 2017 into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport.  Foster won 51 major international medals – including six World titles and two Commonwealth Games gold medals – during an illustrious swimming career that lasted 23 years. While at Bath, Foster pioneered the kind of land-training that today’s swimmers take for granted. Roddy’s pioneering spell as...

Kate Howey is welcomed into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport by Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley (left) and Deputy Director of Sport Greg Sharp, November 2016

Double Olympic judo medallist Kate Howey inducted into Hall of Fame for Sport

16 November 2016

Kate Howey, the only British woman to have won two Olympic judo medals, returned to her former training base today to become the latest inductee into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport.  Howey won bronze in 1992 at Barcelona and silver in 2000 at Sydney – the latter while studying Sports Performance at the University – before carrying the British flag at the Athens 2004 opening ceremony, her fourth Games. She was...

Marking the 100th birthday of a Team Bath legend – Ivor Powell MBE is inducted into the Hall of Fame for Sport

09 July 2016

Dozens of alumni and staff joined Ivor Powell’s family and friends at the University of Bath on Saturday to celebrate the extraordinary life and career of the football coaching legend. In the week when he would have celebrated his 100th birthday, people travelled from as far afield as Brussels to see the much-loved Powell – who coached at the University from 1972 to 2010, when he retired aged 93 – posthumously inducted into the University’s Hall...

British Athletics legends Malcolm Arnold and Colin Jackson inducted into Hall of Fame for Sport

22 June 2016

Two of the most iconic figures of British Athletics were today welcomed into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. Renowned coach Malcolm Arnold OBE and twice world champion hurdler Colin Jackson CBE were formally inducted by University Vice Chancellor Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell in front of a crowd which included current athletics stars based at the Sports Training Village. "In our minds, he is the most successful British athletics coach of all time," said the Vice...

Kate Allenby (left) and Dr Stephanie Cook (right) are welcomed to the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport by Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell. PICTURE: Clare Green for Matchtight

Pioneering Olympic modern pentathlon medallists inducted into Hall of Fame for Sport

18 May 2016

The glorious past, exciting present and bright future of modern pentathlon was celebrated at the University of Bath on Wednesday when Dr Stephanie Cook and Kate Allenby were welcomed into the Hall of Fame for Sport. The current Pentathlon GB athletes training towards the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were among those watching as Sydney 2000 champion Cook and bronze-medallist Allenby were officially inducted by Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, Vice-Chancellor of the University...

Stephen Baddeley welcomes Pamela Cookey into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

Team Bath Netball legend Pamela Cookey welcomed into Hall of Fame for Sport

28 March 2016

Team Bath Netball legend Pamela Cookey returned to the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Easter Monday for a very special ceremony. The former England captain, who won five Superleague titles in Blue and Gold between 2006 and 2013, became the latest inductee into the University’s Hall of Fame for Sport. The ceremony took place in front of more than 1,000 netball fans in the Team Bath Arena and thousands watching on Sky Sports during Team Bath’s televised Superleague win against...

Heather Stanning is welcomed into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport by Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley. Credit: Clare Green for Matchtight

Olympic rowing champion Heather Stanning inducted into Hall of Fame for Sport

04 March 2016

Reigning Olympic, World and European rowing champion Heather Stanning today became the latest inductee into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. Stanning first took up rowing while studying Sports Technology at the University and developed her talent with the GB Rowing Team Start Programme based at the Sports Training Village (STV) and Minerva Bath Rowing Club. Aspiring Olympians currently on the Start Programme joined members of Minerva and the University’s Boat Club...

Stephen Baddeley welcomes Bobby Crutchley to the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport, February 2016

Rio-bound GB hockey coach Bobby Crutchley inducted into Hall of Fame for Sport

05 February 2016

With exactly six months to go until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Bobby Crutchley – Head Coach of the England and Great Britain men’s hockey team – today became the eighth inductee into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. The 44-year-old, who is looking to lead GB to their first Olympic medal for 28 years this summer, was Head Hockey Coach at the University of Bath from 1999 to 2006. Drawing on...

Palmer enters Hall of Fame 20 years after Atlanta medal

28 January 2016

Swimmer Paul Palmer is the latest name to be inducted into the University of Bath’s Sporting Hall of Fame. 2016 marks 20 years since he won his swimming silver at the Atlanta Olympic Games. “Medals were hard to come by then”, said his coach and former Team Bath Head Swimming Coach, Ian Turner.  “Lottery funding wasn’t on tap and some of the things that are now taken for granted, like sports science and nutrition, were...

Stephen Baddeley welcomes Pentathlon GB's Jan Bartu to the Team Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

Pentathlon GB’s Jan Bartu inducted into Team Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

17 August 2015

On the eve of the Modern Pentathlon European Championships at the University of Bath, Pentathlon GB’s long-serving National Performance Director Jan Bartu has been inducted into the Team Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. Bartu established the National Training Centre at the University of Bath in 1998, implementing the Performance Pathway System which has seen modern pentathlon become one of Britain’s most successful Olympic sports. Under his guidance, medals have been won at each of...

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