News Archive, Category: Skeleton


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...

29305 Honorary Degree Jason Gardener MBE and Amy Williams MBE 23 June 2017. Amy Williams and Jason Gardener are awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa. Orator is Stepehn Baddeley of the STV and Prof Simone Fullagar for Amy and Jason respectively. Client: Gail Gillespie - Corp Comms Events

Olympic champs Amy Williams and Jason Gardener receive honorary degrees from University of Bath

23 June 2017

Olympic Gold medallists Amy Williams MBE and Jason Gardener MBE were today awarded honorary degrees from the University of Bath. Amy, who won gold in the women’s Skeleton event at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, has been honoured in recognition of her distinguished sporting career as a skeleton racer. Jason, known as the Bath Bullet, is an Olympic Gold Medallist, World and European Indoor Champion and has been honoured in recognition of his distinguished sporting...

Jason Gardener and Amy Williams with their Olympic gold medals

Join us as we honour two of Bath’s best – Amy Williams and Jason Gardener

21 June 2017

Staff, students and members of the public are invited to the conferment of Honorary Degrees on Olympic Champions Jason Gardener MBE and Amy Williams MBE on Friday (June 23). Both are not only outstanding Olympic gold medallists but contribute significantly to the life of the University and the City of Bath. The degree ceremony will start at 4pm in The Edge and will be followed by an interactive talk-show session hosted by BBC Radio 5 presenter Kate Grey, herself a...

Donate old sports kit and equipment to Zambia 5050 appeal this week

29 May 2017

Athletes and teams are being asked to donate their old sports kit and equipment to the Zambia 5050 appeal at the University of Bath this week. Donations of balls, bibs, T-shirts, shorts, trainers, boots and larger equipment like netball posts and five-a-side goals are being accepted at the Team Bath Training & Development Office, outside the Founders Hall, from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday (May 31). It is in support of the inspirational Volunteer Zambia project, which...

University of Bath Festival 2017

What a day! Thousands enjoy family fun at first-ever University of Bath Festival

06 May 2017

More than 8,000 people enjoyed an action-packed day of family fun when the University of Bath celebrated its 50th anniversary by staging its first-ever community Festival. There were activities across the Claverton Down campus, including the Active Zone at the £30million Sports Training Village where visitors got to try out 15 different sports and take on a Mini Olympics challenge. Team Bath Netball Superleague stars Shantal Slater and Vangelee Williams staged a shooting challenge and...

Donna Creighton at the 2016 Skeleton World Championships. PICTURE: Charlie Booker

High praise for Donna Creighton as longest-serving skeleton athlete leaves University-based programme

18 April 2017

Great Britain Skeleton have thanked Donna Creighton for her "wonderful contribution on and off the ice" after announcing that the 31-year-old will be leaving the University of Bath-based programme this summer. Creighton enjoyed a medal-laden career after joining the programme via the Talent ID scheme in 2004, winning the overall Intercontinental Cup (ICC) competition in 2015 and finishing third on the same circuit this season. She also competed at five World Championships between 2009 and 2017, and...

UKAD chairman Trevor Pearce (right) presents the accreditation plaque to University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley

University of Bath proud to be awarded ‘elite status’ accreditation by UK Anti-Doping

20 March 2017

The University of Bath has become the latest university to complete UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)’s Accreditation Programme. The University has shown its firm commitment and dedication to clean sport by completing the programme and achieving the highest level of ‘elite status’. The Accreditation Programme was launched in 2012 to recognise and enhance the work being conducted by universities, colleges and schools in the UK, in support of UKAD’s prevention strategy and vision of clean sport. The...

Bobsleigh driver Brad Hall, March 2017

Best four-man bobsleigh finish for Brad Hall ends BBSA World Cup season on a high

19 March 2017

Brad Hall’s best-ever four-man finish ensured the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) ended their international season on a positive note in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Hall, who is in his first full season as driver, finished eighth overall and ahead of a host of top teams at the venue for next year’s Winter Olympics after clocking a combined time of 1:40.37, just 0.15 seconds away from a medal. Bruce Tasker and rookies Sam Blanchet and...

Lizzy Yarnold won Skeleton World Championships bronze in February 2017. MUST CREDIT: Mike Varey

‘Emotional’ Lizzy Yarnold bags bronze at Skeleton World Championships

26 February 2017

Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold returned to the World Championships podium as she won bronze in Konigssee, Germany on Saturday. The University of Bath-based slider, who took a year out after winning World gold in 2015, was the only non-German to finish in the top four during a competition that was reduced to three runs due to heavy snow. “It’s very emotional, I really feel like this is the beginning and this is where the...

Great Britain Skeleton name squad for World Championships with one year to PyeongChang Winter Olympics

09 February 2017

Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold and University of Bath student Dom Parsons are both in the six-strong Great Britain Skeleton squad for this month’s World Championships in Konigssee, Germany. Laura Deas and Donna Creighton complete the women’s line-up, while Jerry Rice and Jack Thomas will make their Championships debuts in the men’s competition. The announcement comes with exactly one year to go before the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Yarnold won gold on...

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