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Canolfan Brailsford’s Alan Owen has set himself his next fundraising challenge, which is to walk Snowdonia’s highest 15 peaks TWICE in 30 hours.
Publication date: 12 July 2017
Alan Owen, Duty Officer at Canolfan Brailsford and his friend Stephen Edwards will run Europe’s toughest marathon six times in consecutive days to raise money for Bangor cancer sufferer Irfon Williams’ #teamirfon fundraising campaign. The gruelling challenge will see them cover 157.2 miles, and a total ascent of almost 11,000ft as they pound the roads of the Snowdonia National Park in aid of Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Alaw Unit.
Publication date: 7 October 2015
A School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences student has had a highly successful first year at Bangor University.
Publication date: 14 April 2016
A Bangor University sports scholarship winner has had a terrific year competing at various judo championships.
Publication date: 17 March 2015
One-off annual prices on the following gym only memberships: Annual Staff Gym Only Membership just £179 Annual Public Gym Only Membership just £225
Publication date: 30 June 2015
Over 1,000 competitors from 35 institutions entered the British Universities & Colleges Sport Indoor Rowing Championships recently.
Publication date: 12 February 2016
A Bangor University academic has recently represented Great Britain at the European White Water Rafting Championships 2016 in Tacen, Slovenia.
Publication date: 27 May 2016
A first year Bangor University Psychology student has won the BBC Wales Carwyn James Young Sportswoman of the Year 2017 award.
Publication date: 6 December 2017
Ten Bangor University female students were recently selected to represent the Welsh Universities Teams in the Home Nations competition.
Publication date: 2 May 2017
Two Bangor University students won gold and silver medals at the 2015 English Weightlifting Championships in Castleford, West Yorkshire recently.
Publication date: 5 March 2015
A Bangor University Alumna is attempting to impress Virgin boss, Sir Richard Branson with her business idea.
Publication date: 1 May 2015
A Bangor University alumnus has been named as the new Performance Director for Short Track Speed Skating where he will look to help Team GB achieve success heading into the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games and beyond.
Publication date: 21 December 2015
A Bangor University student has recently been selected to represent Great Britain in the European Mountain Running Championships in Slovenia and the World Championships in Italy in July.
Publication date: 29 June 2017
Bangor University Stadium announced as new name for Bangor City FC Ground following landmark partnership deal
The home of Bangor City Football Club will be renamed the Bangor University Stadium after a new partnership was agreed with the local university. Bangor University will become Bangor City’s stadium naming rights partner as part of a three year agreement, the second change of stadium name since the football club moved to Nantporth in 2012.
Publication date: 27 August 2015
Bangor University Student becomes one of the youngest ever to become Japanese Jiu Jitsu second degree black belt
A Bangor University student has become the fourth woman in the world, and one of the youngest ever to be graded as a second degree black belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu.
Publication date: 18 July 2016
Wales Rugby League have confirmed their 20-man students’ squad in preparation for the forthcoming Four Nations tournament.
Publication date: 9 June 2016
After six days of blood, sweat and tears a group of Bangor University students triumphantly reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, all in the name of charity.
Publication date: 22 October 2015
Bangor University and Wales Squash & Racketball (WSRB) are celebrating the launch of an innovative new partnership to help the best young squash players achieve success both on and off the court.
Publication date: 23 May 2016
Thanks to support from British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and Sport Wales, Bangor University and the Welsh Football Trust are launching an existing new initiative.
Publication date: 9 March 2016
Congratulations to the Bangor University Athletics Team who recently won the Division 1 title for the first time at the Grand Prix North Wales Cross-Country League in Oswestry. The victory came just 12 months after gaining promotion to the First Division.
Publication date: 11 February 2015
Bangor University’s Sport Centre, Canolfan Brailsford, welcomes its first ever professional women’s squash event this week, with five days of intense action kicking-off on Wednesday 20 June and culminating in the $5000 final on Sunday.
Publication date: 19 June 2018
Bangor University made its mark at the Welsh Weightlifting Championships in Cardiff recently where local sports bursary recipients, a student and a staff member each made podium positions.
Publication date: 20 March 2015
A Bangor University student and a staff member have been selected to represent GB in the upcoming European Weightlifting Championships that will be held in Førde, Norway from April 10-16.
Publication date: 29 March 2016
First-year Sports Science student, Chris Mann, has been crowned the Junior British Hill Climb Champion 2019.
Publication date: 31 October 2019
A Bangor University student has returned from a football coaching programme in South Africa realising that he ‘can make a big difference to people’s lives’.
Publication date: 7 May 2018
A Bangor University student has been selected for the GB Ultimate Women’s squad to prepare for the World Ultimate & Guts Championships (WUGC) which will be held in London on 18-25 June.
Publication date: 26 February 2016
A Bangor University Sport Science student has been selected for the Wales U20 international team for the up and coming 6 Nations Championship Rugby Union Tournament.
Publication date: 4 February 2016
A Bangor University student has been selected to play for the Welsh Students Rugby League team for the forthcoming Four Nations competition, which is to be played at Edinburgh University from June 22-30.
Publication date: 14 June 2019
A Bangor University student has been selected to play for the Welsh Students Rugby Union team this season.
Publication date: 22 April 2015
A Bangor University student has been selected to represent Great Britain at the World University Orienteering Championships in Finland in July.
Publication date: 18 June 2018
A second-year product design student, adventure athlete and Christian from Bangor University has been selected to participate in the bi-annual British Universities Kayak Expedition (BUKE).
Publication date: 11 June 2019
As we look forward to this summer's European Championships, two Bangor University students have been assisting a new football team in Amlwch for a new series on S4C.
Publication date: 22 May 2016
Over a thousand Bangor and Aberystwyth University students packed into Bangor City’s FC stadium to watch the final game of the 2015 Varsity series recently. The competing culminated with Bangor University Athletic Union President, Nicola Pye, collecting the coveted trophy for the first time in two years.
Publication date: 21 April 2015
Two Bangor University students have been selected to play for the Welsh Universities football team in representative international friendly matches against Ireland and Scotland Universities.
Publication date: 27 March 2015
On March 23, Bangor University’s Main Arts building turns red to show support for the Welsh athletes competing at the Commonwealth Games in Australia next month.
Publication date: 22 March 2018
A new state-of-the-art 3G pitch built to replace two grass sites that were often waterlogged was opened recently (16 October) in the presence of Bangor University staff, Athletic Union clubs and representatives of local teams and national bodies.
Publication date: 17 October 2019
Catrin Jones , 17, from Bangor is this year’s Young British Weightlifter of the Year, a title that is awarded to an Olympic weightlifter for exceptional performances and achievements.
Publication date: 11 August 2017
Bangor University and Bangor City Football Club are celebrating the launch of a new all weather pitch project that will bring together students and the local community next year.
Publication date: 8 May 2014
For the fourth year running, Bangor University have won Varsity - the annual sporting extravaganza against Aberystwyth University - with an overall final score of 33-10 to Bangor.
Publication date: 21 April 2018
A Bangor University staff member, student and local bursary athlete have had a couple of busy months on the world stage in weightlifting.
Publication date: 25 November 2016
Bangor University students secured podium positions at the British University and College Weightlifting Championships which took place at St Mary’s University, Twickenham recently.
Publication date: 25 April 2018
Bangor University has cemented its reputation as a centre of weightlifting excellence as student athletes broke numerous records at the Welsh Senior Weightlifting Championships recently.
Publication date: 6 March 2019
Every year, Bangor University supports students with sporting ability by offering a number of Sports Scholarships for students studying for a degree in any subject area. These Sports Scholarships are awarded to recognise and support sporting excellence and achievement.
Publication date: 9 January 2018
Every year, Bangor University supports students with sporting ability by offering a number of Sports Scholarships for students studying for a degree in any subject area. These Sports Scholarships are awarded to recognise and support sporting excellence and achievement. They are aimed at helping talented and high performance students to combine their academic study and sporting performance to assist them in achieving their full potential.
Publication date: 6 December 2018
Every year, Bangor University supports students with sporting ability by offering a number of Sports Scholarships for students studying for a degree in any subject area. These Sports Scholarships are awarded to recognise and support sporting excellence and achievement. They are aimed at helping talented and high-performance students to combine their academic study and sporting performance to assist them in achieving their full potential.
Publication date: 26 February 2020
Publication date: 11 June 2021
Brea Leung, sports scholarship and nursing student has been privileged to be playing rugby under the ‘elite’ status during covid-19 lockdown.
Publication date: 15 March 2021
Ben Butler, a final year PhD student from the School of Ocean Sciences , claimed bronze at the British Universities Hill Climb Championship on Saturday 24 th October. The event saw nearly 200 student cyclists from across Britain tackle the notoriously hard climb up Curbar Gap in the Peak District. The road has an average gradient of 11% over 1 mile, making it a truly testing effort for all of the participants. Riders were set off individually at 1 minute intervals to set their best time up the climb.
Publication date: 30 October 2015
Congratulations to Psychology student and Sports Scholarship recipient, Catrin Jones, on winning a bronze medal at the World University Weightlifting Championships in Poland recently.
Publication date: 21 September 2018
This Saturday (5 July) at 8.30, the public will get their first view of the newly extended Sports Centre at Bangor University. Renamed Canolfan Brailsford, the Sport Centre will reopen, having been closed for the last two weeks for the final touches of a year-long remodelling and refurbishment project, and an investment of £2.5 million.
Publication date: 4 July 2014
He explains how covid has interrupted his training towards Commonwealth Games 2022 qualification:
Publication date: 26 March 2021
Team Wales’ flag bearer Catrin Jones won gold at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa to cap a terrific start to the tournament for British Weight Lifting.
Publication date: 14 September 2015
Catrin talks about training and how she has had to adapt during lockdown
Publication date: 18 March 2021
Bangor University student and Bangorian Catrin Jones has come Fourth in the World Junior Weightlifting Championships held in Uzbekistan recently.
Publication date: 11 July 2018
The Centre is closed Bank Holiday Monday 31st August. Re-open as normal on Tuesday.
Publication date: 25 August 2015
Bangor University has awarded its annual highest sporting award, the Llew Rees Memorial Prize, to a Team Wales, Commonwealth Games weightlifter.
Publication date: 8 May 2018
Congratulations to Bangor University Sports Scholarship athlete Rhiannon Williams, who recently competed in the Tae Kwon-Do International Open European Championships in Poland.
Publication date: 3 August 2017
Bangor University and Surf Snowdonia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will pave the way for working together on a range of exciting new opportunities and initiatives.
Publication date: 2 September 2015
Speaker: Dr Matthew Barlow, Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance, Bangor University. Matthew would also like to acknowledge his colleagues Tim Woodman and Recep Gorgulu.
Publication date: 1 March 2016
A Bangor University student will represent Great Britain at a prestigious cycle road race in Australia in September, following an impressive display at the Tour of Cambridgeshire Gran Fondo in June.
Publication date: 11 July 2016
Eight Bangor University students have been selected for Welsh Universities squads that will partake in the biannual Home Nations tournament taking place between 16 – 18 April in both Cardiff and Glasgow.
Publication date: 15 April 2019
Bangor University Sport Centre, Canolfan Brailsford will be hosting the European Masters Weightlifting event from 13th - 20th June 2015.
Publication date: 9 June 2015
Bangor University has awarded its annual highest sporting award, the Llew Rees Memorial Prize, to the 2017 European Powerlifting Champion. Chrystal Williams, 21, from Bolton has been awarded the prize as she has made the greatest contribution to raising the profile of Bangor University sport by her personal achievement at international level.
Publication date: 30 June 2017
An Opportunity has arisen to be part of European masters weightlifting event hosted at Bangor University between 10 th -19 th June.
Publication date: 11 March 2015
This week, academics from Bangor University will lead an expedition to the Himalayas as part of a research project to investigate altitude related illness. Researchers Dr Samuel Oliver and Dr Jamie Macdonald, PhD student Gabriella Rossetti and undergraduate Sport Science student James Pollard - all from Bangor University’s School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences - will be part of the 55-strong team comprising of medical doctors, scientists and mountain rescuers, who will embark on the expedition on the 20 th March, returning on the 25 th April.
Publication date: 19 March 2015
One of S4C’s most popular shows from last year, FFIT Cymru, is returning for a second series in April and Bangor University’s involvement with the Cwmni Da production is set to be even greater this time around, with a student from the School of Welsh and Celtic Studies chosen to be one of the series’ inspirational ‘leaders’.
Publication date: 27 March 2019
Bangor University’s expertise will be seen on S4C over the next few weeks as an innovative new show, FfitCymru, is broadcast. The show will follow 5 member of the public as they introduce significant changes to their lives in order to lose weight and develop their fitness. What sets this show apart from countless other similar programmes is that viewers will be able to choose and follow whichever participant they identify with the most and then follow the same fitness regimes and utilise the same recipes so that they too benefit.
Publication date: 10 April 2018
Bangor University’s Judo Club won their first ever team medal at the British Universities and Colleges Sport ( BUCS ) Championships in Sheffield recently.
Publication date: 4 March 2016
As the likes of Bale, Ramsey and Hennessey prepare for the forthcoming UEFA Euro 2016 football championships in France, Bangor University student Gavin Lloyd-Jones will also be aiming for the back of the net as a member of the Wales Universities football team.
Publication date: 4 April 2016
We are pleased to now offer you the opportunity to treat someone special with Brailsford gift voucher. Vouchers can be purchased for gym memberships in £10, £20, £30 and £35. Gift vouchers can be purchased from reception.
Publication date: 21 January 2015
One of Bangor University’s elite athletes is celebrating a different kind of achievement this week and has swapped the medal podium for the graduation stage.
Publication date: 19 July 2017
Ground breaking work between the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences and the ECB supports England’s high performance cricket
The cricket season is in full swing (no pun intended), the England men have just won the world cup and enter their battle for the ashes as favourites! England cricket is in a good place, Why? Perhaps because behind the scenes the ECB see the value in science and their drive for science and evidence based practice is high.
Publication date: 31 July 2019
A Bangor University Sports Scholarship recipient recently won a gold medal in the 12th International European Weightlifting Grand Prix Vienna, Austria.
Publication date: 28 May 2015
Special jackets made in Wales could help keep Welsh athletes warm when the competition hots up in Glasgow.
Publication date: 22 July 2014
Top athlete preparing to compete in a hot climate have to acclimatise in order to achieve their peak performance in hot climates. They currently do this by moving to the country ten to 14 days in advance or by training in a climate chamber. In recently published research, Prof Neil Walsh and his team at Bangor University’s School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences have shown that taking a hot bath after exercise in temperate conditions for six days can trigger changes in the body which mimic how the body adjusts to hot weather.
Publication date: 11 August 2016
Confused about food labeling and your mealtime portion sizes? Would you like to learn more about healthy recipes and a come up with a long term plan for your weight management? Bangor University’s sports centre, Canolfan Brailsford , will be running the ‘Foodwise for Life’ eight week programme which utilises evidence based approaches to weight management.
Publication date: 7 February 2017
The University has awarded its annual award for sporting achievement, the Llew Rees Memorial Prize, to Theo Schoebel, for an exceptional year of domestic and international Karate successes.
Publication date: 7 May 2019
Bangor University has awarded its annual Llew Rees Memorial Prize to one of Wales’ up and coming rugby players.
Publication date: 27 May 2016
Following the opening of the Bangor University netball dome in September 2013, North West Wales Netball Development Officer, Lucy Murray-Williams has been working hard to set up a new junior netball club for year 7/8 and 9 pupils.
Publication date: 14 April 2014
Following the success of hosting Finland's U21 Football team for training before their match against Wales in August, Bangor University will be the training base for the Wales U21 football team before two games this month. The Wales U21 squad take on Lithuania and San Marino at Bangor City’s BookPeople Stadium and the team will be using Bangor University's Treborth pitches to prepare before the games.
Publication date: 11 October 2013
Staff from Bangor University will compete in a charity football match to help raise money for Movember , a charity that raises vital funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
Publication date: 22 November 2013
We are pleased to announce we are selling ‘my protein products’ these are available at a great price just £15 for per 1k protein bag. Flavours including vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. The Brailsford café is also serving freshly made protein drinks and my protein snack items.
Publication date: 21 January 2015
Lord Coe, the man who made the London 2012 Olympic Games a reality, officially opened a new sports facility at Bangor University on Monday (25.11.13). While visiting the University, Seb Coe officially opened a new indoor tennis and netball facility at Bangor Universities Sport Centre . Part of an on-going refurbishment of the University’s sports facilities, which are used by students and the local community, the weatherproof sports dome provides facilities for indoor netball and tennis throughout the year.
Publication date: 22 November 2013
Talented young rugby players could realise their dream of playing for Wales thanks to a nurturing new partnership between Bangor University and Rygbi Gogledd Cymru (RGC). Through Bangor University’s sports scholarships for elite athletes, seven students who play for RGC, the regional rugby side for north Wales, have been able to progress into higher education whilst being able to continue to play rugby at high level.
Publication date: 24 February 2016
The Bangor University Stadium, the home of Bangor City Football Club unveiled its new signage today (16th October).
Publication date: 16 October 2015
A Bangor University PhD student has recently scooped two major titles at the Welsh Tennis Championships 2017.
Publication date: 22 September 2017
A student from the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences is looking forward to winning his first cap for his country. Ben Stelmaszek , 21, who was brought up in Manchester, is currently studying a degree in Sport, Health and Physical Education. He has been selected for the Wales Rugby League Student squad to take place in a home countries tournament being held at Nottingham University from April 12th to April 18th.
Publication date: 8 April 2014
The Times Good University Guide has listed SSHES as one of the best Sports Science departments in the UK. The guide encompasses a large array of important metrics when ranking departments, including student satisfaction, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend and university drop-out rates.
Publication date: 23 September 2014
A Bangor University Sports Scholarship recipient won silver at the BUCS Athletics Cross Country Championships in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh recently.
Publication date: 5 March 2020
A Bangor University student brought home a silver medal for Wales from the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in Australia recently.
Publication date: 21 September 2017
Sir Dave Brailsford visited Bangor University (5th November) to officially open Canolfan Brailsford, the newly refurbished Bangor University Sports Centre renamed in the successful cycling manager’s honour. The Sport Centre, which reopened in advance of the new academic year, following an investment of £2.5 million, has been well received by students and public alike, following the year-long remodelling project.
Publication date: 6 November 2014
Bangor University Staff, students and alumni have been selected to represent Wales at next year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Publication date: 7 December 2017
A student who has held world Championship Kickboxing titles since 2009 is to be congratulated on again successfully defending his World Kickboxing Championship title.
Publication date: 10 October 2013
Tesni Evans, a Bangor University Local Athlete Bursary winner, recorded a stunning victory at the Women’s Final of the National Squash Championships in Manchester on Sunday (18 February), becoming the first Welsh woman to do so and further cementing her position as the most successful female squash player Wales has produced.
Publication date: 19 February 2018
Tesni Evans, a Bangor University Local Athlete Bursary winner, has added a Bronze medal to Wales’ tally at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, beating Nicol David of Malaysia in a thrilling encounter on the Gold Coast.
Publication date: 9 April 2018
Publication date: 21 April 2015
Bangor University local sports bursary recipient and weightlifter Catrin Jones, 15, recently made her international debut in Lima, Peru.
Publication date: 16 April 2015
Whilst the ecstasy of England’s recent World Cup success of the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is still fresh in the mind, efforts to prepare the next generation of England cricketers for future success are already well underway at Bangor University.
Publication date: 29 July 2019
Bangor University took the opportunity recently to congratulate those members of Wales’ successful Commonwealth Games squad connected with the University.
Publication date: 2 May 2018
Re-opening Monday, 23rd June as "Canolfan Brailsford" .
Publication date: 23 June 2014
Bangor University Sport Centre, Canolfan Brailsford will be hosting the Welsh Weightlifting Senior Championships event on 12 March 2016.
Publication date: 4 March 2016
The dreaded, game-deciding penalty shootouts have begun. After 120 minutes of physically and emotionally draining play, players must line up and one by one take the goalie on from the spot. Heroes and villains are made with penalties, and anyone watching – whether or not they’re supporting one of the teams involved – would sympathise with the players involved.
Publication date: 1 July 2014
Worth her weight in silver and bronze! Catrin brings in medal haul at European Weightlifting Championships
A local athlete awarded a sports bursary by Bangor University has returned from the European Youth Weightlifting Championships in Poland with a silver medal in the Snatch Lift and an overall bronze medal for her efforts in the 48k category.
Publication date: 22 September 2016
A local girl who has recently taken up weight-lifting has been having success at national level, having scarcely been weightlifting for a year. Catrin Jones has recently won the Welsh Schools Weightlifting Championships in the year 10, under 44kg class in Haverfordwest, followed by the British Schools & Youths Weightlifting Championships 2014 in which she lifted in the year 10, in the under 40kg class. Not only did Catrin win this, she also broke the Welsh record for this class by 38kg in the process, with an overall total lifted of 90kg.
Publication date: 4 April 2014
Bangor University staff and students have been performing spectacularly at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in Samoa.
Publication date: 12 July 2019
Wales’ first Gold medal in the Commonwealth Games has just been secured by one of Bangor University’s Commonwealth Games team. Gareth (Gaz) Evans, a member of Bangor University staff working at the University’s Canolfan Brailsford , has just secured gold in the men's weightlifting in the 69kg category, lifting 299kg.
Publication date: 6 April 2018