University of Bath to host major Sports Performance Conference in 2016

Athletes, coaches, researchers and students will convene at the University of Bath for a major Sports Performance Conference just announced for January 2016.

The event – organised by individuals involved in the highly-successful Sports Performance course based within the Department for Health – will consider how physiology, nutrition, coaching education, psychology and talent spotting all go together to impact on individual and team performance across a range of sports.

Among the keynote speakers will be Professor Romain Meeusen, head of the Department of...

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Sports Performance Conference 2016

Andrew Robertson

Sport/Event: Athletics; 100m, 4x100m relay, 200m

Date and place of Birth: 17 December 1990, Manchester

Coached by: Daniel Cossins

Clubs: Sale Harriers Manchester


Andrew is another Dan Cossins trained athlete here at the University of Bath.

An explosive 100m sprinter, Andrew has won medals both domestically and on the continent.

Career highlights:

Selected to represent England at Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014
Bronze – 100m, Sainsbury’s British championships, 2013
Silver – 4x100m, European U23 championships 100m, 2011
Bronze – 4x100m, European Athletics Junior championships, 2009
Silver – 200m, European Youth Olympic Festival 2007

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Emily Diamond

Sport/Event: Athletics; 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay

Date and place of Birth: 11 June 1991, Bristol

Coached by: Dan Cossins

Clubs: Bristol & West


Emily took up athletics while at school in Bristol and now trains here at the University of Bath, returning to her former coach Dan Cossins after graduating from Loughborough University.

Emily was a shock inclusion in the Olympic 4x400m relay after her surprise fourth-place finish at the trials in Birmingham.

She had never run competitively over 400m until 2012 and had just...

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Sophie Papps

Sport/Event: Athletics; 60m, 100m, 200m

Date and place of Birth: 6 October 1994

Coached by: Dan Cossins

Clubs: Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow


Sprinter Sophie trains here at the University of Bath under the watchful eye of Dan Cossins.

A hugely promising young athlete, she’s already represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at IAAF Indoor Championships and won European and national junior championship medals.

Career highlights:

Selected to represent England at Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014
Silver – European Junior Championships 100m, 2013
Gold – 100m, U20 National Championships,...

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Jazmin Sawyers

Sport/Event: Long jump

Date and place of Birth: 21 May 1994, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Clubs: City of Stoke and University of Bristol


Law student Jazmin does some of her training here at Team Bath.

The multi-talented athlete started out competing in bobsleigh, winning silver at the Winter Youth Olympics in 2012, before moving to heptathlon and eventually concentrating solely on long jump.

It wasn’t long before Jazmin was ranked the number one junior long jumper in the world, after jumping a massive personal best at the Olympic...

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