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

"Life-changing experience" awaits University of Bath students past and present in Zambia

University of Bath students past and present have flown out to Zambia to take part in this year’s “life-changing” UK Sport IDEALS programme.

It is the tenth anniversary of the scheme, which sees aspiring coaches spend six weeks delivering PE lessons in schools and villages, as well as set up sporting competitions between neighbouring communities.

Footballer Alice Evans, a Wales international goalkeeper, and netballer Jade Traynor – second-year students in Sports Performance and Sports Science respectively – arrived in Africa on Tuesday,...

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Grace McCatty taking part in the Zambia IDEALS project

Matthew Abbam

Sport/Event >
Football Performance Squad

Date and Place of Birth >
13 April 1990, Leytonstone, UK

Height > 185cm

Weight > 78kg

Coached by >
Lee Smith, Lee Collier and Stu Bolton

Date Arrived at Team Bath >
September 2011

Course of Study >

Length of Course >
4 years

Clubs >
Team Bath

Occupation >

Biography >
Matthew is a Right Back, who spent many seasons training with the Leyton Orient Soccer School.

He has also represented his district at U16 level.

Matthew’s team...

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Tom Andrews

Tom AndrewsSport/Event >
Football Performance Squad

Date and Place of Birth >
15 September 1992, Bristol, UK

Height > 178cm

Weight > 73kg

Coached by>
Lee Smith and Lee Collier

Date Arrived at Team Bath >
September 2011

Course of Study>
Sports Performance

Length of Course>
2 years

Bristol City Football Club


Tom played for Bristol City for six years and played for Bristol City reserves and youth team.

He played...

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Martin Ansell

Martin AnsellSport / Event >
Football Performance Squad

Coached by >
Lee Smith

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