Kate Holmes

01 March 2016

Sport: Hockey

Sporting history:

Kate first picked up a hockey stick at her primary school Weston Green when she was seven, playing with plastic sticks on the tarmac in the school playground.

One of her teachers thought it looked like she had the knack for it and Kate was enjoying herself so she was sent along to the local hockey club, Surbiton HC. Kate never looked back and played at Surbiton right up until the age of 18 when she started her Biology degree at the University of Bath.

Kate currently plays for three teams: the University’s 1st XI in BUCS competition, Clifton Robinson’s in the Women’s Premier League and also the Scotland Senior Women’s Squad. Kate’s busy schedule split between hockey and studying is aided by the support of the University’s Dual Career programme.

Greatest achievement/highlight:

  • Gaining first cap for Scotland against South Africa (February 2016)
  • Experiencing first taste of a major international tournament

Why Kate is part of the Team Bath Athlete Forum:

Kate says: “It’s a real honour to be involved in the Athlete Forum. The University has been very helpful to me throughout my time here, both in terms of supporting my development as an athlete but also helping me manage my degree alongside this. Therefore it’s great to be able to give a little back and try to ensure all athletes get the best experience possible. Sport is for all so I want to help make sure that whether an international or recreational athlete everyone is able to get the best out of the truly world class facilities here at Bath.”


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