The University of Bath is a major centre for high-performance sport in the UK and we are proud of our role in supporting athletes within our inspirational, multi-sport environment. Sportspeople across a whole range of sports have won Olympic, Paralympic, World, Commonwealth, European and British titles while training at the Sports Training Village.
We run our own student performance programmes, including employing full-time coaches, in ten sports:
We also partner with a group of National Governing Bodies of sport – all of whom have chosen the University as their primary training base – in supporting high-performance sport. These include Pentathlon GB, British Swimming, England Netball and the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association.
Our role in supporting full-time athletes is central to our approach to sport. We strive to facilitate the critical factors that underpin achievement and to do this we have a specific programme of athlete benefits from which we encourage all full-time athletes to draw benefit.
These can include:
- Gym and fitness classes.
- Access to outdoor athletics track, 50m pool and Hydro/Ice pools on a pre-booked and shared use basis.
- Use of the athlete lounge.
- Advice and guidance from Team Bath practitioners and staff which can include support with balancing the demands of being a Full-Time athlete, transitions and future employment.
- A car parking permit for a yearly fee.
In return for the benefits offered by the Full-Time programme, athletes agree to promote the University of Bath as their training base and that the University of Bath can use their image in promoting achievements through editorial content on the Team Bath and University of Bath websites, social media and to support relevant media coverage.