News Archive, Category: Football

Tributes paid to Dr Tom Hudson – the University of Bath’s first Director of Sport, Olympian, sporting scholarships pioneer and rugby coaching great

20 December 2023

Dr Tom Hudson, who served as the University of Bath’s first Director of Sport from 1971 to 1992, sadly passed away on Tuesday (19th December). A passionate advocate of helping students achieve at the highest level of sport while continuing successfully with their academic studies, Tom’s trailblazing spell saw Bath become the first University in the UK to offer sporting scholarships. He also oversaw the opening of the original sports hall, now known as Founders...

Sporting Wellness partnership to provide Bath Student Performance Sport athletes with access to free mental health support 24/7/365

10 October 2023

Team Bath Student Performance Sport athletes will be able to access free and professional mental health support 24 hours a day thanks to a new partnership with the Sporting Wellness charity. Nearly 300 young people who combine study and performance sport at the University of Bath will benefit from the service, which offers a 24/7/365 support helpline and live chat. They will also be able to arrange counselling, either in person, online or over the...

Get access to swimming, tennis, athletics and much more by activating your FREE Student Sports Pass

21 September 2023

The student-exclusive Sports Pass is part of the sports experience for all University of Bath students. It allows access to a host of facilities at the Team Bath Sports Training Village including our London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool; tennis, squash and badminton courts; athletics track; astro pitches; and indoor sports hall. Holding a Sports Pass also gives holders access to dedicated student participation times, priority booking opportunities and coaching/guidance from the knowledgable coaches on campus. Activating your sports pass...

Olympic Champion Amy Williams named as Team Bath Tribe Ambassador as new term of youth sports activities begins

11 September 2023

Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams says it is important for children to enjoy sport and get active from a young age after becoming the first-ever Ambassador for Team Bath Tribe. Amy has a close personal connection to the youth sport programme, whose new term of activities start today (11th September), with her two young sons among the hundreds of children who take part in a wide range of sporting activities each week in the inspirational surroundings...

We’re part of the team, are you? University of Bath ready to support UKAD’s Clean Sport Week 2023

17 May 2023

The University of Bath is proud to reaffirm its commitment to clean sport by backing UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD’s) 2023 Clean Sport Week campaign, taking place from 22nd to 26th May. Clean Sport Week is UKAD’s national awareness week championing clean sport, education and anti-doping initiatives with sports across the UK, and this year’s theme is “Teamwork in Clean Sport”. Athletes are central to the team, responsible for making sure they compete clean – it's their...

Netball player and chair Emma Payne voted University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year at 2023 Blues Awards

27 April 2023

Netballer Emma Payne has been voted by their fellow student-athletes as the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year in the 2023 Blues Awards. The Sport and Exercise Science student was recognised for her contribution to the University’s netball club over the past four years, which has seen her serve as Chair this year alongside helping the 1st team reach the BUCS National Championships final. She also plays for Team Bath Netball U21s in the NPL division and has...

Scotland Women’s National Football Team training at the University of Bath in preparation for international double-header

04 April 2023

The Scotland Women’s National Team (SWNT) are training at the University of Bath this week ahead of their upcoming international football friendlies against Australia and Costa Rica. The 24-player squad are training on the football pitches during their four-day visit to the Team Bath Sports Training Village, as well doing strength and conditioning work in the Team Bath Gym and recovery in the 50m swimming pool and hydro pool. Among the players are Real Madrid’s...

More than 100 international medals won and new elite training centres opened during a stunning sporting 2022 at University of Bath

26 December 2022

World, European and Commonwealth champions were crowned, more than 100 international medals were won and new elite training centres were opened during another unforgettable year of sport at the University of Bath. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games saw 37 sportspeople who train, study or studied at the University of Bath – named as the University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 – compete across nine different sports...

Assistant referee Adam Nunn all set for FIFA World Cup in Qatar after heat training sessions at Team Bath Sports Science Centre

16 November 2022

World Cup official Adam Nunn has been preparing for the high temperatures he will experience in Qatar over the next month by undertaking heat training sessions at the University of Bath. The Premier League and FIFA assistant referee from Trowbridge has been doing weekly exercise and recovery sessions at the Team Bath Physio & Sports Science Centre in a plastic indoor chamber heated to more than 30 degrees Celcius. That is alongside the regular strength...

Student teams take match and training analysis to next level as PlayerData joins Team Bath family as Official Sports Data Partner

04 November 2022

Student sports teams at the University of Bath are taking their match and training analysis to the next level thanks to a new partnership with PlayerData. Football, hockey and rugby coaches at the University are able to have near instant access to a whole range of performance-enhancing data about their players including total distance run, top speed, number of high-intensity bursts and heatmaps showing their positioning on the pitch. PlayerData, as Official Sports Data Partner...

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