News Archive, Category: Football

University of Bath named as Sports University of the Year in Good University Guide 2018

22 September 2017

The University of Bath has been named as the UK’s top sports university in the influential The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The award is based on the quality of its world-class sporting facilities, the performance of its student sports teams and the ranking of its sports-related subjects, with Sports Science also topping the Guide’s ranking table for the subject. Vice-Chancellor & President of the University of Bath, Professor Dame Glynis...

Premier League ECAS coaches try their hands at bobsleigh, September 2017

Premier League football coaches try hand at netball and bobsleigh during week-long University of Bath visit

17 September 2017

Football coaches from the country’s top clubs have been swapping training pitches for netball courts, bobsleigh tracks and the University of Bath’s world-class sporting environment as part of a Premier League development programme. This year’s new cohort of Elite Coach Apprentice Scheme (ECAS) participants, representing academies from Manchester United and Chelsea to Bristol City and Preston North End, were on campus last Monday and Tuesday for the first residential workshop of the 2017-18 season. They...

Jay Lelliott (centre) finished fifth in the 1500m freestyle final at the 2017 World University Games

Narrow medal miss for Jay Lelliott as tennis ace Luke Johnson makes strong start to World Uni Games

22 August 2017

University of Bath swimmer Jay Lelliott narrowly fell short of a second medal on day four of the World University Games in Taipei. The Sports Performance graduate, an ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church and coached by Mark Skimming in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, was involved in a three-way battle for bronze throughout a gruelling 1,500m freestyle final on Tuesday. There was nothing to choose between Lelliott, Hungary’s Gergely Gyurta and Shingo Nayaka...

Maximise your sporting potential – try out for our Futures Athlete Development programme

22 August 2017

Young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential and gain an added advantage on their sporting journey are being invited to attend a free screening day for the 2017-18 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme. Taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday, September 9, the screening day will test the physical fitness, speed and power of current and aspiring members of the talent development scheme. They will also receive an introduction...

Jay Lelliott won 400m freestyle silver at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei

Mixed emotions for Jay Lelliott after swimmer’s latest World University Games medal

21 August 2017

University of Bath swimmer Jay Lelliott won the third World University Games medal of his career as he took 400m freestyle silver for Great Britain on the opening day of the 2017 championships in Taipei. However, the MJ Church ambassador – coached by Mark Skimming in the London 2012 Legacy Pool – said he was disappointed not to take the gold medal and defend the title he won in South Korea in 2015. Lelliott, who...

Taipei 2017 World University Games logo

Students, graduates, coaches and support staff representing Bath and Britain at World University Games

17 August 2017

A magnificent seven University of Bath students and graduates are heading to Taipei to represent Great Britain at the World University Games, taking place from August 19-30. Three coaches and a physio are also part of the British Universities & Colleges Sports [BUCS] support staff for the world’s second-biggest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games, featuring almost 10,000 athletes from more than 170 countries. Defending gold-medallist Jay Lelliott, an ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ...

Footballer Emily Donovan joins Bath’s magnificent seven at World University Games in Taipei

11 August 2017

Footballer Emily Donovan has become the seventh University of Bath athlete to be selected to represent Great Britain at the 2017 World University Games, which start next week in Taipei. Midfielder Donovan, who studies Sports & Social Sciences, was called into the women’s football squad just before they flew out for the world’s second-biggest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. It continues an impressive few months for the Team Bath Dual Career athlete, who helped...

Over-50s encouraged to sign up for first-ever National Vintage Games at University of Bath

24 July 2017

The inaugural National Vintage Games, the UK’s first competitive and recreational sports event for the over-50s, is coming to the University of Bath – and people are being encouraged to sign up and get active. All abilities and fitness levels are welcome to compete in a host of events at the £30million Sports Training Village including track and field athletics, swimming, running and walking football, tennis, wheelchair tennis and badminton. There will also be Zumba,...

Aldershot Town during pre-season training at the University of Bath, July 2017

Oldham Athletic and Aldershot Town stage pre-season training camps at “first-class” STV

13 July 2017

Oldham Athletic and Aldershot Town have been preparing for the 2017-18 football season by staging pre-season training camps at the University of Bath this week. Both clubs have been making full use of the facilities at the £30million Sports Training Village, as well as staying in accommodation and eating meals on campus. The Latics, who play in League 1, trained on the St John’s pitches as well as in the London 2012 Legacy Pool and the...

Donate old sports kit and equipment to Zambia 5050 appeal this week

29 May 2017

Athletes and teams are being asked to donate their old sports kit and equipment to the Zambia 5050 appeal at the University of Bath this week. Donations of balls, bibs, T-shirts, shorts, trainers, boots and larger equipment like netball posts and five-a-side goals are being accepted at the Team Bath Training & Development Office, outside the Founders Hall, from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday (May 31). It is in support of the inspirational Volunteer Zambia project, which...

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