News Archive, Category: Football

Former Team Bath FC Head Coach Paul Tisdale appointed as new Bristol Rovers first-team manager

20 November 2020

Paul Tisdale, who famously coached Team Bath FC on a history-making FA Cup run, has been appointed as the new first-team manager at League One club Bristol Rovers. Tisdale was Head Football Coach at the University of Bath from 1999 to 2006, during which time the Blue & Gold won four promotions through the non-league pyramid. They also became the first University side since 1880 to reach the first round proper of the FA Cup...

Planning your return to training after lockdown? Here’s some advice to help minimise the risk of injury and soreness

07 July 2020

With the UK Government announcing the framework for a return to recreational team sport, many people – keen amateurs, student-athletes and elite performers alike – will be starting to plan for their return to training. Many will have been keeping active during the past few months by working out at home or going for runs but the demands of sport-specific training, particularly in field and contact sports, can be very different. Harri Cizmic – Lead...

Hundreds of youngsters enthused and inspired after busy but rewarding six weeks of school visits to Sports Training Village

20 July 2019

The last term of the 2018-19 school year has been a fun and inspirational one for hundreds of pupils from across the country who have paid a visit to the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Around 1,500 youngsters aged between five and 18 have visited in the past six weeks alone, taking the number hosted by the Team Bath Tribe & Development team over the past ten months to more than 3,000. Youngsters get...

Elite Athlete Fund support helps student Fabio Roque gain international football refereeing experience

15 June 2019

University of Bath student Fabio Roque gained international football refereeing experience when he was selected to officiate at tournaments in the United States and Canada. The Sport & Social Sciences student, whose travel costs were partly financed by the University's Elite Athlete Fund, was among eight officials from England, Portugal and the USA for the Manchester City Surf Cup that took place in San Diego. "I was appointed to a total of eight matches, six...

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University of Bath students are going to Wembley on FA Cup Final day after winning FA People’s Cup

02 May 2019

A team of football-playing students from the University of Bath will be presented with a trophy on the pitch at Wembley on FA Cup Final day after winning a national small-sided competition. Team Best were undefeated in 20 matches as they came out on top in the Men’s University category of the FA People’s Cup, an inclusive competition run in partnership with BBC Get Inspired and designed to encourage more people to enjoy the game....

Student sporting trio represent England Universities at hockey and football in 2019 Home Nations fixtures

21 April 2019

University of Bath students Phoebe Charnley, Amelie Green and Flo Fyfe represented England Universities Sport during the 2019 Home Nations fixtures against Wales and Scotland in Cardiff. Phoebe and Amelie, who study Architecture and Sports Performance respectively, helped the England women's hockey team beat Wales 4-3 on penalties after an exciting 3-3 draw before narrowly losing out 1-0 to Scotland. [caption id="attachment_61513" align="alignright" width="292"] Flo Fyfe on English Universities duty in Cardiff[/caption] Sports Performance student...

Blue & Gold reign in the rain as they wrap up fourth Varsity victory against Cardiff Met

04 April 2019

Sporting students from the University of Bath are celebrating after winning their annual Varsity fixture against Cardiff Met for the fourth year running. It was a tightly-fought contest in the Welsh capital but, after 21 matches across 15 sports, the Blue & Gold finally took the honours by 59 points to 52. The SU Bath Sports Officer Andy Galloway said: “It was yet another fantastic Varsity over at Cardiff this year, with a record number...

Bury FC training at the University of Bath, January 2019

Bury Football Club train at University of Bath ahead of League Two visit to Yeovil Town

04 January 2019

Sky Bet League Two side Bury became the latest football club to train at the University of Bath when they visited today. The Shakers used the outdoor playing pitches to prepare for their league visit to nearby Yeovil Town on Saturday. Several football clubs have taken the opportunity to train at the University in recent years including Barnsley, Bristol City, Crystal Palace, Oldham Athletic, Aldershot Town and Partick Thistle. The FA Premier League also use...

New Year, New You – watch our expert video guide to health, exercise, nutrition and more for 2019

28 December 2018

With 2019 on the horizon, many people's thoughts are turning to New Year's Resolutions - one of the most popular being doing more exercise and getting active. If you have never been to a gym before, are getting back into exercise after a break or are already active but looking to step things up in the new year, our Team Bath athletes and experts have some top tips to help you on your fitness journey....

Student Emily Donovan to kick off new FA Women’s Super League season with Yeovil Town Ladies

07 September 2018

University of Bath student Emily Donovan has signed a new contract with Yeovil Town Ladies ahead of the 2018-19 FA Women’s Super League season, which begins this weekend. Midfielder Donovan, who studies Sport & Social Sciences, was the recipient of the Glovers’ first-ever club scholarship in 2016 and has progressed through the youth and development squads into the first team. "This is an exciting time to be a part of Yeovil Town Ladies and I...

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