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Fighting fit – modern-day jousters put to the test in Physio & Sports Science Centre

04 July 2017

Today’s jousters are the ultimate all-round athletes, combining similar levels of fitness and strength to a professional footballer, a top tennis player and a Formula 1 driver, according to research by the Team Bath Physio & Sports Science Centre. As part of the pre-season preparation for jousting tournaments at castles across the country, English Heritage jouster Roy Murray was put through his paces by Applied Sports Scientist Jonathan Robinson at the University of Bath, undergoing a...

Stuart Doughty pictured centre (back row) with the team. Pic copyright: Clare Green

Centurion Wealth Management to support the Team Bath Netball family

09 January 2017

Fresh from their tri-tournament success this weekend the Team Bath Netball family has welcomed a new member in Centurion Wealth Management. The Corston-based firm of financial and wealth management advisers will support the team with finance aimed particularly at developing the team’s performance analysis capabilities. “Team Bath Netball is already a strong force nationally as well as a high-achieving local team. We wanted to reward and help develop that excellence by providing the netballers with...

Rachael Hawkes (second from right) has been appointed to the inaugural Talented Athlete Advisory Group, December 2016

TASS judoka Rachael Hawkes appointed as a voice of talented athlete scheme

06 December 2016

University of Bath-based judoka Rachael Hawkes is one of nine Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) athletes nationwide to be selected as a voice of the student sport scheme. She has been appointed to the inaugural Talented Athlete Advisory Group (TAAG) which has been established to ensure the Sport England-backed TASS organisation continues to deliver the very best on and off the field support to the country’s leading athletes. Hailing from across the country, the TAAG is made up...

Join Bob Smith on the run at University of Bath as S&C coach completes half-marathon half-century

03 December 2016

University of Bath strength and conditioning coach Bob Smith is looking for people to run alongside him when he takes on his 50th fundraising half-marathon of 2016 later this month. While Bob will once again be running 13.1 miles, as he has done every week this year to support Bristol Children’s Hospital, other people can join him for as much of the challenge as they like – from 1km through to the full distance. The...

Fundraising under way as sporty students prepare for 2017 Volunteer Zambia project

02 December 2016

Jake Samuel, James Morrissey, James Odagi and Jan Gosiewski are the latest University of Bath students who will be helping to enrich the lives of young Africans through the power of sport, leadership and education. The quartet have been selected for the inspirational Volunteer Zambia project, which is now in its 12th year and sees students working in villages to provide sporting opportunities for youngsters, develop community sport programmes and mentor volunteers in coaching roles....

Find a Blue and Gold bargain at our Team Bath Store Christmas sale

25 November 2016

Make it a Blue and Gold festive season with the Team Bath Christmas Sale, with up to 70 per cent off kit in the Team Bath Store. It gets under way on Black Friday (November 25) and will conclude on Saturday, December 3. All kit is included in the sale apart from SU kit, swimwear and non-clothing items. All sale items are exchange only and the sale is taking place in the Team Bath Store...

George Lavendar took part in the 2015 Zambia IDEALS project

BLOG: Return to Africa as students take part in Zambia IDEALS project for 11th year

20 May 2016

University of Bath students are once again preparing to fly out to Africa to take part in the Zambia IDEALS project. It is the 11th summer that students from Bath have participated in the scheme, which sees them work in a sports development and coaching capacity at the heart of local communities in the Zambian capital of Lusaka. BSc Sports Performance student George Lavender took part last year and is returning to Zambia this summer as...

Dr Tom Hudson, centre, is inducted into the Team Bath Hall of Fame by Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley and Professor Kevin Edge, former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath

Dr Tom Hudson inducted into Team Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

20 July 2015

Dr Tom Hudson, the pioneer of sporting scholarships in British universities, today became the fourth inductee into the Team Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. Hudson, who served in the Director of Sport role at the University of Bath from 1971 to 1992, was a passionate advocate of helping students achieve at the highest level of sport while continuing successfully with their academic studies. He also represented Great Britain in modern pentathlon at the 1956...

Grace McCatty taking part in the Zambia IDEALS project

“Life-changing experience” awaits University of Bath students past and present in Zambia

02 June 2015

University of Bath students past and present have flown out to Zambia to take part in this year’s “life-changing” UK Sport IDEALS programme. It is the tenth anniversary of the scheme, which sees aspiring coaches spend six weeks delivering PE lessons in schools and villages, as well as set up sporting competitions between neighbouring communities. Footballer Alice Evans, a Wales international goalkeeper, and netballer Jade Traynor – second-year students in Sports Performance and Sports Science...

Looking to combine study and sport? Applications being taken for 2015/16 Dual Career programme

20 May 2015

Combining study and high-performance sport can be a challenge – and one that becomes even tougher if you are an unfunded athlete. But the University of Bath Dual Career programme is helping to take the stress out of pursuing both sporting and academic excellence. And it is clearly having a positive impact, with current student athletes enjoying national and international success across a host of sports during 2014/15 including badminton, skiing, sailing, tennis and fencing....

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