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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...

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...

The University of Bath hosted the Table Tennis England Grand Prix series in February 2017. MUST CREDIT: Alan Man. NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY MARKETING PURPOSES

Paralympic champ among world table tennis stars at big Bath Grand Prix event

13 February 2017

Paralympic champion Will Bayley was among players from around the world who contested the latest stage of the 2017 Table Tennis England Grand Prix series at the University of Bath Sports Training Village over the weekend. Chris Doran took the men’s singles title with an 11-8, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7 victory over Helshan Weerasinghe, while the women’s crown went to Hannah Hicks following her hard-fought 11-13, 12-10, 5-11, 12-10, 11-5 success against China’s Haoyu Liu. Callum...

Matt Lulham-Robinson and Ellie Devereux (13721) won the Slow Handicap category at the BUCS Fleet Racing Championships in November 2016

Sailing students breeze to first-ever victory at BUCS Fleet Racing Championships

07 November 2016

Students Matt Lulham-Robinson and Ellie Devereux secured the University of Bath Sailing Club’s first-ever victory at the BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Fleet Racing Championships when the event took place this weekend. Lulham-Robinson and Devereux (13721), studying Natural Sciences and Physics respectively, braved the 1-degree waters and 30mph winds to come home a fantastic first out of 27 crews contesting the Slow Handicap category at Draycote Water in Warwickshire. It was an excellent weekend...

Action from the 2016 Strength in Depth competition at the Sports Training Village

Champions complete hat-trick of titles as University hosts Strength in Depth 2016

07 November 2016

There were some familiar winners when the University of Bath Sports Training Village played host to the Strength in Depth European Finals for a third successive year. Wigan’s Team JST once again came out on top in the ultimate fitness test, which saw 40 teams take on ten gruelling challenges over the course of two action-packed days. The invitational Team Reebok, a group of elite athletes representing the event sponsors, were runners-up and Wales-based Dragon...

The Sports Training Village hosted the 2015 Strength in Depth European Finals. Picture: Sam Farr for Matchtight

Europe’s elite prepare for the ultimate fitness test as University hosts Strength in Depth 2016

02 November 2016

More than 600 elite athletes from across the continent will be putting their fitness to the ultimate test this weekend the Strength in Depth European Finals return to the University of Bath Sports Training Village (STV) for a third successive year. The unique competition sees 40 of the continent’s top fitness teams take on a number of challenging workouts over the course of two days in a bid to be crowned champions of Europe and...

Sports Performance student Lloyd Wallace tweeted this picture of himself and coach Mich Roth at the 2016 World Water-Ramp Aerial Series Final

Student Lloyd Wallace makes a splash at World Water-Ramp Aerial Series Final

19 September 2016

University of Bath student Lloyd Wallace finished his summer season in style by soaring to a top-ten finish at the World Water-Ramp Aerial Series Final. The competition – staged at the spectacular £30million training centre in Minsk, Belarus, featuring the world’s only indoor water-ramp – featured the world’s best aerial skiers. Wallace, pictured with coach Mich Roth, needed to finish in the top 12 to reach the main final and produced a score of 109.38 for...

Action from the 2016 Team Bath CoMpete Open Tennis Festival

Tennis and running festivals continue busy month of sport at University of Bath

18 July 2016

The academic year may be over but there is no let-up in the sporting action at the University of Bath, with the Sports Training Village playing host to thousands of athletes of all ages during a busy July. This week’s big event is the 19th Team Bath CoMpete Open Tennis Festival, taking place on the indoor and outdoor courts every day until Saturday, July 23. Hundreds of tennis players from around the country are competing...

Golden finish to pre-Rio competition for in-form wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver

18 July 2016

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver won another IWASF World Cup gold medal when he travelled to Poland for his final competitive outing before the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The 21-year-old, who finished the two-year Paralympic qualifying campaign ranked as the world’s number one epee fencer, was in fantastic form in Warsaw as he overcame a host of potential Rio medal rivals to take the title. After winning all six of his poule bouts...

Sonny Webster in action at the 2015 IWF World Weight Lifting Championships. MUST CREDIT: British Weight Lifting

Graduation one day, Rio 2016 selection the next for weightlifter Sonny Webster

29 June 2016

Weightlifter Sonny Webster has today been selected by Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - just 24 hours after graduating from the University of Bath. Webster, who completed his three-year Sports Performance course this summer, will make his Olympic debut in the men’s 94kg division after being crowned as British Champion in that weight category earlier this month. The 22-year-old is one of only two weightlifters in the Team GB squad and will be joined in Rio by Rebekah...

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