From 4 West to the Maracana – The incredible tale of University of Bath student-athletes heading to the Rio Olympic Games

30 June 2016

Qualifying for an Olympic Games is unquestionably an outstanding achievement. Only a handful of the world’s most talented athletes will ever have the privilege of representing their country at the biggest sporting event on the planet. So to do so while being in the middle of a full-time University degree course is an almost incomprehensible accomplishment. But that’s exactly what modern pentathlete Joe Choong accomplished after the University of Bath Mathematics student was announced in the Pentathlon...

Royal visit marks beginning of Help for Heroes trials at the University of Bath

29 January 2016

Prince Harry will today (January 29) pay a special visit to the University of Bath's Sports Training Village to mark the start of British trials for the Invictus Games, the charity of which he is president. Almost 200 athletes are expected at the STV from January 29-31 when trials across 10 sports, including rowing, swimming and wheelchair rugby, will take place. Competitors will vie to represent Great Britain at the 2016 Invictus Games which will be...

Sport scholars from across Europe gather for first-of-its-kind Sports Performance Conference at University of Bath

27 January 2016

More than 200 athletes, coaches and sport specialists flocked from across the UK and Europe on Friday (January 22) to the University of Bath for the Sports Performance Conference organised by Team Bath athlete Eva Piatrikova. The ground-breaking day featured expert talks, analysis and networking focusing on the importance of direct and constructive links between research and performance in sport. Professors from as far as Vrije Universiteit Brussels, the University of Central Lancashire and Loughborough University joined University of...

From broken English to royal recognition – Meet the Team Bath athlete behind the 2016 Sports Performance Conference

15 December 2015

Amongst the outstanding athletes who have made the Sports Training Village their training base is Eva Piatrikova - a Slovakian swimmer-cum-triathlete with big ambitions of a future in sports performance. Her past three years have been spent as an athlete, student and even a staff member at the University of Bath - years she describes as "the best decision I've ever made". And now she is set to lead the largest Sports Performance conference the University has...

3:Thirty Club cycle their way to the Pride Lands of Africa

09 November 2015

More than 300 University of Bath students enjoyed an outdoor big-screen showing of The Lion King – all courtesy of the leg work of 3:Thirty Club students. The 3:Thirty Club – the University’s recreational and social sports programme – facilitated the evening with a purpose of collaborating the Student Union’s initiative of Go Green Week  and Sport England’s University Activation Programme which aims to create more opportunities for students to get involved in sport. The...

Earn, learn and become an award-winning Team Bath coach – meet the undergraduate who won Student Employee of the Year 2015

03 November 2015

Team Bath offers a plethora of opportunities for students; they can train, compete and socialise as athletes – but they can also gain valuable experience as a coach. Opportunities include working with Tribe – Team Bath’s dedicated youth sport programme – to help young athletes not only develop their talent, but also use sport as a tool for learning key social skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives. One such student...

Angus Pedersen (back right) at the World University Games in Gwangju

BLOG: World University Games was an incredible experience – I would recommend it!

02 September 2015

Badminton player Angus Pedersen, a first-year Chemical Engineering student, was one of five University of Bath students to compete at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea this summer. Here Pedersen, a Dual Career athlete who is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, looks back on a memorable experience – and tells us why he would recommend the experience to all student athletes… One week before the deadline for the application to the World...

Stephen Baddeley (back, second from right) on his visit to Zambia in July 2015

BLOG: Seeing the work of our students in Zambia was a joy to behold

26 August 2015

University of Bath students George Lavender and Abi Masters flew out to Africa this week to take part in the Zambia IDEALS programme. They are the second pair of students – following on from Alice Evans and Jade Traynor – to participate in the scheme this year, which sees student volunteers deliver PE lessons in Zambian schools and villages as well as set up sporting competitions between neighbouring communities. University of Bath Director of Sport...

The army of volunteers who worked behind the scenes at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships

BLOG: How volunteers helped make European Championships such a success

24 August 2015

The Modern Pentathlon European Championships could not have been such a success without the support of 180-strong army of volunteers. Kieran Buggs was one of those, travelling from Kent to play his part in a memorable week at the University of Bath. He spoke to other volunteers, plus spectators and athletes, about why they had got involved and what they had taken from the experience... Following the success of the Games Makers at the London...

2,000 children attend STV for Wesport School Games

08 July 2015

The world class facilities of the Sports Training Village welcomed thousands of school pupils on Wednesday (July 8.) when it successfully hosted the West of England Sainsbury's School Games. Pupils from schools across the South West participated in tennis, netball, cricket, athletics, table tennis and volleyball among other sports and were greeted by an opening speech from international athlete Lesley Owusu. Owusu, 37, is a consultant and motivational speaker on top of her athletics career...

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