News Archive, Tag: football

Ivor Powell

Join us to celebrate the life and career of University of Bath football legend Ivor Powell

05 July 2016

Footballers from the past 40 years will come together at the University of Bath this weekend to celebrate the extraordinary life and record-breaking career of coaching legend Ivor Powell MBE. A reunion match for Bath alumni is taking place at the Sports Training Village on Saturday, when Powell – who would have celebrated his 100th birthday today (July 5) – will also be posthumously inducted into the University’s Hall of Fame for Sport. Powell –...

PICTURE GALLERY: Record crowds enjoy Rio-themed Family Fun Day

28 June 2016

Nearly 2,000 people of all ages got into the Rio spirit on Saturday when they enjoyed a wide range of sports and activities during an Olympic-themed Family Fun Day at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Free have-a-go sessions in athletics, badminton, fencing, martial arts, tennis and trampolining proved to be massively popular, as did the chance to experience life as a performance athlete through health and speed testing. Children collected stars as they...

Bristol City defender Derrick Williams undergoing a Vo2 test under the watchful eye of Lead Applied Physiologist Jonathan Robinson

Bristol City and Partick Thistle kick off pre-season preparations at Sports Training Village

28 June 2016

Football League Championship club Bristol City and Scottish Premiership outfit Partick Thistle are using the University of Bath Sports Training Village this week to begin their preparations for the 2016/17 season. City’s first-team squad are taking part in ‘pre pre-season’ testing, where staff from the Team Bath Physio & Sports Science Centre help the Robins’ coaches assess the players’ fitness after the summer break. As well as cycling, sprint and physiological tests, City’s players have...

Representatives of the seven University of Bath teams that competed in Varsity 2016 against Cardiff Met

Thrilling conclusion to inaugural Varsity match as University of Bath beat Cardiff Met

15 April 2016

A nail-biting netball victory in front of a noisy 800-strong crowd provided a fitting conclusion to an outstanding day of student sport as the University of Bath won their inaugural Varsity match against Cardiff Metropolitan University. The University’s netball team, featuring three players with Superleague experience, rallied from ten-goals down at half-time to win 51-49 and secure an overall victory for the delighted hosts. There was an equally dramatic finish to the men’s rugby match...

Premier League referee joins Bath and Cardiff Met students for Varsity 2016

12 April 2016

There will be a feast of student sport to enjoy at the Sports Training Village on Wednesday as the University of Bath stages its first-ever Varsity match against Cardiff Metropolitan University. Four sports will be showcased on the day – football, hockey, netball and rugby – and there will be a host of fun supporter activities including an inflatable challenge. The University of Bath’s cheerleading squad and BodySoc dance society will also be providing entertainment...

University of Bath student Alice Evans during her placement in Zambia this summer

University of Bath goalkeeper Alice Evans signs professional contract with Italian Serie A club

29 October 2015

University of Bath footballer Alice Evans has become Great Britain’s first-ever professional futsal goalkeeper after signing for Italian Serie A Elite League club Sinnai. It continues a landmark year for the Sport Performance student, which saw her make her senior international football debut for Wales and win the FA Women’s Futsal Cup with Bristol City Ladies. Evans was also one of four University of Bath student volunteers who took part in the UK Sport Zambia...

England Women call up Fran Wilson for Ashes Test against Australia

05 August 2015

University of Bath graduate Fran Wilson has been called into the England Women’s cricket squad for next week’s Ashes Test against Australia. Middlesex batsman Wilson, who completed her Sports Performance degree in 2014, earned her place after scoring back-to-back half-centuries against the tourists for England Women’s Academy. Australia currently lead the points-based Ashes series 4-2 after winning the last two one-day matches but four points are available in the Test match, which starts at Canterbury...

The 2014 Olympic Day Run gets under way at the Sports Training Village

Join us for free family fun at Team Bath Community Activity Day

08 June 2015

Racing an Olympic swimmer in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, having a go at bobsleigh and taking on a modern pentathlon challenge are just some of the exciting activities awaiting visitors to this year’s Team Bath Community Activity Day. Taking place at the Sports Training Village from 12-4pm on Saturday, June 20, the annual event provides an opportunity to try out some of the best sports facilities in the country for free. There will be...

The Sports Training Village hosted the National Championships in 2014

Big weekend of sport as University of Bath hosts 1,800 students for AoC National Championships

27 March 2015

More than 1,800 college students from across Britain will get to experience the world-class facilities at the University of Bath this weekend when they compete in the AoC Sport National Championships. The Sports Training Village will provide the venue for basketball, beach volleyball, cross country, football, hockey, netball, rugby, table tennis, tennis, trampolining and volleyball, as well as opening and closing ceremonies.  Evening meals will take place in the Claverton Rooms and Fountain Canteen on...

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