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Bath University

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Bath University

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Name:Bath University
Sports:Tennis, Swimming, Athletics, Shooting, Football, Rugby, Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Netball, Volleyball, Judo, Water Polo

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The University of Bath is a major centre for high-performance sport in the UK. Over 200 junior and senior international level athletes utilise the University as their main training base.

Fourteen different sports base either a regional or national squad within Bath's facilities, and they have fifteen contracts with National Governing Bodies and National Sport Agencies to provide high-performance services.

The facilities are split over 3 sites, the central building being the Sport's Training Village (Claverton campus) which was opened in 2004 and can house more than 50 sports. 

The Founders' Hall is within 200m of the Sport's Training Village and the main focus is a multi-use sports hall with a sprung floor for sports such as Netball, Volleyball, Basketball etc.

The Sulis Club is approximately one mile away from the Sport's Training Village and features grass pitches, a Boxing Hall, changing rooms and a Sports Injury Clinic.


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Accommodation is available on the university campus but this would be subject to availability.

The University also has a wide range of accommodation available on its Claverton campus. During the summer more than 2000 bedrooms are available on campus, many of them en-suite, with a choice to suit all budgets.

One of the many advantages of being based on a university campus is the array of catering available near to Team Bath’s own facilities.

The University can provide in-house catering options with a wide menu choice.

There is also the Sports Café within the Sports Training Village offering a healthy choice of hot and cold food, as well as drinks and snacks. And The Level 1 Café just a couple of hundred metres away from the Sports Training Village, features a large open area that can cater for up to 330 guests for breakfast, lunch or dinner, while larger groups can be catered for through separate sittings.


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Training Facilities

Training Facilities


- Team Bath’s athletics facilities include:
- A fully floodlit outdoor 400m eight-lane athletics track
- Full outdoor jumps and throws areas
- An indoor 125m six-lane running straight including a jumps pit
- An indoor throws and jumps training area, which features a lifting platform
- Indoor throws and jumps hall covering pole vault, high jump, discus, javelin, shot and hammer


- An indoor eight-lane 50m swimming pool with a uniform 2m depth.
- The eight-lane pool has a uniform depth of 2m and is used both as a high performance training environment and for recreational swimming.
- There are a series of turning boards that can be used to convert the pool or lanes to 25m for short course training and Water Polo. The pool also has state-of-the-art starting blocks and timing systems.


- An indoor tennis complex with eight cushioned acrylic courts – as well as eight hard outdoor hard courts and two clay courts.
- There is also access to near-by grass court facilities.


- The University of Bath’s Claverton campus features eight grassed football pitches, including the fully floodlit infield pitch at the Sports Training Village. There is a further pitch at the Sulis Club, just a mile away from the main campus, along with five junior pitches.
- There are also two artificial pitches at the Sports Training Village that can be used for football.
- There are five rugby pitches to train and play.


- A judo and martial arts dojo based on traditional designs and featuring a world-class tatami (mats area) and a special drying area for judo suits.
- Based in the Sports Training Village, the dojo is based on a traditional Japanese design with a world-class IJF-approved tatami mats area that can be used both for judo training and competitions, as well as a wide range of other uses.
- The dojo also features a drying and ventilation system for mats and judo suits.
Within the dojo there are a series of crash mats that can be used to develop throwing techniques and some climbing ropes used to develop grip.


A multi-use indoor sports hall with sprung wooden floor, capable of holding up to three netball courts side by side.


- The hockey facilities at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village are integral to the £30 million complex.
- One recently upgraded sand-dressed pitch;
- One water-based pitch;
- Both pitches have floodlights.


A multi-use indoor sports hall with sprung wooden floor, capable of holding up to three basketball courts side by side.


The Sports Training Village also hosts a total of five indoor volleyball courts on sprung-wooden floors (two in the Founders Hall) and an indoor sand pit (for drills).

An indoor shooting range


The facilities have two world-class outdoor Beach Volleyball courts and an indoor sand pit (for drills only) within the Sport's Training village.

- The new 102-station gym with cardiovascular equipment, resistance machines, free weights, lifting platforms and stretch areas.
- Human Performance Centre offering physiological and fitness testing
- Sports Injury Clinic offering physiotherapy and sports massage
- A sauna and hydrotherapy suite.

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