Each year we enter three teams into BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport), two men’s and one women’s. Our Men’s First Team competes in Western 1A, our Women’s First Team in Western 1A and our Men’s Second Team in Western 2B. Last year we were hugely successful with our M1 finishing second and qualifying for playoffs. Our W1 remain in Division 1 for the first time in their history and were the only team to hand the league champions a defeat. The M2 finished third and reached the semi-final of the Western Conference Cup. Come down and watch us on Wednesday afternoons! You can find home games in the schedule section and advertised on our Instagram.
Training and Benefits
Each BUCS team trains three times a week and participates in BUCS competitions on Wednesday afternoons. Weekly team meetings enable our players to break down film and build team chemistry. Athletes also have access to Strength and Conditioning with qualified coaches (subject to availability) helping to develop and manage their bodies. Hydrotherapy sessions are also available for recovery (TBC).
This year the Men’s First Team will be benefitting from a dedicated sports psychologist working with them in a variety of ways.
Each year we run a preseason for returning BUCS players, which generally runs from early September until the start of term. Incoming players, either undergraduate or postgraduate, can register their interest in participating in this through this Preseason Interest Form. Players who can evidence exceptional performance will be contacted with more details.
Trials for our BUCS teams will occur the week after freshers week, on October 5th. More details will be made available closer to the time. Please note, if selected, you will be required for a period of time after the trial for registration etc.
If you are a high-level junior player looking for a great university programme to be a part of, then look no further. In addition to outstanding academics, the University of Bath also offers several benefits for elite athletes.
Dual Career Scheme
Talented players looking to combine basketball with a prospective degree at the University of Bath may be interested in the Dual Career programme. Dual Career athletes enjoy financial support to access various fitness and physiotherapy facilities at the Sports Training Village.
There are a number of sports scholarships available at the University of Bath. These come in the form of a bursary from the university for a certain duration.
For more information, please get in touch with us by email or on social media.
Each year we compete in Varsity against Cardiff Met in the biggest sporting event of the year! Thousands of students spectate multiple sports on the same day to see who will be crowned victorious with Bath undefeated so far. Our men’s basketball team is also yet to lose and draws some of the biggest crowds creating a great atmosphere.
Check out last year’s games on our YouTube channel!
If you are thinking of applying to the University of Bath and basketball is a factor in your decision-making, or you want to know more, please contact us via email or social media. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Captains and Staff
Men’s Firsts – Josh Davis (captain), Carlos Becker (vice-captain)
Women’s Firsts – Hannah Brown (captain), Chiara Cortina Pickholz (vice-captain)
Men’s Seconds – Damon de Cardoso (captain), Lewis Cox (vice-captain)
Men’s Head Coach – Antonio Wilburn
Women’s Head Coach – Justin Chan