Abbie Watkin

Sport Officer (She/Her)

Hello! My name is Abbie and I am your elected Sports Officer for the 2023/24 academic year. My Job is to represent students views on sporting issues and facilities changes within the student community.

I have just graduated with a BSc in Health and Exercise Science which was a tough and turmoil, but enjoyable 3 years. With experiencing my first year in COVID lockdown, I’m excited to provide students with the experience in participating in Sport at the University that was halted for a long period of time. I’ve been an influential part of the Women’s Rugby team whilst at the university, being the social sec in my second year and the Women’s Coordinator in my final year, experiencing two different sides of being a leader in a committee. I also managed my time by playing for local Championship 1XV side Bath Rugby Ladies, so I played rugby almost every day of the week! In my second year of University I ruptured my ACL and had to undergo two surgeries, this was painful to be missing out on my sport but provided me with the opportunity to lead in the background rather than the pitch.

If you’re like me and spend a lot of your days in the STV, you’re likely to recognise me from my time working casually as a personal trainer in Team Bath gym. I also worked casually as an S&C coach with Bath Rugby throughout my 3 years, which is a great opportunity to build up my experience!

I’m really looking forward to being your Sport Officer this year and I welcome your ideas and feed back. Feel free to pop into the office in the Edge on the second floor, the doors always open!

My Manifesto