3 New Awards


The Trust is pleased to announce three recent applications for sports bursaries in the community.

Quinn, a year 6 pupil from Westfield has been awarded a bursary for Taekwondo, whereas brothers Samuel and Freddie from Bath (year 4 and year 6) have been awarded bursaries for their training with Somerset cricket.


If you would like to apply for a sports bursary to help you with your sporting aspirations then please visit our sports bursary page to be found in the drop down menu above.

Eligibility and selection criteria

Boys and girls can apply and must meet the following criteria:

  • You must fulfil the normal academic requirements set by your school (target grades).
  • You would normally participate in a sport that is recognised by Sport England and currently be performing at County, National or International level, or be able to demonstrate strong evidence that you have the potential to achieve this standard
  • Explain how you demonstrate the Trust’s 4 values (Resilience-Responsibility- Compassion-Curiosity)
  • You must be prepared to fulfil an ambassadorial role for the Bath & Wiltshire School Sport TrustWhat does the applicant receive?For sports people meeting the criteria there is up to £300.00 pa available.

Enrichment Experience fundraising well under way

The chosen applicants for the enrichment experience planned for October 2021 to Kokrobite in Ghana have made a fantastic start to their fund-raising campaign.

With an ambitious target of 20,000 pounds, the group of 12 to 14 year olds has already amassed a total of over 7000,00.

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The have explored a variety of innovative ideas to raise the funds.  From walking marathons, holding sales and raffles, to walking all day marathons, the participants have certainly used their time over the Easter holidays well.  If they keep going like this, then they are sure to reach the magic target!  Well done all.

If you would like to donate to the cause, please use the following link:



Holiday Sports Camp Round-up


For the following two weeks, children from all over BANES and Wiltshire have made their way to Lansdown playing fields to participate in the School Sports Trust’s holiday camp.

With over 100 boys and girls a day taking part, the camp has been hailed as a success by the Trustees.  With limited time to get ready owing to the pandemic restrictions, the aim was to get as many children as possible active during the holidays.  Reduced fees for attendance made the camp accessible to all and it was particularly pleasing to see a real mix of ages with girls and boys showing up in good numbers.


There was also a lot of talent on show.  Some of the current district schools squad were in attendance, but there were also a number of children who stood out, who will now have the chance to attend the representative trials next month.

Many thanks to all of those who braved the sometimes ver cold weather.  And a big thank you to bath Luxury Toilets who provided very classy amenities for the children.



100 more kids at Lansdown on second day

Despite the chilly temperatures, 100 more children turned up at Lansdown today to take part in the Bath & Wilts Trust sports camp.  It was a pleasure to welcome back former District players Archie Harding, Tom Ellis Ricketts, Adam Forster, Oliver Coleman and Ben Griffiths who took some of the coaching sessions.  Also helping out ere members of the under 14 squad: great representation from the schools in the area today.

The final day of the week starts at 1000 tomorrow – let”s hope for some sunshine!

Off and running at the VOWH


report by T Hubbard

On the 6th of March 2021 we travelled to a small village called Letcombe Regis, which is about half way between Oxford and Swindon. After we all arrived and got out to the pitch, we realised we were playing on a full size pitch and that the pitch was incredibly uneven which made it hard to control and pass the ball. 

The first half was a very scrappy affair with neither side keeping the ball for long periods of time. For the first part of the game, we were definitely dominant holding the ball in their half for long stretches of time and creating a few decent chances which were hard to capitalise on due to the unpredictable nature of the ground. Up until about half way through the first half the opposition only had a few half chances mainly owing to mistakes from us but as the half wore on, they did get back in to the game a bit more and had a few dangerous set pieces. Like us however, they struggled to get shots on target and score any goals. 

Both sides came in at half time and the game was almost waiting to be won as it had been an open cagey affair up to that point. The second half got under way and now we had gotten used to the tough conditions we certainly began to play better managing to string passes together and move the ball well. Our first goal came after a period of sustained pressure on the edge of their box before a lovely through ball was played into Jack who managed to slot the ball far post round the keeper to make It 1-0. Despite the goal going in they were still dangerous and they too managed to put their striker through on goal but due to a fabulous save from Massimo the score stayed 1-0 to us. Our second goal came again from a period of pressure in and around their box: the ball got moved out wide to Jacob who from an extremely tight angle managed to loop the ball over the top of everyone to the far side netting making the score 2-0 to us. After this, they came fighting but due to good organisation and defending we held on to the 2-0 win. 

Overall, I think it was a good performance for the first game back and a good, result considering they were a dangerous side and we had heartbreakingly lost in the final minutes of a previous game against them. Whether Jacob’s goal was a shot or not we’ll never know but I think it was a fair result and although a scrappy game some good football too. Definitely a nice feeling to win after so long without football.       


100 boys and girls on Lansdown


The Trust’s Easter sports camp got off to a busy and chilly start on Tuesday.

100 boys and girls were received by the 8 eager coaches for a day of coaching and playing games.  Starting at 10:00 with technical activities, the day progressed to the afternoon where the age groups then played in a short tournament.

The kids aged 8 and upwards did fantastically well, especially considering the occasional snow blizzard and the icy wind breaking through the spells of sunshine at Lansdown – usual Bath hilltop adventure!

The camp is running on Wednesday and Thursday this week and then again Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

If you would like to sign up then please contact admin@schoolsportstrust.co.uk

Super Saturdays are back!


For the first time in many a month, the Bath & Wilts family was able to once again come together.  The Pop-up cafe had its unofficial opening manned by some very dedicated parents (thanks ladies, great job!), and we even managed to get the bus up and running again thanks to some muscles from some fo the boys and the expertise of Bud (he came to our rescue again!).

Looking forward to more Saturdays to come


Sport strikes back


It may have seemed like the day would never come, but finally the surfs were able to reunite this evening.  And what a glorious evening at Lansdown it was to celebrate the occasion.

The under 11s, 12s and 13s enjoyed their first session together whilst lapping up the sunshine.  The grass was cut and the lines repainted, and for the first time the cafe was able to open during which over £300.00 for the Ghana project was raised.

Tomorrow it is the turn of the under 9s, 10s, 14s, and 15s to get their boots dirty.  Can’t wait!

See a birds view of Lansdown here:

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Easter camps start next week


With the school holidays now upon us and the lockdown restrictions gradually easing away, we can look forward to the Bath & Wilts Trust football camps over the next two weeks.

With near 100 children registered for most days there are few places left, but if you would still like to join us at Lansdown then please get in touch.

Email to use is: admin@schoolsportstrust.co.uk



Shipment arrives in Ghana

Almost 4 weeks to the day, the collection made the members of the Bath and Wiltshire School Sports Trust arrived in Kokrobite, Ghana.

Martial and Jane spent a good day unpacking the 15 boxes containing all sorts of items including toys, clothing, toiletries, books, stationery and shoes.

Many thanks to all of those who gave generously for the shipment.

The Trust collects 15 boxes of donations

Despite the difficulties of the recent year, the Bath & Wiltshire Schools boys and their families have been giving generously for the collection to go to Kokrobite in Ghana.  With the shipment due to be picked up on Wednesday, items have been arriving and 15 boxes have been filled of toys, clothing, stationery and sanitary items.

Many thanks to all those who have donated, the centre is in for a nice treat when it all arrives.

Kit donation

Many thanks To Mr Rhodes of John of Gaunt School in Trowbridge who has donated on behalf of the school a number of football kits.  The kits will be sent to Ghana as part of the enrichment project 2021.

We are sure the players in Kokrobite will be delighted.

15 med/large tops and 1 GK top

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13 med/large tops and 2 GK tops

22 small/med tops and 1 GK top
22 small/med tops and 2 GK tops

Volunteering at Lansdown

We have had over 20 families volunteer their services to help clear up and do works at Lansdown.  From litter picking to pitch repairs, the young boys and their siblings or parents have volunteered their time to improve the environment at Lansdown, Bath.  Many thanks to all of those who braved the weather to participate.

Groundworks done!

After three weeks of sporadic toil, the groundwork for the cafe is finally complete!

We have the Morgans largely to thank.  Braving the Lansdown wind and drizzle, Keegan and his father spent the whole day putting down an extra membrane and wheelbarrowing bark from the road onto the large area in front of and around the shed.

It was a real physical work out with just the two of them, made even harder be the relentless poor weather.   Our thanks go to both Paul and Keegan.  True Smurf heroes!  It is hoped we can get the roof done at the weekend before Christmas.

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Appeal from the kokrobite chiltern centre in Kokrobite
At this time of year we’re usually in the midst of a wrapping frenzy as we work towards the children’s Christmas Party and this year would have been our 17th. Sadly, as with many other things Covid-19 has forced us to have a rethink. We’re determined that the children should still have a special time that’s all about them so instead of the party we’re holding the Great Christmas Takeaway on 23 December. We’ll abide by all the protocols, as we do already, and the children will still be able to collect their food, drink and a wrapped present. We’re aiming to cater for 1200 children and with a bit of help we’ll be able to do this. A little really does go a long way here so please support us if you can and please share the link with family and friends.

Calling for volunteers

The Trust plans to do the final ground works for the pop up cafe at Lansdown playing fields next weekend.

As well as clearing an area of brambles, we need to dig up rock and roots to prepare the ground for the bark we wish to lay down to the front and sides of the hut.  We also need to put the felt on the roof.

If you would like to join us, then please let Shane Kiely know on schoolsport2001@yahoo.co.uk

When: Saturday 12th December 13:30 – 16:00

Where: Lansdown playing fields

Bring: warm clothing, gloves, (spade, rake or fork)

Values project gets underway

The Trust is based on the four values Resilience – Compassion – Responsibility – Curiosity.

In order to take part in the free football coaching programme run by the Trust and in order to represent the areas of BANES and Wiltshire, the young participants commit to fundraising £150.00 over the course of the season.  Whilst many go over the target, it is the process that counts.  It is important that they use the four values to fundraise the money.  Over the course of the year it is fantastic to witness how the youngsters develop a better understanding of the values, and hence a better understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Here is an insight into some of the youngsters’ journeys.

Charlie & Barney

He and Barney raised money through sponsorship for doing the Battle of Lansdown 5k challenge. They both did really well, had loads of fun and got very muddy!

U11 Jacob

Jacob completed a sponsored run doing 10 laps of Corston Field and Brook. The attached sponsorship form is what he put together to describe what and why he was doing.  He managed to run 10 laps in the end (9km), which was pretty good going. This is a video of the first few and last lap he did.


He managed to raise a total of £160 in total, £120 will go to BWB and £40 will go to Julian House.

BWB values sponsorship

Matthew & Owen

Sponsored cycle ride, home duties, help in the community

U12 Harry
This season has been fantastic.  I have been lucky to be given many opportunities, including playing in Sweden and Germany – I learnt a lot about being more independent and thinking for myself.
For my values project I have currently made £65.00. I made this by caring and carrying out chores for my Nan and great Nan who have both been very poorly this year.
I have also carried out training sessions at my grassroots team and old school. I won a competition of £25 which has helped top up the money I’ve raised. I will carry out the rest of my values project over Christmas and January.
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The Smurf Christmas Hamper Appeal


The Bath Schools Trust is today launching its Christmas appeal!

We are calling on all players and associates past and present to donate items to support children and their families from the BANES and Wiltshire areas.  We have two weeks to collect as many items as possible that we can then wrap up in a hamper appropriate to a family identified by local schools.  We are asking for non-edible items appropriate for all members of the family young and old.  No second hand items please.

Information about the appeal can be found here:

Charity appeal

Or contact Jo Goulding on admin@schoolsportstrust.co.uk

Many thanks for your support, let’s give 2020 with all its challenges a cheery finish


Funding for grounds maintenance


The Trust is delighted to announce that we are to be the beneficiary of a generous funding allocation from the FA for pitch maintenance.   £5000,00 will be used to   to develop further the sports fields at Lansdown during the Covid lockdown period.  Many thanks to Lee Pellicci for his endeavours in securing the grant.  Many thanks also to the Football Association for allocating the Trust the Award.

Cafe built at Lansdown facility

The Bath School Sports Trust has teamed up with Larkhall Athletic to build an outdoor cafe at Lansdown.  The basic facility will allow us offer players and their families a bit of respite from the Lansdown extremities.  The facility has been kindly built by Larkhall and volunteers are currently preparing the outside ready for the grand opening in 2 weeks time.


Curo Summer Camps a success

The Trust hosted a series of coaching days at Mulberry Park and Lansdown Playing fields over the School holidays.

In cooperation with Curo, the courses were open to children of all abilities through the summer, and up to 60 children a day enjoyed the benefits of Damian’s coaching team.

The next courses are due to take place in February 2021

Fundraising 2016-17

7 May: Mason woke up at 0530 this Morning to go into Royal Mail Bath and sell numbers in his guess the amount of sweets in a jar Challenge. He has raised £111.43 and will sell a few more numbers to friends and family before he reveals the winner. Great effort!

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6 May: Here are some photos of Nathan earning his values contribution. He has completed various tasks such as car washing, helping with our kitchen extension, grass cutting and babysitting. Well done Nathan

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5 May: another recent addition to the squads, Niall, has been busy selling lemonade in the sunshine – and has plans for a tennisthon in the future…..watch this space!


22 March : Despite only joining the squads part way through the season, Kai has thrown himself into the values project by mowing lawns and washing cars – great work!

20 January: here is Max surrounded by his produce hard at work! Hux is now well on his way to raising his contribution to the Finding Values project. As well as doing odd jobs at home like bringing in the firewood and walking the dog he is doing a sponsored read and a sponsored sugar free month. He is allowed 4 days off in the four weeks to allow for outings/birthday parties but otherwise is abstaining from all processed sugar and reading for 10-20 minutes each day.  £90.00 so far! Well done Hux.

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3 January: Lewis W ran the Gung-ho Spooktacular – a spooky 5k around Ashton Court, where he came first in his time wave!  And in his spare time he has been hard at work car cleaning for Excel Bodyworks – well done Lewis!


Christmas update: Fundraising continued even in the pre-Christmas rush.  Swimmers have been in action; with Noah M swimming a mile in the University pool and year 4 Isaac managing a whole km.  Harry H has been busy selling cakes, doing chores for neighbours and helping his mum with her childcare business.  Well done boys, enjoy the Christmas break!

14 December : Not content with just doing odd jobs to raise money, Finn also set himself the challenge of completing 5 laps (over 20km) on his mountain bike of the off-road Croft Trail – which despite the bogs, mud and slippery conditions he completed in 2hours 45mins.  Real determination, well done!


6 December: Popey and Shortbread joined the Saltford Santa Dash at the weekend and had many sponsors to ensure they made a proper dash of it.  Well done chaps, the suits look good on you…:)


4 December: Jacob, Joe and Juan set themselves an “Apprentice” style task this week – buying and making goods to sell at a stall at the Newbridge Junior’s Christmas Fayre.  In true Apprentice style there was heavy discounting at the end of the sale – but the boys sold all their stock and made a healthy profit!


3 December: Harvey S handed over a cheque for £450.00 this week following his efforts fundraising which included a triathlon.  Harvey is know for his fitness exploits and the amount of money he raised was incredible!  What a hero!


30 November: Will R has been busy!  With his mum’s help he hosted a Mufti day at Paulton junior school; and is also selling 500 squares at £1 each for a prize draw at the end of the year.  He has sold 300 so far – please let Will know if you would like to buy one, there is still time (and 200 still to go….!)

28 November: Ollie took the pool over the weekend, completing a 50 length sponsored swim. He raised an amazing £533, with support all the way from Iraq!

See his thank you video here: video


25 November: Elliot arranged a charity football match at Farmborough school – read the write up here….!


25 November: Huggies and Angel undertook a mammoth task on a cold day on Friday when they attempted to make as many passes needed to get to Ghana and back!  9398 passes were completed in total…with some of them even going to feet:) Well done boys, great endurance!


23 November: Joseph, Jacob, Sam, Ryan and Dom got together for a sponsored cycle ride round Odd Down track. Good effort!wp_20161119_15_39_41_pro

20 November: Toby V held a skirling event as part of his fundraising in his local area.  Lots of the boys turned up and it looks like they had a great time as well as raising funds.  Well done Toby.


13 November: JC has done a great job raising £115 donning a lovely piny; he should wear it more often lol!


3 November: Thomas has been busy doing the household chores, and completed a sponsored run up Solsbury Hill, raising £120.

31 October: Charles and dad have been on two wheels! They completed a 70 mile ride on the Devon Coast to Coast from Tavistock to Ilfracombe last week with his dad, so far for raising £130 for BWB.


30 October:  It seems we have keen cyclists in BWB!  Toby and Noah completed 15 circuits of the Odd Down cycle track in the pouring rain – and U9s Bobby and Matty cycled from Bradford on Avon to Bath and back again.  Toby also spent a week smashing bricks for his uncle in the summer holidays…. Great effort all of you!

28 October: Better than watching cake making on tv, BWBs have been doing some themselves – Elliot and Toby have both been hard at work making and selling cakes.  GBBO next year boys?!

25 October:  BWBs have been keeping busy over half term.  Jake and Keegan completed a sponsored bike ride from Bristol to Bath, and Luke has been selling chocolate apples at football games.  It looks windy Luke!

21 October: Noah has been speeding round Castle Combe race track and clocking up the miles in a sponsored bike ride……


18 October: BWB brothers have been fundraising together. Theo and Joss completed a mini-triathlon (Brownlees watch out…..) while Fred and Tom reached the highest point in the UK – the summit of Ben Nevis. Great achievement!

12 October: Year 9 and new BWB Callum L has been slaving away.  Here he is in a action:


7 October : Year 7 update: Will ran the Frome 5k in July, and is now busy selling cakes.  Toby worked his way along his street washing all the cars……and Ryan was sponsored to cycle all the way from Bath to Bitton.  Well done all of you!

3 October : the boys have been very active - Stanley travelled all the way to Newcastle in September to run the Junior Great North Run, and Harrison swam, biked and ran his way around a min-triathlon.  Good efforts boys!

13 September: Ben had a busy afternoon at the Chew Stoke Harvest Home on Saturday…….he ran the Beat the Goalie with one of his friends for 5 hours


12 September : Little Cade completed a 20 mile non-stop bike ride, and was still smiling at the end!


11 September: the 3 musketeers in the U15s took part in a 10km race at the weekend.  We are still waiting for the times but i hear it was just under 6 hours…:)


8 September: Ross has been super busy fighting with washing machines, vacuum cleaners, the oven and has even found time to eat a few cakes for good cause.  Well done Tim, up the Toffees!

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7 September : Chilli chase – well done Leo, Chris, Joe, Sam and mums and sister!


6 September : James had good clear out of his bedroom and had a very successful car boot sale (and bumped into Ben and Archie there who were doing the same thing) – while Joe has been doing all the odd jobs at home….

4 September : Jago and Alfie ran a very successful (and wet!) football fun afternoon, lots of fun was had….. and Liam has been baking and selling cakes and even did the washing up afterwards!


2 September: Ben has been preparing for his future role as Axeman


1 September: school is getting closer, but the boys are still at it!  Will and Jaden have been busy:

31 August: Ethan the builder!


29 August: Despite the bank holiday weekend, Surfs have been sweating away.  Well done to Luca who worked in the community centre raising £90 whilst Dan has been fighting with nature!

28 August: Whilst Ben has been dog sitting and walking, Sheepy has been preparing for life as a builder!

26 August: Tom ER did the Frome 5Km race against 500 men, women and children.  Not only did he finish as the first junior, but he came 12th overall and managed to raise £75 – top effort Tom!

20 August: Niall S. is taking part in the 5KM Colour run in Birmingham this weekend – good luck Niall, that’s a long way for those little legs!

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19 August: Dash and his Dad have been swimming in money by kayaking – take a look here:

17 August:The Peacocks and Smales undertook a bike tour last weekend.  Two days later, many miles under their belt, and plenty a sore backside, the boys completed the journey in time and in doing so raised well over £1000.00.  Fantastic effort, well done chaps!


15 August: Scarecrow had a good clearout in his bedroom and held a garage sale, a long hot day in the sun but worth it!

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9 August: Swanny has been painting for his fundraising, here he is hard at it wishing he was back in Greece!


7 August: Tom has being selling his worldly possessions and Lucas has sold his Play Station 3 – good riddance I reckon!


6 August holiday update:  Hugh is busy gardening for his neighbours during the holidays, while George P is washing cars and dog walking.

Angus spent a day clearing out his room and toys for a car boot sale at Lansdown Racecourse.  He manned his stall from 7.30am, and raised £64 during the morning. Did the hopper fit in the car?!



Owen is still washing cars and bikes…….£170 raised now!


George spent 2 hours scrubbing and cleaning his old boots to sell at a football tournament and raised £34 – great work George!


30/31 July 2016: Dom and Ben will become waiters for the day at a Medieval re-enactment in Bradford on Avon and have been promised £100.00 from the Fat Fowl

29 July 2016: Ollie C has been using his holiday time to acquaint himself with the local wildlife and earning some money in the process!


27 July 2016: Ben Whitson is undertaking a 60 mile bike ride and accumulated £170 sponsorship thus far.  Good luck Redbull!

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24 July: Dom Cooke: I had my first fundraising day with the Fat Fowl Bradford on Avon I helped out at the owners house for their nursery party, I did some drills with the children and played mini games of football in between the showers! I chatted to the parents about my experience in Ghana and BWB. the parents donated money by buying glasses of lemonade and Pimms!


11 July: Sheepy has been chewing the grass and has got paid for it!  He will also join Ironman in an event on the 3rd September: http://extremeeventsuk.com

8 July 2016: Owen Monger has been busy in Frome!  Look at the wax on, wax off action on these cars – well done Owen!


3 July 2016: Dylan Jones is doing a river run on Wednesday with Nasher and Lew Lew and currently has £260 sponsorship!  Well done Buble!


2 July 2016: Ollie T has been busy at the car boot sale and washing cars.  £50 so far!


24 June 2016: Dash is doing a Kayak challenge from Torquay to Brixham (approx. 7 miles) and has sponsorship money adding up to approx. £100 at this moment in time. Bravo Dash!  He is also wheeling and dealing at school selling drinks etc. of which he has raised approx. £60 already.

27 June 2016: Matty u13 – Gardening around the estate

Matty at work

Matty at work