Conservative Shadow Minister for Sport and the Olympics, Hugh Robertson MP, has toured the sports facilities at the University.
Mr Robertson was taken round by Ged Roddy, Director of Sport, Councillor Malcolm Hanney, the Deputy Leader of B&NES Council, and Fabian Richter, the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Bath. He later met Vice-Chancellor Professor Glynis Breakwell.
Mr Robertson’s visit on Monday, arranged by the University and the Council, was intended to learn more about the venue and the facilities that are available for sportsmen and sportswomen.
He said: “The University has magnificent sports facilities that are a credit to Bath and are deserving of their presence on the shortlist for hosting the UK Olympic Team. There is an incredible buzz of excitement around the campus about the outcome of the bid.
“What also impressed me was the highly inclusive nature of the facilities. Top track and field athletes train alongside students and residents from the local community, which is excellent to see.”
Mr Richter said: “Everyone in Bath hopes the University will be successful in its bid to host the UK Olympic Team. The benefits to our city and the University in terms of prestige and boosting the local economy are immeasurable.”
Councillor Hanney said: “The Council will be working on a cross-party basis with the local MP to support the University of Bath in its bid.”