Team Bath strength and conditioning coach Corinne Yorston is a Champions’ League quarter-finalist.
She took time out from her normal job working with athletes training at the University of Bath Sports Training Village to make a bit of sporting history herself with Bristol Academy.
Last night, at Bristol’s Ashton Gate ground, the Bristol Academy women’s team followed up their 1-0 away win against mighty Barcelona with a 1-1 draw in front of a packed home crowd.
That put them into the quarterfinals of the UEFA Women’s Champions’ League 2-1 on aggregate – the first time the club had reached that stage .
Barcelona went ahead shortly before half-time through Vicky Losada’s deflected shot following a free-kick.
But Bristol equalised with seven minutes remaining in front of a club record crowd of 2,457.
Bristol, who finished seventh in the Super League this season, are the only remaining English team in the Champions’ League.
The draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals will be held next week, with the games being played in March 2015.
For three-times Spanish league champions Barcelona, the first leg defeat ended a 55-game unbeaten run at home.
Yorston said: “We did it!, We beat Barcelona. Thanks for the immense support!”.