News Archive, Tag: IDEALS

Strength & conditioning coach Bob Smith with comedian Russell Howard at the 2016 Bath Half

“Runner’s high” for Bob Smith as University fundraisers hit streets for Bath Half

15 March 2016

Staff and athletes at the University of Bath were among the 12,700 runners who took part in the Vitality Bath Half Marathon on Sunday. For Bob Smith, Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Team Bath MCTA International High-Performance Tennis Academy, it was his 11th half-marathon in as many weeks as he continues his inspirational fundraising effort for the Wallace & Gromit Grand Appeal at Bristol Children’s Hospital. His baby daughter Autumn was rushed to...

Students on the Sports Massage course get hands-on experience at the Bath Half Marathon

Sports Massage students get hands-on experience with Bath Rugby Foundation runners at 2016 Bath Half

09 March 2016

Students on a Sports Massage course at the University of Bath will be putting their new-found skills to good use on Sunday as they help runners prepare and recover at the 2016 Vitality Bath Half Marathon. For the third successive year, Team Bath Training & Development is the official Sports Massage Provider for the Bath Rugby Foundation team as they take on the 13-mile challenge. This year a team of 150 runners, representing and fundraising...

Grace McCatty taking part in the Zambia IDEALS project

University of Bath staff take on 2016 Bath Half to raise Zambia IDEALS funds

19 February 2016

Eleven University of Bath staff members are putting on their running shoes to raise money for a sports development project in Africa by taking on the 2016 Vitality Bath Half Marathon. All sponsorship money raised by the team on Sunday, March 13 will go towards funding the UK Sport IDEALS project in Zambia. The University’s Department of Sports Development has been involved in the project for the past ten years, with students spending six weeks...

Grace McCatty taking part in the Zambia IDEALS project

“Life-changing experience” awaits University of Bath students past and present in Zambia

02 June 2015

University of Bath students past and present have flown out to Zambia to take part in this year’s “life-changing” UK Sport IDEALS programme. It is the tenth anniversary of the scheme, which sees aspiring coaches spend six weeks delivering PE lessons in schools and villages, as well as set up sporting competitions between neighbouring communities. Footballer Alice Evans, a Wales international goalkeeper, and netballer Jade Traynor – second-year students in Sports Performance and Sports Science...

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