News Archive, Tag: Zambia Ideals Programme

George Lavendar took part in the 2015 Zambia IDEALS project

BLOG: Return to Africa as students take part in Zambia IDEALS project for 11th year

20 May 2016

University of Bath students are once again preparing to fly out to Africa to take part in the Zambia IDEALS project. It is the 11th summer that students from Bath have participated in the scheme, which sees them work in a sports development and coaching capacity at the heart of local communities in the Zambian capital of Lusaka. BSc Sports Performance student George Lavender took part last year and is returning to Zambia this summer as...

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...

Stephen Baddeley (back, second from right) on his visit to Zambia in July 2015

BLOG: Seeing the work of our students in Zambia was a joy to behold

26 August 2015

University of Bath students George Lavender and Abi Masters flew out to Africa this week to take part in the Zambia IDEALS programme. They are the second pair of students – following on from Alice Evans and Jade Traynor – to participate in the scheme this year, which sees student volunteers deliver PE lessons in Zambian schools and villages as well as set up sporting competitions between neighbouring communities. University of Bath Director of Sport...

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