Paralympic gold medallist, Chris Skelley, gold winner at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, took gold at the Sao Paulo IBSA Grand Prix in Brazil (July 1 & 2).
What follows is a press release from Olympia Publishers about We Paid to Play. As it happens, I’m familiar with this book written by a Swindonian. Given that I have zero interest in sport of any kind, I have to say that I was not bored when reading. I know that sounds a bit like damned with faint praise but, given my aforementioned, lack of sporting enthusiasm – it’s a compliment.
Paralympian voicing wheelchair championships. Former British wheelchair tennis player Louise Hunt will return to the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships this year as a commentator. A mere 26 years after she first competed in the tournament at the age of five.
Former British wheelchair tennis player, and local girl, Louise Hunt is set to share her expertise while commentating at this year’s Wimbledon championships in the final week. (from July 7 to July 10).
No stranger to the commentary box, Louise made her debut covering the 2013 event. Yet, this will be Louise’s first involvement in her home grand slam since retiring from elite competitive sport in 2021.
Okay, I know, the news of a new owner for STFC (Swindon Town Football Club, is news no longer. This Swindon Advertiser article featuring Clem Morfuni’s statement to the fans saw the light of day in July this year. But, having had a recent mtg with the new commercial manager, Danny Lee, I felt it right & proper that the story get a mention in the rather under-populated This Sporting Life section of the blog.
Digital marketing company Smarter Media has joined a group of businesses backing the new, more community-minded set up at Swindon Town Football Club.
Knowing that I have a passing interest, that’s by no means expert, in architecture, someone tagged me on Twitter the other day a with a link to a fabulous article.
From a blog called Calcio England and entitled ‘Florence, Rome, Swindon: How the Grand Master of Italian Stadium Design Nearly Made His Mark in England’, the article had my interest well and truly piqued.
Elite athlete Abby Miles from Swindon has spent months training and trialling. Her hard work has paid off and the England Netball U21 team have selected her for the team. And digital marketing agency Smarter Media are helping her get there.
The County Ground Hotel Swindon
Hello lovely listeners. Hot on the heels of Secret Swindon, came my second publication for Amberley – Swindon in 50 Buildings – published in 2019.
6th April 2017 [jetpack_subscription_form] Going Wild for the Swindon Wildcats: a purrfectly good evening https://www.facebook.com/swindon.wildcats/ Twitter: @SwinWildcats Well! Here's a how-do-you do listeners! A post in the 'This sporting life' section of the blog....
9th April 2016 Golf Fore All! All about golf in Swindon. Now Mark Twain famously referred to golf as a 'good walk spoiled'. I'm not entirely in disagreement I won't lie. Many quips and quotes surround golf and here's a couple more of my faves: “Hockey is a sport for...
28th February 2016 Hurrah! At last dear listeners - a new guest post and one in the sadly-ignored 'This Sporting Life' section of Born again Swindonian. I've put the section on the blog because it should be represented even though I have no interest or inclination to...