Paralympian Commentating at Wimbeldon. Former British wheelchair tennis player Louise Hunt will be sharing her expertise while commentating at this year’s Wimbledon championships. The championship has, this year, provided more opportunities for wheelchair players.
Louise Hunt Skelley Turns Mentor
Former elite British wheelchair tennis player Louise Hunt Skelley PLY has become a mentor for the youth charity the Tim Henman Foundation.
Judo Paralympian Leads Masterclass
Judo Paralympian Leads Masterclass.
WORLD NUMBER ONE and Paralympic judo champion Chris Hunt Skelley MBE is working with young people to inspire them through sport.
Swindon Footballer Ernie Hunt
Well – here we are with another of Swindon’s offspring and an entry in to the much under-loved This Sporting Life category to boot. A football boot at that. Listeners I give you, Swindon Footballer Ernie Hunt!
Swindon Paralympian Takes Judo Gold
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).
We Paid to Play
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
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.
Paralympian to commentate at Wimbledon
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.
New Owner for STFC
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.
Smarter Media Aligns with STFC
Digital marketing company Smarter Media has joined a group of businesses backing the new, more community-minded set up at Swindon Town Football Club.
The Nervi Football Stand that got away
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.
Local company helps Abby get to South Africa for the U21 Indoor Netball World Cup
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.