2015/16 Sports Scholars Announced

Posted by cph5 at Apr 23, 2012 07:25 PM |
2015/2016 Team Leicester Sports Scholars.

The excellent support from the Development and Alumni Relations here at the University of Leicester has enabled 27 students to be selected to join the Sport Scholarship Programme for the 2015/16 academic year.

Due to the high calibre of athletes that have applied for the scholarship programme, this year will see the largest number of scholars selected to be a part of the programme. This not only demonstrates its success over the previous years but also its importance to students here at the University.  

The sports scholarship programme is designed to support talented sports men and women to continue to excel in their chosen sport whilst studying here at the University of Leicester. Offering support in Physiotherapy, Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition alongside a mentoring system to ensure they are maintaining a good balance of high level athletic and academic performance.

Steve O’ Connor, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, said:

“More and more Leicester alumni have chosen to support the University's Sports Scholarship Programme through their generous donations to the Student Opportunities Fund. The Fund gives much needed annual grants to support several Alumni Sports Scholarships as part of the Programme. 

“In some small way our graduates will feel they have had an important part to play in the remarkable successes achieved so far by all our Alumni Sports Scholars. Their success will also undoubtedly encourage even more Leicester graduates to show their philanthropic support for the next generation of Sports Scholars studying at the University today. "

Matthew Weir, Associate Director of Sport Development and Engagement said “The scholarship programme has grown substantially this year, without the support from the Development and Alumni Relations this would not have been possible. It is extremely important to ensure we offer talented students here at the University, the support and development they need to excel in their sport whilst balancing their academic studies. We have some very talented athletes, some of which are competing on National and International platforms, making this year a very exciting one for Team Leicester that I am really looking forward to.”

The scholarship programme will work with sports men and women across a range of sports, in which many are representing regions as well as Nations.

Adam Clayton who is a Gold Scholar on the programme this year said “I am grateful for the opportunities given to me by my scholarship. It should help me develop and progress my fitness and my skiing ability and consistency. I am looking forward to seeing how I have changed over the year and I can’t wait to represent University of Leicester and hopefully push on to represent my country”.

We would like to congratulate the following athletes on being successful with the scholarship application as well as thank the Development and Alumni Relations office for providing these students with this opportunity.

Gold Scholars
Ryan Hunt (Kayak)
Lizzie Sutton (Netball)
Anisha Mistry (Karate)
Lucy Ford (Women’s Lacrosse)
Lucy Hatton (Athletics)
Ofure Ugiagbe (Women’s Rugby Union)
Nicholas Cummins (Wheelchair Rugby)
Ben Dubben (Waterpolo)
Eve Burns-Thomas (Waterpolo)
Adam Clayton (Skiing)
Andes Ling To Yu (Squash)

Silver Scholars
Sam Henley
Cara Wells (Women’s Rugby Union)
Josh Finch (Men’s Rugby Union)
Lottie Boreham (Ladies Hockey)
Peter Frazer (Volleyball)
Matthew Clewett (Table Tennis)
Lewis Johnson (Basketball)
Doug Heseltine (Rugby League)
Alexandra Van Randwick (Equestrian)
Anca Soare (Volleyball)
Frederick Kindmark Larsson (Lacrosse)
John Griffin (Men’s Football)
Giles Saar (Rugby Union)
Matthew Duggan (Fencing)
Sarah Brook (Hockey)
John Amadi (Rugby Union

 For more information on the scholarship programme or on any of the athletes please contact Liz Jennings on EMJ9@le.ac.uk.

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