Team Leicester Scholars achieve sporting recognition

Posted by lcj11 at Jan 09, 2018 11:50 AM |
Just some of the sporting recognition our Team Leicester Scholars have and are achieving moving into 2018.
Team Leicester Scholars achieve sporting recognition

Joshua Crane

Josh Crane, University Gold scholar and Squad member for Milton Keynes Thunder Ice Hockey teamhasbeen selected to represent Great Britain at the U20's World Junior Championships. To listen to Josh talking about his selection, click here

Abigail McLindon (Hockey) and Shauna Cossens (Football) were both selected to progress to represent the Southern Universities and Northern Universities respectively after the culmination of the Northern trials held in Manchester before Christmas.

Abigail will now represent Southern Universities at the North V South Varsity match, either in March or April where she will look to be further selected for the England Squad.

Shauna, who currently plays for Leicester City’s Women’s team will head up to Manchester again on the 10th January to take part in the Northern University training phase, where 20 players will be reduced to 16 to play in a match against the Southern Universities.

Both of the Universities Gold Netball scholars, Jasmine Latham and Adina Bailey have both been selected to train with the Loughborough Lightning U21 Netball franchise. The girls will look to impress the coaching staff at Lightning during training practices whilst places in the U21 team are available.

Gold Scholar, Jade Shakespeare continues to impress with her Rugby Union performances contributing to the success of the Loughborough Lightning Women’s Super League team. The Lightning team are part of the Tyrrells Premier 15s competition which has been formed and promoted by the RFU.

Only arriving in September to start her post graduate degree, Charlotte Durant has impressed her Karate coach with her dedication and determination to continue developing her Karate skills. Charlotte entered the South West Championships and East Midlands Open competition, coming away with Gold and Silver medals in the South West and Bronze at the East Midlands competition.

The Alice Ruggles Memorial Open Epee Competition, hosted by our own, University of Leicester Fencing Club, took place on 16-17 December.

The event, held at the Danielle Brown Sports Centre, attracted 85 entrants from all over the country and several other countries besides, with men's and women's individual competitions on the Saturday and a mixed team competition on the Sunday.

Scholar Tim Devenport won Bronze in the Men’s Epee.

Tim is part of a very successful Fencing programme here at the University. The men’s 1st team are currently ranked 2nd in the BUCS Premier North competition, competing annually against some of the top sporting institutions in the UK BUCS Sport competition.

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