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    Presentations to our new Sports Scholars

    On Monday 27th November, a reception was held for the new crop of sports scholarship recipients, and the athletes accepted onto the Athlete Support Programme

    Students on the Athlete Support ProgrammeOn Monday 27th November, a reception was held for the new crop of sports scholarship recipients, and the athletes accepted onto the Athlete Support Programme.

    The Athlete Support Programme was set up over 10 years ago, with the intention of providing our high level sports performers with the support services to enable them to continue to train at a high level, as well as pursuing their academic studies. The athletes receive a number of benefits and Student on the Athlete Support Programmehave access to a range of sport science support services provided by academic staff in the London Sport Institute. A key part of the programme is to ensure that where possible, the athletes can access some flexibility around academic deadlines (hand in dates, exam dates) when there is a clash with a major competition or high level squad training. Numerous athletes have benefitted from being part of the programme, including double Olympic medallist Lutalo Muhammad.

    Other benefits of the scheme for the athletes include:

    • Free sports membership
    • Sport science testing in the Human Performance Lab
    • Specific sport science support e.g. Psychology ,Performance Analysis
    • Rehabilitation & massage sessions at the LSI Clinic
    • Access to a free coaching course for their sport
    • Insurance
    • A dedicated mentor to provide lifestyle and academic liaison support
    • Free Middlesex University training top

    The recipients that attended the award reception includes:

    • Izzy Fisher - Rugby Union - Wasps LadiesStudent on the Athlete Support Programme
    • Zoe Harrison - Rugby Union - Saracens Ladies and England Ladies
    • Noah Cook – Fencing, GB Junior
    • Diani Walker – Athletics, Sprints UK Senior 100m Champion 2017, European  U23 100m Relay Champion
    • Vivien Olatunji – Athletics – Sprints European Junior Clubs 100m Champion
    • Sam Hazel – Athletics- 400m – European Under 23  400m Relay Champion 2017
    • Wahid Rashid– Futsal – Represented Afghanistan – Senior International
    • Cyrille Thatchet  – Weightlifting – Commonwealth Games 2014, GB Champion 2017
    • Stacey Gaston-Monerville – Wheelchair Athletics – Discus & Shot, British record holder
    • Lia Stephenson – Athletics – Triple Jump UK U23 National Champion
    • Andy Al- Balous – Rugby Union, Blackheath
    • Daniel Odirinde – Athletics Sprints – European Catholic Schools Champion
    • Samantha Humphrey – Swimming & Netball – Swimming Regional Finals, County Netball
    • Edson Gomes – Athletics – 110mHurdles,  Junior International (Portugal)
    • Pui Yin (Ivan) Cheung – Athletics- Pole Vault , National Champion (Hong Kong)

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