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Record 32 elite athletes recruited to LSBU’s Academy of Sport

10 November 2014
LSBU students playing basketball

Athletes join Academy of Sport's Elite Sports Programme offering a wide range of financial and academic support for talented sportspersons

LSBU has recruited its highest number of elite athletes in recent years, bringing the total for this academic year to 32.

LSBU has maintained its focus sport of basketball and has recruited eight players of the current Brixton Topcats WBBL team, including ex-junior Great Britain internationals Josephine Salmon and Krystal Charles.

Other athletes competing at the highest level include Alexandra Lara and Ioannis Timagenis who are both members of the Great Britain and Greece national teams respectively in the sport of taekwondo.

"We're hugely excited to have recruited such high calibre athletes to LSBU this year," says Iain Killoughery, LSBU Student Sport & Activities Manager. "We're very much looking forward to seeing these talented sportspeople don the university colours and represent LSBU in national competitions.

"We're confident that we can compete against the best in the country over the coming months. Good luck to all our students involved in sports clubs as they start their fixtures this week."

The Elite Sports Programme is run by the Academy of Sport at LSBU to support talented sportsmen and women balance their sporting, academic and personal lives.

The programme has become one of the largest for a UK university. It offers a wide range of help, from financial to academic support, making it possible for students to complete their education and succeed in their sport at a high level.

Sport at LSBU and the Elite Sports Programme

Ph: 020 7815 8205

Introducing our Elite Scholars

A full list of this year's Elite Sports programme members is shown below.

Louis Annan

Basketball

Jack Biggerstaff

Basketball

Aaron Branch

Basketball

Tia-Victoria Brown

Basketball

Krystal Charles

Basketball

Andre Coombs-Lowe

Basketball

Vanessa Da Silva

Basketball

Kevin East

Basketball

Louis Francis-Edge

Basketball

Peter Grumble

Basketball

Theresa Jackson

Basketball

Fatumah Lwazi

Basketball

Miles McGilvery

Basketball

Alex Potter

Basketball

Jak Ryan

Basketball

Josephine Salmon

Basketball

Charlene St Marthe

Basketball

Jamal Tahraoui

Basketball

Casian Todorov

Basketball

Andrew Uithaler

Basketball

Daniel Wagamans

Basketball

Amelia Watkins

Basketball

Jack Edgerton

Hockey

Julianne Flory

Judo

Lois Forth

Karate

George Huxley

Athletics

Ehsan Mohammadzadeh Miri

Fencing

Katerina Petroulaki

Volleyball

Caterina Kensbock

Football

Mica Joy Evans

Rugby Union

Alexandra Lara

Taekwondo

Ioannis Timagenis

Taekwondo

 
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