Record 32 elite athletes recruited to LSBU’s Academy of Sport
10 November 2014
LSBU has recruited its highest number
of elite athletes in recent years, bringing the total for this academic year to
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.
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.
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
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.