37 student athletes have been presented with their University of Leeds Sport Scholarships for 2016/17.
To present the athletes with their scholarships were the University of Leeds Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands and world renowned Triathlon Coach Malcolm Brown.
The students have been awarded a University of Leeds Sport Scholarship to support them in their aspirations to compete at the highest level alongside studying for a world class degree.
The University has a unique approach that tailors each scholarship to the needs of each individual athlete. Athletes have their own personal mentor to ensure they are achieving a balance between academic and sporting excellence. As well as a specific strength and conditioning programme, physiotherapy, free access to The Edge and a bespoke financial bursary.
“It was lovely to congratulate our scholars on being selected and to wish them all the best during their time as a Sports Scholar at Leeds.”
Suzanne Glavin – Head of Sport & Physical Activity at The University of Leeds.
Among the Sports Scholars selected this year are Sam Dickinson who trains as part of the world renowned Leeds Triathlon Centre alongside the Brownlee brothers. Sam has won 3 Junior European Cup races and placed 8th in the Junior World Grand Final 2016.
Jack Perry is also a Sports Scholar this year and plays Wheelchair Basketball for GB U20s, he is aiming to compete in the World Junior Championships next year.
University of Leeds Sport Scholars 2016/17
|Ben Sneesby||Alpine skiing||Law|
|John Ashcroft||Athletics||Fluid Dynamics CDT|
|Georgia Malir||Athletics||Sport and Exercise Science|
|Martin Andersson||Cricket||Economics and Management|
|Sebastian Hatchett||Cricket||Chemical Engineering|
|Peter McDermott||Cricket||International Relations|
|Yasmin Sanderson||Horse Riding||English and History|
|Catlin Baty||Lacrosse||International Marketing and Management|
|Josh Blower||Lacrosse||Chemical Engineering|
|Bea Skingsley||Netball||Accounting and Finance|
|Harry Aaronson||Rugby League||Economics and Russian|
|Reece Brunt||Rugby League||Medicine|
|George Milton||Rugby League||Human Physiology|
|George Shaw||Rugby League||Geological Sciences|
|James Woodburn-Hall||Rugby League||Sport and Exercise Science|
|Jenny Davies||Snowsport||Sport and Exercise Science|
|Gillian Finnerty||Snowsport||Bioenergy CDT|
|Kim Daybell||Table Tennis||Medicine|
|Hope Kightley||Tae Kwon Do||Childhood Studies|
|Sam Dickinson||Triathlon||Sport and Exercise Science|
|Greg Chambers||Triathlon||Sports Science and Physiology|
|Alastiar Rogers||Triathlon||Sport and Exercise Science|
|Alastiar Weymouth||Triathlon||Sustainability and Environmental Management|
|Will Carter||Ultimate Frisbee||Geophysics|
|Rachel Newbrough||Football||Philosophy, Politics and Economics|
|Hannah Patchett||Water Polo||Human Resource Management|
|Jack Perry||Wheelchair Basketball||History|