Meet our Sport Scholar… Jamie Webb!

This year, we’re delighted that we’re able to continue to support athlete, Jamie Webb, through our sport scholarship programme!

Jamie Webb

Jamie has been part of our sport scholarship programme since its inception in 2013 and since then we’ve had the pleasure of watching him go from strength to strength.

Now in his final year of BSc (Hons) Chemistry, 2015 saw Jamie make the European U23 GB team, place second at the National U23s and earn gold at the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships in May.

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Jamie at the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships. Photograph by Mark Hookaway.

We spoke to Jamie about how he got involved with sport and his favourite bits about being a high performance athlete!

How did you get involved with athletics?

“Both of my parents where athletes when they were younger, and are now coaches, so it was something I was brought up around.”

What are your notable achievements outside of sport?

“I write songs, play guitar and sing,”

Why did you choose to study your course?

“I was good at Chemistry at school and found it interesting!”

What are your future ambitions and aspirations?

“To become a full time athlete and sign a professional contract within the next few years.”

Who has had the biggest influence on your life?

“My dad.  He is also my coach and we make a good team!”

What is the best part about being a high performance athlete?

“Travelling the world and seeing places you wouldn’t normally visit, and of course winning!”

What advice would you give to a young athlete?

“Listen and trust your coach, work hard and know that you’ve done what is required of you.”

Thanks Jamie!

To find out more about our sport scholars and our Sport Scholarship programme, visit our website, and to keep up-to-date with Jamie, follow him on Twitter.

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