February round up!

It has been an extremely exciting month for our sport scholars!

Jamie Webb

For athlete, Jamie Webb, it’s been an extremely busy one, as he continues to look to qualify for Rio 2016.  After a fantastic start to the season, Jamie traveled to Athlone, Ireland, for the AIT International Grand Prix.  Competing in the men’s 800m, Jamie earned a bronze medal with a time of 1:48.30.

His performance this year so far also saw him invited by British Athletics to race at the Glasgow Grand Prix on Saturday 20th February.

Then, to top it all off, Jamie was named British Indoor Champion in the men’s 800m race on Sunday 28th February!


Kadeena MS Matters
Jamie Webb

At the start of the month, British Cycling announced that Helen Scott and Kadeena Cox were both part of the Great Britain Cycling Team for the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy, from March 17th to 20th.

Kadeena and her incredible story about transitioning from an able-bodied athlete to a para-athlete in two sports also featured on the front cover of MS Matters magazine, and earned her a nomination for the UK Sport Inspirational Performance of the Year.

Gabriella Marshall took to the court for Manchester Thunder’s first five games, helping the team start their season with an unbeaten streak ahead of their game against Surrey Storm in Manchester tonight.

Everton Ladies player, Emily Hollinshead (right), scored two goals for the team in the team’s third preseason friendly.

Following the expiration of her contract with Aston Villa Ladies FC, Olivia Fergusson (left) has just signed a professional contract with Bristol City Women’s Football Club ahead of their 2016 season.

In the South West Championships earlier this month, Catherine Pearson won one gold and two silvers, before winning two golds and a silver at the Welsh Closed on Sunday 21st February and a silver medal at the Student Nationals on Sunday 28th February!


We also closed February in Sheffield at the BUCS Nationals, with six sport scholars competing across the Long Course Swimming Championships and the Karate Championships.

In the swimming, Tully Kearney competed in the women’s 100m fly, women’s 50m freestyle event and the women’s 400m freestyle events, earning 25 points overall.  Martin Schweizer earned two silver medals in the men’s 100m and 50m breaststroke, and Liam Selby earned gold in the men’s 50m butterfly final, after achieving a fourth place finish in the men’s 50m freestyle.

In the karate, Kelly Horsfall won bronze in the women’s senior kata on Saturday, before returning to the mats on Sunday to secure her second bronze of the competition in the women’s senior kumite +68 category.

Tyler McKenna also earned bronze in the men’s senior kumite -67 category while Amber Sawford also gave a fantastic performance in the women’s kata, but unfortunately lost her third round bout to the eventual finalist.

Read our full round up from this year’s BUCS Nationals!

Congratulations to all of our sport scholars on another fantastic month!  To find out more about our programme, and to apply for next year’s, visit our website.

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