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Spotlight; Debbie Alawode

Debbie Alawode; Weightlifting.

My name’s Deborah Alawode, I’m a 2nd Year Medical Student and I’ve been weightlifting for around 3 and a half years. My weightlifting career began after my coach did a 6-week taster course at my High School. At the end of the course, he asked if I’d consider training regularly at his club just down the road from my school. Since I thoroughly enjoyed the course, I decided to take him up on his offer.

Elite Athlete Programme

Each year our Elite Programme supports a select number of gifted and talented athletes, and is designed to aid those athletes to continue competing at the highest level while studying and to raise the profile of sport at UCL.

 

Criteria for Applicants

You must be a registered student at UCL (or a prospective student at the time of applying).

Currently competing at;

Other funding opportunities

Here are a few useful links when looking for external funding for your club:

Life's too Sport

We are looking for new sports teams, so why not set one up yourself and participate with your friends and course mates. If you are already part of a team or need help setting one up, we are here to help.

Whatever your sport please get in touch and take a look at our School of Pharmacy Football team’s case study below. 

High Performance Programme

High-Performance Programme

Team UCL High-Performance Programme is based within the Students Union on 15 Gordon St, we have a clear objective to become the best university for sport in London within the next 3 years. This objective is backed by Students’ Union UCL’s 2018-2021 strategy ‘125 and Beyond’. To help achieve this accolade the union have invested in performance support including strength and conditioning, physiotherapy and facilities to improve our competition performance and athlete experience.

Performance Sport

High Performance Programme

The High Performance Programme supports sports teams across UCL who compete at the highest level in the domestic university sport programme, British Universities & Colleges Sport Leagues (BUCS). We offer additional strength and conditioning sessions, physiotherapy and access to performance nutrition workshops and mental skills workshops. To find out more please click here.

Representative honours for UCL rugby players

The university rugby season has long been over but some UCL students are still writing some great stories in the rugby world. Alex Post, Joe Hearle and Jenny Smith have been doing everyone at UCL proud in both 15 a side rugby and 7 a side rugby.

Spotlight; Chaneil Patel

Chaneil Patel: Taekwondo.

Spotlight; Hugo Fleming

Hugo Fleming; Modern Pentathlon

Hi, I’m Hugo and I’m a first-year PhD student on the Wellcome Neuroscience PhD programme, specifically researching the neuroscience of mental health. I actually compete in two different sports – my priority at the moment is athletics, in which I run the 800m, but I also compete in Modern Pentathlon, and in fact it was through pentathlon that I first got started in competitive sport.

Hugo Fleming - Modern Pentathlon + Athletics

Hugo Fleming

Sport: Modern Pentathlon; Athletics

Course: 2nd Year Wellcome Trust PhD Studentship in Neuroscience

Sporting Achievements:

Spotlight; Phyllida Britton

Phyllida Britton; Swimming

I’m Phyllida and I am a second year Chemist. I started swimming competitively when I was 9 years old and now I train at Ealing swimming club where I train 20 hours a week. I tend to focus on Freestyle- typically 400 and 800m.