Adam Everett

Course: Medicine (September 2016 - July 2022)

Sport: Taekwondo

Personal Sporting Highlight: Winning the ITF World Taekwondo Championships in Brighton 2016 and captaining the UK team to win the sparring event at the European Championships in Cork 2019

Other sports played: Muay Thai and Hockey

UCL Sporting Highlight: Captaining UCL Taekwondo to be overall BSTF champions in the 2018-19 season and being voted UCL Sportsman of the Year for the same season.

Alex Sells

Course: MSci Physics (September 2018 to June 2022)

Sport: Fencing

Personal Sporting Highlight: Team U17 and U20 Bronze medal at Asian Fencing Championships with the Australian fencing team

UCL Sporting Highlight: Reaching the BUCS league cup final 2019/20

Other sports played: Football, Powerlifting


Bailey Melvin Teng

Course: MSc Smart Energy and the Built Environment (September 2021 - August 2022)

Sport: Ultimate

Personal sporting highlight: 

o Representing GB and winning gold at the European championships in Hungary in 2019. 

o Captaining the GB Women's team at the U24 World Championships in Australia in 2018.

UCL sporting highlight: tbc.

Other sports played: Athletics and netball when I was younger, now I run and gym.

Brynmor Saunders

Course: Environment Science PhD (2017-2021)

Sport: Fencing

Personal Sporting Highlight: Winning BUCS Team last year

Other sports played: Football

Charlie Dart

Course: Spanish with Management (September 2019 to June 2023)

Sport: Rifle. I am in the process of setting up UCL Rifle; if you'd like to join, please reach out!

Personal sporting highlight: Placing 2nd in the 2020 British Open to gain a quota for Team GB to the 2021 US Nationals.

UCL Sporting highlight: Setting a national record (498/500) to win the 2020/21 BUCS League.

Other sports played: Running and Swimming (lower BPM helps performance behind the gun!)

Deborah Alawode

Course: MBPhD Medicine (September 2016 to August 2025)

Sport: Barbell (Weightlifting)

Personal Sporting Highlight: Holding all the British U23 Records in the Women’s -71kg Weight Category Being invited onto the GB U23 Squad (international debut pending due to COVID)

UCL Sporting Highlight: Winning the 1st ever UCL vs KCL Weightlifting Varsity in March 2020 (JUST before lockdown!)

Other sports played: Ballet, Netball (GD/GK) and Athletics (100m, 4x100m relay and Shot Put) mainly, but I was on literally every female sports team I could be on in my school, including (but not limited to) rugby, football, hockey and rounders

Edmund Flurry Lysander Grierson

Course: BSc Architecture (2nd Year)

TeamUCL Club: RAX

Sport: Orienteering/Running

Personal Sporting Highlight: Becoming British Champion of Orienteering for my first time in 2019. However, my single most impressive result was Second at the World Schools Orienteering Championships 2019 in Estonia.

Other Sports Played: Cycling

UCL Sporting Highlight: Winning two of the LUCA XC league races back to back (2021-2022) and also winning 1500m Varsity.

Georgie Elizabeth Banton
Isaac Workman

Course: MSci Pharmacology

Sport: Rowing

Personal Sporting Highlight: Representing GB at the Coupe de la Jeunesse (Junior European) Regatta 2018 and winning a gold medal. Winning at Henley Royal Regatta in 2017 & 2018.

Other sports played: Played rugby age 8-16, but stopped due to rowing commitments. Cycling and running as cross-training.

UCL Sporting Highlight: Bronze medal in Championship 4+ at BUCS regatta 2019, in my first year at university.

Janice Jin

Course: MBBS Medicine (2021-2027)

Sport: WTF Taekwondo

Personal Sporting Highlight: Representing the Swedish National team at the World Taekwondo Championships in Taipei 2018. 

Other sports played: I’ve dabbled in sports throughout my whole life, including Speed skating and football. I love strength training and CrossFit, both which I train regularly as a supplement to my Taekwondo. 

Katie Flight

Course: London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium PhD Student (2021-2025)

Sport: Ultimate Frisbee

Personal Sporting Highlight: Getting a block in the final and winning a gold medal in the 2019 European Championships

UCL Sporting Highlight: Ask me again next year please?

Other Sports Played: I kind of tried a bit of everything before landing on Ultimate! Hockey and Swimming most seriously before they both gave way to Ultimate but also, Athletics, Cross Country, Tennis, Badminton, Football and Gymnastics. 

Louis Choron

Course: MSci Physics (Sept 2020 to June 2024)

Sport: Swimming

Personal Sporting Highlight: Competing in Dubai with a junior squad, or medalling at nationals 50m back!

Other Sports Played: Used to play football before swimming took over!

Maja Swirska

Course: MBBS Medicine (September 2018 - August 2024)

Sport: Snowsports

Personal Sporting Highlight: Competing in under 18 nationals in my home country (Poland).

UCL Sporting Highlight: Winning silver in BUDS nationals in Edinburgh 19/20

Other sports played: Tennis and Basketball

Mayong Tabe

Course: LLB Law

Sport: Athletics (Long Jump)

Personal sporting highlight: Being invited to the Müller British Championships and having my name read out on the starting lineup by Greg Rutherford!

UCL sporting highlight: Soon to come!

Other sports played: Netball and Hockey

Mehar Bijral

Course: MBBS Medicine (September 2019 - July 2025)

Sport: Badminton

Personal Sporting Highlight: Winning back to back Senior County Championships as a junior player

UCL Sporting Highlight: Being part of the team that was promoted to the BUCS Premiership

Other sports played: Running

Miguel Rodriguez Ruíz

Course: Medicine (September 2016 to August 2022)

Sport: Baseball and Basketball

Personal Sporting Highlight: In Baseball I was awarded Most Outstanding Defensive Player in Europe in my first ever international tournament representing Great Britain. This was for my performance at an U12 European Baseball Tournament in Siena, Italy when I was 10.

UCL Sporting Highlight: In Basketball, with 1 second left on the clock and down by one point, I made a game-winning buzzer-beater 3 pointer vs King’s.

Other sports played: Football and Tennis

Natalya Coyle

Course: MsC in Sustainable Resources: Economics, Policy and transitions 

Sport: Modern Pentathlon

Personal sporting highlight: Qualifying for my third Olympics. 

UCL sporting highlight: Not yet!

Other sports played: Fencing National Champion 3 years running

Oskar Soulas

Course: MSci Chemistry (September 2019 - June 2023)

Sport: Swimming

Personal sporting highlight: Qualifying and competing at nationals

UCL sporting highlight: Swimming at BUCS for the first time (2019)

Other sports played: Mainly just general land training and gym work now but I used to do karate and play football when I was younger.

Pajhan Jaffari

Course: LLB Law September 2021 - June 2024

Sport: Karate (Kumite) 

Personal Sporting highlights: 

- Achieving my first England CAP at 15, and continuing to represent the country at numerous World and European Championships

- Ranking 12th in the World at Cadets 

- 4x FEW Individual European Champion

UCL Sporting highlight: I can’t wait to fight for team UCL!

Other sports played: Football and Basketball

Phoebe Charnley

Course: MSc Built Environmental: Environmental Design and Engineering (September 2021- September 2022)

Sport: Hockey 

Personal sporting highlight: Representing English Universities and winning the Home Nations in 2020 and also being rewarded Goalkeeper of the tournament. 

UCL sporting highlight: Pending ! 

Other sports played: National sailing, Tennis, Running 

Phyllida Britton

Course: PhD in Chemistry (October 2020 to October 2024)

Sport: Swimming

Personal Sporting Highlights:

o British Champion 4x100m Freestyle Relay

o Swedish Gran Prix placed 4th in the 800m Freestyle

o Chartes Golden Tour Open came 4th in 400m Freestyle

UCL Sporting Highlights:

o BUCS Champion 1500m Freestyle 2019

o BUCS Silver medallist 800m Freestyle 2019

o BUCS Champion 800m Freestyle 2020

Other sports played: Over lockdown with the closure of swimming pools, running and rowing had to supplement the aerobic fitness. I do love playing a bit of tennis too though!

Soh Rui Yong

Course: Law

Sport: Athletics

Personal sporting highlight: Winning the Southeast Asian Games Marathon gold medals for my country in 2015 and 2017. 

UCL sporting highlight: Not yet. Soon. =)

Other sports played: Is DOTA a sport?

Tara Bage

Course: iBSc Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences

Sport: Running, Athletics and Cross Country

Personal Sporting Highlight: Probably running 35:31 for 10k in January 2020.

UCL Sporting Highlight: Placing 36th at BUCS cross country in 2019!

Other sports played: When I was younger I played tennis before joining an Athletics club.

Will Sturgeon

Course: PhD Seismology (September 2017 to September 2021)

Sport: Fencing

Personal Sport Highlight: Qualifying for the Senior Great Britain Team and representing them at the highest international level.

UCL Sporting Highlight: BUCS Cup Team Champions 2020

Other sports played: Running, Tennis