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Gifted Athlete Scholarship Programme

Gifted Athletes

What is it?

The University's Gifted Athlete Scholarship Programme helps students combine academic study with sport by offering support to compete at the highest level. Scholars work with experts from our Sport and Exercise Sciences Department to create personalised training and also receive:

  •  Financial Support*
  • Access to the gym facilities at the Tudor Hale Centre for Sport
  • A bespoke SPRU (Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Unit) support programme
  • Administrative support from SU Sport
  • SU Sports Federation membership
  • GASP Branded kit

*Level of Financial support dependant on recruitment to programme

Who should apply

Consideration for the Gifted Athletes will be given to all candidates who can demonstrate:

  • Regional, national, or international standard in their sport or show strong evidence of future outstanding potential,
  • Fulfil the normal entry requirements for the course for which you are applying or are currently studying,
  • Be committed to playing a full part in the University and, wherever possible, be prepared to represent us in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions.

How to Apply

Please visit www.ucsu.org/gasp for further information and the online application form

Contact Us

Adam Sewell on 01243 816324 or A.Sewell@chi.ac.uk

Former Gifted Athletes

​Jedidiah Amoako-Ackah

Jedidiah Amoako-Ackah

  • Track cyclist
  • Competed for Ghana at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
  • Ghana’s first ever track cyclist competitor
  • Studying for a degree in Sports Therapy

Noelle Finch

Noelle Finch

 

  • Windsurfer
  • Part of the British Sailing Team, and an U19 European Champion in 2013
  • Represents Great Britain at International Women's level
  • Studying for a degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Tom Scott

Tom Scott

  • Olympic class sailor
  • Member of Royal Yachting Association national squad
  • Ranked eighth-place youth boy
  • Studying for a degree in Business Studies and Finance

Michaela Lamport

Michaela Lamport

  • Karateka
  • Junior world champion in karate
  • Won silver in SEKU Kata world championships in 2013
  • Studying for a degree in Sports Therapy

Victoria Payne

Victoria Payne

  • Olympic class sailor
  • Part of the British Sailing Team
  • First 49erFX Youth Team in the UK
  • Finished ninth in the World Junior Championships
  • Studying for a degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Alex Barbary

Alex Barbary

  • Basketball player
  • University of Chichester basketball captain
  • Plays for Worthing Thunder and South East England
  • Studying for a degree in Sports Development and Management

James Sanderson

James Sanderson

  • Swimmer
  • Competed for Gibraltar at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
  • Named Gibraltar junior sports personality of the year in 2012
  • Studying for a degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Amber-Rose Longhurst

Amber-Rose Longhurst

  • Tchoukball player
  • Played for Team GB at the 2014 European Championships
  • Named best youth female in 2014
  • Studying for a degree in PE and Sports Coaching

Joanna Spannagl

Johanna Spannagl

  • Triathlete
  • Recently finished first in the Brownlee and Chichester triathlons
  • Studying for a degree in Sports Studies

Bernie Spannagl

Bernie Spannagl

  • Triathlete
  • Finished second in the Junior European Cup in 2014
  • Studying for a degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences

 

Megan Martinez

Megan Martinez

  • Basketball and netball player
  • Plays for both Gibraltar national basketball and netball teams
  • Captained at the European Championships in 2014
  • Studying for a degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology