Students past and present compete at Commonwealth Games

As the Commonwealth Games draw closer students both past and present from Nottingham Trent University are preparing to represent their countries on the international stage.

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Alice Loveridge will compete at the Commonwealth Games

As the Commonwealth Games draw closer, students both past and present from Nottingham Trent University are preparing to represent their countries on the international stage.

The Games begin in Glasgow on 23 July and will see nations competing in 17 different sports. Among the athletes representing their countries will be current student Alice Loveridge.

Alice, 20, is a sports scholar at Nottingham Trent University and has been selected to represent Guernsey in her sport of table tennis at the Commonwealth Games. She will be battling it out in the Scotstoun Sports Campus.

Alice, who is studying English and Creative Writing at the University's School of Arts and Humanities, said: "I'm very excited about competing in the Games. It's my second Commonwealths – I competed in Delhi – and I feel more experienced this time round so hopefully I can progress further than I did in 2010 but I think it all depends on the draw. Unfortunately we are not participating in the team event so I will be fully focused on the singles and women's doubles. I am proud to be representing my island and I hope, as always, to perform to the very best of my ability."

Her selection means Alice misses out on Nottingham Trent University Table Tennis team's selection to represent Great Britain in the European University Games in Rotterdam from 22 - 28 July.

Sporting alumni from Nottingham Trent University will also be competing in the Games. Beeston teammates Adam Dixon and Tim Whiteman have been selected to represent England Hockey.

Alex Bailey, Elite Sport Development Officer at Nottingham Trent University, said: "As a university we're really proud that these current and past sport scholars have been selected for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year. A huge congratulations to all involved and we wish them the best of luck."

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Students past and present compete at Commonwealth Games

Published on 18 July 2014
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