More scholars to fly the Team Scotland flag after Gold Coast call-ups14 February 2018
Eleven more Winning Students scholars have secured tickets to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games after being confirmed by Team Scotland at the team’s latest announcement in Glasgow.
Taking the Team Scotland squad to over 200 athletes, the announcement sees Winning Students represented in badminton, hockey and swimming with former scholars also named in the diving and cycling teams.
In badminton, men’s doubles pairing Martin Campbell and Patrick MacHugh (both Open University in Scotland) return to the team from Glasgow 2014 whilst there will be Games debuts in Gold Coast for European Junior Mixed Doubles silver medallists Eleanor O’Donnell (Open University in Scotland) and Alex Dunn (University of Strathclyde), Adam Hall (Open University in Scotland) who has enjoyed a string of tournament wins in Men’s Doubles with Dunn, and Julie MacPherson (Open University in Scotland), who played both Women’s and Mixed Double at the 2017 World Championships.
Team Scotland will also take to the field in both the Men's and Women's Hockey competitions at Gold Coast 2018, with both sides a mix of current and former Winning Students scholars. In the men’s side, Rob Harwood (University of Strathclyde) has secured a spot having impressed at the preparation camp in Spain, whilst Cameron Golden (Abertay University) is on standby as a reserve. Meanwhile, Millie Brown (University of Glasgow), Katie Robertson (Abertay University) and Charlotte Watson (University of Dundee) have all been named in the women’s squad after some strong performances during the squad’s own preparations in Gran Canaria. Watson’s fellow Dundee scholar, Karin Belch, will also be heading to Australia as a travelling reserve.
Scottish Hockey CEO David Sweetman said, “We’re incredibly proud to announce such exciting hockey squads for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, and I’d like to offer my congratulations to all the athletes selected. This announcement is a great testament to all the hard work and dedication shown by each athlete in the squads.
“Our players and staff are fantastic ambassadors for hockey. We look forward to cheering them on as they compete in Australia and we wish the whole of Team Scotland the very best of luck for April’s Games.”
Elsewhere in the Team Scotland squad, University of Glasgow Olympian, Camilla Hattersley, has been added to the swimming team and will compete at her second Commonwealth Games following her debut in Glasgow.
Winning Students selected to represent their respective countries at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games so far:
37 former WS graduates have also been selected to compete at the Games.