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Six emerging archers selected for World University Games 12/07/2017

Six elite archery students from six separate institutions have been selected to represent Team GBR at this year’s World University Games in Chinese Taipei, 19 – 30th August.

Held biennially in major cities across the globe, the World University Games (WUGS) sees athletes come together to compete across 22 sports with the Summer Universiade the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympics.

Representing the likes of Nottingham, Staffordshire, Edinburgh, Warwick, Derby and Birmingham – the athletes have been selected in conjunction with Archery GB. 

Amongst the contingent and currently on the Archery GB Talent Confirmation Programme, is a Jack Masefield of the University of Derby. After attending the World University Archery Championships in Mongolia in 2016, Masefield was also selected to attend the Rio Olympics, as part of the Team GB Ambitions Programme – allowing athletes who are en-route to Tokyo 2020, to experience the Olympic environment.

The team also includes 2014 World University Championships (WUC) team bronze medallist Ashe Morgan. Morgan, who studies at Birmingham, has also represented Team GBR at the last World University Games in Gwangju in 2015.

Reaching second in the GB national rankings and winning the national outdoor championships in 2016, University of Warwick Chemistry student Tom Hall, also travelled to the World University Championships in Mongolia in 2016 and the World University Games in 2015.

The GB archery team will join almost 10,000 participants from over 170 countries expected to compete at the Games – with the overall Great Britain delegation to reach over 160.

To be eligible, athletes must also be studying towards a degree or diploma at a university or similar institute – or have finished study in the year preceding the Games.

The full archery team set to compete at the World University Games in Taipei is as follows:

Rebecca 

Blewett

University of Nottingham

Compound

Andrew

Brooks

Staffordshire University

Compound

Hope

Greenwood

University of Edinburgh

Compound

Thomas

Hall

University of Warwick

Recurve

Jack

Masefield

University of  Derby

Recurve

Ashe

Morgan

University of Birmingham

Recurve


The team will be led by team leader and coach Roy Nash.

About Team GBR and the World University Games

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS), the national governing body for High Education (HE) sport, is responsible for delivering Great Britain representative teams in the worldwide international university sporting programme.

Over 100 athletes will represent the GB team in 12 sports including: archery, athletics, women’s football, golf, women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, men’s and women’s water polo and weightlifting.

Follow the team selections over the coming months, following the hashtags #WUGSGB and #TargetGREATNESS

For more information visit bucs.org.uk/taipei

 

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