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26 July 2022

Host of Sheffield Hallam athletes selected for Commonwealth Games 2022

GB Boxing’s Lewis Richardson is amongst a host of Sheffield Hallam University students and alumni set to compete at the Commonwealth Games, which open in Birmingham this week (Thursday 28 July)

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Lewis is a 2022 European Championships boxing silver medallist and studies for a part-time master’s degree in sports business management at Hallam. He joins 13 other students and graduates from the University, including: 

  • Jade O’Dowda, representing Team England in heptathlon 
  • Anna McCauley, representing Team Northern Ireland in heptathlon  
  • Kate O’Connor, representing Team Northern Ireland in heptathlon 
  • Adam Hague, representing Team England in pole vault (alumnus) 
  • Jay Lelliot, representing Team England in swimming (200 butterfly and 200m backstroke) 
  • Joe Litchfield, representing Team England in swimming (400IM) (alumnus) 
  • Charlotte Moore, representing Team England in wheelchair basketball (alumna) 
  • Jude Hamer, representing Team Scotland in wheelchair basketball (alumna) 
  • Brendan Creed, representing Team England in hockey (alumnus) 
  • Liam Ansell, representing Team England in hockey (alumnus) 
  • Phil Roper, representing Team England in hockey (alumnus) 
  • David Goodfield, representing Team England in hockey (alumnus) 
  • Gareth Furlong, representing Team Wales in hockey (alumnus) 

Lewis said: “I’m really excited for the upcoming Commonwealth Games – it's a real honour to represent my country at such a prestigious event, made even better with it being in England! I’m ready to make the nation, including all at Sheffield Hallam, proud!” 

The student athletes are part of Sheffield Hallam’s Performance Athlete Support Programme, which provides up to £3,000 of support to allow talented students to balance university life whilst achieving their sporting potential. 

Jordan Butler, sport development performance co-ordinator at Sheffield Hallam University, said: “We are really excited for this year's Commonwealth Games. It is fantastic to see so many of our current students and alumni representing the Home nations and flying the Team Hallam flag on a global scale. It is a great testament to our athletes’ hard work and determination to have reached the Games. It also shows the University’s dedication to supporting elite athletes with their dual careers and supporting them to reach their sporting goals. We are looking forward to seeing the Games begin and seeing what our students can achieve on one of the biggest stages – and hopefully we might some medals.” 

The Commonwealth Games takes place every four years and involves athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. 

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