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    GUY KEEN TO INSPIRE ON ROAD TO GLASGOW

    November 29th, 2012

    SPEEDY Scot Guy Learmonth is relishing the prospect of running on home soil in the 2014 Commonwealth Games – and intends to inspire as many local youngsters as possible along the way.

     The 19-year-old Loughborough College sports management student narrowly missed out on qualifying for London 2012 but has already posted an 800m qualifying time for Glasgow and says: “There’s already such a buzz about 2014 with everyone back home so excited about the Games.

     “It’s already a big part of my life as an ambassador for 2014 working on creating a lasting legacy from London 2012.”

     Guy teamed up with fellow College student Nicola White, a bronze medallist with Team GB’s women’s hockey team, to help provide youngsters from Loughborough’s Church of England, Mountfields and Boothwood schools with a memorable morning at today’s Flames Festival at Loughborough University.

     “It’s something I’ve really enjoyed since the College’s Elite Sport Education Officer Chris McGeorge approached me about becoming involved a couple of years ago,” he said.  “It’s great to see the smiling faces of the children and to share some of my experience. People have invested a lot of time and effort in getting me this far – this is one way of giving something back.”

    TOMMY GODWIN WAS ‘ROLE MODEL SPORTSMAN’

    November 5th, 2012

    OLYMPIC legend Tommy Godwin had a very big impact on the lives of young people through his partnership with Loughborough College, Elite sport education officer Chris McGeorge said today.

     Godwin passed away in a hospice on Saturday but McGeorge says the values he communicated principally through his role as an ambassador for the Flames: Lighting the Way programme will be among his lasting legacies.

     “Tommy had an almost unique ability to talk with people of all ages,” he said. “He was so charismatic that people took to him very quickly.  If there was ever a true role model sportsman, it was Tommy. He lived the Paralympic and Olympic Games that we are seeking to pass to today’s young people.”

     Highlighting the way Tommy, a double bronze medallist at the London 1948 Olympics, provided a link with the past came in September 2011 when he was awarded an honorary degree alongside College student and world champion swimmer Liam Tancock, who was graduating as he was preparing for London 2012.

     McGeorge added: “We were fully aware of Tommy’s illness prior to London 2012 and it meant so much to him to see the Olympics come back to home soil 64 years on. He was heavily involved in the build-up including the opening of the velodrome, presented medals to Sir Chris Hoy at the test event, carried the Olympic torch and was there both at the opening ceremony and several of the events.

     “He lived to see his dream come true. Now we must do our very best to create a lasting legacy for him at Loughborough College, a place he began to treat as his second home in his last few years.

     

    “Our thoughts will continue to be with his daughter Kay and son-in-law Richard who have also become friends of the College at this desperately sad time.  Our consolation is that it was a privilege to have known and shared time with Tommy.”

    COLLEGE WILL SEEK FITTING LEGACY FOR TOMMY

    November 5th, 2012

    ELITE sport education officer Chris McGeorge says Loughborough College will look to create a fitting legacy after losing one of its best friends when Olympic legend Tommy Godwin passed away at the weekend.

     The double bronze medallist from London 1948, who won so many hearts in Loughborough during his last three years, would have been celebrating his 92nd birthday today.

     McGeorge said: “Our time with Tommy was very precious and I know it meant a lot to him too – he came to regard the College almost like a second home. We met him whilst taking our student volunteers to a sports hall event at the National Indoor Arena in 2009 with the 1948 Olympic torch. Tommy introduced himself and showed us his medals from the historic event.

     “We were looking to teach Olympic and Paralympic values and here was someone who genuinely lived by them. Tommy inspired many people of all ages he came into contact with, becoming a Flames ambassador and also receiving an honorary degree.”

     McGeorge says the College will now seek to work with Tommy’s family, including daughter Kay and son-in-law Richard to ensure he is always remembered.

     “There will be another trip to the Olympic Museum in Lausanne to donate Tommy’s Olympic vest from 1948 as he wished – but we will also be considering what to do locally.

     “I can honestly say Tommy’s values will always live on.”

     

    LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE STUDENT BIDS FOR TENNIS GLORY

    August 30th, 2012

    LOUGHBOROUGH College student David Phillipson begins his bid for glory in the Wheelchair Tennis at the Paralympic Games on Saturday, looking to add to Paralympic GB’s pedigree in the sport.

     The 23-year-old is one of four men selected to play in the tournament alongside Gordon Reid, Marc McCarroll and Alex Jewitt,.

     History suggests Paralympics GB will be competitive with Peter Norfolk having twice won gold and Jayant Mistry, the British number one for 15 years before his retirement in 2007, having taken part in four Paralympics.

     Phillipson, ranked three in Britain, showed his class with a good run in the Nottingham Open earlier this summer. He has been studying for a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport at Loughborough College.

     Chris McGeorge, the College’s Elite sport education officer, said: “David is yet another young Loughborough College star who has made great progress in time for London 2012. We wish him and our other students representing Paralympics GB all possible good fortune.”

     

     

    COLLEGE TRIO CELEBRATE A GREAT DAY – BUT NO SECOND CHANCE FOR SARAH

    August 10th, 2012

    LOUGHBOROUGH College celebrations are continuing at the Riverbank Arena after former student Liam Tancock and Elite Sport education officer Chris McGeorge cheered Nicola White on to our second bronze medal of London 2012.

    Tancock, whose own hopes of landing a medal were dashed when he finished fifth in the 100m backstroke, sat alongside McGeorge as White produced a fine display to help Great Britain defeat New Zealand 3-1 and win their first Olympic medal since 1992.

    Nicola’s success followed high jumper Robbie Grabarz sharing a bronze earlier in the week – but they will not be joined by Taekwondo ace Sarah Stevenson who is now out of the -67kg category after her American conqueror was beaten this afternoon.

    McGeorge said: “It’s been a great afternoon for Team GB and Loughborough College. It was great to see the team play the way they did and Nicola’s first half, in particular, was great. Liam is in good spirits after his disappointment and that’s important. All our athletes have done brilliantly to get here and represent GB at such an historic occasion.

    “I’d also like to highlight Daniel Fogg in the Open Water marathon – what a fantastic swim that was to finish fifth.”