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    ORGANISER Nicola Wells today revealed Loughborough College will be holding follow-up events in 2013 following yesterday’s record-breaking third annual Health and Wellbeing Fair.
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    LONDON 2012 bronze medallist Nicola White opened today’s third annual Health and Wellbeing Fair at Loughborough College - then went in search of some tips of her own.

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    ‘EVERY ATHLETE’S DREAM’ SAYS NICOLA

    November 29th, 2012

    NICOLA WHITE stepped into the shoes of former Loughborough College student Sarah Stevenson today to read the Olympic athletes’  oath.

     The history-making Taekwondo star, 29, now a College sports ambassador, read the words on the biggest stage of all at the Olympic Games opening ceremony at London 2012 a few months ago.

     Nicola, 24, sporting her bronze medal won with Team GB’s women’s hockey team, welcomed  120 youngsters from Loughborough’s Church of England, Mountfields and Boothwood schools to the latest Flames Festival staged at the Netball Centre at Loughborough University.

     She told them: “London 2012 was great.  It’s every athlete’s dream to play in a home Olympics in front of friends and family. One of the best things of all was meeting so many people – in particular Mo Farreh, who is someone I have always put on a pedestal. He was really genuine and a great guy.”

     Now backing playing top class hockey for Premier Division high-flyers Leicester Ladies, Nicola added: “I’m trying to get young people involved in sport and to be physically active.”

     Boothwood School learning support assistant Carole Chamberlain summed up: “I went to Flames last year and I think the programme is brilliant. The most exciting thing of all for the children is to actually see someone who has won an Olympic medal.”

    OLYMPIC STAR NICOLA WHITE GLAD TO BE BACK

    November 29th, 2012

    LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE’S Olympic bronze medallist Nicola White says she’s delighted to be playing top flight hockey again – and looking forward to a big date for new club Leicester Ladies this weekend.

     The 24-year-old, a key part of the Team GB squad which helped put women’s hockey back on the map at London 2012, has now played half-a-dozen games for the Premier League club after her transfer from Slough and says: “I’m not back to full match fitness yet, but I’m enjoying it and the team is going well. It’s brilliant to be with Leicester as we have a good team and I also want to keep my travelling down before the World Cup qualifiers for England in June.

     “Currently we’re in second place with a home match against the leaders Canterbury on Saturday. That’s a game we’re all looking forward to.”

     Nicola, who has won an amazing 83 caps for England and Great Britain combined, enjoyed a break from the sport after her London 2012 heroics but has been kept busy by attending more than 30 public engagements, including a link up with the British Heart Foundation that has seen her attending events as far apart as Hartlepool and Cornwall. She has also been settling into her new role as a live-in mentor at the College’s Elite Athlete Performance Centre.

     One of the special guests at today’s Loughborough Flames: Lighting the Way festival at Loughborough University, she said: “It’s amazing how much fitness you lose by having four weeks off – the pain in my legs now I’m on the way back highlights that. It’s good to be playing again and I’m getting there.

     “The World Cup is the next big event on the international front as we look to build on our bronze medal in Argentina in 2010. “

    NICOLA WHITE CLOSING IN ON OLYMPIC HISTORY

    August 3rd, 2012

     NICOLA WHITE is on the verge of a semi final place with Team GB’s women’s hockey side at London 2012 after a comfortable 3-0 group victory over Belgium last night.

     The Loughborough College student, a goalscorer in the 5-3 victory over South Korea, described the partisan support among the 7,000 fans at the Riverbank Arena as being ‘like an extra person’ as they moved to within a point of a guaranteed spot in the last four.

     Ashleigh Ball put Team GB ahead after the Belgians had enjoyed a series of early escapes before a wonder goal by Laura Bartlett eased any remaining nerves.

     Team GB now face China tomorrow before the group decider with the Netherlands on Monday.

     Nicola and the squad are closing in on Olympic history. Should they win their probable semi final tie that would surpass the bronze medal won in 1992.

    VICTORY WOULD EASE PRESSURE FOR NICOLA WHITE

    August 2nd, 2012

    LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE hockey star Nicola White will be hoping that Team GB can take another big stride towards the semi finals at London 2012 tonight.

     White, on target with her first Olympic goal as Team GB defeated South Korea 5-3 two days ago, is looking for her team to make it three qualifying victories out of three by defeating Belgium (7pm).

     Team GB kicked off their campaign with a convincing 4-0 success over Japan and are hot favourites to progress further in the competition.

     White warned about the challenge of combating tiredness as the gruelling schedule takes shape and another success tonight should ease some of the pressure off the hosts.

    COLLEGE CAN MAKE IT EXTRA SWEET 17 AT LONDON 2012

    June 26th, 2012

    CHRIS McGEORGE is keeping his fingers crossed Loughborough College will have  SEVENTEEN competitors booked for London 2012 by next week.

     Nick McCormick and Martyn Rooney’s triumphs at the Aviva Olympic trials boosted the representation of current and former College students to 14 with the elite sport education and welfare officer confident sprinters James Dasalou and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey will join them in the next few days.

     “It’s a fantastic tribute to Loughborough College and our place in the sporting world,” says McGeorge. “To take part in London 2012 is brilliant, but we also have genuine medal contenders among Loughborough athletes in both the Olympics and Paralympics. When you also consider Dan Headley’s achievement in being selected as a Boccia official for the Paralympics and students carrying the Olympic torch, Loughborough College is at he forefront of things once again.

     The full Loughborough College London 2012 Roll of Honour (so far) reads:

     Olympic Games: Sarah Stevenson, Taekwondo; Liam Tancock, Lizzie Simmonds, Fran Halsall, Melanie Nocher, Daniel Fogg, Joe Roebuck, all swimmers; Nicola White, women’s hockey; Nick McCormick, Martyn Rooney,  Lucy Hall, Adeline Gouenon athletics;

     Paralympic Games: Libby Clegg, athletics; Aaron McKibbin, table tennis; Dan Headley, Boccia official; David Phillipson, wheelchair tennis