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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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    SO MUCH TO LEARN AT LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE HEALTH FAIR

    December 11th, 2012

    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.

     For, although the Loughborough College student has won 89 international hockey caps and was a member of Team GB’s history-making side at the Olympic Games, she admits she is still learning.

     “You never know it all,” she said. “Going round the stands at this event, you do find out things. There’s probably at least one valuable extra piece of information I could take away from each one.”

     Long queues of people streamed into the Radmoor Sports Hall for an event focusing on health issues, including alcohol awareness and safety.

     Among the many stallholders was NHS development worker Meeta Madhani who was promoting an important message about responsible drinking during the festive season.

     She said: “Nobody is seeking to take away people’s enjoyment but it is better health-wise to be a social drinker than a dependent one. The problem is we tend to think in terms of pints and measures rather than units. You will feel a lot better if you drink responsibly, thinking ahead about how you are going to get home, rather than going mad.

     “Binge drinking can lead to unwise sex, violence and other issues of poor judgement.”

    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.”

    STANDING OVATION AS COLLEGE STUDENT RECEIVES SURPRISE AWARD

    November 27th, 2012

    Loughborough College student and Olympic medallist Nicola White admits she was overwhelmed by the reaction of guests at the Pride of Loughborough Awards when it was announced there was to be a special prize honouring her achievements in this summer’s Games.

    “I couldn’t believe it when everyone wasn’t only clapping but they were also getting to their feet as I made my way to the stage. It was so special to see that and to be presented with an award for doing the thing I love,” said Nicola, on the right of this picture, who won bronze as part of the GB Women’s Hockey team.

    In her final year of her BSc in Applied Sports Science and mentor at Loughborough College’s unique Elite Athlete Performance Centre Nicola added, “I could not have done any of it without Loughborough College’s support and I am so grateful for that. The College’s students and former students played a massive part in the Games and it is obviously great to see that recognized.
    “The minute the Olympics were mentioned you could feel the buzz. That spirit is still there. I feel honoured to be an Olympian, to have achieved my dream. I haven’t come down from the high of it all. It is brilliant.”

    It was a bumper night for Loughborough College with students Amy Turlington and Kellie Chetwynd also winning Carer of the Year and Student of the Year respectively. Nicola’s team mate Laura Unsworth (pictured left) was also honoured with a special award.

    Oak FM’s Pride of Loughborough Awards were hosted by the station’s Ian Ison and Mark Rowley and were sponsored by East Midlands Airport.

    COLLEGE ACE NICOLA WHITE JOINS LEICESTER FOR NEW SEASON

    September 12th, 2012

    OLYMPIC MEDALLIST Nicola White has a new team as well as a new home to look forward to as she tackles ‘the limbo period’ after the excitement of London 2012.

    The 24-year-old Loughborough College student , who fulfilled her Olympic dream by being part of the bronze medal winning Team GB women’s hockey side, collected the keys to her room at the College’s new £1m Elite Athlete Performance Centre today and looked forward to a new start on the field with Leicester.

    She said: “It does feel like a limbo period after London 2012 and, no, I didn’t want it to ever end. I was always going to come back to Loughborough College to complete the final year of my degree and I’ve now got a new role as a mentor in the house.

    “Like all the other Team GB players, I’m taking as long as I feel right off the field before tackling the new season. It’ll probably before a few weeks yet before I play although the league season starts this weekend.  I’m delighted to have joined Leicester who were second in the Premier Division last season and have a team packed with GB players including Chloe Rogers, Hannah McCleod, Anne Panter and Crista Cullen along with some leading juniors.

    “One reason for the move is also geographical. I don’t want to travel too much this year before joining up with the international squad again in April. We have World Cup qualifiers in June but just now Rio seems too far away to really take on board.”

     

    OLYMPIAN NICOLA WHITE LOVES CHANGES AT EAPC

    September 12th, 2012

    OLYMPIC Games medallist Nicola White collected the keys to her room at Loughborough College’s new £1m Elite Athlete Performance Centre today and said: “The difference is amazing.”

     White, 24, a key part of Team GB women’s hockey team who won bronze at London 2012, has returned to Loughborough to complete the final year of her BSc in Applied Sports Science and is set for a challenging new role in the same building she lived in when she first came to College in 2006.

     She told College News: “I lived in the attic when it was the old Gables. At that time it was quite rundown and lopsided and I moved out after a year. Returning now and seeing what has been done with it is amazing.

     “I’m looking forward to being based here for a year and also my new role as a mentor. It’s something the College discussed with me earlier in the year. It’ll be interesting to be able to pass on some of what I’ve learned as an elite athlete over the past few years. The EAPC is a great concept. Sixteen and 17 is a very important age where many stop playing their sport. This gives them the opportunity to carry on as well as further their education at the College.”