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    PARTY TIME AS COLLEGE STAR BRINGS OLYMPIC MEDAL HOME

    August 29th, 2012

    COMING home could hardly have been sweeter for Loughborough College’s Olympic bronze medal hockey star Nicola White.

     Friends, family, former teachers and coaches were among 80 well wishers who greeted the popular member of Team GB’s women’s hockey side outside her Littleborough home to welcome back the bronze winning hockey star.

    Nicola, a former pupil at Hulme Grammar School in Oldham, said: “I had no idea that my mum had planned a homecoming party for me.”When I saw all my family, friends, coaches and all the people that have helped me I couldn’t believe it.  One of the first things I’d planned to do when I got back was to hold a party but my mum had already done it all.”

    She is now planning to continue studying for a sports science degree at Loughborough College next month and has her sights firmly set on representing Great Britain again at the 2016 Olympics in Rio in Brazil. She added: “It’s still only just begun to sink in that I won at Olympic medal. It had always been my dream to be an Olympian and to win a medal and I’ve achieved that. Playing hockey is my dream job and I’ve got no intention of stopping doing that.”

    OLYMPIC ‘BUBBLE’ WAS LIKE ANOTHER WORLD

    August 22nd, 2012

     MEDAL-WINNING Loughborough College student Nicola White has revealed the athletes themselves have been taken by surprise by public reaction to Team GB’s magnificent performances at London 2012.

     “We had immense support,” says the 24-year-old, who helped Team GB’s women’s hockey team to an historic bronze medal. “People who’d never played hockey in their life were stopping to talk to me in the Olympic Park.”

     Nicola spoke during the Olympic Games of how the team were inspired by enthusiastic backing at the Riverbank Arena but that the competitors didn’t really get the whole picture.

     “It’s really weird to hear how massive it’s been. We were sort of aware, but it’s like being in a bubble being at the Olympics. It’s another world.”

     Nicola is due to return to her studies at Loughborough College next month but is now planning a well-earned holiday with her mother.

    WE MUST REACH OUR GOLDEN GOAL IN RIO

    August 22nd, 2012

     LOUGHBOROUGH College’s London 2012 bronze medallist Nicola White has spoken of the heartbreak and the ecstasy that Team GB went through in the drama-filled women’s hockey tournament.

    The 24-year-old was delighted to clinch a medal when she produced a good individual display in Team GB’s 3-1 victory over New Zealand but has vowed to go for gold in Rio in 2016 as she believes they could so easily have done even better.

     “It was heart-breaking to lose the semi-final,” she said. “I strongly believe we were better than Argentina in that game. Decisions didn’t go in our favour and there’s not much you can do about that. When you lose the semi final, you readjust your goals – I’m very happy to have won a bronze medal – we deserved a medal, it’s been a long programme to get here.

    “I hope I’m still involved in Rio. I really, really want a gold medal. We’ve managed to hold onto our funding so I’m sure we can go for the title next time.

    “Both Argentina and The Netherlands are running scared of us because they know what we can do.”

    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.”

    NICOLA WHITE’S YEAR OUT HAS BEEN FULLY REWARDED

    August 10th, 2012

    NICOLA WHITE will return to her studies in a few weeks time knowing that the decision to concentrate full time on Great Britain’s bid to create history in the women’s hockey at London 2012 has been fully vindicated.

    The Slough player, now 24, had just experienced an injury-ridden and disappointing season that put a question mark about her involvement in the tournament.

    But she never forgot her Loughborough College friends as she put her nose down and worked her way back to full form and fitness.

    She was a regular visitor to our Loughborough Flames: Lighting the Way programme festivals and when Flames won two major podium awards there she was in an impromptu capacity to join in the celebrations.

    Nicola said she had harboured a dream of competing in an Olympic Games since her early years. She even briefly considered changing her field of expertise to athletics to give her a better chance of success.

    Bronze in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi two years ago inspired hopes that Team GB were good enough to go all the way in London. They reached the final of a Champions Trophy for the first time in January before being outclassed 1-0 by Argentina.

    It was the same opposition who finally ended Great Britain’s dream of gold with a well deserved 2-1 victory at the semi final stage.

    Nicola and the rest of the team took it hard, but responded in just the right way. She produced her best individual performance in the bronze medal match against New Zealand as Team GB blew away the cobwebs with a convicting 3-1 success.

    The future’s very bright for Nicola White. Now she can resume her course at Loughborough College knowing the last 12 months of sacrifice has been all worthwhile.