The LSE Sports Ambassador programme recognises and rewards exceptional sporting talent, sportsmanship and leadership amongst our students.
It aims to support and develop students who are high-level athletes in any recognised sport to pursue their chosen sporting career and develop sport leadership skills.
By becoming an LSE Sports Ambassador you will be representing the LSE sporting community on campus and beyond. For 2017-18, the programme will include two tiers of Sports Ambassador to represent a wider variety of high-level sport at LSE: Elite Performance and High Performance ambassadors will typically represent their country at international level, be involved in a national development squad or trialling process.
Grants of varying sizes will also help successful applicants with training, equipment, travel and tournament registration costs.
- Molly Tinker confirmed in surrey storm under 21 squad
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Hello! My name is Cate O’Leary, and I am a General Course student studying Economics at LSE. Two years ago, I joined the women’s rowing team at Georgetown University (an NCAA Division I sports team) without any prior experience. I have competed in the top Varsity Eight for the past two years, placing 5th in the Patriot League Championships in 2016 and 4th in 2017. I was also chosen to represent Georgetown at the 2016 Head of the Charles. Once I arrived in London, I began rowing with the University of London Boat Club. After a successful fall season racing at Head of the River Fours and Rutherford Head, I look forward to competing in the upcoming spring and summer regattas. When I return to the United States to finish my last year of university, I plan to trial for the national team.
I will be collaborating with Kathryn Barnhill and Jowita Mieszkowska, two of my teammates at ULBC who also serve as LSE Sports Ambassadors, to create a day program which introduces underserved children in London to a variety of sports. We recognize sports as powerful means to build community, and we hope to highlight disciplines the kids may not have the opportunity to try otherwise. In addition, I will compose a letter to future General Course students to encourage them to pursue their sport while in London and explain what resources are available to them.
I am a member of the Singapore Men's National Basketball Team and most recently participated in the Hong Kong Super Cup 2016 featuring teams from countries like India, USA and China. I am currently also a member of the LSE Men's Basketball First Team, and aim to win the BUCS South Eastern Cup 2018.
I am organising a varsity game to foster a more competitive environment for university teams in London playing in different leagues.
Athletics and Running
I have been competing in athletics at national level, that is participating in the cross country and track and field national championships since 2013. I have also had the chance to run for France in October 2016. I am aiming for a top 5 in the nationals and being selected into the French national team for another event.
I am aiming to raise funds for a charity by organising a race, at LSE, at Lincoln's Inn Field. The goal for participants during this event will be to do as many laps as possible during one hour. They will have to find sponsors that will agree to give them a certain amount of money per lap completed. The goal of this event is really to show how sport can be used to help those in need.
- Surrey Storm U21's - current
- Cumberland Premier Team - current
- Yorkshire Jets NPL U19's
I'm running a joint project with Chantelle Fernandes to get more people watching women's sport - we're going to be televising games in tuns as well as organising tickets and transport to watch games live in London.
Having played both nationally and internationally in previous years, my current focus is helping to maintain the Women's Basketball team's status in Division 2 having just gained promotion last season. However, in the future I hope to return to playing national league basketball.
I'm teaming my with Molly Tinker to promote and encourage more people to get involved in watching professional women's games in various sports. We plan to get as many people along to watch games televised in the SU as well as organise trips to watch games live in London.