Seven students who play their sport at county level and above have been selected for the Team Staffs Sports Elite scholarship – worth an estimated £6,000 a year.
The scholarships are designed to support talented athletes while they balance their study with the rigours of training and competition. Successful athletes are entitled to free access to all University sports facilities, free strength and conditioning training, access to the specialist Sport Science testing facilities, and treatment from the injury and rehabilitation clinic, as well as performance workshops covering areas such as nutrition, lifestyle, and performance psychology.
Stoke-on-Trent squash player, Roxy Keshvarz, 21, has been selected for Team Staffs Elite. The BA (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science student, who is taking part in the National Squash Championships next month, said: “It’s a great opportunity. It’s great for me to play squash and to be at University as well. The strength and conditioning and the nutrition will be really beneficial as it’s specific to me and that will really help me to improve.”
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