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Alex Clements - Football Scholar

Alex Clements  

Sport: Football

Academic course: Law LLB (Senior Status)  

Hometown/Nationality: Canadian

Best sporting achievement/personal best: OCAA Provincial Defensive Player of the Year, 2018

CCAA National Bronze Medalist, 2018

League1Ontario Champion, 2019

2021/22 goal in sport: To advance my knowledge of the sport, discover new game strategies and broaden my skill sets.

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? I missed the competition the most. There is nothing quite like stepping on a field surrounded by your teammates, all with the same common goal of defeating the opposition.

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? Kent is renowned for its excellent law program. By choosing to study at Kent I have the opportunity to receive an exemplary education, play high level sport and live in the beautiful city of Canterbury. I am most looking forward to playing in the BUCS league, as last year we were unable to do so.

Lola Durojaiye

Lola Durojaiye    

Sport: Football

Academic course: Journalism

Hometown: London

Best sporting achievement/personal best: One of my best sporting achievements would be becoming Managers Player in the 2020/2021 season at Leyton Orient U18’s, before progressing as one of the first signings in the building of the new women’s first team at the club.

2021/22 goal in sport: To become a more mature player as I will get a first-hand experience of what women’s professional football will be like and whether I can exceed the expectations of those around me to present myself as an intelligent player who studies the game well.

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? What I missed the most during lockdown was being able to train in a match like setting. Shot stopping I think was the main problem that I couldn’t overcome so I just had to make sure that I didn’t lose any muscle build and remained fit enough for when we were allowed to return.

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? What attracted me to study at Kent was how close it was to London, as well as the quality of teaching they have for my course, alongside their very own radio station.

Jessica Gray

Jessica Gray    

Sport: Football

Academic course: Ancient History

Hometown/Nationality: Cambridge

Best sporting achievement/personal best: Signed Professionally with London City Lionesses/Winning UKC Varsity 2020

2021/22 goal in sport: Play in the Women’s Championship League, Help London City Lionesses reach the Women’s Super League

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? Both of my seasons last year with the Uni First Team and with the London City Lionesses Academy Team were cancelled.

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? I love Canterbury and really admire the Unis Sporting Values. I look forward to another great year and a successful football season! 

Stephanie Harrow

Stephanie Harrow     

Sport: Football

Academic course: Sport therapy and rehabilitation

Hometown/Nationality: British

Best sporting achievement/personal best: 

  • Playing for West Ham academy under 21s WSL
  • Jack Petchey in sport
  • Sport leader/sport captain
  • Manager player/player players trophies
  • 4 ½ A-levels BTEC and CTEC export for person with dyslexia 

2021/22 goal in sport: To get back into the WSL academy league or further also would like to achieve getting my coaching level one

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? Gym sessions. Socialising with team members and new members to come

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? I would like to help people in the future this course would be a perfect opportunity for me as I was very intrigued and fascinated with muscle tears and broken bones

I am looking forward to meeting that I could learn from 

Amy Haynes

Amy Haynes

Sport: Football

Academic course: Sport and Exercise Science

Hometown/Nationality: British

Best sporting achievement/personal best: Winning the national cup final in 2017 representing Kent and facing Arsenal Women FC in the FA cup aged 18 with Gillingham Women.

2021/22 goal in sport: I aim to further my football experience with Gillingham Women and have a successful year in the league and cup competitions.

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? Being able to play and train weekly with my teammates.

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? Being able to study close to home at a well-reviewed university.

I am most looking forward to meeting people that I share common interests with and representing the university in the women’s football team. 

Anna Marfuad

Anna Marfuad    

Sport: Football

Academic course: Wildlife Conservation

Hometown/Nationality: British

Best sporting achievement/personal best: Sports Woman of the Year, Dulwich College Singapore – Football 2021

Trialist for Indonesian National team 2018

Southeast Asian Student Activities Conference (SEASAC) Football -Bronze medal winner

2021/22 goal in sport: I aspire to further develop my skills and my knowledge of the sport, now at a higher playing level. 

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? I missed being able to play with my teammates and enjoy the sport with others. It was also difficult to develop my in-game skills as I couldn’t train in a match environment. 

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? I was attracted to Kent as its wildlife conservation course is one of the best in the UK and offers a range of practical fieldwork opportunities. Outside of my academics, I am looking forward to representing the UKC Women’s football team and learning from its experienced players. 

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