Hannah Harvey

Hannah Harvey 

Sport: Hockey

Academic course: Biomedical Science

Hometown: Ramsgate

Best sporting achievement/personal best: My debut for Wales U23 v Ireland in Belfast July 2021

My debut playing for Canterbury Hockey Club Ladies 1st team in 2019

Representing Canterbury Hockey Club in the U18 National Indoor Hockey Finals

2021/22 goal in sport: Continue to represent Wales with the ultimate goal of making the senior women’s team. I also hope to be an integral player for Canterbury 1s and 2s

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? The team spirit, fun and motivation that comes with playing a match and training together.

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? Kent’s academic reputation and it is close to my home town which suited me. I am looking forward to making new friends and starting my chosen course.

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Lizzie Neal 

Sport: Hockey

Academic course: MSc Marketing

Hometown: Canterbury 

Best sporting achievement/personal best: European Championships 2021 Amsterdam

2021/22 goal in sport: Commonwealth games and World cup 2022

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? Club hockey participation

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? Canterbury is my home town, and I loved the look of the Marketing course at Kent University, the gym also has world class facilities which was another big incentive.

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Senna Patel  

Sport: Hockey

Academic course: Biomedical Engineering 

Hometown: Leicester 

Best sporting achievement/personal best: Captaining Leicester Men’s Hockey Club to 3rd in the Indoor and Outdoor EHB National Finals.

2021/22 goal in sport: To make it the treble by winning varsity 3 years in a row.

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? The camaraderie of team sports.

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? Being near the beach and the return of BUCS!

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Oliver Walker 

Sport: Hockey

Academic course: Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation 

Hometown: Chatham

Best sporting achievement/personal best: Becoming Holcombe Men’s youngest goal scorer in the premier division.

2021/22 goal in sport: To learn more about developing further and to see how far I can push myself

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? Not being able to play with teammates at the weekend, its always good fun playing alongside them

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? Being able to continue hometown hockey and the course available that I am interested in pursuing a career in

Henry Wells

Henry Wells 

Sport: Hockey

Academic course: Criminology

Hometown/Nationality: Horsham

Best sporting achievement/personal best: My best sporting achievement is reaching the ISHC national finals.

2021/22 goal in sport: Getting promoted with my university hockey team and home hockey club as well.

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? During COVID I would say the idea of playing/training as a team and being able to socialise with everyone. Plus I missed being able to support other teams within the club..

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? The facilities at Kent were levels above the other universities I was looking at and my course was regarded at one of the best in the country. Plus, the sport at Kent has always had a good level of competitiveness which is what young athletes look for.

Linus Zillmer

Linus Zillmer  

Sport: Hockey

Academic course: Bachelor of Business Psychology

Hometown/Nationality: German

Best sporting achievement/personal best: German Champion U16

2021/22 goal in sport: Bringing my fitness and hockeyskills to another level to be competitive and even more important to be as successful as possible with the university team. Also develop my personality as a player and having nothing but positive impacts on the emotional element of the team.

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? Having competition is just a feeling you don’t get in training or anywhere else. It helps to realize how good I am in comparison to my teammates and my competitors. So I can be honest with myself and take a look at what to work on.

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? Besides the university being highly ranked especially in my subject but also overall, the university brings a great international feeling to the students. The diversity of students and cultures is not only one aspect that attracted me the most at Kent University, it is also the thing I am the most excited about. I can’t wait to talk to people all over the world and making new experiences.

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