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Winter Sports

Alexandra Appleby - Figure Skating

Alexandra Appleby  

Sport: Figure Skating 

Academic course: BSc Physics with Foundation Year  

Hometown: Colchester 

Best sporting achievement/personal best: World Synchronized Skating Championships Score of 80.37

2021/22 goal in sport: Compete in the World University Games 

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? Being able to train regularly in my skates and the amount  of competition. 

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? The wide range of Physics courses.  Looking forward to Lab Sessions.

Leonie Charles - Ice Hockey

Leonie Charles 

Sport: Ice Hockey / Roller Hockey

Academic course: Sport and Exercise Science 

Hometown: Bexleyheath

Best sporting achievement/personal best: Representing Team GB in the Four Nations Tournament in Poland.

2021/22 goal in sport:  My goals for 2021/22 are to bond with my new team and to become a more creative player.

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? My teams! I really missed the social aspect of hockey! I also realised how much of a stress reliever it really was.

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? I really loved the enthusiasm from my lecturers and the support that the scholarship programme had to offer!

Read our interview with Leonie 

Kieron Jones - Ice Hockey

Kieron Jones

Sport: Ice Hockey

Academic course: Business and Management

Hometown: Rochester

Best sporting achievement/personal best: Selected to play for Kent Hockey and representing the Invicta Dynamos

2021/22 goal in sport: Play for the Great Britain University Ice Hockey Team

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? Playing in front of fans and playing hockey week in week out.

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? The amazing sport facilities and wide range of sports teams. The great academic success of the students at the University of Kent.

William Lindfors - Alpine Skiing
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William Lindfors

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Academic course: International Business

Hometown: Luxembourg

Best sporting achievement/personal best: National Slalom Champion 2019. Coming back from having three knee surgery's in 2019 to having a very successful past season and now in 2021.

Read our Scholar Spotlight interview with William

2021/22 goal in sport: Below 100 FIS points, Qualifying for World Championships 2023.

What did you miss the most regarding your Sport during the various Covid-19 Lockdowns and imposed restrictions? I was fortunate enough to be able to fully perform my sport despite the pandemic. From summer 2020 to May 2021 I had a total of 135 days on skis.

What attracted you to study at Kent and what are you most looking forward to at University? The most attractive feature 

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