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University students, staff and alumni fly the flag for Great Britain

The University of Edinburgh will be well represented at the 2019 Summer Universiade which will be held in Napoli, Italy from the 3-14 July.

The Summer Universiade which consists of 10 compulsory and up to 3 optional sports chosen by the host country, is widely recognised as the second largest multisport Games in the world after the Olympics and will see over 10,000 participants from 150+ countries take part. Swimmers, Kathryn Greenslade, Commonwealth Games and European Championship medallist and David Cumberlidge, Commonwealth Games and British Championship medallist, will represent GB in the pool.

Kathryn said:

I’m really happy to get the chance to represent both Edinburgh and GB again at the World Uni Games. It’s a really strong swimming team and I think we could do very well! I can’t wait to race against some strong competition (and to experience all the luxury cruise ship for accommodation has to offer).

Edinburgh Students Millie Fowler, National Cup title winner, and Gemma McArthur, Commonwealth Games Finalist, are also part of Team GB and will be looking to make an impact from the Diving Platform.

Gemma said:

I’m extremely proud to be representing team GB at a major games event which wouldn't be possible without the tremendous support from Edinburgh University. This exciting opportunity to compete against some of the world’s bests divers will allows me to use the experience I have gained over the last few years competing outdoors, which can create challenging competition conditions.

The University will also be represented by a number of officials and coaches in the GB team. University of Edinburgh Alumnus and Sport Hall of Fame Inductee Donald McIntosh will be part of the GB Delegation as the Team Lead and Coach for the Shooting Team and University of Edinburgh Performance Swim Assistant Head Coach Mat Trodden will play a key role, coaching athlete’s poolside. 

Stew Fowlie, former Edinburgh University Sports President and current Chief Operating Officer of Scottish Student Sport, takes up the role as “Chef de Mission GB Students” leading the Great Britain delegation with the current University of Edinburgh Head of Sport Development, Ross Simpson acting as “Deputy Chef”. 

The University of Edinburgh Performance Swim programme will also be represented by Daniel Lim who is competing in the pool for Malaysia.

Performance Programme

Many of Edinburgh’s elite athletes are supported by the University’s Performance Programme. The Programme provides funding, tailored fitness conditioning and sports medicine care to help them succeed on the world sporting stage.

The Programme also offers access to top class competition and training facilities, advice and flexible study options.

Many of Edinburgh’s elite athletes have been supported by the University’s Performance Programme. The Programme provides funding, tailored fitness conditioning and sports medicine care to help them succeed on the world sporting stage.

The Programme also offers access to top class competition and training facilities, advice and flexible study options.

Related Links 

Summer University Games

University of Edinburgh Sport and Exercise

Sports Hall of Fame

Performance Sport Programme