Sports students represent Wales at Commonwealth Games

Mike Bamsey

Two sudents and a graduate from the University of South Wales are set to represent Wales at the Commonwealth Games this month.

Netball players Chelsea Lewis and Cara Lea Moseley, shooter Mike Bamsey and rugby player Jevon Groves have all been selected for Team Wales and will compete at the Games, which start on 23rd July in Glasgow.

Chelsea and Cara

Chelsea, who is in her first year of the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching degree, has been selected for the Welsh Netball squad alongside Vice Captain Cara Lea Moseley, who has recently gained a Masters degree in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.

Mike Bamsey

Mike, who is in his final year of the BA (Hons) History degree, will represent Wales in shooting. Last year he won three medals for Team GB at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

Jevon GrovesJevon, a Masters student on the MSc Sports Coaching course, represented Wales in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. He has recently transferred from Newport Gwent Dragons and is poised to return to Cardiff Blues, as well as accepting a contract with Wales Sevens.

All four University athletes will join the 250 competitors that make up Team Wales at the Games.

Welsh Netball CEO, Mike Watson, said: “The 2014 Commonwealth Games will demonstrate the wealth of talent that Team Wales has to offer, and the strength of the our squad heading to Glasgow represents huge strides forward for Welsh Netball. We know the squad, including the management team, will set the highest possible standards and on behalf of everyone involved in Welsh Netball would like to wish the squad the very best of luck.”

Shooting Team Manager, John Dallimore, added: “We’re sending a really strong team to the Games next year; a team that work hard and are all striving to fulfil their potential. The balance of age, experience and youth in the team is just right, the first timers have some great role models to learn from and we’re hopeful of having a successful games.”

Wales rugby head coach, Gareth Williams, said: “Jevon brings us a level of leadership that is second to none, and his presence brings a new dimension to the side. I believe we’ve got an exciting squad with quite a bit of experience.”

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