2018 Commonwealth Games
UCLan in the Gold Coast
The University of Central Lancashire will be well represented at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with some of our students, staff and Honorary Fellows taking part in the games or acting as coaches and physiotherapists to the athletes. Officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games, 71 Commonwealth teams will be competing in 275 events over 19 different sports on Australia’s Gold Coast.
Keep an eye on this page for regular updates direct from the team in Australia.
Strength and Conditioning student, Charlie Bowling, will be competing at his first Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Follow Charlie's Commonwealth Journey...
Sean is currently in the second year of his Sports Therapy degree at UCLan and will be representing St. Helena at the Commonwealth Games. Sean will be competing in the 100m and 200m races. Follow Sean's Commonwealth Journey...
UCLan lecturer, Rob Hamilton, will spend four weeks with the England Squad in Australia as a physiotherapist, with key responsibilities for wrestling, squash and netball.
Competing in the 2018 Games, Laura is the most successful British female squash player of all time and received an Honorary Fellowship for her contribution to sport.
Helen will take on the role of Athletics Coach at the Gold Coast 2018 Games. She is the current European Indoor Champion for the 3000m and is recognised as an Honorary Fellow for her contribution to British middle and long-distance running.
Don is a UCLan Honorary Fellow and International Table Tennis player who has represented England over 200 times. He joined the Commonwealth Games in 1997 and will take on the role of Sports Director for Team England at the 2018 Games.