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Footballer Emily Donovan joins Bath’s magnificent seven at World University Games in Taipei

11 August 2017

Footballer Emily Donovan has become the seventh University of Bath athlete to be selected to represent Great Britain at the 2017 World University Games, which start next week in Taipei.

Midfielder Donovan, who studies Sports & Social Sciences, was called into the women’s football squad just before they flew out for the world’s second-biggest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games.

It continues an impressive few months for the Team Bath Dual Career athlete, who helped Yeovil Town WFC gain promotion to the FA Women’s Super League 1 and represented England at the 2017 Home Nations Tournament. She currently plays for Oxford United WFC and the University of Bath women’s 1st XI.

Team Bath Strength & Conditioning Coach Corinne Yorston is Physical Performance Coach for the women’s football team – she is a former England senior and youth international who is club captain of Bristol City WFC in the FA WSL 1.

Also heading to Taipei are athletes Jenny Nesbitt (Sport & Social Sciences) and Jacob Paul (Sport & Social Sciences graduate); swimmers Anna Hopkin (Sport & Exercise Science) and MJ Church ambassador Jay Lelliott (Sports Performance graduate); and tennis player Emma Hurst (Sport & Exercise Science).

Team Bath MCTA player Luke Johnson, who moved his training base to the University of Bath after graduating from Clemson University in the United States, is also in a British tennis squad coached and captained by Team Bath Head of Tennis Barry Scollo.

Head of Swimming Mark Skimming is also part of the British coaching team, while physiotherapist Jack Dawkins is part of the support staff.

Click here for more information about the World University Games.

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