Team Bath Futures coach Grace Crompton and fellow University graduates earn Team GB selections for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

19 June 2024

Team Bath Futures coach Grace Crompton and fellow University of Bath alumna Amy Wilson Hardy have been named in the Team GB women’s rugby 7s squad for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Sports Performance graduate Tim Nurse has also been selected as travelling reserve for a Team GB men’s hockey squad that includes former Team Bath Buccaneers defender Liam Sanford.

It will be an Olympic debut for Crompton, who has been working on the Futures talent development programme at Team Bath since graduating from the University in Sports Management and Coaching last year.

Known for her blistering pace on the pitch, the Bristol Bears winger has been running speed training sessions on the indoor athletics track for young sportspeople in School Years 7-13. She also receives Full-Time Athlete support and trains at the Team Bath Sports Training Village when not on the global 7s circuit.

“To get the news I was going to Paris was insane and I’m so excited for it,” said Crompton, who made her international debut in September 2021 and represented Team England at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

“I’ve had a taste of a big event in Birmingham so I really want to enjoy the next few weeks and soak it in as much as possible. We want to medal at the Olympics, that is our goal and we will do everything we can to achieve that.”

Wilson Hardy, who studied Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath, will be competing at her second Olympic Games having been part of the Team GB squad when the sport made its debut at Rio 2016.

Experiencing the build-up to an Olympic Games for the first time is Nurse, who was supported by a King Sporting Scholarship when he combined study and hockey at the University.

Nurse, who was coached by Head Hockey Coach Ian Cordwell, made his senior GB debut in April 2023 and was part of the men’s squad that contested the FIH Pro League in London last week.

“I’m a travelling reserve for Paris and it will be great to experience the Games with the squad,” he said. “Six months ago I wouldn’t have believed I would be this involved so I feel very lucky and honoured to have this opportunity. I will do everything I can to help the team out.”

Nurse is one of three former Team Bath Buccs players selected for Paris 2024, with Sanford heading to his second Games while Sophie Hamilton will make her Olympic debut with the women’s team.

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Pictures of Grace Crompton and Tim Nurse – CREDIT Team GB/Ben Duffy.

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