Posted: 15 October 2012
After graduating with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science this summer, Jamie has remained focused on his ability in sport and has been recognised for his hard training and commitment.
After a long and hard final year at university and battling illness while keeping up with training, Jamie gained selection for the European Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy in September.
Recently, he received an invitation from the Great Britain Rowing Performance Director to be part of the New Senior Lightweight GB Team Squad. Delighted as his hard work continues to bring opportunity, he has accepted the offer and commenced training this October.
Jamie will be a part of an eleven man team which contains four Olympic Silver medallists from London 2012 as well as other U23 and Senior level medallists. The team will be competing between each other for selection at the Senior World championships, Senior World Cup Races and in four years’ time for Olympic Selection.
“There will be very hard training and racing over the next few months and years as well many performance meetings with our coaches, where they will decide if we remain good enough to be part of the team with only 6 seats being available for Olympic Class events in our category,” said Jamie.
Speaking about his time as a Roehampton student, Jamie pointed out just how much being a part of the University community meant to him.
“I would just like to say I could not have got to this point without the help of everyone throughout my time at Roehampton. Whether it was helping me with my work, deadline extensions, financial help or even just a quick chat.
“I hope that in four years’ time I can say I have made the team of six for Olympic Selection or at least say that I have given it my best shot,” said Jamie.
Jamie is supported by the 'UK Sport Lottery Fund'. To keep up to date on his progress, follow him on twitter @J_A_Kirkwood.
The University of Roehampton would like to congratulate Jamie on his accomplishments and wishes him continued success as he presses towards his future goals.
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