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Team Surrey is delighted to introduce our Dual Career Athletes for the 2022/2023 Academic year!

When the application closed at the end of September, the awards panel reviewed a record number of 73 applications. To recognise the level of performance that students at the University of Surrey compete at, a third tier of the programme was introduced. The new Performance Tier of the Dual Career Programme supports high-performing student-athletes who are also supported as a member of one of the eight High Performance Squads.

Between the Talent and Elite Tiers, the Dual Career Programme is home to national and international level athletes from 14 different sports and representing six different countries.

Returning again in the Elite Tier of the Dual Career Programme, Lucy Peaty, who was a silver medallist at the American Football World Championships, had this to say:

“I was on the Dual Career Programme last year and it has been immensely helpful in supporting me to achieve my potential.

“Without the support both mentally, physically, and finically from the programme, I would not have been able to compete in the 2022 World Championships for American Football in Finland this summer. And I certainly wouldn’t be a silver medallist! I’m eternally grateful for everything and look forward to continuing to build, grow, and achieve over the next year!”

Having been awarded Top Goalkeeper of both male and female with a 91% save rate at National Championships for Floorball, Charlie Rixon is new to the Dual Career Programme and is looking forward to the first qualification stage for the World Championships at the end of October.

“Due to there being limited sponsors, competition funds and transport is up to me to pay and as you can imagine is very expensive in the current living crisis let alone as a student,” Charlie said.

“Being selected on the Dual Career Programme means that I am able to take part in competitions abroad alongside my studies due to the support from the staff and funding that they supply, and I really appreciate their help.”

In total, 48 University of Surrey Students have been successfully selected as part of the Dual Career Programme, showcasing the depth and volume of achievements within the sporting talent in Team Surrey. We would like to welcome the following athletes to the Dual Career Programme.


Lucy Peaty – American Football

Imogen Newby – Archery

Juliette Lindsay – Equestrian

Sian Evans-Evans – Lacrosse

Jemima Hince – Rifle Shooting

Tom Reynolds – Rifle Shooting

Samuel Blaker – Sailing

Emma Oliver – Touch Rugby

Zayden Rabie – Trampolining

Rose Harvey – Ultimate Frisbee


Leith Rowe – Cycling

Tom Portsmouth – Cycling

Harrison Chart – Equestrian

Charlie Rixon – Floorball

Aya Mirjan – Floorball

Ellie Miles-Sayers – Lacrosse

Freddie Stewart – Shooting

Tom Harrington – Taekwondo

Vince Parker – Touch Rugby

Rutuja Naigade – Martial Arts


Giselle Burnett – Netball

Eryn Salako – Netball

Taren Ayivor-Grant – Netball

Ciara Stirrat – Rowing

Sasha Kennedy – Rowing

Ellen Green – Rowing

Sydney Burnand – Rowing

Eleanor Stratton – Rowing

Aidan Thompson – Rowing

Ella Amory – Rugby

Raphael Barberis – Rugby

Caleb Ashworth – Rugby

Bryn Bradley – Rugby

Charlie Clare – Rugby

Ethan Clarke – Rugby

Tom Golder – Rugby

Ben Waghorn – Rugby

Connor Slevin – Rugby

Nathan Jibulu – Rugby

Robert Howarth – Squash

Michael Mattimore – Squash

Aimee Brownridge – Swimming

Maisie Thornton – Swimming

Emily Ford – Swimming

Ewan Taylor – Swimming

Rhiannon Bowen – Swimming

Pearle Griffiths – Swimming

You can now view the profiles of the Dual Career Athletes on the website. Keep an eye the Team Surrey social media channels for updates on their progress throughout the rest of the year. For information on how to apply for next year’s cohort, please visit the Dual Career Programme page on the website.