Two BU athletes have been selected to represent English Universities in the 2017 Tri-Nations Tournament against Scotland and Wales on 10 - 13 April 2017.
Sports scholar Hannah Greer will be representing BU and English Universities playing in the national Women's Football team, while Liam Driscoll will be joining the Rugby 7s national team.
Hannah, who has been signed to Southampton FC's women's team since the age of 16, shared "I love football because I am incredibly competitive. Each game is different. It tests my ability in every way: fitness, speed, strength, touch, decision-making". Talking of her achievement, she added: "I've had so much rejection in football. This call-up is the highlight of my football career and I am looking forward to representing my university and my country at a high level".
Liam, a scrum half originally from Wales, said: "I am buzzing to have the opportunity to represent England students, even if I am Welsh! It's a huge opportunity for me and I can't wait to get to the tournament. I'm looking forward to meeting up with the team and playing a high standard of rugby but also to play nationally in front of my family".
Both Hannah and Liam compete in their sports as part of TeamBU at Bournemouth University. Hannah secured a BU sport scholarship which has provided funding and support to help her development and sporting abilities to get to this level.