Ellie's on the ball for World University Games

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日期: 2017年7月7日

A 白金汉郡 New University student is part of the Great Britain women's football squad for the 世界大学生运动会(用水小组) in Chinese Taipei from 19-30 August.Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson studies BSc (Hons) 体育和运动科学 and plays for 布里斯托尔市妇女 在里面 发女子超级联赛. She has been selected for the GB squad taking on Russia and South Africa in Pool D of the 13-team tournament.

The full-back travels with the squad to Hong Kong in early August for a holding camp before the competition.

Great Britain last entered a women’s football team at the 2013 Games in Kazan, Russia, where it won the gold medal, beating Mexico 6-2. This summer, British athletes will compete across 22 sports, joining more than 10,000 people from over 150 countries.

Ellie said: "I feel honoured to have been selected and get the opportunity to represent Great Britain. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, especially competing in an event as big as this alongside a mixture of other sports and athletes.

"The previous women's team who entered came back with medals which I think makes it even more exciting for the team going this year. I cannot wait to take part."

Held biennially in major cities across the globe, the World University Games sees athletes come together to compete across numerous sports, and is billed as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympics.

Former Bucks New University student Fran Kirby (left) was part of the 2013 Great Britain team and plays for FA WSL club 切尔西 and the England national team. She is targeting more success with England at the 欧足联欧洲联赛2017年 在里面 Netherlands from 16 七月 - 6 August.

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