Tony Adams MBE (Sport Sciences 2006)
Tony Adams is a football manager and former Arsenal defender. He is considered one of the greatest Arsenal players of all time by the club's own fans and was included in the Football League 100 Legends. With Arsenal, he won four top flight division titles, three FA Cups, two Football League Cups, a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, and three FA Community Shields. When his playing career finished he went into football management, spending periods in charge of Wycombe Wanderers, Portsmouth and Azerbaijan side Gabala.
Tom Aggar (MSc Sport Sciences 2013)
Tom Aggar is a para-rowing single sculler. He is four-time World Champion, he won Paralympic gold in Beijing 2008, and bronze in Rio 2016 before retiring in 2017.
Eni Aluko (LLB Law 2008)
Eni Aluko is an international football star and at heart of the growth of women’s football in England. She has made 102 appearances for the England national team from 2004 - 2016, competing in three FIFA Women's World Cups - China (2007), Germany (2011) and Canada (2015) - as well as the 2009 and 2013 UEFA Women's Euro. Eni also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. From 2012 - 2018, Eni played for Chelsea in the FA Women's Premier League before signing with Italian champions, Juventus in 2018. Eni is a sports lawyer and Associate Consultant for law practice, Slaughter and May, and is the Founder of Crescenda Sport - a sports career consultancy and mentoring service set up in 2015 for young students, university students, post graduates and individuals of varying backgrounds. Most recently, Eni has been on our TV screens as a pundit for the World Cup 2018.
Kevin Bowring (Physical Education 1978)
Head of Elite Coach Development, Rugby Football Union, 2002-2016, first f/t professional national coach for the Welsh Rugby team, 1995-98, many other positions in Rugby Coaching, Elite athlete coaching. Kevin is also a former Senior Lecturer (UWIC), Lecturer and teacher. Dyson Award for services to coaching and coach development, Sport Coach UK Coaching Hall of Fame
Kevin is one of the most successful coaches to have been produced by Borough Road College and one of the best respected coaches in Rugby Union, both in the UK and worldwide.
Kevin has coached through the period encompassing the switch to professional players and teams within Rugby Union, successfully transitioning between the two eras and has played a part in developing many of the most successful coaches operating today in the game.
Since 2002, his focus has been on Elite Coach Development, drawing no doubt on the teaching skills and more importantly the ethos taught at Borough Road in his time there. Kevin is not someone who seeks the limelight, but he has worked concentratedly in the development of the sport for his entire career and has continued to support Boro’ and then Brunel rugby when he could.
Although officially now retired, he continues to be involved in sports coach mentoring across the rugby six nations, and in other sports including premiership academy soccer.
Ashley Bryant (Sport Sciences 2013)
Ashley Bryant is a British Decathlete who won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Mike Coughlan (Mechanical Engineering 1981)
Mike Coughlan is a race car designer. In 2011 he became the Chief Designer for Williams F1, and is now Technical Director there. Previously posts include Chief Designer for the McLaren Formula One team.
Melissa Courtney (BSc Sport Sciences 2014 / MSc Sport & Exercise Psychology 2017)
Melissa Courtney is a middle-distance runner, internationally representing both Wales and Great Britain in the 1500m and 5000m. Melissa placed third at the 2014 British Indoor Athletics Championships and made her international debut at the 2015 European Athletics U23 Championships, placing tenth in the 1500m. She placed seventh nationally at the 2016 British Athletics Championships and was later selected for the 2016 European Athletics Championships. She was chosen to represent Wales at the 2018 Commonwealth Games where she secured the Bronze medal for the 1500m. Melissa was recently selected to represent Great Britain in the 5000m event at the the 2018 European Championships.
James Cracknell OBE (Sport Sciences 1999)
James Cracknell is a rower, double Olympic gold medallist and six-time World Champion. Since retiring from rowing, he has undertaken a range of extreme endurance challenges including rowing the Atlantic and the South Pole Race. He became the fastest Briton to complete the Marathon de Sables in 2012 and has represented Great Britain in triathlon.
Norman Croucher OBE (Education 1965)
Norman Croucher had two below-knee amputations following an accident at age 19. He has since walked Land’s End to John O’Groats twice and climbed more than 100 mountains including the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and the 8,201m Cho Oyo. He was the first disabled person appointed to the Sports Council and has been an advocate for disabled sport for much of his life.
Paul Dickenson (Physical Education 1971)
Paul Dickenson is a former British and Commonwealth record holder in the Hammer and represented Great Britain at two Olympic Games. He then became a highly successful broadcaster and a well-known voice in athletics commentary.
Montell Douglas (Sport Sciences 2008)
Montell Douglas is predominantly known as a British sprinter - she was a Gold medallist in the 4x100m relay event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Dehli, has represented Team GB at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games - competing in both the 100m and 4x100m relay - and is the former British record holder for the 100m. In 2016 she switched to bobsleigh, before making her competitive debut in mid-2017. Montell is the first British woman ever to be selected for the Summer and Winter Olympics in different sports. After a top-10 finish on her bobsleigh World Cup debut, Montell finished 7th at an event in St Moritz, before securing a Europa Cup victory shortly after. That success, just two weeks after making her debut in the sport, gave Britain its first Europa Cup gold in seven years. Montell was then selected as the reserve for the women's bobsleigh squad for the 2018 Winter olympics in PyeongChang.
Abo Eisa (Biomedical Sciences, Immunology 2018)
Abo Eisa is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town as a winger. Abo signed for Wealdstone in July 2017 where he played 24 league games, scoring 14 goals. Abo turned professional in January 2018 with Shrewsbury Town, scoring on his first start in the EFL in April 2018 in a 1−1 draw against Bury.
Abi Ekoku (Sport Sciences & Geography 1990)
Abi Ekoku is a former Rugby League player and manager, and a former GB athlete. He managed the GB national rugby league team and as CEO at Bradford Bulls, saw his team win the Superleague, Challenge Cup and World Club Championship. He spent six years as a professional rugby league player with Bradford Bulls, Halifax and London Crusaders. Prior to this, he represented Great Britain and England at the Commonwealth Games, European Athletics Championships, and was AAA’s National Champion in the Discus in 1992. He was also UK Champion in the early the early 1990s.
Heather Fell (Physiotherapy 2004)
Heather Fell is an Olympic silver medallist and one of Britain’s top modern pentathletes. Heather has been successful on both the World and European stages and in 2008 picked up her Olympic silver medal at the Beijing games and a gold at the World Cup. She won silver at the 2010 World Championships. She was voted as Brunel’s Alumna of the Year in 2009.
Brett Garrard (Business Studies and Sport Sciences 1999)
Brett Garrard was the captain of Great Britain and England Hockey teams and competed in the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympic Games. Her retired from international hockey in 2008 and is now Head Coach of Surbiton Ladies, and Hockey Professional at Reed’s School.
Ben Gollings (Sport Sciences 2005)
Ben Gollings is a rugby union player and IRB7s Series all-time top scorer. He has previously played for England Sevens, and most recently Rugby Lions. He is also a coach and commentator.
Brad Hall (Sport Sciences 2015)
Brad Hall is a British bobsledder who represented Team GB in both the two-man event and the four-man event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Brad had previously competed in the decathlon for Crawley Athletics Club. He then went on to compete in the Bobsleigh event at the 2012 and 2014 Junior World Championships before undertaking the Accelerated Driver Programme and scoring his first top-20 finish on his World Cup debut in 2015. In 2017, Brad secured his first World Cup medal with Bronze in Whistler before making his Olympic debut at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Roger Hammond (Management and Materials Technology 1996)
Roger Hammond is a cyclist, specialising in cyclo-cross and road cycling. He was the British road champion in 2003 and 2004. He has ridden for Discovery Channel, Team High Road, Cervélo TestTeam and Garmin-Cervélo. He represented Great Britain in the 2005 and 2006 Tour of Britain. In July 2012 Roger was announced as the Team Manager of the Madison Genesis team.
Audley Harrison MBE (Sport Sciences and Leisure Management 1999)
Audley Harrison is a professional British boxer from Harlesden who fights in the heavyweight division. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney he became the first British fighter to win an Olympic gold medal in the superheavyweight division. After his medal win, Harrison was awarded an MBE. He briefly retired in 2013, but rescinded his decision shortly afterwards.
Richard Hill MBE (Geography and Sport Sciences 1995)
Richard Hill is the current England National Rugby Union Team Manager and is a former Rugby Union player and also played for the British and Irish Liions. He played flanker for Saracens and England and helped England win the World Cup in 2003, for which he received an MBE. Richard was also awarded a Brunel Honorary Masters degree.
Lizzy Janes (Physiotherapy 2006)
Lizzy Janes (previously Lizzy Hall) is an international athlete competing as a 3000m cross country runner and steeplechaser. She represented Great Britain at the 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and competed at the European Athletic Championships twice.
Samual Knight (Aerospace Engineering 2014)
Samual Knight graduated in 2014 with an MSc in Aerospace Engineering from Brunel. He has many achievements in rowing and has represented GB and England in international competitions. He has been selected to row for Great Britain three times, and for England twice. These included taking Gold and Bronze in the 2010 Junior European Championships in the Quadruple Scull. In addition, he has seven national championships to his name.
Amber Luzar (Sport Sciences 2009 / 2012)
Amber Luzar is currently the Lead Performance Analyst and Technical Lead for England and Great Britain Hockey and the English Institute of Sport. The Sport Sciences graduate joined Team GB Hockey from Reading FC, where she was one of only two female video analysts working in the Premier League. Amber uses video analysis of matches to improve players' performance and enhance the coaching messages for training; something that led her and Team GB Women's Hockey to Gold in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Catherine Murphy (Law 1997)
Catherine Murphy’s international athletics career spanned 13 years (1993-2006) during which time she won six national titles over 200m and 400m. She competed at World and European Championships as well as Commonwealth and Olympic Games. Her best individual achievement was 4th place in the 400m in the World Indoor Championships in 2003 and the highlight of her career was finishing in 4th place in the final of the 4 x 400m relay in the Athens Olympics in 2004.
Toby Olubi (Economics 2008)
Toby Olubi is a British bobsledder who represented Team GB in the four-man event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
Abi Oyepitan (Politics and Sociology 2001)
Abi Oyepitan is a sprint athlete. She won the 100m at the 2001 Summer Universiade and at the 2002 Commonwealth Games she took a bronze medal with the 4x100m team. She became one of Britain's best female sprinters and the first British female to reach an Olympic final in a sprint event since Kathy Cook. She won a silver medal for England at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in the 200m and a gold medal when she anchored the 4x100m relay team to a win.
Alan Pascoe MBE (Physical Education 1971)
Alan Pascoe is a former British hurdler. He won silver at the 1972 Olympic Games in the 4x400m relay, and was 400m hurdles Commonwealth champion in 1974. He was European Champion in the 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay in 1974.
Agustin Pichot (Business Studies & Sport Sciences 2002)
Agustín Pichot (born 22 August 1974 in Buenos Aires) is a retired Argentine Rugby Union scrum-half, formerly captain of the Argentine team and Bristol Rugby. He also played for French sides Stade Français and Racing Métro after leaving Argentine team CASI from San Isidro in 1997. In 2011, he was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame.
Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE (Sport Sciences 2003)
Kate Richardson-Walsh is an Olympic Gold and Bronze medal winning field hockey player. She was capped a record 375 times and was the England and Great Britain Captain for 13 years. She has played in four Olympic Games (2000, 2008, 2012 and 2016), four World Cups and four Commonwealth Games. Between 2013 and 2016 she was elected to the British Olympic Association Athletes' Commission and European Olympic Athlete’s Commissions. After 375 appearances for her country, 19 medals, 49 goals and 13 years as GB and England Captain, Richardson-Walsh confirmed her retirement from International hockey after the Rio Olympic Games. In July 2018 Kate was appointed as joint Head Coach for Hampstead & Westminster Ladies XI. Kate serves as an ambassador for the Women’s Sport Trust and supports disability hockey as an ambassador for Access Sport. In 2017, Kate was presented with the highest honour in English Hockey; the England Hockey Member of Honour - she was also the first British hockey player to be inducted into the European Hall of Fame and received a Brunel Honorary degree in the same year.
Perri Shakes-Drayton (Sport Sciences 2011)
Perri Shakes-Drayton is an athlete specialising in the 400m hurdles. She won double gold in the 2013 European Indoor Championships for 400m and 4x400m. She was also 2012 World Indoor Champion in 4x400m relay and won double bronze at the 2010 European Championships for 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay.
Tom Shanklin (Sport Sciences 2004)
Tom Shanklin is a former rugby union player who played outside centre for Cardiff Blues and Wales. He is Wales' most-capped centre. He played club rugby for London Welsh and then Saracens, before joining Cardiff Blues in 2003.
Kelly Sotherton (Sport Sciences with Leisure Management 1998)
Kelly Sotherton is a former heptathlete and 400m sprinter. She was the bronze medallist at the 2004 Summer Olympics and bronze medallist for the 2008 Summer Olympics. She also won bronze at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics, and was the heptathlon gold medallist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Paul Stimpson (Sport Sciences & Geography 1980)
GB & England Basketball, played over 120 times for GB and England and captained England. Wikipedia Information
Kathy Smallwood-Cook MBE (Sport Sciences & Biology 1981)
13 medals at the Olympics, World, European and Commonwealth Games in Athletics. Wikipedia Information
Peter Terry (Sport Sciences & English, PGCE in Physical Education in 1982)
Peter was Sport Psychologist at 9 Olympic Games, 18 World Championships, 28 World Cup Competitions, 9 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2002 and 2010 Commonwealth Games. Peter is now Dean of the Graduate Research School at the University of Southern Queensland, and Professor of Psychology there.
Iwan Thomas (Leisure Management and Sport Sciences 1995)
Iwan Thomas is a former sprinter who represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games in the 400m and Wales at the Commonwealth Games. He is the current UK and Commonwealth record holder at 400m and is a former European and Commonwealth Games Champion.
Greg Whyte OBE (Sport Sciences & Geology, PGCE in Physical Education 1990)
Modern Pentathlon Olympian, won World Championship silver & European bronze medals; Professor of Applied Sport & Exercise Science, Liverpool John Moores University. Wikipedia Information
Ron Wilson (Building Technology 1977)
Ron Wilson was the Scotland Rugby Union fly-half from 1976 to 1993. He is now Technical Director at Farr & Roberts building firm in Maidenhead.