Recent Edinburgh Napier graduates and alumni to take centre stage at Commonwealth Games

Date posted

26 July 2022


The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will officially get underway this week and there will be a host of familiar Edinburgh Napier faces taking part.Jamie Farndale

Running from 28 July to 8 August, more than 5,000 athletes will compete in 280 events across 19 sports as some of the best in the world go for gold. 
Among those competing are eight graduates and former students of Edinburgh Napier University.

Elizabeth Musgrove, who earlier this month graduated from Edinburgh Napier with an MSc in Clinical Exercise Science, has been selected for Team Scotland’s women’s Rugby 7s squad.

Joining her in the Rugby 7s are Jamie Farndale – a 2021 BA (Hons) Business Management graduate – and Robbie Fergusson – a BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise in Sport graduate – who will be part of the men’s team in the same event.

Sport and Exercise graduate Greg Lobban, will represent Scotland in squash. Meanwhile, Eoin Fleming, a Business and Enterprise in Sport graduate, will represent Northern Ireland in the judo competition.

Former Edinburgh Napier students Lauren Bell – track cyclist for Scotland – and Edinburgh diver James Heatly are also set to compete.

Previous winner of our ENU Alumnus of the Year award and Biomedical Science graduate Robyn Love will be part of the Team Scotland women’s wheelchair basketball team.

Robyn first discovered the sport through her involvement with the University’s students’ association and has competed for Team GB at the Tokyo 2022 Paralympic Games.Robyn Love

A number of these athletes have benefited from Edinburgh Napier’s dual career policy during their time studying at the University.

The policy provides flexibility around a student’s study pattern and assessments to enable them to prepare for or compete at major sporting events like the Commonwealth Games.

A massive good luck to all competing – the whole University is rooting for you!