Team Leicester Black Athletes Showcase


Black Sports Player Recognition 2021- nominations open!


Like last year, we are looking for black sports players (current students or alumni) to be showcased via a placard in Percy Gee, or on social media. If you know a black person who deserves recognition for their contribution to sport at UoL - click here for the nomination form! Nominations close 15 October at 09:00am


Team Leicester Black Athletes Showcase (2020)


Mya Hanson

Club: Cheer and Stunt

Contribution: Mya pushed through multiple training sessions and worked through the pain after a concussion. Although Mya had to be taken out the first competition, she returned for BCA and absolutely smashed it, being part of the winning team. She’s also successfully been elected Ruby Coach! 

Nominating Individual: Callum Fey






Ellese Blankson

Club: Cheer and Stunt

Contribution: Ellese is an incredible cheerleader. She started cheer and stunt in the development team, and since then has progressed to a Level 3 team and won the title of National Champion. Ellese is hard-working, skilled and an asset to the club. She demonstrates all of the Panthers values; athleticism, drive and enthusiasm. 

Nominating Individual: Cleo Moseley






Sean Raisi

Club: Dodgeball

Contribution: Sean has been a fantastic member of dodgeball over the last year who regally comes to training and really misses a social. Sean was part of 2nd team last year and helped them to a joint 3rd place finish in the Midlands League 2 where his fantastic dodges gave Leicester the edge in some challenging games. Sean has become an integral member of the club in his first year at UoL dodgeball. His natural talent gained him a place in our league teams straight away, he is a fantastic team player and always brings a positive energy and a jovial spirit to training and league games alike. Sean brought his enthusiastic energy to socials as well; his charisma lends a real sense of family to the club and he has made new members that joined throughout last year feel part of that family. Sean embodies the sense of comradery and family spirit that exists within our club, he a strong sportsman, and great team player that makes league games, training, and socials all the more fun with his charisma and kindness.

Nominating individual: Greg Shaw and Joshua Bull


Eniola Usman

Club: Futsal

Contribution: He has been one of the first teams most vital players, having never played Futsal before he has come leaps and bounds and is now a very capable Futsal player and has a very bright future in the sport. He is known for scoring all penalties, being extremely athletic and being a vital component of our squad.

Nominating Individual: Archie Robinson (Club Captain of Futsal)




McGerald Woha

Club: Men’s Football Club

Contribution: McGerald has been an outstanding contributor to the football club. Constantly playing to the highest performance levels with the best attitude on and off the pitch. McGerald has excel in every element of his game and in his debut season at the club, he was swiftly introduced into the 1st team. Not only was he a one of two freshers that made it in the 1st team last year, but he also did it being a year younger than everyone else (17 years of age). The lads got an exciting future at ULFC.

Nominating Individual: Keegan Stewart (Club Captain)




Jasmine Ruhiu

Club: Netball

Contribution: She has been nominated by all committee members for her dedication to the club in watching and supporting other teams matches, being an amazing and caring team captain, looking out for her team and everyone else who is involved with netball and her commitment to socials!

Nominating Individuals: Ellis Tonye and Molly Bloomfield









Oli Hudson

Club: Running and Athletics

Contribution: Now an alumni member, Oli was UOLRAC’s first ever field captain. Throughout his time in the club, Oli really helped to develop our growing field squad by encouraging wider participation and integrating the field team within the club. Not only this, Oli was a great sprinter and was always showcasing his talent at competitions whilst supporting his team-mates.

Nominating Individual: Hannah Shaw and Peter Parkinson 







Tope Alabi

Club: Volleyball Club

Contribution: He has been with the club for 3 years now playing for M1 as a middle blocker, currently the club captain/president and was previously vice-president. Nominated twice for sportsman of the year, but third time is the charm.

Nominating Individual: Nathan Millard







Michael Welch

Club: Volleyball Club

Contribution: Has now graduated, a member of the club for 3 years playing for M1 as an opposite. Also was the club treasurer.

Strengths: Left-handed power spiker and versatile.

Nominating Individual: Nathan Millard









Claudia Anaele 

Club: Volleyball Club

Contribution: She has played in W1 as a middle blocker for 2 years and was the club president as well as team captain.

Strengths: An unstoppable serve and back court attacks

Nominating Individual: Nathan Millard












Lynda Nnamchi

Club: Volleyball Club

Contribution: Recently graduated, she played with W1 for 2 years and was the team captain. Played as a wing spiker and was a one-woman army at times

Strengths: Can spike anything and impossible to block

Nominating Individual: Nathan Millard









Jordan Diaso

Club: Lacrosse

Contribution: Dedicated, motivated and hard-working, Jordan is the quintessential team player. He always gives 100% on the pitch, focussing hard on improving his own game whilst inspiring others to push themselves; All with a smile on his face. Outside of Lacrosse he is no different, always looking out for his teammates. ULLAX wouldn’t be the same without Jordan!

Nominating individual: Jacob Sheath



Paige Furlonge-Walker

Club: Lacrosse

Contribution: Since Paige joined Lacrosse she has quickly become a core part of the club. Driven and motivated, she transformed our social media pages last year, whilst at the same time working extremely hard on organising multiple charity events, raising hundreds of pounds for YoungMindsUK. This year is no different, becoming Women’s 2nd  team captain she is already making big changes for her team, not only inspiring her teammates but all those around her. Paige’s passion and hard work is unmatched and we are very grateful for everything she does!

Nominating Individual: Jacob Sheath




Temi Osinibi

Club: Lacrosse

Contribution: Temi is an incredible woman, who shows strength and power. She is caring, friendly and supportive. She’s always the first one in the team to check up on anyone else, she’s passionate and strong-willed. We couldn’t ask for a better teammate than Temi

Nominating Individual: Ivana Kny

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