Kent Sport staff spotlight: Mel Clewlow

Mel Clewlow is the Sports Development Manager at the University of Kent and a professional hockey player. She has also participated at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games both on and off the pitch.

In addition to her pre-season preparation for the forthcoming national premier league hockey season, which sees Canterbury Ladies competing in Europe next Easter, Mel Clewlow was commentating at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Mel is the perfect candidate to commentate at the games, having played at three Commonwealth Games (1998 – 2006) and coming away with three medals. The game of hockey is constantly evolving with new rules being introduced and broadcasting this to the world really is a great attribute to have. This year saw England competing against Australia in the gold medal match, England were 11 seconds away from winning the illusive gold medal when Australia drew level and a penalty shoot out to began! Unfortunately for England, they came away with the silver medal. England has always been highly successful but are still awaiting the top podium position. Who knows what the future will hold!

Mel will be leaving shortly on her next trip for the Champions Trophy in Argentina where the top six teams in the world play against each other. This is another opportunity to promote the game of hockey and entice more young athletes to take part.

At Kent Sport Mel’s activities include leading the Easter Academy and SummerZone and managing the sports scholarship programme:

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