Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

London 2012 Games

Our athletes

Huw Goodwin
Huw Goodwin
Completed a PhD in 2010. Now a research associate in SSEHS.
188cm / 6ft 1in

I try to retain the enjoyment of playing sport because that’s when I tend to play better.

  • Q How did you get started?

    A I read about UK Sport’s talent identification schemes and applied for trails. I got through a series of trials before being offered a contract on the full time British Handball Development Programme, based in Denmark.

  • Q What has been the highlight of your career so far?

    A I was named the British Olympic Association Handball Athlete of the Year 2008.

  • Q What is your training schedule?

    A I probably spend about 14 hours a week training. I also spend time watching handball matches and analysing performances where possible. Training involves handball skills and team work, strength and conditioning work as well as sports specific fitness work.

  • Q What's your diet on an average day?

    A A normal day would include 4 Weetabix and toast, protein bar and banana after the gym, a double sandwich and yoghurt or a pasta-based meal, fruit, and for dinner I usually have chicken, vegetables, pasta or noodles.

  • Q What are your hobbies away from sport?

    A I like to chill out with mates or go to watch other sports.

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