Loughborough Alumni

Upcoming events

30 September 2022

Hall of Fame Dinner

  • Loughborough University

About this event

The Hall of Fame Dinner will take place on Friday 30 September 2022 from 6:00pm - 10:30pm. 

We will release tickets soon. For now, please save the date.

The Loughborough Sport Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding achievements of athletes, coaches and those who have made a significant contribution to sport beyond Loughborough.

For the first time since November 2019, we have the chance to come together to celebrate alumni achievement in sport.

There will be a drinks reception on arrival and an opportunity to network with some of Loughborough's sporting greats. Many of the new inductees will be in attendance on the night, whilst some will join us via video link.

The evening will include a three-course dinner and an awards ceremony to induct this year’s Hall of Fame members, and to award this year's School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences Distinguished Alumni Awards.


Receiving the Distinguished Alumni Awards from SSEHS will be:

Sue Anstiss MBE

For outstanding contributions to grass roots and women’s sport.

Professor Jo Harris

For outstanding contribution to physical education teacher education.

Professor Mary Nevill OBE

For outstanding contributions to sport and sports science.


This year's Hall of Fame inductees are:

Phil Burgess: Performance, Rugby Sevens

Phil played for the England Rugby Sevens team from 2013 – 2021. He earned 60 Sevens caps and was on the squad that claimed silver in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Lisa Dobriskey: Performance, Athletics

Lisa won gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and silver in the World Championships three years later in the 1500m event. She also competed at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.

Goldie Sayers: Performance, Athletics

Goldie was the youngest female athlete to compete in an individual event at the Athens Olympics, having broken the British junior javelin record in 2001. She has a bronze medal from Beijing 2008, which was awarded to her in 2019.

Jon Schofield: Performance, Canoeing

Jon won bronze in the K2 200m sprint at London 2012 and silver at the same event in Rio 2016. He also has three gold European Championship, and several bronze and silver World Championship medals.

Nicola White MBE: Performance, Hockey

Nicola was part of the gold medal winning GB Women’s Hockey team at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She has retired from international hockey having earned 186 caps for Great Britain and 13 major international medals.

Emma Mitchell: Performance Support

Emma is a former England rugby captain who has turned her hand to performance lifestyle. She has worked for the English Institute of Sport for many years, and in particular has worked with GB Hockey teams.

Mark Simpson: Performance Support

Mark has more than 25 years’ experience in sport science and athlete performance analysis. He has worked with top athletes across a range of professional and Olympic sports and was the first full-time Sport Scientist to be hired into a major US professional sports league.

Penny Briscoe OBE: Sports Leadership

Penny has more than 30 years’ experience in elite sport as an athlete, coach, manager, and director. She is the Director of Sport at the British Paralympic Association and has been the Chef de Mission for ParalympicsGB since 2012.


If you have any questions, please get in touch by emailing the Events team.

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